June 2022 Eureka Chamber Membership News
Realizing the Destination
Interim CEO
Susan Gillespie
June traditionally kicks off the summer vacation time for families, but not everyone can get off for an extended period of time during those few weeks of school vacation and warmer weather. And now as we are moving away from Covid travel concerns, inflation and gas prices are impacting travel budgets.

For those of us who are fortunate enough to live and work in Humboldt County, the answer can be as simple as being a tourist in your own backyard. A day trip or short weekend overnight jaunt can be a supplement to the longer planned vacation and the perfect way to unplug the children from the electronics and plug into the beauty that surrounds us. One-day adventures can be just as memorable as a two-week trip and we have plenty to choose from to create that family memory.

Taking short day trips throughout the summer gives everyone the chance to pick an adventure that suits their particular interests. There are plentiful thrilling activities such as river rafting, gondolas through the redwood canopy and exhilarating jet board excursions. On the other hand there's leisurely days by the river or enjoyable day hikes through the parks. Take a look around and for a moment, pretend you’re visiting. What would you see, where would you go? If you’re stuck for ideas, contact the Eureka Visitor Center or the Eureka/Humboldt Visitor Bureau for recommendations.

We are surrounded by the natural beauty of ancient forests, spectacular coastline vistas and opportunities galore to explore the history and artistry of Humboldt, but we can get so caught up in the daily routine of life we literally don’t see the forest for the trees. Don’t forget, we’re a world class destination and we’re lucky to live here. So pack the kids in the car and take off for near-by adventures. You don't have to go far to take a trip of a lifetime.
June Mixer at Mendenhall Studios
Join us for an in-person mixer on Thursday, June 16th from 5:30-7pm, at Mendenhall Studios. Co-hosted by Dark Staffing Solutions and the Ink People.

Food and raffle prizes, plus catching up with our Members and new friends who are thinking of joining us!
Corcoran Global Living Celebrates New Location
Congratulations to Corcoran Global Living on its new location at 527 3rd Street in Eureka! Chamber representatives joined with Corcoran staff and friends for the festive ribbon cutting and open house event.

With a forward-thinking leadership team with deep roots in real estate and notable private investment backing, Corcoran Global Living is poised for exponential growth into additional metro areas in the states where they operate. From luxury homes and income properties to vacation getaways and first-time homes, Corcoran Global Living has the experience, insight and expertise to achieve and surpass clients’ highest expectations.
New Elevate Class Beginning
The Chamber's digital marketing and e-commerce workshop series begins the week of July 5. Have you signed up yet? Referrals welcome!
Presentation on SB1383
What do you know about SB 1383, California's Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Law? How will this impact area residents and businesses? To find out more, watch this special presentation to the Eureka Chamber Government Affairs Committee.
SB1383 for
Food Related Businesses
Certain food businesses and organizations will be required to donate a maximum amount of their surplus edible food to those in need. For more information, watch this special meeting at the City of Eureka about the food rescue requirements of SB1383.
Vote to Name the BizHQ Mascot
Voting continues to give our little recycled-newspaper mascot a name! The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges on July 1 and will receive a zero-waste lifestyle starter kit!
Host a 2023 Mixer
Chamber after hours networking events are a perfect way to gain exposure for your company. Would you like more visibility for your business? Showcase what you do and how you do it by bringing area professionals into your business for an enjoyable evening of networking, fun and camaraderie.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Eureka Chamber Mixer Hosts. Hosting a mixer is an excellent opportunity to share your business with your fellow chamber members! Call 442- 3738 now for more information.
May Mixer was a Hit
The first 2022 “In-Person” Eureka Chamber Mixer, hosted by Eureka Senior High School, was held on May 19th. In a change-of-pace, the Mixer was held in the High School’s brand-new $6 Million state-of-the-art Welding Shop area completed during the pandemic.
Help Your Chamber Staff Win a Bet!
You read that right! Your Chamber staff, Jessie and Heather are in a bet against our fearless leader Susan to sell 25 of the books, "125 Years of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce." When we win this shameless promotion, Susan must take us out to a nice lunch!

$25 each or 2 for $40

Perfect for Father's Day!
Closed for Juneteenth
2022 is the first year the the Chamber will close in observation of the Juneteenth holiday. The office will be closed Monday, June 20, 2022 and will reopen on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts share highlights from the CalChamber Hiring Checklist, and discuss obtaining documentation from remote workers, employee handbook best practices, and what employers should look for in a harassment training program.
The cost of living weighs heavily on the minds of voters, and has become the principal lens through which they consider California public policy issues
Compass Community Credit Union Encourages Youth to Save 
During the month of April, Compass Community Credit Union celebrated National Youth Month. The campaign was designed to develop strong saving habits for children and teens. Compass is committed to helping teach sound financial responsibilities.
Northern California Community Blood Bank Marks World Blood Donor Day 
World Blood Donor Day is June 14. The Northern California Community Blood Bank is celebrating by thanking local blood donors and encouraging everyone to help save lives by donating blood. Those interested can find more information about the process and make an appointment at our local blood center.
Save the Date for Humboldt Sponsors
The twice-postponed annual Rummage Sale, traditionally Humboldt Sponsors biggest fundraiser of the year, is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka. This popular event will feature three buildings full of bargains for the entire family. 
Alzheimer's Association Classes
The Alzheimer's Association is offering several classes for support and learning.
The Stuudiio Announces
Humboldt Passport
The Humboldt Passport is your insiders guide to true Northern California. Great for visitors and locals alike. Discover your new favorite haunts and tour Humboldt with curated recommendations. You’ll have access to exclusive deals with this passport.