A Letter from the President of GABA

Hi Alameda, I’m Ed “Eddie” Owens, the new 2018-19 President of the Greater Alameda Business Association (GABA). I’m also the President of SpeedPro East Bay, (speedproeastbay.com) and a 20-year resident of our fair city.  

GABA is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of independent business in Alameda. We are a volunteer-driven organization with one part-time administrative employee. Our volunteer board consists of small business owners, based in Alameda, that work to keep GABA running month to month, year to year.  

GABA is an organization of its independent members, mostly small businesses, a lot of whom do most, if not all, of their business here in Alameda. GABA advocates for those businesses to the City of Alameda government, and to other business organizations in and around Alameda.

I’ve just received word that the city’s proposed Minimum Wage Ordinance will be discussed at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. It is listed as agenda item 6D, second from last.  

I believe this may affect many businesses in Alameda, I urge business owners and members of the public to attend the meeting and voice opinions. 

Please feel free to contact me at info@gabaonline.org if you have any questions, or would like to voice your opinion.

Thanks, have a great month.