Downtown Alameda Business Association

Downtown Alameda is losing a living treasure this month. After more than 60 years in business, Alameda resident and icon Eunice “Pauline” Kelley is closing up shop and retiring. A liquidation sale at 1427 Park St. takes place this entire weekend. (See details in ad on page 9).

At the end of each year, the Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) presents awards to member businesses in recognition of their contributions to the success of the downtown district. The owners and staff of the selected businesses are excellent examples of the quality of service one can expect to find throughout the district. Additionally, the award recipients are highly active in DABA activities, continuously participate in downtown events and make an effort to cultivate improvements in the business community.

The Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) held its annual holiday party and business awards ceremony for its members on Dec. 7 at the Elks Lodge. The event was hosted by the DABA’s Executive Director Janet Magleby and the association’s Membership Committee: Jennifer Serr (Chairperson), Jone Stebbins, Jessica Lindsay, Jane Watson, Cynthia Schorle, Sara Edge, Stephanie Prothero, and Shalynn Taylor. 


Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) President Donna Layburn has announced the appointment of Janet Magleby as the organization’s new executive director.  In her new role Magleby will oversee DABA’s operational and promotional programs., while developing new programs and events.

“We are thrilled to have Janet join DABA,” said Layburn. “She comes to us  with more than 25 years experience in marketing, promotion, PR, and event management.”