December 2022 Eureka Chamber Membership News
Looking Forward to 2023

 CEO and President, Nancy Olson
On the heels of a year all of us can agree brought more than its share of challenges, I can honestly say: I am looking forward to 2023. While we can’t know all it will bring, I am excited about the possibilities and the plans we are laying for a successful NEW year – and beyond!

I am thrilled to announce that our Board has approved the founding of a new 501c3 nonprofit organization that will run in parallel with the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce and allow us to significantly expand our offerings.

Launching in January, the Redwood Coast Chamber Foundation will foster inclusive economic and community development for California’s North Coast. As a result of our work, local businesses, nonprofits, schools and community members will have expanded access to educational experiences and programming designed to support regional economic growth and resilience.

That’s a broad statement of purpose. So what does it mean? It means that, in collaboration with a wide variety of partners, we will be better poised to respond to the needs and opportunities for local businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and others with new initiatives that support the economic vitality of our area.

2023 will be the year we focus on building access to educational opportunities for our Chamber Members and our broader community. We are partnering with AEDC to launch Leadership Redwood Coast in March. Next Level, an ongoing series of professional development courses, will begin in February. And Conversations with Leaders, giving our members access to some of our region’s most in-the-know folks to discuss big issues that impact us all, starts in January.

Thanks to all of you for helping inform what’s next for the Greater Eureka Chamber. As we lay expanded frameworks for future growth, I invite you to get involved by participating in our new programs, volunteering your time and, yes, investing financial resources to support this important work.

May your Holiday Season be bright and meaningful and filled with goodness!
Welcome New Board Members
Members of the Eureka Chamber have overwhelmingly ratified six local business leaders as new members of the Chamber Board of Directors for 2023.
Join us for the 2023 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Gala
Join us on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Sequoia Conference Center for the Chamber's Annual Membership Meeting and Gala. Invitations will be going out soon and this cocktail party will surely sell out quickly! Special entertainment, live and silent auctions, and a fun new format promises a swanky good time!

As an additional opportunity to promote your business, donate one or more items for our auction. To donate or for more information contact Carole Crossley at

There is still time to have your business featured as a sponsor! Deadline for sponsorship recognition is January 6, 2023.
2022 Business Awards
Final Ballots Due
Cast your vote for your choices for the 2022 Annual Business Awards. (Ballots are sent to the member of record and only one set of votes per business are counted.) Ballots are due December 16.

Winners will be announced at the 2023 Chamber Membership Meeting and Gala.
December Mixer Hosted by
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates
On Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 5:30pm please join us for a festive and fun after-hours networking event at Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate's new chocolate factory and store at 333 First Street in Old Town.

The staff at Dick Taylor is excited to share the new space and invite Chamber members to come check it out and enjoy chocolate sampling and refreshments.
2023 Membership Renewals
Watch the mail for your edition of the popular Eureka Chamber Annual Membership Directory. The insightful 2022/2023 edition is also featured on the Chamber website.

Additionally, information for renewing your membership is included in the packet. If you have any questions, please call (707) 442-3738.
Elevate Digital Marketing Classes Booking in January
We're excited to once again offer the free digital marketing workshop series to our community! January classes will be held 1/10, 1/17, and 1/24/23 at 9:30am at the Eureka Chamber office. RSVP required.
November Mixer at
Recology of Humboldt County
Our co-hosts, Recology of Humboldt and the Northern California Blood Bank truly outdid themselves at the November mixer!
Youth Ambassador Program
Business sponsorships are now open for the 2023 Youth Ambassador Program. We would like to extend the invitation for your business to participate.

The objectives of the program are to inspire a commitment to community service, introduce students to the local business community and provide scholarships for students planning to attend college or trade school.   

A special thank you to Coastal Business Systems as presenting sponsor for the program!
Remember to Shop Local
This Holiday Season
Please remember to shop with our local businesses this holiday season. The health of our local economy depends on it!
Business News From the City of Eureka
Home for the Holidays
Decorating Contest
The City of Eureka presents the Mayor’s 3rd Annual Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest. Eureka residents decorate their homes with their best holiday décor and the community is invited to drive the city and view the beautiful holiday homes. All manner of holiday décor is welcome, no matter what you celebrate. Individuals who have decorated their homes in an exceptional and creative manner will be recognized for their hard work.

Register by December 16th
Community Voting 12/16 - 12/26.
Congratulations to RWE Renewables 
Greater Eureka Chamber congratulates member RWE Renewables, one of two winning bidders in the BOEM offshore wind lease auction last week. The offshore wind project will bring significant economic development impact for our region, and we will be tracking the opportunities for our members accordingly. 
Coast Central Credit Union Welcomes New VP Member Digital Services
Coast Central Credit Union announced that Jasmin Gammel has been appointed Vice President, Member Digital Services.

Gammel is responsible for the organization’s Digital Banking products, Chat, its Member Support Center including phone support, check processing, ACH, and its Credit/Debit Card Services Department.
CalPoly Career and Volunteer Expo
Are you recruiting for vacant jobs, internships, or volunteer positions with your organization? Join us February 16 from 12-4pm for the Career & Volunteer Expo at Cal Poly Humboldt! Register at Contact for more info.
Holiday Pop-up at the Clarke Museum
Located in the front half of the Clarke Museum until December 24th, Solstice features local makers and goods from afar that are typically not easily found in Humboldt.

Open everyday from 10-6 until December 24th, at 240 E Street in Old Town.
The Humboldt County Workforce Development Board (WDB)
needs YOU! 
Humboldt County and the north coast needs committed business leaders who are willing to take time to shape local workforce development in a meaningful way to ensure we have employees prepared for the careers of today and the future. 
Grant Funds Are Still Available to Child Care Providers in Humboldt County
If you are a caregiver in a child care setting in Humboldt County who has worked since July 2021, you may be eligible for a grant designed to stabilize and retain the child care workforce. Since September, AEDC has provided grants to 255 providers for a total amount of $417,000. There are still funds available and providers and caregivers are still encouraged to apply.
Save on Avelo Airlines Flights
Avelo Airlines' Home for the Holidays campaign offers a promo code to save $20 on all round trip flights from ACV to Los Angeles / Hollywood Burbank, booked and used by April 30, 2023.
New 369 Area Code Coming to the 707 Area Code Region
To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the California Public Utilities Commission has approved an all-services overlay for the 707 area code region. As of February 1, 2023, a new 369 area code will overlay the existing 707 area code. 
SIHB Scholarships Now Open
Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay announces the application opening for several scholarship and grant opportunities. Deadlines to apply vary, so visit the website for details. The Violet Richardson Award closes December 15.
Governor Signs New
Employment Laws
The Governor has signed new employment laws regarding leaves of absence, discrimination, pay scale, and workplace safety laws, among others
Caring Companions Care Home