Check out what is happening this month in the Diamond Business District!
August 2016
Our Second Annual Diamond Street Festival was held on Saturday, July 16th from 11am-6pm. Thank you to all our Sponsors, Diamond BID members who participated, and volunteers who helped make this event a success! Click on the links below to view the program and all our fabulous pictures. 

Click here to view the event program.

Photo's by Rudy Vargas
Photo's by Mike Norris
Photo's by Hannah Johansen

In This Issue:
DBA Committee Calendar
Taste of the Diamond Committee
Monday 8/8 | 5:30pm

Economic Development Committee
Tuesday 8/9 | Noon

Marketing & Promotions Committee
Thursday 8/11 | 5:30pm

Executive Committee

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday 8/16 | 5:30pm

All Meetings are held in the Tubman Chavez Community Center.

Save the Date
4th Annual Taste of the Diamond
Thursday, October 20th
Partner Resources
Helpful Blogs

5 Powerful Productivity for Busy Business Owners

Dollar Tree Ribbon Cutting 

On June11th, we hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Dollar Tree on Euclid Avenue & 54th Street. The Dollar mascot was out and about and gave away prizes and gift cards!

Please stop by to check out our newest business member!

Board of Directors
Strategic Planning Retreat

The Board of Directors and candidates attended a Strategic Planning Retreat back in June. They worked on updating the mission statement and did a "force field analysis" to recommend next steps.  

Annual Meeting & Election of Board

Carlos Vasquez
CIVIC San Diego

Karely Diaz
Diaz Brothers Catering 
Vice President

Marion McCord*
Alpha Center

Omar Passons
Jacobs Center (JCNI)

Hugh Muhammad
RBW Security 

Daniel Hernandez
San Ysidro Health Center

Brian Maty*
PCS World Network 

Thank you to all the Diamond BID members who voted! Let's give a warm welcome to Daniel & Karely who are new to the Diamond Business Association's Board of Directors. Congratulations Carlos, Omar, and Hugh for getting reelected! 

If you were not able to attend the Annual Meeting, please review this powerpoint that recaps the 2015-2016 Fiscal year. 

*Marion & Brian were not up for election; their terms end June 2017. 
Diamond Business Association's
 Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tubman Chavez Community Center
Glass Conference Room
415 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

Join us for our monthly board of director's meeting. 

Shine Bright Awards & 
 Business Mixer

Elite Roadside Service
Elite Roadside Service  is currently  a home-based business. 

Fresenius Medical Care Raven
4099 Raven Street 
 San Diego, CA 92102

Party Time Liquor 2
4101 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Vati Lao Accessories & Gifts
4720 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102

Project New Village Presents
People's Produce Night Market 

Come support local vendors, check out all the handcrafted goods, and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables! 

Big Lots Parking Lot
1655 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

Every Wednesday

Internships  & Volunteer Opportunities  

Do you know an outstanding student looking to boost their resume and upcoming college applications? Urge them to apply for an internship with us! 
We are looking for high school and college students who want to make a positive difference in our community.  
Download the application here
Exiting News?

Is your business offering a special next month? Or perhaps hosting a special event? Did your business just receive an award or recognition? If you have something exciting happening, LET US KNOW! We will help you spread the word! We might even pay for advertisement on Facebook. 

Contact our office to tell us all about it!

Could your businesses benefit from a 0%
 Interest Loan for up to $5,000.00?

We have partnered with LISC San Diego and Kiva Zip to help you find the resources you need to grow your business.  Rather than assessing your credit history and financial statements, we will use your character and trust network as a measure of creditworthiness.  If you're interested in learning more about the 0% interest loan from Kiva Zip, please contact our office by emailing or call 619-255-3604 for an appointment.

Diamond Business Association members can list their business in our online directory. Its FREE and simple!

Download instructions on how to CLAIM and EDIT your listing here!


You can update your listing with your company hours, email, logo, social media platform links, and any other information about your business you wish to add!

$500 Matching Signage Grant 

Need a new business sign for your storefront? You can receive a $500 matching grant for a new, code-compliant, sign!

Click here  to read more about the requirements and to download the application.

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cutting

Are you a new business? Are you celebrating an anniversary? We would be happy to coordinate a Grand Opening Ceremony or Celebration for any new or existing business in the Diamond Business District. Please contact our office for more information. 
Want A FREE Bike Rack?

To request a bike rack in front of your business, please send an email with the following information to

1. Name of Business;

2. Contact names; 

3. Telephone numbers; 

4. Email address;

5. Street Address of proposed rack location;

6. Number of racks being requested;

7. Any additional information on the rack location details that may be useful for City staff evaluation.