Frequently Asked Questions
Who are your members?
Most are community business people from the Morena area. They own a local business, work in one or have regular dealings with local businesses. Some members are community-minded residents, volunteering their time to help improve the Morena District.
What is the geographical area?
The Business Improvement District (BID) includes businesses in the Morena District, across from Mission Bay, which includes Morena and West Morena Boulevards south of Clairemont Drive and north of Interstate 8, east of Interstate 5 and adjacent streets west of USD. The overall Morena District also includes businesses along Morena Boulevard north to Rose Canyon Business Park (Ariane Drive.)
How much are the dues?
There are no dues for businesses within the BID, but participants are welcome to make tax deductible contributions as an ordinary and necessary business expense
Businesses along Morena Boulevard north of Clairemont Drive may join as associate members, which includes a listing in the Business Directory.
Who can join?
Membership is open to anyone representing a business in the Morena BID or Morena District.
How often do you meet?
General member meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 2 pm in the meeting room at Tecolote Nature Center, 5180 Tecolote Rd, San Diego, CA 92111.
Quarterly Mixers are held at various business locations within the Morena District. They are usually on the third Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On months when there is a Mixer, a general member Meeting is not scheduled.
What is the Executive Committee?
Four MBA members, elected by the general membership, and the BID Council representative serve on the Executive Committee. Duties include planning and preparing the Agenda for each monthly meeting, arranging for guest speakers, and assigning tasks to various Committee members.
The Executive Committee also implements action items adopted at monthly general meetings and Executive Committee meetings.
What is the Finance Committee and what does it do?
The Chairman is the Executive Committee Treasurer, and oversees financial planning and budgeting for MBA general operations and promotional activities, audits all financial transactions, and submits periodic grant applications, reports and returns to the appropriate government agencies.
What is the Promotion Committee?
The Promotion Committee plans promotional activities (business mixers, special events, etc.). Two MBA members currently serve on this Committee.
What is the Communication Committee?
The Communication Committee oversees communications concerning MBA members to outside interests such as television, radio, newspapers and other news sources beneficial to MBA activities. It is responsible for the design and operation of the Website, Facebook page, mobile app and e-mail newsletters and notifications.
How long has the Morena Business Association been in existence?
Originally founded as the Bay Park Association on May 5, 2005, it changed its name later that year to the Morena Business Association.
Where do operating funds come from?
From member and volunteer donations, and an annual Micro District Block Grant from the City of San Diego and various MBA-sponsored fund raising events.
Who can be in the Morena Business Directory?
Any business in the Morena BID can be listed in the Morena Business Directory. Businesses along Morena Boulevard north of Clairemont Drive may join as associate members, which includes a listing in the Business Directory.
What information is included in the Morena Business Directory?
A basic listing includes name of business, address, phone number, website (linked) and e-mail address (if desired.)
A featured listing in the Business Directory includes the basic listing information (link through from Business Directory listing) one logo or image, up to 500 words descriptive copy, direct link to social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter), Google Maps directions to company and a Coupon or Banner ad(four times/months per year) “See Advertise Page” for more information.
What is the MBA policy on privacy of e-mail information?
MBA e-mail listings will not be shared or sold to any person, company or organization. They are for the exclusive use of the Executive Committee for communicating with MBA members.
How to I add or change a listing in the Morena Business Directory?
Go to the “Business Directory” page on the website and click on “Submit a Listing.”
Fill out the information requested. Your listing will be reviewed by the Executive Committee for inclusion. Once you are a registered member, you can login and make changes to your listing at any time. For any problems or questions, contact the Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org