OBMA announces business awards at annual dinner
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Ocean Beach MainStreet Association held its annual awards dinner Jan. 24.
Ocean Beach MainStreet Association held its annual awards dinner Jan. 24.
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Ocean Beach MainStreet Association held its annual awards dinner Jan. 24. Each year the OBMA committees award individuals and businesses for their contributions to public improvements, public safety, design, promotion, revitalization and expansion within the community. The OBMA members voted on a People’s Choice winner in each category while the Customer Service Business of the Year was chosen by the public through online voting.

The winners:

Clean and Safe Committee

Purpose: To educate merchants and promote a safe and clean environment throughout the Ocean Beach business districts.

Ken Moss – for his two years of work to secure new LED lighting for the commercial districts in OB

Design Committee 

Purpose: To identify and develop design programs needed for public improvements throughout the business community and to assist business/property owners with design education and technical assistance as requested. 

Lighthouse Ice Cream – for their charming shop design.

OB Garden Café – for their outstanding rebuild and remodel.

Pat’s Liquor – remodeling and upgrading signage on their corner lot.

Sapporo Japanese Restaurant – for the addition of beautiful mural on their exterior.

CC Summerfield, Realtor – outstanding new office interior remodel.

Shore Thing Pet Supply – (formerly Bancroft Pet Supply) – excellent product displays and window decorating

The Design Committee People’s Choice Award went to OB Garden Cafe.

Economic Vitality Committee 

Purpose: To promote the best use of the existing building, natural, and human resources to ensure the OB’s economic viability. This committee’s focus is the economic well-being of the OB business districts, including business retention, business recruitment, and cost-analysis studies.

Kilowatt Brewing Co – for spearheading OB’s first collaborative beer at OB Oktoberfest with six local breweries.

Gianni Buonomo Vintners – for receiving gold and double gold medals from coast-to-coast in domestic and international competitions.

OB Town Council – for an outstanding Holiday Parade that reflects the best of OB

OB Brewery – for receiving a coveted Gold Medal  and the designation of  “Small Brewery of the Year” award from Great American Beer Festival.

The Economic Vitality People’s Choice Award went to OB Town Council.

Promotion Committee 

Purpose: To improve consumer, merchant, and resident confidence in OB through a unified image created by an exciting variety of activities. This committee is dedicated to creating & implementing special events, promoting the business district, and advertising campaigns, as well as OceanBeachSanDiego.com.

Run for Cover Bookstore – outstanding marketing as a new business.

Intrepid Network – for producing the outstanding OBMA’s 40th Anniversary Timeline Video.

Culture Brewing Co. – for their community outreach and involvement in the community.

Creations – for participating in multiple membership opportunities to market  their business.

The Promotion Committee People's Choice Award went to Run for Cover Bookstore.

The Pass the Torch awards

The OB MainStreet Association wants to thank the following people and businesses:

OB Paint & Hardware for their 100 years of business in OB;

The Black Bead for 26 years of business in Ocean Beach;

Newport Avenue Antique Center for 25 years of business in Ocean Beach, which established Ocean Beach as a destination for antique lovers.

Community Partner Awards

Point Loma Masonic Center for generously donating the hall for the event.

Union Bank for being a major event sponsor.

Special Awards

Michele Amsterdam – 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

Craig Gerwig – outstanding volunteer member of the year award.

Mike Hardin “Like a Boss” Award (presented to an outstanding member of the community who reflects Mike Hardin’s spirit, generosity, and love of Ocean Beach): Claudia Jack, for her commitment and volunteerism in her community.

Customer Service Business of the Year awards

These go to the business that the general public (through online voting) felt best exemplified the spirit of OB by reflecting positive awareness and activity in the community through their exceptional customer service.

First – Mother’s Saloon;

Second – Catrina Russell;

Third – TapShack.
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