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November President’s Letter

November a time for reflection, thanksgiving and gratitude. Robert Emmons a leading scientific expert on gratitude argues there are 2 key components to gratitude: an affirmation of goodness and a recognition that the sources of this goodness are outside of ourselves. The latter an acknowledgment that other

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October 2017 President’s Letter

GABA’s Intra-City Shuttle   We’re all about transportation solutions at the Greater Alameda Business Association (GABA) these days. At our dinner meeting at Gold Coast Grill Sept. 28, we enjoyed an informative presentation on the potential for a driverless shuttle as a way to address Island traffic.

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September 2017 President’s Letter

Labor Day marks the traditional end of summer, and the Greater Alameda Business Association’s (GABA) members are not ones to miss out on a celebration. A fun and informative mixer was held at AEC Living’s The Lodge thanks to hosts Lauren Zimmerman Cook, Stephen Zimmerman and Kathy

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August 2017 President’s Letter

The dog days of summer may be upon us but our Greater Alameda Business Association (GABA) members are quite active like Sirius the Dog Star rising! To start the dog days, we celebrated the installation of our newest board members. The Installation was held on the outdoor

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July 2017 President’s Letter

The Fourth of July, a time to commemorate our Founding Father’s spirit of independence, and a fitting time to commemorate our GABA (Greater Alameda Business Association) Member’s spirit of entrepreneurship, along with some other attributes akin to notable moments in our great country’s history such as Paul

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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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