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National Pizza Month | Woodstock’s Pizza Gift Card Sale!

October is National Pizza Month!

Celebrate National Pizza Month with us! To celebrate this awesomest of months, the College Area Business District is offering you $20 Woodstock’s Pizza SDSU Gift Cards for ONLY $15! Available through October (National Pizza Month) or until our supply run out!

Where else are you gonna get a 25% return on your investment AND get a pizza? Get yours (and your friends’) now before we run out!

Gift Cards purchased online can be mailed to your address or picked up at the College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue, San Diego CA 92115) between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday. In office purchases will be cash or credit only.

Click Here to Get Yours NOW! 


 

BOO! Parade Halloween Yard Sale!

As you may have heard, the College Area Business District has closed down the annual operations of the Boulevard BOO! Parade. It was a difficult decision, but the event became too much to manage given the limited resources they have at their disposal.

The Business District needs to make room in the office and there are soooo many Halloween decorations that they have decided to hold a BOO! Parade Yard Sale on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8:00-2:00.

Stop by the College Area Business District’s Office (rear parking lot off Adams Avenue) to get ready for Haloween! Extremely discounted prices for decorations, costumes, sets, pumpkins, skulls, bats, and sooo much more.

Plan on stopping by to get the best deals on Halloween items right here.

Here are the details:
EVENT: Boulevard BOO! Parade Yard Sale
DATE: Saturday, September 29, 2018
TIME: 8:00am – 2:00pm
LOCATION: College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue)

All Items MUST GO! Bring your neighbors!
***Cash or Credit Only***


 

Workshop: Instagramming Your Business

Want some tips on making your business Instagram feed pop? Attend this FREE “Instagramming Your Business Workshop”!

You will learn the latest tips, tricks and Instagram trends as presented by South San Diego Small Business Development Center experts to help you spend less time and get the greatest response.

FUN FACTS:
* 80% of all users follow at least one business on Instagram
* Instagram has taken over as the #1 Social Media Platform
* Businesses get the best marketing ROI from Social Media

Have your business use Instagram efficiently by learning the strategies to increase engagement, improve customer experience, use advertisement effectively!

Event Details:
DATE: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
TIME: 8:30am – 10:00am
LOCATION: College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue).
COST: Free!
Light refreshments provided


 

Paint Nail Lounge Grand Opening!

Join us for the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Celebration to welcome PAINT Nail Lounge to the family of College Area Businesses and to celebrate their investment in our neighborhood!

DATE: Monday, August 27, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm
LOCATION: PAINT Nail Lounge 
COST: FREE!

Thank you to the event sponsors for supplying their delicious food and drinks; Corbin’s QTako FactoryKeg N Bottle USA and Papa John’s Pizza!

We can’t wait to see you there!


 

Workshop Series: New Small Business Loan

We are excited to announce the College Area Business District’s Monthly Workshop Series!

Does your Business need a cash infusion? City of San Diego & CDC Small Business Finance have partnered to offer a great small business loan just for you!
Here Are the Loan Highlights:
  • Fixed 5% Interest rate
  • Amounts between $50,000 – $300,000
  • Loan Uses are Equipment Purchase or Working Capital
  • Requires ONLY 620 Credit Score or better
  • Includes 1 on 1 Consultations by Specialist
  • Special Tenant Improvement Loans upto $24,000 (Perfect to pair up with the City’s Storefront Improvement Program)

Join us to get the details and meet with the experts on this loan and the City’s Storefront Improvement Program! Both are great ways to help your business save money while you grow your profits!

DATE: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
TIME: 8:30am-10:00am
LOCATION: College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue, San Diego CA 92115)
COST: FREE
RSVP: Click Here: https://goo.gl/u2utGy 

Seats are limited! If interested in attending, RSVP NOW!
If you have any questions email Mail@CollegeAreaBID.com.

We look forward to seeing you here!

College Area Choice Awards Results

Congratulations to the 2018 College Area Choice Award Winners!

You Voted – – – We Tallied! The People have spoken and chosen their favorite businesses of the College Area!

The 2018 Award Winners are (Click on Photo to enlarge):

Stop by their locations and congratulate the winners! Show them how much you appreciate their choice to invest in the College Area neighborhoods!

Thank you to the neighbors and businesses who nominated and voted this year. We look forward to your honoring all of the merchants throughout the year by patronizing their locations!


Thank you for supplying the foods & beverages to make the event a huge success!

        

Marleez Koffee Grand Opening!

Come and Celebrate the newest business in the District, Marleez Koffee!

A Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for this Friday, June 29, 2018.
Sample some of their amazing coffee & tea drinks, enjoy light refreshments from some of the local restaurants and mix & mingle with fellow business owners, community members, and owners, Marlene & Nick Poniente!

When: Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: Marleez Koffee (7281 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Live Music with the stylings of Raymond DiGiorgio
  • Drawings for great Marleez Koffee SWAG!
  • Ribbon Cutting sceduled for 6:00pm (ish) with the College Area Busines District’s BIG Scissors

We hope to see your community support as we welcome the newest business to invest in our neighborhood!

Plan on attending? Let Nick & Marlene know here!

College Area Choice Awards

  

It is that time of year again when we ask for the College Area Choice Award Nominations. You can nominate your favorite College Area businesses in a variety of catagories!
The College Area Choice award winners will be unveiled at the Annual College Area Choice Awards Mixer on Wednesday, July 25, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at 4704 College Avenue! You are invited to attend! Enjoy a great evening with friends & family, sample amazing food & drinks, and celebrate the College Area Choice favorites of 2018!
Nominations are currently being accepted until Friday, June 22, 2018. Click here to show some love for your favorite busnesses by nominating them!
Online Voting will be open from Monday, July 2, 2018 and Friday, July 13, 2018.
Check back often for updates about voting and for more information about the Awards Mixer!

BIke to Work Day

May is Bike Month and Thursday May 17, 2018 is Bike to Work Day! Ride your bicycle for your morning commute to celebrate with the entire city! With over 100 Pit Stops throughout San Diego, your commute is made easier with refreshsments and activities at each stop. Map out your commute with this handy BTWD Map!

Stop by  our Bike to Work Day (BTWD) Pit Stop Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Scrimshaw Coffee (5542 El Cajon Boulevard)! We will be there from 6am until 9:00am.

Our Pit Stop will include:

Join in on the fun and a FREE BTWD T-Shirt for all of you who have registered for iCommute’s Bike to Work Day! If you haven’t registered yet, CLICK HERE!

For more information about Bike Month and Bike to Work Day CLICK HERE!

Annual Meeting & Elections Mixer

2018 Annual Elections!

The ballots have been recieved and the votes are being talllied! Online voting is closed, but there is one last chance for eligible businesses and commercial property owners of the College Area Business District to cast a vote for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors at the  Annual Meeting & Elections Mixer! 

To see a brief bio on each of the candidates CLICK HERE

Join us for our Annual Meeting & Elections Mixer  to enjoy an evening in relaxed social atmosphere with other business owners and commercial property owners. We will introduce the candidates, celebrate the successes of the past year, look forward to the activities of next year and unveil the election results!

DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm

LOCATION: Epic Wings N Things (5120 College Avenue).

We look forward to seeing you there!