Over the past sixty years, the Council has distinguished itself by drawing together the disparate merchants associations in the neighborhood commercial districts of the City. Together, they have advocated for street lighting, traffic control, parking, and legislation to improve the business climate in the City.
Our members represent a variety of local businesses including an eclectic mix of food and drink, salons, spas, healers, shopping, schools, business services, entertainment and more.
Our Mission is to protect, preserve, and promote small businesses in San Francisco.
On February 6th, 2014, SFCDMA held its 61st anniversary gala dinner event, at the Concordia-Argonaut Club on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. This event was well attended with over 200 attendees from merchant groups all over San Francisco.
The event was hosted by Emmy Award winning Producer Liam Mayclem, with entertainment from The Rat Pack and an excellent silent auction. Henry Karnilowicz, President of SFCDMA, was honored by various local politicians. Notable speakers and award presenters were Mayor Ed Lee, SFPD Chief Greg Suhr and SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White. Many thanks to the Concordia-Argonaut Club staff and to the SFCDMA members who put on such a great event.