Staff Changes

AABA recently said farewell to Kat Carney, Associate Director, and welcomed Paige Newman into that position.

Taste of Adams Avenue

Adams Avenue has become one of San Diego’s premier dining destinations. The 16th annual Taste of Adams Avenue with 40 participating venues was a huge success and testament to the avenue’s burgeoning popularity. Besides TV coverage of the June 26 event, these two UT articles highlighted the day:

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

 Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept 24 & 25

Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll: Nov 26 on Small Business Saturday. Contact us if you are interested in your retail location becoming a Spirit Stroll stop.

Holiday on Adams Avenue: Dec 11

Business Resources

SCORE San Diego offers a women’s Networking Breakfast July 22 called Live Video: The Future of Marketing and How to Leverage It for Your Business, along with other resources for local businesses. Check out:

Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching Event on July 25 is a free event open to any small business owner in the food, beverage, and craft brewing industries. For that and other Accion San Diego workshops, see:

The City’s Business Finance Loan Program provides “gap financing” assistance to expanding small and medium enterprises to supplement private financing of new or rehabilitated buildings, fixed machinery and equipment, working capital, and soft costs. The loans range from $25,000 – $500,000. For more information, call the City of San Diego Economic Development Department at 619-236-6700 or e-mail: [email protected].

Does your storefront need a facelift? Check out this City Storefront Improvement Program at Those interested may contact Alissa Gabriel, (619) 236-6460, [email protected].