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June on Adams Avenue

by Staff on 06/01/15

Art Around Adams

The 12th annual Art Around Adams is a two-mile Art Walk presented by The InSlider SD. It takes place along the 2.5 miles of Adams Avenue on Saturday, June 6th 2015. 
For more info go to: www.artaroundadams.org 

 

Taste of Adams Avenue 2015

The 15th annual Taste of Adams Avenue will take place Sunday, June 28, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, along Adams Avenue from University Heights through Normal Heights to Kensington. This gastronomic trek will feature over 30 restaurants, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars and unique eateries in one of San Diego's hottest and historic neighborhoods. 
Food lovers can access their favorite restaurants by foot, bike, or by complimentary trolley service available along Adams Avenue. In addition to this adventurous tasting tour, attendees can also experience the neighborhoods many distinctive shops along the Adams Avenue business corridor.
Tickets are $35 when purchased in advance and $40 on event day. Purchase your tickets now at www.tasteofadams.com.

Summer Movies in the Park

The Normal Heights United Methodist Church and the Normal Heights Community Association have teamed up with Adams Avenue Park & Rec to bring you movies in the park all summer long. This is a great opportunity to get out, join your neighbors, enjoy your local parks and have a fun evening under the stars.
In June they are bringing you Big Hero 6on June 6th at Adams Park, and on June 27th at Ward Canyon Park they will show Hotel for Dogs

 

Become a Sponsor!

You can become a Summer Movies in the Park sponsor for as little as $50! Contact Ron Ferrero, President of the Normal Heights Community Association (619-847-1078 or ron@ferreroinsurance.com) or Nancy Palmer from the Normal Heights United Methodist Church (nancy@NHUnited.org or (619) 777-6486) for more info!

 

AABA Mural Policy

The AABA has a new policy to encourage business owners to commission murals for their buildings. The Business Association will subsidize up to four (4) murals per year, at a cost of 30% not to exceed $500 per mural.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity please contact the office by emailing kat@adamsavenuebusiness.com.

 

Home Start Thrift Boutique

The new thrift boutique at 3611 Adams Ave is a non-profit whose mission is to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and their communities. Volunteers are needed for various roles at our brand-new thrift boutique. Opportunities include sorting donated merchandise, working the sales floor, and working with management to create marketing and promotional material.

Contact: Kristina Lisica at 619-692-0727 ext. 103 or at klisica@home-start.org for more info.

 

Save the Date 2015
Art Around Adams: June 6th
Taste of Adams Ave: June 28th
Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept. 26th & 27th

May on Adams Ave

by Staff on 05/04/15

AABA Mixer

The Adams Avenue Business Association is hosting a quarterly mixer at Dimilles, 3492 Adams Avenue, this Wednesday, May 6th from 5-7pm. Adams Avenue business owners and employees are invited to attend and meet fellow business owners on the Avenue.

Small Business Webinar Series

In celebration of Small Business Month, you are invited to join GO-Biz's Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA) for a series of free webinars to educate small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs on important requirements and available resources. Space is limited and registration is required - please register now! 

Connect Your Small Business to the Global Marketplace
Wednesday - May 13
, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


This webinar will cover key issues businesses should consider when exporting, as well as information on export services and programs offered by the state and federal governments.  Specific topics will include required documentation, export financing, market assessment, and business matchmaking services. 

Registration and Detailed Information

California's Small Business Development Center Network
Wednesday - May 20
, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


This webinar will describe the variety of services Small Business Development Centers provide to small businesses throughout the state.  Services from other organizations, such as SCORE and Women's Business Centers, will also be discussed.  In addition, the webinar will provide tips to small businesses on how to obtain financing, including funding resources, requirements, and important considerations. 

Registration and Detailed Information

Employee and Independent Contractor Definitions
Wednesday - May 27, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

This joint webinar with the Employment Development Department (EDD) will focus on understanding the differences between a common law employee and an independent contractor. You will learn the common misconceptions about independent contractors and receive information to help classify workers appropriately.

Registration and Detailed Information

Fire Prevention Educational Video for "A Occupancies"

Fire Prevention Supervisor with the city of San Diego, Pamela Thomas, has created narrated PowerPoint training videos that target specific occupancy types in an effort to provide education to the public. The purpose of the videos is to give detailed information to business owners and occupants so they can keep their occupancies code compliant and be prepared for annual inspections.

The video link below is for "A occupancies" - public assembly buildings (restaurants, bars, meeting rooms, television recording studios, theaters, bowling alleys, gymnasiums, etc.)

YOUTUBE LINK

5th Annual Here's the Money Event

The 5th-annual "Here's the Money" event, hosted by Accion San Diego is coming up Saturday, May 30. 

AABA members can enter the code Accion for free registration. Follow the LINK to sign up.

Save the Date 2015

AABA Mixer: Dimilles, May 6th @ 5:00pm

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon: May 31st

Taste of Adams Ave: June 28th

Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept. 26th & 27th

April on Adams Avenue

by Staff on 05/04/15

Adams Avenue Unplugged

Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 25 and 26, along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature 150 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood and on four community stages evenly spread out throughout the district. 

Music is scheduled from 12-noon to 10pm on Saturday, April 25, and 12-noon to 8pm on Sunday, April 26. Some artists will be playing multiple sets allowing attendees more opportunity to catch their favorite performers.

Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public. Follow the link for more info- www.adamsavenueunplugged.com

New Business Openings

A couple new businesses have opened up on Adams Ave recently, and a many more are prepping their stores and will be open soon! Check out Heights Optometry at 3404 Adams Avenue, and a new art spot called Jamade at 3723 Adams Ave.

Opening later this year:

- Burnside, 3391 Adams Ave (sandwich shop)

-Pappalecco, 4202 Adams Ave (gelato & coffee)

-Hawthorne Coffee, 3019 Adams Ave

-Beerfish, 2933 Adams Ave (restaurant)

-Video Sushi, 4067 Adams Ave (restaurant)

-Stehly Farms, 4142 Adams Ave (grocery)

-Plumeria, 2770 Adams Ave (restaurant)

 

Save the Date 2015

Adams Avenue Unplugged: April 25th & 26th

AABA Mixer: Dimilles, May 6th @ 5:00pm

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon: May 31st

Taste of Adams Ave: June 28th

Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept. 26th & 27th

March Happenings on Adams Ave

by Staff on 03/16/15

Adams Avenue Unplugged
Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 25 and 26, along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature 150 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood and on four community stages evenly spread out throughout the district. 
Music is scheduled from 12-noon to 10pm on Saturday, April 25, and 12-noon to 8pm on Sunday, April 26. Some artists will be playing multiple sets allowing attendees more opportunity to catch their favorite performers.
Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public. Follow the link for more info- www.adamsavenueunplugged.com

ACCION San Diego Workshop
ACCION San Diego is hosting its annual "Small Business Boot Camp" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. - noon. "Six Key Steps to Starting a Business" at 8:30 a.m. will predominantly focus on starting a home-based business. This event will feature a resource center, networking opportunities, and two specialized programs led by a team of small business coaches. The Start-Up Program is specially designed for new and aspiring business owners, while the Growth Program is for seasoned business owners. The Boot Camp is free to all attendees. Register HERE
 
Mid-City Little League 
The AABA sponsored the Mid-City Little League again this year and would like Adams Ave businesses to consider the same. In return for your sponsorship dollars your business will receive advertising and benefit our community and the oldest little league in San Diego.
The website also identifies sponsors and includes links to their websites. Website: midcitylittleleague.com
 
Save the Date 2015
Adams Avenue Unplugged: April 25th & 26th
AABA Mixer: Dimilles, May 6th @ 5:30pm
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon: May 31st
Taste of Adams Ave: June 28th
Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept. 26th & 27th

February Happenings on Adams Avenue

by Staff on 02/05/15

Mid-City Little League

The AABA would like all Adams Avenue businesses to consider sponsoring the Mid-City Little League (MCLL) this year! In return for your sponsorship dollars your business will receive advertising and benefit our community and the oldest little league in San Diego. 
MCLL is unique because it serves an incredibly diverse population, including many low-income families living below the poverty line. The MCLL 2011 Senior Team won the District 33 and Section 6 Championship titles. It is a San Diego Little League to be proud of!
All sponsors are acknowledged and thanked at league functions, including Opening and Closing Day Ceremonies and in the All-Star commemorative program. The website also identifies sponsors and includes links to their websites. Website: midcitylittleleague.com 

Download the sponsorship form HERE

Mid-City Unleashed

Show your support for the completion of the off-leash dog park at Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park by joining the Normal Heights Community Association at a neighborhood block party! It takes place Sunday, February 15, 2015 from Noon-2pm. Check out www.NormalHeights.ca for more info.

Score Workshops

Looking to brush up on a certain skill set or learn a new skill that can help take your business to a new level? Check out Score San Diego's list of upcoming workshops on their website. Click HERE for more info.

Save the Date 2015

Adams Avenue Unplugged: April 25th & 26th

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon: May 31st

Taste of Adams Ave: June 28th

Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept. 26th & 27th

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