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SD County Fair Banner Photoshoot
Posted: January 22nd, 2016

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You are invited to be a part of the San Diego County Fair Banner Marketing! The San DIego County Fair, through the College Area Business District, has created an opportuntiy for YOU to have your picture on one of the Street Light Pole Banners promoting the Fair.  Just attend the photoshoot on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:30 in the College Avenue Baptist Church (4747 College Avenue) to get your photo taken for your very own banner.

These banners will be displayed throughout the College Area on El Cajon Boulevard from June 2016 through July 2016. Early in August, you will have the oportunity to pick up the banner with your photo to take home as your own memorabilia!

The theme of this year’s SD County Fair is “Mad About the Fair” based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland with a wacky and whimsical steampunk twist. It is welcomed to wear costumes for the photoshoot based on Alice in Wonderland characters, either traditional or with steampunk elements. 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! 

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! 

We thank you for your interest in being a part of this amazing community building opportunity!

Don’t forget to register here!

College Area Neighborhood Social
Posted: January 5th, 2016

 

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The College Area Business District is working with various College Area Neighborhood organizations to coordinate an evening social on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Social Life Pizza (6011 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego CA 92115). The event is meant to celebrate the volunteer efforts of the community groups and SDSU’s Associated Students to make the College Area Neighborhoods a better place to live, work and shop.

With so many willing to volunteer their time and efforts, it can be important to bring those volunteers together to share ideas about the future of the College Area and continue to work cooperatively and in unison. The College Area’s future seems rather bright with all of the great volunteer work accomplished throughout the neighborhoods and we will be taking time to gather and celebrate all of these good works.

Please join the College Area Business District and our neighborhood collaborators in celebrating the volunteer efforts of the College Area. Tickets are only $15 with $5 of the ticket price being donated to one or more of the College Area organizations to support & continue their efforts.

Join us at Social Life Pizza and celebrate the amazing efforts of  all of our community members who make the College Area neighborhoods awesome.

Purchase your tickets now!

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When: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
• Where: Social Life Pizza (6011 El Cajon Boulevard)
• Time: 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM
• Cost: $15 ($5 being donated to one or more College Area groups/organizations )

We sincerely thank all of the businesses who have taken part in sponsoring the event, and we thank everyone in support of this great cause!

See you at the Social (Life Pizza)!

 Thank you to our event sponsors! 

Bistro Sixty & San Diego Desserts, MOXIE Theatre, Keg N Bottle, Uber, SDSU Bookstore, SDSU Aztecs Basketball, Oggi’s Pizza Express SDSU, Jazzercise College Area Fitness Center, Big 5 Sporting Goods, iTAN Sun Spray Spa – SDSU and Lessons In Motion.

Holiday Mixer
Posted: December 1st, 2015

College Area Business District’s Holiday Mixer

 Wednesday, Decemeber 16th, 2015 from 5:30pm till 8:00 pm (ish).

The evening will be hosted at Dirty Birds College Area at 5:30pm with food, drinks, and some reindeer games! Oh and did we mention that it is Ugly sweater themed?!

Make sure to adorn yourself with the ugliest sweater you can find, to win some awesome prizes.

Join us for a relaxed social evening of networking with neighbor businesses over some cocktails, food, and fun!

Mark your calendar now:

  • DATE: Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
  • TIME: 5:30pm – 8:00pm(ish)
  • MIXER: $10 (includes 2 drinks & snacks)
  • LOCATION: Dirty Birds College Area (6499 El Cajon Boulevard)

Come on out to mix and mingle with the various neighbors of the College Area Business District!

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Pappy’s Barbershop
Posted: November 5th, 2015

Pappy's Ribbon Cutting MixerThe College Area Business District is inviting you to join us in celebrating the relocation and opening of  Pappy’s Barbershop  with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 7:00pm. The event will take place at Pappy’s new location  (6528 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115).

EVENT DETAILS HERE

The celebration will include light refreshments, entertainment and an introduction to the owner, Marc Bennett “Pappy” and a chance to familiarize yourself with the other barbers as well (John and Andrew) . Come experience the ambiance and flair of this traditional neighborhood barbershop that offers the latest in today’s styles and products.

The College Area Business District loves to throw a party and we have our BIG Scissors and Ribbon ready! Don’t miss out on this Ribbon Cutting Ceremony which celebrates the elevated “Cool Factor” of the College Area Business District with the arrival of Pappy’s Barbershop!

 

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Posted: August 14th, 2015

Grand OPening and Ribbon Cutting for Moose's Barber Shop and Shave

 

The College Area Business District is inviting you to join us in welcoming Moose’s Barber Shop and Shave to the College Area with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 8:00pm. The event will take place at Moose’s new location at the BLVD63 Complex (6353 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego CA 92115).

EVENT DETAILS HERE

The celebration will include light refreshments from a variety of College Area restaurants and pubs, entertainment and a introductions to the new owners, Mustafa and Mohammed Bondugjie and all of the Moose’s Barber Shop and Shave barbers. Come experience the ambiance and flair of an old-school neighborhood barbershop that offers the latest in today’s styles and products.

The College Area Business District loves to throw a party and we have our BIG Scissors and Ribbon ready! Don’t miss out on this Ribbon Cutting Ceremony which celebrates the elevated “Cool Factor” of the College Area Business District with the arrival of Moose’s Barber Shop and Shave!

FREE Workshop
Posted: July 24th, 2015

USPSThe College Area Business District & the USPS present:

Every Door Direct Mail Workshop
Direct Mail with the United States Postal Service

This is a FREE Workshop to help you enhance your business by using direct marketing to a highly targeted audience. You’ll learn everything you need to know about the Every Door Direct Mail Service including what it is, how it works, watch an easy step by step demonstration and hear testimonials from business owners that have used the service in the past.

Mark your calendars now:

  • DATE: Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • TIME: 8:30am – 10:00am
  • LOCATION: College Area Business District Office – 4704 College Avenue San Diego, CA 92115

Seating is limited, so register today!

College Area Business District’s Summer Mixer
Posted: July 6th, 2015

College Area Business District's Summer Mixer

College Area Business District’s Summer Mixer on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 5:30pm and 8:00pm.

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The evening starts at Oggi’s Pizza Express at 5:30pm with food and drinks, then we’ll bowl two games at 7:00pm (ish) at Aztec Lanes. Both are located next to each other in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

Join us for a relaxed social evening of networking with neighbor businesses and friendly competition as we team up together for a couple of games of bowling.

Mark your calendar now:

  • DATE: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
  • TIME: 5:30pm – 8:00pm(ish)
  • MIXER ONLY: $10 (includes 2 drinks & snacks)
  • MIXER & BOWLING: $15 (2 games, all inclusive)

Come on out and ‘spare’ some time to ‘roll a strike’ with the College Area Business District!

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Thank you to our event sponsors!

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Everyone is Buzzzing about the Morning Buzzz!
Posted: May 19th, 2015

College Area Morning Buzzz!

 

What’s everyone Buzzzing about?

 

Month after month, we have the pleasure of meeting  Member Business owners and talking with them about their businesses. Whether it’s a new business, an established business, or a growing business, we love hearing your stories and making new connections.

We want you to join us! We buy the coffee and you can relax in a casual atmosphere and talk with other business owners in the College Area Business District. This type of networking is a valuable tool for all business owners. While social media is important, nothing replaces one on one relationships. Referrals and cross-promotions are just a few of the benefits from these types of connections.

We also want to develop a relationship with you! Our Executive Director, Jim and Assistant Director, Merek, can offer Member Business owners many different opportunities and resources. The more we can get to know you and your business, the more we can help with your success.

Morning Buzzz! is held on the third Thursday of every month at a different local coffee house in the College Area Business District. Our next Morning Buzzz! is this Thursday, May 21 from 8:00am – 9:30am at The Living Room Coffeehouse located at 5900 El Cajon Boulevard.

Come see us Thursday morning and the coffee is on us!

The Living Room Coffeehouse

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Posted: May 18th, 2015

Primped, Painted & Polished LogoOne of our favorite things in the College Area Business District is when a new business opens. New businesses bring new life to vacant storefronts and helps create a more diverse and active business community in the neighborhood. 

We are very pleased to invite you to celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Primped, Painted & Polished Beauty Salon on Wednesday, May 20 between 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Primped, Painted & Polished is located at 4838 Rolando Boulevard San Diego, CA 92115 and can be reached at 619-326-8989.

Primped, Painted & Polished is a dream come true for owners Maria and Adrian Steyn. After the birth of their third child, Maria decided to pursue her passion for making people look and feel beautiful. Adrian, a retired Military Officer, helped her achieve her goal by working tirelessly to create a beautiful, elegant, and soothing environment in the salon.

Guests at the Grand Opening will have an opportunity to tour their gorgeous salon and talk with owners and staff about the wide range of services they provide; which include highlight, color, makeup, waxing, nails, and so much more.

You will enjoy some delicious finger foods and beverages while talking beauty and scheduling your first (or next) appointment at Primed, Painted & Polished Beauty Salon.

Don’t miss this big event!

College Area Business District’s First Bike Corral
Posted: May 12th, 2015

Bike Corral  What’s a Bike Corral you ask? We’re happy to explain. A Bike Corral is a dedicated area with multiple bike racks that can accommodate parking for up to ten bicycles. However, they’re not the old fashioned bike racks. A Bike Corral has a modern design and is a beautiful addition to any Business District and the surrounding community.

 
The College Area Business District is pleased to announce the installation of the first Bike Corral in the District. The Bike Corral will be installed on 59th Street just north of El Cajon Boulevard in front of The Living Room Coffeehouse.

In addition to creating new bike parking, the Bike Corral will not reduce the number of parking spaces for vehicles in the District. In fact, two new parking spaces have been added on 59th Street. One parking space will allow long term parking and the second new space will be limited to 30 minute parking during the day.

The new Bike Corral will provide community members a safe and easy way to dine and shop in the District while increasing business for local merchants, reducing traffic and congestion on the roads, and increasing street parking in the neighborhood.

Are you interested in having a Bike Corral installed outside of your business? Please contact the College Area Business District Executive Director, Jim Schneider at 619-582-1093 or executivedirector@collegeareabid.com. We can work with you and the City of San Diego to help facilitate the approval and installation.

For more information about this and other City Bicycle Programs, click here.