What does the OBA do for the Community?
The Oceanside Business Association works hard to promote an excellent quality of life here on the Barrier Island, and to drive business oceanside. We conduct several ongoing and annual events such as the Farmers Market Oceanside, the Sunset Saturday Night Concert Series, the annual Christmas Parade in conjunction with the Treasure Coast Rotary Club, the annual Taste of Vero on Ocean Drive, and several retail events & sidewalk sales throughout the year.
We represent island business interests to the city and county governments. Some of our accomplishments include the construction and maintenance of Sexton Plaza, and Humiston Park. We work to beautify our island and create the best possible oceanside experience for our residents and guests.
Promotion and advocacy is a major aspect of what our members request and we do our best to provide it. Every year we produce and distribute an updated Oceanside Business Association Visitors Guide listing OBA members with additional advertising opportunities.
Included in membership, you will receive a listing on our OBA Website which will give you exposure to other members and visitors to the site. We are developing relationships with several media outlets and hope to have additional advertising opportunities in the near future, and we are currently in the process of rebranding and looking forward to launching a brand new, tourism driven website in 2020.
We hope you join the OBA and become a part of a growing membership working towards the betterment of our businesses and community.
Am I eligible to become an OBA Member?
If you have a business with a physical location on the Barrier Island, you are welcome to join the Oceanside Business Association. If you are not located on the island, we reccommend you look into membership with our community partner, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce.
What does it cost to become a member?
The cost to become an OBA member currently is FREE. The OBA is a not-for-profit organization. The OBA maintains and beautifies the quality of life on our Barrier Island. Next time you stroll the Oceanside, stop and enjoy the beautiful flower planters we've recently installed!
What are the benefits of becoming a member?
Joining the OBA means that you will have a voice in decisions that affect the Barrier Island. We work diligently with the City of Vero Beach to represent our member businesses in order to accomplish change that benefits the Island community. Attend our monthly hour long board meetings and receive our monthly emailed meeting minutes to stay up to date with the latest information for the Island.
Get Great Exposure! The OBA will include your business on our annual Visitor's Guide, as well as include your listing on our website. Your website listing will include LIVE LINKS to your website to drive traffic to your own page.
We are also starting a NEW RETAIL SPOTLIGHT page. Each month we will "spotlight" a different OBA member's retail business.
We are offering totally FREE inclusion on our 2021 VISITOR'S GUIDE. You can upgrade your free listing to an "OBA LISTING." For $100.00 your listing will include your Business Name, Address, Phone, Website and a 70 character Description of your business (available only to OBA Members). DISPLAY ADS also available on a first come first serve basis. These will also include a FREE UPGRADED, BOLDED lisitng on the directory as well. Regular Display Ad $500.00. Large Display Ad $900.00.
Discounted Advertising Opportunities! We have partnered up with Riverside Theatre, Vero Vine, the Press Journal, and several other media outlets to bring OBA members discounted advertising opportunities. You can receive discounts up to 50% off! We will also be offering advertising on our business directory on the new OBA website (set to launch 2020)
Business to Business Networking and Informational Summits!
Discounted Participation in OBA hosted events!
For Retailers: Notification of large groups in advance of their arrival, with occasional opportunities to include your business information in welcome packets.
And so much more!
What is the Business, Residents & Visitor's Guide?
The Visitor's Guide is an annual OBA publication that includes a street map, business directory, historic information, local advertisers and info on our local parks and beaches. We produce 30,000 copies of this guide and distribute them to the local hotels, IRC Chamber of Commerce (for their welcome packets), the Cultural Council of IRC, the Marina, Historic Dodgertown, and our participating businesses! These guides are also given to large groups such as destination wedding parties, and by mail upon request.
How can I participate in the Business, Residents & Visitor's Guide?
There are several ways to participate in the Visitor's Guide. All listings include a corresponding listing on the OBA website, with live links to your own website if applicable.
OBA members receive a FREE 2-Line listing in the directory that includes their name, address, phone number, website & map marker indicating their physical location on the street map.
OBA members can UPGRADE to a 4-Line listing that also includes a 70 character business description, to get their listing to stand out! This listing is $100.00
OBA members can take out a small or large display ad in the Visitor's Guide. All display ads come with an enhanced 4-Line listing that will be BOLDED on the directory. The small display ad is $500, the large display ad is $900.
Non Members who are located on the Barrier Island may also participate in the Visitor's Guide. The non-member listing price is $150 and includes a standard 2-Line listing that is FREE to OBA members.
How do I join the OBA?
Please fill out the online submission form below. Once we get your application, and verify your business location, we will set up a recurring annual invoice for you which you will receive via email. After your invoice has been paid, we will have our membership coordinator reach out with information and a welcome packet for new members to assist you in getting involved in the organization!
If, for any reason, you do not receive a response to your application, please reach out to our website administrator by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you with the process!