A Taste of San Francisco

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Over 20 neighborhood merchant corridors will be offering a “taste” of their local neighborhood culture by featuring wine tastings, art shows, musicians, artists pop ups and sidewalk sales. Go out and be a tourist in your own town. This citywide activation is hosted in collaboration with the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Office of Small Business during San Francisco Small Business Week 2018.

Participating 13 Neighborhood Merchant Associations

Balboa Village Merchants Association

Balboa Village Merchants Association was established in 2015, after a dedicated efforts of local merchants and local school PTA’s alike. With businesses celebrating 20 years or more of standing on the strip to newer businesses flourishing the last 5 years, our corridor is one of the most vibrant in the San Francisco.

Castro Merchants

Castro Merchants is made up of merchants based in San Francisco’s iconic Castro neighborhood, an international beacon of freedom, acceptance, creativity and diversity.

Castro Merchants is proud to count among its founders, Castro’s own Harvey Milk, who understood that thriving Castro businesses would help create a strong and powerful community. Our members include a variety of businesses including food and beverage, nightlife/entertainment, retail, salons, spas, healers, professional services and community organizations. All serve local residents as well as the many domestic/international visitors who make Castro a popular tourist destination.

Our Mission is to protect, promote, and advocate on behalf of all Castro businesses.

Chinatown Merchants Association

Founded in 1988 by May Louie, the San Francisco Chinatown Merchants Association (SFCMA) is an independent community organization dedicated to the revitalization of commerce and tourism in one of America’s most unique historic neighborhoods. In 1991, shortly after the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake which destroyed the direct freeway link to Chinatown, SFCMA held our first Autumn Moon Festival. Through our annual sponsorship of tradition-based events like the Annual Autumn Moon Festival, the SFCMA seeks to help visitors and locals alike appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Chinatown and all those who live and work in the neighborhood.

Excelsior Outer Mission Merchants

EOMM is focused on creating a safe environment in the Geneva & Mission area to foster commercial success for local businesses in the Crocker-Amazon, Excelsior and Outer Mission Neighborhoods.

Fillmore Street

Fillmore Street is one of San Francisco’s great treasures. It’s the main shopping and dining district in one of the city’s finest neighborhoods.

Bounded on the east by the ethnic vitality of Japantown, on the south by the nightlife of the Fillmore Jazz District, and on the north by Pacific Heights, with its grand mansions and views of the bay, this is a neighborhood of great diversity. Thrift shops and the trendiest boutiques range from cheap to chic.

Glen Park Merchants Association

Glen Park’s coffee shops, markets, and boutiques give the neighborhood a village in a City feeling. Off the beaten past, but easily accessible by public transportation, Glen Park is a great neighborhood to experience and explore.

Haight Ashbury Merchants Association

The Haight Ashbury Merchants Association (HAMA) was established to build merchant cooperation, promote, improve, market, advertise, and beautify the Haight Ashbury shopping district and visitor experience. Our organization seeks to create a vibrant community and a welcoming place for residents and visitors alike. Annually, we have sponsored the holiday lights on the trees along Haight street. Our members have drafted and approved a plan to revitalize the street.

Inner Sunset

Since our founding in 1928, the Inner Sunset Merchant’s Association has been the voice of our neighborhood’s business community. We are an all-volunteer, non profit association committed to supporting, promoting and advocating for the needs of our local business community. We welcome new merchants into our neighborhood and work hard to drive new business to our growing community. Our success also depends upon the continued support of our neighbors and the safety and beauty of our neighborhood.


The Marina Merchants Association is committed to enhance business in the Marina – Cow Hollow areas as well as being involved in community matters that affect its Members.

Merchants of Butchertown

Local Merchants located in Bayview/HP (Butchertown) community of San Francisco coming together to celebrate our innovative and diverse small businesses.

Noe Valley Merchants Association

Founded in 1923, the Noe Valley Merchants & Professionals Association is one of the largest merchant associations in San Francisco. The NVMPA is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization chartered under the laws of the State of California that engages in the promotion, preservation and enhancement of the Noe Valley business community, representing an eclectic mix of food and beverage establishments, salon and spas, healers, retail stores, schools, entertainment and other business and professional services.

North Beach

North Beach Business Association is a non-profit mutual benefit organization committed to enhancing and promoting business throughout North Beach, beautifying and preserving our business district and neighborhood, and striving to make North Beach a more inviting, enjoyable, safer place to work, live, and visit. We work actively with North Beach neighborhood groups to create a more healthy and attractive community of which we can all continue to be proud.

Valencia Corridor Merchants Association

The VCMA is a member-operated neighborhood association including merchants in and around the Valencia Corridor. Our mission is to cultivate and beautify the corridor for the benefit of visitors, residents and merchants. Additionally, we endeavor to combine our voices and views toward the goal of maintaining the unique identity and independent spirit of the neighborhood.

West Portal Merchants Association

The West Portal Merchants Association (WPMA) collectively represents the business community on the West Portal Avenue commercial corridor. WPMA promotes and advocates for member businesses, while actively engaging and collaborating with the local community. The Association works to keep the neighborhood vibrant while retaining its charm and character.

Hosted in collaboration with

San Francisco Small Business Week
The 14th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week brings together business and community leaders to celebrate the more than 85,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs that create our neighborhoods.  From May 14-19, we honor the contributions and achievements of San Francisco small business owners by offering a series of educational and networking events designed to inspire, educate, and connect members of our business community. For more detailed information regarding San Francisco Small Business Week, please visit  www.sfsmallbusinessweek.com.

San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
San Francisco Office of Small Business
SF Chamber of Commerce
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