Oak Bluffs Association

About Us
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 by clicking this link.Membership Form

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.

OBA Media
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 [email protected] 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 Information Booth Application by clicking this link.

Information Booth Application 2017

Major Events
Major events this year sponsored by the OBA include Harbor Festival, Tivoli Day, and Holiday Promotions.

Harborfest 2017 App.


Event Booth Space
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.

Santa Sweepstakes
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.
[email protected]
508-524-2065 cell
508-693-0110 work

Renee Balter, Vice President
Titticut Follies

Keith Enos, Treasurer
H & R Block
[email protected]
508-693-7722 work

Christine Todd, Executive Director
Oak Bluffs Association
[email protected]
PO Box 1521, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Doug Abdelnour
[email protected]
508-360-2703 cell

Holly Alaimo
Art Connection/MV Wind Festival
[email protected]
508-693-5444 work

Jake Gifford
The Lazy Frog
[email protected]
508-693-4679 work

Ana Ilievska
Rockland Trust Bank
[email protected]

Primo Lombardi
The Martha’s Vineyard Yoga Center
[email protected]

Terry McCarthy
Dockside Marketplace
[email protected]
239-591-0836 cell
508-693-3392 work

Jeremiah McCarthy
Dockside Marketplace
[email protected]

John Newsom
Lawrence Realty
[email protected]
774-274-0066 cell
508-693-3302 work

Mike Santoro
Lookout Tavern, The Ocean View
[email protected]
508-274-0716 cell
508-693-7129 x. 11 work

Ann Smith
Featherstone Center for the Arts


John Tiernan
Dockside Inn
[email protected]
508-693-2966 work

Michael Wallace
Budget Rent-A-Car
[email protected]
508-693-0236 work