South of Market Business Association

Welcome to SOMA!


A Community Partner

to SOMA's residents, businesses

 and visitors for over 30 years in




The South of Market Business Association is a nonprofit organization working to promote South of Market as a vital place to live, work, visit and do business. SOMBA mobilizes businesses, residents, community groups and government representatives to identify priorities, challenges and solutions to maintain a strong and vibrant community.


Community Events


Recent Events







1.  An INBOUND WEB LINK to your site and listing in our online Membership Directory
2.  Electronic Newsletters to all Members
3.  Community Exchange Meetings, Networking Events, and other Special Meetings
4.  A resource for city services, how to green your business, increase security, and many more topics
5.  Neighborhood safety updates
6.  A unified voice to participate in the evolution of SoMa with San Francisco’s City Government
7.  Collaboration with SFCDMA, of which SOMBA is a Member
And more…


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The South of Market Community

Originally formed in 1992, the South of Market Business Association (SOMBA) is a non-profit professional organization governed by its Board of Directors and bylaws.

SOMBA member businesses are tightly integrated into the community; many owners and employees live and work in the area. On a day-to-day basis, SOMBA businesses are resources for each other as they serve the unique populations that reside and work in the South of Market. Members and partner organizations work together to create a more vibrant, connected and successful business environment.

SOMBA serves as a resource to:

  • Advocate for a more vibrant community

  • Attract more customers to the neighborhood

  • Support and strengthen SoMa businesses

  • Promote SoMa businesses doing business with each other

At SOMBA we are deeply involved in our community and, along with our partners in the district, exist to empower all SOMA's communities  - residents, businesses and visitors alike.

The following represent some of the community organizations who we work with in concert to uplift our community:

SOMCAN (South of Market Community Action Network)    United Playaz

Central Market CBD    SOMA West CBD    SOMA Pilipinas    SFCDMA

We are a proud supporter of many events within this rich and vibrant district. On Sunday, August 21, 2022 we had 3 tables at Sunday Streets SOMA. Check out our Recent Events section to view photos! For upcoming SOMA events, visit our Community Events section.


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