Oak Bluffs Association
|2013 Application Forms|
The Oak Bluffs Association (OBA) is a voluntary membership group of over 130 businesses and community members established in 1991. We are dedicated to promoting the natural beauty and historical charm of the Oak Bluffs area with the goal of helping the town, its citizens and its businesses thrive. To join, download the Membership Application in the right-hand column.
The Mission of the Oak Bluffs Association is to support a harmonious working relationship among members of the business community, civic associations, Town officials and the citizens of Oak Bluffs. We are committed to promoting the businesses, activities and attractions of Oak Bluffs in order to improve tourism through the pursuit of excellence, and in so doing, improve the quality of life for the community year round.
1. Develop our Membership.
2. Produce and distribute first-rate materials each year that will promote our events and members.
3. Find ways to extend the shoulder season business.
4. Work with organizations and Town officials to improve the Town and create a more productive and harmonious working relationship among all parties.
All OBA members receive a listing with their membership, plus, links to your own web site are FREE. Only members may be listed, and the OBA web site is continually being updated.
The OBA produces and distributes a comprehensive map of the Island, with separate pages for Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Information Booth
The Oak Bluffs Association maintains and staffs the Information Booth at Farland Square in OB. Members are eligible to participate in the booth program for a fee. Non-OBA Members are also welcome to display they brochures, space permitting, at a higher cost. To participate, download the Info Booth application at the top of the page.
Major events sponsored by the OBA include Harbor Festival, Summer Solstice, Tivoli Day, and Holiday Promotions.
All are welcome to participate in the Harbor Festival and Summer Solstice (mid-June) and Tivoli Day (mid-September) street fairs. Member-vendors, Vineyard artisans, and non-profits receive discounted fees for booth space. To participate, download the Harbor Festival, Summer Solstice and Tivoli Day applications in the left-hand column.
The Oak Bluffs Association sponsors the holiday promotion “Santa Sweepstakes” to help promote our members who are open through the holidays.
Town Government Representation
OBA members are encouraged to attend the bi-weekly Board of Selectmen Meetings in an effort to improve working relations and communications between town officials and the business community and to address issues that may adversely impact the businesses of Oak Bluffs.
Public Relations Initiatives
The Oak Bluffs Association has an extensive public relations program that helps to promote events both on and off island, helping to bring visitors to Oak Bluffs.
Cruise Industry Convention
The OBA, along with representatives of the Town and the Chamber of Commerce, has established a presence at the Cruise Industry convention in Florida in March to promote Oak Bluffs businesses, attractions and events.
Local and Regional Advertising
The Oak Bluffs Association advertises in the local and regional media for all OBA sponsored events. Press releases and calendar listings are included as support for this program.
Oak Bluffs Association Board of Directors
Dennis daRosa, President
daRosa’s Printing Co.
Keith Enos, Treasurer
H & R Block
Art Connection/MV Wind Festival
MV Savings Bank
508-627-4266 x. 1571 work
The Lazy Frog
Featherstone Center for the Arts
The Martha’s Vineyard Yoga Center
508-693-7129 x. 11 work
Becca Rogers, Director
Oak Bluffs Association
PO Box 1521, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557