January 2024
Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Starting 2024 off Right!

Happy New Year!

Get ready to join us for an unforgettable evening at the Greater Eureka Chamber's highly anticipated 2024 Awards Gala on the evening of Friday, January 26. This is your chance to showcase your support for the local business community and be recognized as a sponsor. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets to attend the event and enjoy an evening of glitz and glamour while rubbing shoulders with fellow business and community leaders.
Learn more here!

But that's not all! Before the Awards Gala, our Annual Chamber Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity for our Members to learn about all the great work that was accomplished in 2023, and get a sneak peek at what's in store for 2024. There is no cost to participate in this virtual event. Reserve your spot for this Chamber Member-only opportunity and join in the conversation.

We will be thrilled to have you with us – let’s look to the future together!

Chamber News
Annual Membership Meeting
The Greater Eureka Chamber will be hosting its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom. Join us to hear a report on all we've done in 2023 and what's ahead for 2024. This is a member-exclusive meeting. Registration is required.
New Management 101 Series
Becoming a manager presents unique opportunities and challenges whether you are transitioning from a high performer to a manager or have been in your role for a few years. This interactive, three-session workshop will help participants understand what it takes to be an effective manager and leader while gaining practical skills that can be applied immediately, including:
  • Tactical skills needed for performance management and supporting positive team dynamics
  • Steps for maintaining personal well-being as a manager.
  • Skills to help create a trusting, effective, and inclusive environment.
  • A personal integration plan to help you put what you’ve learned into action.

February 9, 16, 23
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce
Mixers Return Next Month!
The Greater Eureka Chamber is excited to announce the return of our monthly Thursday evening mixers in February!

Redwood Capital Bank and Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate will host the first mixer of the new year at Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate in Old Town Eureka! Join us for a SWEET evening of fun and connection and be sure to bring plenty of business cards to share with new contacts.

February 15
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
333 1st Street, Eureka
Last Chance to Apply for Leadership Redwood Coast!
Calling all emerging leaders!

The application deadline for the 2024 Leadership Redwood Coast Fellowship is rapidly approaching! Don't wait to apply for this amazing five-month professional development opportunity that will give you the tools, connections, and insights needed to effect equitable and innovative change in the Redwood Coast community.

Applications are due January 19.
Southern Humboldt Elevate
Digital Marketing Class
Attention Southern Humboldt businesses! The Elevate Digital Marketing class is traveling to the Garberville Library for the final FREE workshop series. Members and Non-members are welcome!

February 7, 14, 21
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join the Chamber Ambassador Team!
The Greater Eureka Chamber is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be Chamber Ambassadors! Our ambassadors provide critical support during networking events and serve as liaisons between the Chamber and the greater business community. They also gain valuable skills in leadership, networking, public speaking, and more.

Want to get involved? Download the application below!
Get your 2024 Awards Gala Tickets Now!
Join us for our 2024 Awards Gala "An Evening of Intrigue and Wonder," where The Acres will be transformed into a Cirque du Soleil inspired cocktail lounge.

This magical event will feature an inspirational presentation of awards to highly-deserving local businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders, a lively live auction facilitated by State Senator Mike McGuire, and music by guitarist Jeff Smoller and the last-ever performance of the incredible Amber Soul!

January 26

Interested in sponsoring? Connect with Nancy nancy@eurekachamber.com.
Gala Auction Items Needed!
If you are interested in supplying an auction item for our 2024 Annual Awards Gala, please email Carole Crossley at carolecrossleygifts@gmail.com.
City News
Town Hall: The Future of the
Jacobs Campus
The City of Eureka is hosting a community town hall about the Jacobs Campus site.

The discussion of the campus’ future will take place at Eureka City Hall on the second floor in council chambers. You can also join via Zoom. Click Learn More for details.

January 23
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
531 K Street, Eureka
Member News
CA Shop Small Start to Cart
NorCal SBDC is offering a six-week California Shop Small online training program for aspiring and established business owners who want to increase sales online.

Topics include setting up an eCommerce website, online marketing and more.

January 23 to March 20
Eureka City Schools Finalizes Sale of Jacobs Junior High Campus
After a more than 15-year long process, Eureka City Schools has finalized the sale of the Jacobs Junior High Campus, a surplus property, at 674 Allard Avenue in Eureka. Read more about the campus' history by clicking below.
Volunteers Needed for Point in Time Count
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Point-in-Time homeless count. The purpose of the count is to collect data on the amount of people experiencing homelessness in Humboldt County. The count will take place January 22 and 23.
Business Network International Mixer
Business Network International's Humboldt chapter is holding a Eureka mixer on Tuesday, February 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

More information on the organization, food and beverages will be provided along with the most important piece, networking!

RSVP's are required. Contact President Carole Crossley to RSVP at 707.845.7243 or CaroleCrossleyGifts@gmail.com.
Your Chance to Give Back for National Blood Donor Month
January is National Blood Donor Month, and the Northern California Community Blood Bank is encouraging everyone who is eligible to donate blood and help serve our community. Your donation can make a positive impact and help heal our neighbors, friends, and families.

For a schedule of upcoming donation opportunities, click below.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available
Benefits are available for small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, and small businesses engaged in aquaculture who suffered economic impact due to the California Salmon Fishery Closure which occurred April 6 through October 31. 

The economic injury deadline is August 29, 2024.
Soroptimist Women in Business Award
Attention Female Entrepreneurs! The deadline to apply for the Soroptimist of Humboldt Bay's Women in Business Award is February 1. Don't miss the opportunity to apply for this $1000 grant for small businesses that make a difference in our community.
New Year, New Grant Opportunities
Humboldt Sponsors is currently accepting applications for its 2024 grant cycle. All eligible Humboldt-based nonprofit organizations providing services to youth can apply. Learn more about Humboldt Sponsors happenings and ways to give back to the community by clicking the button below.
You Can Help Prepare Humboldt's Next Gen Leaders
College of the Redwoods, in partnership with the Greater Eureka Chamber, is looking for professionals like you to bring the real world of careers into their classrooms.

Share your experience as a panelist in a classroom, host an intern from CR, have a student job shadow you, or share your business expertise as a member of a career-specific, industry advisory group.

For more information contact:
Montel Vanderhorck, Director of Employer Partnerships
We Want to Hear from You!
Your membership benefits include sharing news about your business with over 1,800 newsletter subscribers each month.

Send us your pictures, documents or a press release, the latest news, events and accomplishments (images no bigger than 5mb please) with a sentence or two as a description to carly@eurekachamber.com by the last Friday of the month to be included in the following newsletter.
2024 Membership Renewal
Thanks to all the Greater Eureka Chamber members who have already renewed for 2024! If you are ready to renew your membership and haven't done so already, give us a call at 707-442-3738 or go online to eurekachamber.com and log into your Chamber account. 
Premier Members
Premier Member Benefits!
Check out Premier Member Benefits and consider elevating your partnership!

Contact Nancy at 707-442-3738 or nancy@eurekachamber.com for more information.