November 2022 Eureka Chamber Membership News
Warm Greetings!

 CEO and President, Nancy Olson
Good golly, we’ve got so much to share… I hope you’ll take a few minutes to fully peruse this newsletter, as we strive to keep you informed!

A couple of highlights:

Save the Date! Our Annual Membership Meeting and soiree will be held Friday, January 27. We are creating a twist on this, our largest event of the year, to increase opportunities for you to network, enjoy time with colleagues and learn about exciting new programs the Chamber will be offering for you in 2023. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact me at for a sponsorship package. This event is sure to sell out. Learn more below!

New Speaker Series! This month we launched a series of members-only conversations with local leaders about issues of importance for all of our members. We will be tackling such topics as how your business can benefit from the offshore wind initiative, increasing security at your business, what’s happening at Cal Poly Humboldt, local and regional economic development initiatives, the future of cannabis in Humboldt County, and much more. This month we had an exciting conversation with Megan Kenney of Chamber member North Coast Growers Association about their work to make our region more food secure – here’s a link to the video of this conversation. Keep an eye out for more members-only invitations, and come learn with us!
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve each and every one of you, and look forward to sharing more about the future of YOUR Chamber in the year ahead!

Watch for Your 2023
Board of Directors Ballots
Six local business leaders have been nominated for seats on the 2023 Chamber Board of Directors. Ballots must be returned no later than December 1, 2022. Only those ballots received in the official ballot envelope will be counted. 
2022 Business Awards
Coming Soon
Be on the lookout for your survey in the next week to 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.)

Winners will be announced at the 2023 Chamber Membership Meeting and Gala.
Save the Date
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!
November Mixer Hosted by Recology of Humboldt and the Northern California Community Blood Bank
On Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 5:30, join us for the best professional networking event around. Co-hosted by Recology of Humboldt and Northern California Community Blood Bank, this mixer promises fun, food and drink, learning - and even an opportunity to give blood! It's being held at the Recology facility at 555 Vance Avenue, Samoa.
Bring a Potential Member and
Win Avelo Airlines Tickets
You can win two round trip, upgraded tickets to Los Angeles / Hollywood Burbank just by bringing a potential new Chamber member to the November 17 mixer! (Bring additional potential new members for even more chances to win!)
October Mixer at
Coast Central Credit Union
What a terrific event! The evening was especially noteworthy as it was celebrated on International Credit Union Day in addition to this being Coast Central's 72nd year as a Credit Union!
Eureka Visitor Center
Opens New Old Town Location
Congratulations to the Eureka Visitor Center, Eureka Main Street and the City of Eureka's Economic Development Department on the Grand Opening of their new location at 108 F Street!!
Youth Ambassador Program is Back
The Youth Ambassador Program matches local high school juniors with community minded business sponsors. The objectives of the program are to inspire a commitment to community service, introduce students to the local business community and to provide scholarships for college-bound students.

A special thank you to Coastal Business Systems as presenting sponsor for the program!

Applications for business sponsorship are available below, or contact the Chamber at 707-442-3738.
Remember to Shop Local
This Holiday Season
Whether it's Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday or one of the many vendor events, 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
Water and Sewer Rate Forum
A special thank you to City Manager, Miles Slattery and City staff for the candid conversation with Chamber members to answer questions and concerns regarding the proposed water and sewer rate increases. A recording is available for you to view.

Proposed rates go before the City Council on November 15, with the Public Hearing on December 19.
Local Events to Celebrate the Season
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events sponsored by the City of Eureka.
Funding Is Still Available
The City invites the community to apply for the Business rebate program which helps local businesses increase their security.
Coast Central’s Community Grant Program Reaches $2 Million
Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $100,000 in grants through its Community Investment Program’s spring round to 12 local organizations, bringing the total awarded to $2 million since 2008. 
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.
College of the Redwoods to Hold
Advising & Career Fair
Chamber members are invited to participate in College of the Redwood's Advising and Career Fair on Monday, November 28, from 10:30am to 1:30pm in the CR Learning Resource Center.
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. 
See's Candy Fundraiser for the
Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Visiting Angels' Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's is sponsoring a See's Candy Fundraiser from now until December 2.
Cal-Ore Life Flight
Updated Pricing for 2023
Cal-Ore Life Flight is offering new pricing for 2023. Make sure you and your household are covered!
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.
November and December Online Classes Offered
The Alzheimer's Association is offering several classes for support and learning. Classes are offered in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Listening Tour Event
Californians for the Arts will be stopping in Eureka to host one of several Regional Conversations, bringing together artists, arts organizations, creative workers and businesses, and supporters of arts and culture to hear updates on legislation affecting the sector, to learn about advocacy, and to share what is impacting arts and culture in each community. 

Wednesday, November 16. 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Morris Graves Museum of Art (636 F Street).
Four Important HR Law
Updates for 2023
Laws regarding leaves of absence, cannabis use discrimination, pay scale reporting and workplace safety are outlined in this issue of Cal Chamber updates.