Business Associations

Business Associations

Alameda Chamber of Commerce

Promote a Strong Local Economy
Provide Opportunities to Build Relationships
Deliver Programs to Help Business Grow
Represent and Advocate on Behalf of Businesses

What is the Chamber of Commerce?

We are the voice of the business community and are here to represent and advocate on behalf of businesses in Alameda. Since its incorporation more than 85 years ago, the Alameda Chamber has played these roles and many others. To Alameda businesses, visitors and residents, it is a resource for information from maps and transportation schedules to business referrals and relocation packets. The Chamber lobby is the visitor information center and community resource for maps, schedules, information on regional and local attractions, amenities and activities.


The goal is to provide our members with business support and educational programs to help their business grow. We continuously promote and invest in Alameda’s quality of lite and economic vitality.

The Alameda Chamber of Commerce is an independent, non profit, volunteer organization of business people working to improve the city’s economic and civic vitality. We rely exclusively on membership investment revenues and funds generated from our events. For over 85 years, the Alameda Chamber has been the proactive voice for business in Alameda. The Chamber, which currently has close to 600 members, is comprised of businesses and companies with a business interest in Alameda, which includes small businesses, retailers, restaurants, hotels, educational institutions, health organizations, professionals and numerous other types of businesses.

You are invited to become part of our organization and help promote business in Alameda.
Post Office Box
Alameda, California 94501
Mark Sorensen
Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA)

Located across the bay from San Francisco and not too far from Oakland, the historic Park Street Business District is the vibrant commercial, civic, and cultural center of Alameda, California.

The Park Street Business District offers the best shopping and best dining experiences in Alameda, professional services, and fun things to do!
2447 Santa Clara Ave., #302
Alameda, CA 94501
Robb Ratto
Greater Alameda Business Association (GABA)

The Greater Alameda Business Association is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of independent business in Alameda. GABA conducts monthly meetings which provide its members with educational seminars and an opportunity to network. GABA keeps members informed of current issues before City of Alameda agencies and offers its members subsidized and shared advertising. Founded in 1987, GABA is funded by its membership dues and fundraising efforts.
Post Office Box 2892
Alameda, CA 94501
West Alameda Business Association (WABA)

Webster Street and West Alameda are waking to a new identity. After the closure of the Naval Air Station in 1997, base land has begun integration into the city as Alameda Point. Webster Street is in the midst of a major renaissance, with facelifts for historically significant buildings like the Neptune Hotel and several new businesses in brand new buildings. The recently completed streetscape project provides appealing amenities such as historic lighting, transit plazas, benches and trees, and the West End has been discovered by lots of new businesses – with a resulting increase in foot traffic.

Webster Street is known for its wide array of international restaurants and specialty shops serving Alameda and the East Bay. A farmers’ market offers fresh local produce every Tuesday and Saturday morning. Special events like the summer Concerts at the Cove, Webster Wine Walk, the Fourth of July parade, the Webster Street Jam, Halloween on Webster Street and Santa Visits Webster Street bring thousands to appreciate all West Alameda has to offer.

A new community of homes at Bayport, around the corner from Webster Street, has attracted new families, and Catellus is beginning to implement plans for Alameda Landing, a 97-acre mixed-use waterfront development on reclaimed Navy land along the estuary. At Alameda Point, residents have moved into existing housing, and businesses continue to locate in military buildings, including Auctions by the Bay, a monthly estate and antique auctions in a beautifully upgraded Art Deco movie palace, Bladium, a huge sports and fitness center located in one of the hangars, and the USS Hornet aircraft carrier, now offering a museum and an exciting event venue. Ferries depart regularly from the Ferry Terminal near Alameda Point, taking passengers to and from San Francisco and Oakland. West Alameda even has its own wineries – including the award-winning Rosenblum Cellars.
1509-1/2 Webster Street
Alameda, CA 94501