November 23, 2022 | Issue # 19


When you buy from a small business,

an actual person does a happy dance!

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The application period for the Small Business Recovery Grant is now CLOSED

We received over 500 applications and held a lottery to randomly select “grantees”. 

We are finishing our final eligibility review and will be sending out an e-mail letting applicants know whether they received a grant (or not) - Stay Tuned!


The Alameda County's Façade Improvement Program application period is now CLOSED.

We are reviewing applications now and will communicate directly with individual businesses over the next month.

Upcoming SBDC Workshops | Free & Online

Register Here!

The Collective Corner | Get involved with your Business Community

Come learn, share & network with your fellow businesses!

Is your business located in Ashland or Cherryland?

Join Eden Area Business Collective (EABC) on December 13, 2022 at 4PM | Online

Contact Erika |

How about in San Lorenzo?

Join the San Lorenzo Business Alliance on January 19, 2023 from 12-1 PM | In-Person

Contact Gary |

Curious about Eden Area current events?

Join the Chamber ED Committee meetings happening every 4th Wednesday every other month! Next meeting happening January 25, 2023 from 12-1:30 PM | Online

Contact Gary |

Happening Now! - Advising Opportunities

One-on-One Advising with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Free and confidential one-on-one advising with the SBDC for existing businesses and start-ups in Unincorporated Alameda County. SBDC will help you create jobs, grow your business, or start a new one.

You can get help with:

• Business Plans

• Funding

• E-Commerce/Internet Marketing

• Marketing/Advertising

• Retail

• Procurement

• Restaurant Operations

• Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights

• New Product Development

• Human Resources

• Business Start-Up/Home-Based Businesses

For more information & referral call ECD - (510) 670-6506

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Other Business Resources | Community Locator & Welcome Packet 

Sometimes our unincorporated community boundaries can be confusing. When opening or relocating a business it is important to verify your location.

Check out the Community Locator below!

Community Locator
Download Your Own
Business Welcome Packet
Your guide to doing business in Unincorporated Alameda County
Available in English, Spanish & Chinese!
English Packet
Spanish Packet
Chinese Packet

Event Successes | ECD Partner's killing it!

Calling all E14th Eatery + Kitchen fans!

We’re excited to share that E14th Eatery + Kitchen vendors Creative SIPS , Baby Bean Pie LLC + YoYo Treats are going to be featured on Cecilia Tries It, a new segment from KQED’s Check, Please! Bay Area. Filming took place on November Friday 18th, so be on the look out for the Ashland feature!

The Chamber of Commerce did a great job bringing back the annual Castro Valley Light Parade with more parade entries than ever before and over 10,000 in attendance!

Stay tuned for the Virtual Light Parade registration, opening soon, you can enter your home or business in a festive decorating competition.

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Pip's Pep Talk: This holiday season..

We are on Instagram! @Explore_UnincorpALCO

Have a great place to share? Tag us on Instagram!

Alameda County Economic & Civic Development Department