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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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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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Suits For Soldiers

Over 1 million military personnel will be making the transition to the civilian workforce in the next couple of years. Donate a gently worn business suit (male or female) and help make their transition easier. Join Farmers Insurance® in supporting these brave patriots who have served our […]

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