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Join us for the Re-Opening of Ranchwood BBQ

The College Area Business District invites you to celebrate the long-awaited Re-Opening of Ranchwood BBQ. Enjoy some beers and wines from Next Door Craft Beer & Wine Bar while you grub on your favorite BBQ Parfaits. Mix & mingle with business owners and neighbors in a relaxed social atmosphere.

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When: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Where: Ranchwood BBQ & Next Door Craft Beer & Wine
(7229-7235 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 
(Includes 2 Beverages)

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Bike to Work Day 2017

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BIKE TO WORK DAY – PIT STOP!

We are ecstatic to be joining forces with iCommute and SANDAG in their efforts in promoting biking, by hosting a Bike to Work Day pit-stop. We hope through this effort, recognition is given to the necessity to create dedicated bike lanes in the College Area Business District.

 

Join thousands of people throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day – Thursday, May 18. 

Register for Bike to Work Day 2017. When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can stop by one of 100 pit stop locations throughout the San Diego region on May 18 from 6 – 9 a.m. to pick up a FREE t-shirt*, snacks, and encouragement.
This year our Bike to Work Day pit stop will be located outside of Duet Coffee, where we will be offering Bike tune ups, health related refreshments, Bike Apparel giveaways and raffles, and of course, lots of encouragement. Joining us will be some of our fantastic local businesses that will be enhancing and providing the offerings at our pit stop. Local bike shop, Pedal Pushing Bicycle Shop will be offering the bike tuneups, SOAS the district’s leading manufacturing company for women’s athletic wear will be providing giveaways and special raffle items, and San Diego Blenders will be providing healthy refreshments.

Check out the resources on the iCommute website, including the San Diego Regional Bike Map, riding and safety tips, bike lockers, and information about taking your bike on transit.
Pit Stop Information:
When: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Where: Duet Coffee – 6526 El Cajon Boulevard
Time: 6 am – 9 am
Thank you to our local businesses for supporting!
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2017 Annual Meeting & Elections Breakfast

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Finalized, ballots have been sent out!  Votes may be cast via mail, online, or at the Annual Meeting and Elections Breakfast. Only one ballot may be cast per business or commercial property owner.
The final election results will be announced during our Annual Meeting & Elections Breakfast scheduled for April 19, 2017. The new board will convene immediately for their first meeting. Mark your calendars NOW!
 
Annual Meeting & Elections Breakfast
When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Where: Terra American Bistro (7091 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am 
Tickets: $10 (breakfast included)
Please let us know your coming, RSVP!

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We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Annual Meeting & Elections Breakfast. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Jim Schneider.

2017 Board of Directors | Elections

Nominations bannerIt’s that time of year again when the College Area Business District elects new board members. At this time, we are requesting nominations from YOU, the general membership.

Eligible College Area business tax certificate holders and commercial property owners are asked to nominate themselves or another eligible person to run for this election. Some of the incumbents are running for their previous seats, however, every seat will be elected by the general membership of eligible business of the College Area Business District and commercial property owners of the College Heights Maintenance Assessment District. The elections will be held at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another eligible person, fill out the nomination form sent via mail, and return it to the College Area Business District office (4704 College Avenue) in person or via mail.  All Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017, to be reviewed and considered for the election ballot.

This year’s Nominating Committee will review the list of nominees and determine eligibility. A final ballot of all eligible nominees will then be presented at the March 15, 2017, Board Meeting.

Ballots will be sent out Friday, March 17, 2017, with voting available online as well. During our Annual Meeting and Elections Breakfast scheduled for April 19, 2017, the ballots will be accepted, counted and announced. The New Board will convene immediately for their first meeting

Annual Meeting & Elections Breakfast:
When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Where: Terra American Bistro (7091 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Tickets: $10 per person
*Tickets will be available to purchase soon*

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our office by telephone at 619-582-1093 or email, Executive Director, Jim Schneider.

2017 San Diego Fair Banner Photo-shoot

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Gather up your saddles for another FUN fair photoshoot!

“Where the West is Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair. The good old days of the
Wild West and all of its fanfare will be brought to life at the Fair next summer, giving fairgoers the chance to become part of the Old West with all the fun only the San Diego County Fair can provide.

We will be teaming up with the San Diego County Fair for another themed banner photo-shoot. We look forward to having last year’s participants, and greenhorns alike, join us in representing our neighborhood by partaking in this year’s shoot.

These banners will be displayed throughout the College Area on El Cajon Boulevard from June 2017 through July 2017. Early in August, you will have the opportunity to pick up the banner with your photo to take home as your own memorabilia for free!

It is welcomed to wear your best western attire, having fun with the cowboy/cowgirl theme. While costumes are encouraged, they are not mandatory.  If you choose not to wear a costume, please wear a solid color shirt with no logos/graphics  and no bare shoulders. Please arrive promptly as the photographer will only be here for an allotted amount of time. Once your portrait is taken, you will be free to enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Where: Campus Plaza Shopping Center (6165 El Cajon Boulevard Suite H)

 Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

To participate, just click the “Register Now” button below. You will only need your name and email address to register.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the College Area Business District via email assistantdirector@collegeareabid.com, we would be happy to help answer your questions!

See y’all down the road, for another fun fair photo-shoot!

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Grand Opening | Pokedon

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You are invited to a Grand Opening Ceremony celebrating the opening of our newest restaurant to the College Area, Pokedon!

Help us welcome owner, Dennis Lee who has chosen our neighborhood in which to invest and bring some of the best Poke dishes known.

DATE: Thursday, January 12, 2017
RIBBON CUTING: 6:00PM
LOCATION: 6353 El Cajon Boulevard

If you intend on joining in on the celebration, let us know! RSVP through Facebook!

The Holiday Mixer

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Join us for a fun social evening of mixing and mingling in celebration of the Holiday Season.

 This year we are joining forces with the Diamond Business Association bringing both districts together to mix and mingle. 

We invite you to be in attendance Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at the Ugly Dog Pub from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Tickets will be $10 per person, which includes two drink tickets and light refreshments. 
Reindeer games, prize drawings and repartee with colleagues will be a definite at this year’s must attend celebration. 
Holiday Mixer Details:
When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost $10 per person (2 Drinks & Refreshments included)

2 hour parking will be available at BLVD63 Apartments, in the retail spaces of the parking structure.(6345 El Cajon Boulevard)

 We look forward to bringing in the Holiday Season with you!

A huge thank you to our event sponsors:
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Fish Pit Grand Opening | Ribbon Cutting Celebration

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Owner, Zach and Lindsay have invested in our neighborhood by opening their family owned and operated fresh fish specialty restaurant serving high quality sustainable foods. Meet them, hear their story, taste samples of their house specialties and have some fun with your friends and neighbors.

DATE: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
MIX & MINGLE: 11:30AM-12PM
CEREMONY: 12PM
SPECIALS ALL DAY!
LOCATION: 4632 College Avenue | San Diego

Let us know your coming, RSVP though Facebook!

Stop by and join the celebration and say “Welcome to the neighborhood!”

College Area Business Walk!

csd_f_rev2City of San Diego’s College Area Business District Survey Walk -About: We need 40 volunteers to help us visit businesses and survey them about their needs, successes and challenges. The City’s Economic Development Department is conducting this survey to determine how to improve San Diego’s business atmosphere.

  • DATE: Thursday, October 6, 2016
  • TIME: 2pm – 5PM
  • STARTING LOCATION: College Area Business District Office (4704 College Avenue, San Diego CA 92115)
  • ENDING LOCATION: Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen (6011 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego CA 92115)

Volunteers will be assigned a section of the College Area Business District and asked to survey (written survey will be provided) as many business owners in tier section as possible between 2pm and 5pm. During the visit, volunteers will be asking the survey questions and documenting the answers on the survey form.

The volunteers will be asked to meet up at Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen to hand in their completed surveys and enjoy a debriefing and light refreshments with the City Staff and the College Area Business District Board Members and Staff.

We greatly appreciate the community’s assistance with this project. 

Sign Up to Volunteer