Who We Are

The ongoing mission of the Balboa Island Merchant’s Associationis to promote economic opportunity through business and community leadership and to enhance the social and civic environment of Balboa Island. BIMA is an organization of over 100 members who believe in the importance of creating a sense of community among local businesses. Our members are from every industry, large and small, old and new, withinthat mission statement, there are several elements, but first and foremost, we serve as the voice of business in Balboa Island district part a larger community of businessesin Newport Beach California.

Latest News

Hot Topic of Organic Vs. Synthetic Chemical Pest Management Crops Up in Newport Beach

A dog rolls around on the grass at Marina Park in 2017 during a Halloween event. — Photo by Sara Hall © A hot topic on the national level, pest [...]

Concerns Cut to the Root of Marine Avenue Trees

The lemon-scented gum eucalyptus trees that line Marine Avenue are at the center of a debate between residents, city staff, and arborists. — Photo by Sara Hall © While residents, [...]

Balboa ‘Ferry-tale’: A Century of Back and Forth

The Commodore, circa 1933, one of the earliest versions of the Balboa Island Ferry that carried vehicles. — Photo courtesy Seymour Beek © Longevity — many strive for it, only [...]