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City’s Storefront Improvement Program Workshop
Posted: February 4th, 2019

Join Us for the City’s Storefront Improvement Program Workshop

The Storefront Improvement Program is available to any small business (25 employees or less) or commercail property owner that leases to small businesses in the City of San Diego. Property must be first floor and facing the street along a commercial corridor.

You are invited to learn about the City’s Storefront Improvement Program directly from the City staff as they come to the College Area Business District office to explain this popular program in detail and answer your questions!

The City of San Diego is offering you the best ROI possible on your business facade improvements.

DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 TIME: 8:30 AM – 10 AM LOCATION: College Area Business District (4704 College Ave, San Diego, CA 92115)

Mark your calendars today and plan to attend! RSVP, seating may be limited!

This workshop is FREE!

Get a headstart, click here for the City’s Storefront Improvement Program Website:

The Storefront Improvement Program is available to any small business (25 employees or less) or commercail property owner that leases to small businesses in the City of San Diego. Property must be first floor and facing the street along a commercial corridor.


Himalayan Yak & Yeti Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Posted: December 10th, 2018


Join us in welcoming Himalayan Yak & Yeti to the College Area Business District with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm!

Himalayan Yak & Yeti is a new restaurant at 6784 El Cajon Boulevard serving delectible foods from India, Tibet and Nepal.

Come in to welcome them to the neighborhood! Let them know you appreciate their investment in your neighborhood by attending! Be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, meet the owners and staff, enjoy sample some of the exotic foods and enjoy an evening of celebration!

We look forward to seeing you there!

DATE: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
LOCATION: Himalayan Yak & Yeti, 6784 El Cajon Boulevard

Follow Himalayan Yak & Yeti on Facebook & Instagram!


 

College Area Choice Awards
Posted: June 8th, 2018

  

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!
Halloween Mixer
Posted: September 28th, 2017

 

Halloween Mixer

The Halloween season is amongst us, which means it’s time for the College Area Business District to give you a scare at our upcoming Halloween Mixer.
 
Join us, if you dare, for a spooky evening of mixing and mingling with area businesses and community members.
 
The evening will include festive flare to celebrate the district’s upcoming annual Boulevard BOO! Parade. 
 
Light refreshments to be served from area businesses, as you enjoy one another’s company.
Also, a special appearance from a Palm/Tarot Card Reader.
Halloween Mixer Details:
When: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Where: Feathringill Mortuary ( 6322 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 per person
RSVP– Purchase your ticket below!

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Mark your calendars NOW for this wicked affair – You won’t want to miss it, we promise it’ll be a spooktacular evening.
A huge “Thank You” to the below area businesses for donations for the evening!
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ADA Compliance Workshop
Posted: August 4th, 2017

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ADA Compliance Workshop

This Workshop is for local businesses and property owners to educate and help reduce the chances of being hit by a “drive-by” lawsuit, improving access for the disabled. Learn about ADA California law, from a Certified Access Specialist. This workshop will give you steps to take to reduce your chances of being sued and help better serve clients.

Take a look at what your business could be facing.

Meet our Certified Access Specialist:

Sandi Miles has 25 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, specializing in site accessibility projects over the last 14 years.  Ms. Miles is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp #346) in the state of California and is certified by the International Code Council as an Accessibility Plans Examiner and Inspector. Offering a full range of accessibility compliance including; accessibility site inspections, CASp reports, accessibility plan review, training presentations, training classes, Title II, Title III, and Fair Housing Act review.  In addition, Ms. Miles has performed grading design, construction management and inspection of projects as well as developed a variety of project-specific documents for civil engineering projects.

Accessibility is a topic of deep personal concern to Ms. Miles.  Her compassion is personal and she is dedicated to ongoing continuing education to see the entire scope of accessibility issues instead of focusing on one aspect.

Workshop Details:

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Where: 4704 College Avenue San Diego, 92115

Time: 8:30 am

Cost: FREE

We look forward to providing all attendees with tools to protect his/her business or property and to better to serve their clients. Arm yourself with knowledge and solutions. 

Want to attend? REGISTER TODAY!

Grow your business with the assistance of San Diego State University
Posted: July 17th, 2017

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Business Assistance Workshop

Learn about the various business assistance opportunities offered at San Diego State University. Whether your business is in need of consulting, interns, or job listings, this workshop will clarify questions, and aid in the growth of your business with the help of SDSU.

In this workshop learn from experts about the following:

Aztec Consulting: Aztec Consulting enables students to leverage their existing knowledge from the classroom to further explore real-world business problems and gain relevant work experience by working on consulting engagements with clients. Learn more about Aztec Consulting, HERE

Get assistance with the following through the Aztec Consulting Program:

  • Business Expansion
  • Feasibility Study
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Search Optimization and Social Media
  • Cost Analysis and Control
  • Export/Import
  • Benchmark and Competitor Analysis
  • Exit Strategies

Career Services: Through partnerships, education,  and programming, SDSU Career Services provides students and alumni with the opportunities to define, develop and realize their career potential. SDSU Career Services fulfills this commitment by using technology to streamline processes and enhance the accessibility of services, by responding to and representing the diversity of SDSU and its community, and by providing a centralized campus resource that supports retention, academic success and the affiliation of alumni to SDSU. Learn more about Career Service, HERE

  • They provide first-rate career services to every SDSU student and alum. 
  • They build employer, community and campus partnerships to create career opportunities. 
  • They offer high-quality career counseling, resources, and technology to meet their clients’ diverse and changing needs. 
  • They pride themselves on being integral to the SDSU educational experience, student retention, and life-long learning.

Learn how these services can aid your business, and get pertinent information for your business’ involvement through this workshop. 

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Where: College Area Business District Office | 4704 College Avenue

Time: 8:30 am – 10: 30 am

Cost: FREE

Register Today!

 

               

2017 Annual Awards Mixer
Posted: June 20th, 2017

2017 Annual Awards Mixer

Join us THIS WEDNESDAY, July 12th, at 5:30 for the presentation of the College Choice Awards at our Annual Awards Mixer in Balgonte Galeria (5527 El Cajon Boulevard) .

The results of your votes will be revealed, unveiling your choices for:

     ♥ Business of the Year

     ♥ Best New Business

     ♥ Best New Restaurant

     ♥ Best Storefront Makeover

     ♥ Best Long-Term  Business

 A special performance by the world renowned, Fred Benedetti is in store for you as you enjoy refreshments, artwork, and the celebratory nature of the evening.

Event Details:  
When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Where: Balgonte Galeria (5527 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $10 Per Person (Advance tickets available below or cash & credit card at the door)
Parking: Available at Blessed Sacrament Parish Church (4540 El Cerrito Drive)
Click the “Buy Now” Button below to get your tickets NOW!
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Much thanks to our College Area Businesses for refreshments for this evening:
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Fred Benedetti

Born Fred Masataka Benedetti in Sasebo, Japan, Fred Benedetti began playing the guitar at age nine.
 In 1986, he was one of twelve guitarists chosen worldwide to perform in the Master Class of Andrés Segovia at USC, where Guitarra Magazine wrote, “Fred Benedetti amazed the audience with his performance of the Bach Chaconne.”
Benedetti has performed locally with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera, the Starlight Opera, the American Ballet Company, the Old Globe Theatre, and with Luciano Pavarotti. As of 2009, he is a full-time professor of music at Grossmont College, where he is chair of guitar studies and is head of the guitar faculty at San Diego State University with George Svoboda, Robert Wetzel, and Celin Romero.
In addition, he has recorded on the SBE label and Domo Records with several ensembles: Camarada (chamber ensemble), Keltik Kharma (a Celtic band), the Odeum Guitar Duo, and the Benedetti/Svoboda Guitar Duo. His album The Guitar Ensemble II includes performances of compositions by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Mozart.
He has performed for dignitaries such as the King & Queen of Malaysia, Mikhail Gorbachev, and President Jimmy Carter.
We are happy to have Benedetti back for the evening, as his performance was breathtaking at this year’s inaugural year of ART Street (all those in attendance know exactly what we are talking about). For all those who have yet to listen to his talents, you are in for a treat!

VOTE | College Area Choice Awards
Posted: June 5th, 2017

 

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Another year has passed, making it time to recognize our amazing businesses in the College Area Business District.
This is your opportunity to commemorate YOUR favorite businesses in the area, and extending a much deserved ‘Thank You’ for investing in our neighborhood.

 

Voting is open to anyone and everyone, so vote, share, and spread the word!

 

 The results of this year’s voting will be revealed at our Annual Awards Mixer. Details are in the making and will be shared soon, so please stay apprised of future Monday Minutes and our Social Media.

 

Now, share your thoughts and VOTE!

Grand Opening | Beauty and Beast Salon & Barber
Posted: May 30th, 2017

25645Come and Celebrate the newest business in the District; Beauty and Beast Salon & Barber!

A Grand Opening has been set for Friday, June 2, 2017.
Refreshments will be offered while you mix and mingle with your new stylist.

Event Details:
When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Where: Beauty and Beast Salon & Barber (5549 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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