President’s Newsletter

June 2017 President’s Newsletter

The results are in, the election wasn’t rigged, our email wasn’t hacked, and there were no damaging last-minute leaks or revelations. Therefore, I’m happy to say, Dania Alvarez will begin serving as the new president of the Greater Alameda Business Association on July 1. Dania, who previously […]

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May 2017 President’s Letter

Say what you will about government regulations (please check first for any children present), but every once in a while, a proposal comes along that makes a great deal of sense. That’s the way the Greater Alameda Business Association feels about Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda’s […]

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April 2017 President’s Letter

It’s election season again, but I promise the voting will be a whole lot easier this time. There will be no contentious debates, no mudslinging, no name-calling, none of the endless craziness that many of us found so exasperating in 2016. And no promise to make us […]

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February 2017 President’s Letter

Lately I’ve been reminded that way too often, despite our best efforts, the results we end up with are disturbingly and embarrassingly far from what we originally intended. But thank goodness, we live in an age where we can just Tweet out a short message of blame […]

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January 2017 President’s Letter

The Greater Alameda Business Association, along with thousands of other Alamedans, has been talking about how great it would be for the city to have some sort of shuttle service that would serve all residents. More recently, we have been going beyond just saying “gee, wouldn’t it […]

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December 2016 President’s Letter

Time for my favorite holiday tradition – hectoring you to shop local, shop local, shop local. In my family, I’m the (spreading) butt of many a joke about my attachment to the sofa, and my passion for finding any way I can to avoid physical exertion, crowds, […]

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November 2016 President’s Letter

When I worked in the newsroom of a daily paper, my colleagues and I would mock writers who, too lazy to do any real work around the holidays, churned out those trite Thanksgiving and Best-of-the-Year lists. Well… I’m grateful I’m not in the newsroom of the Alameda […]

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October 2016 Presidents’s Letter

Let’s play Three Truths and a Lie! You know the game – a person says four things, and the other person has to guess which one of the four statements is the false one. I’ll go first … • The Greater Alameda Business Association is raising its […]

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September 2016 President’s Letter

Did you enjoy this past weekend? Are you looking forward to this coming one? If so, you can thank organized labor, which can take partial if not whole credit not only for the Labor Day holiday and all weekends, but for a long list of rights and […]

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August 2016 President’s Letter

The Greater Alameda Business Association does not have a favorite color. Red, white and blue – the hues of the elegant Anchor & Stars of the city flag – would be high on the list if it did. And of course green would give those colors a […]

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