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WELCOME TO NEMBA North East Mission Business Association

Who We Are

The North East Mission is a unique, complex and primarily light industrial neighborhood located in the heart of San Francisco between the Inner Mission, SOMA, and Potrero Hill neighborhoods. This vibrant blue-collar neighborhood is home to many production, distribution and repair [PDR] type businesses as well as a large art and high-tech community. NEMBA’s goal is to provide both large and small businesses within its boundaries with a strong, unified voice to affect positive change within the neighborhood and at City Hall.

NEMBA was founded in 1990 by Gwen Kaplan of Ace Mailing. For over 20 years NEMBA has been working with the city to help protect and improve the neighborhood and to preserve the endangered manufacturing and industrial type businesses of the North East Mission. Gwen’s “let’s get it done”  approach has come to characterize the group and how it functions. As a group we understand that making new connections, forming a broader network, and staying informed is the key to getting things done.

Come to one of our monthly meetings, meet your neighbors, learn about issues that affect your business and your neighborhood, and sign up to become a member!

We need you voice and your support!

Mission Statement

As a not-for-profit business organization, NEMBA exists to promote and to protect the interests of businesses in the North East Mission. As business owners we share a long list of community and business interests and concerns. NEMBA is a resource to amplify those issues and concerns, to inform a broader audience, and to find support and solutions.