September 2020 Eureka Chamber Membership News
Who would have believed that when we were making plans for 2020 that it would have turned out to be the year it is.
I grew up in Australia listening to my great grandparents and grandparents and parents talking about the wars of their time, the great depression, recessions and hard times of employment lockouts, droughts, fires and flooding rains. I am so glad that I listened. But never did I think that my privileged life would be affected in the same ways that theirs was.

Their stories come flooding back. They were stories of resilience, and pulling together, and helping out your mates.

We have seen this community support in Humboldt County. There have been great collaborations. People are working together. We are looking out for one another. We are reinventing our businesses and ways to support each other.

I am so proud to be doing what I am doing during this time. I am proud of our team. I so value the leadership and the direction of our Board and Committees.

We have created an exciting annual membership magazine around our families and faces behind our local businesses that will be published early October. We have worked tirelessly to drive business to your websites, social media pages, phones and businesses. And we have not stopped creating new initiatives to support our local member businesses and economy.

This month we will be introducing you to ARTBIZ, check out our website for more information on how you can be involved as a local artist and look forward to the opportunity to support both our local artists and the Chamber in coming months. We are grateful for the ArtBiz committee of Linda Wise, Rachel Schluter and Nancy Flemming who are passionate about supporting our local artists! 

As elections are nearing, our Government Affairs committee has polled you our members for the burning questions you would like answered to better inform you as you VOTE this November 3rd. We have invited all candidates to answer 3 questions in video format and 3 questions in writing. We will email you the links to their answers, post them on our website and social media, and link to them in the October Newsletter.  It is so very important for our community for you to not only VOTE but to understand what your vote stands for.

We are also excited to share with you that we are planning an exciting Annual Dinner and Membership Meeting. It’s going to have a different look and feel this year, but I promise you it will be fun!
In everything that we do here at the Chamber, we have you our members and community in mind. How can we help you survive and thrive during these times? 

Our ancestors have taught us, that if we stick together, support one another and be kind to ourselves, there is a silver lining! It’s just going to take a little time. 
Thursday, September 17th
from 5:30-7:00pm

Join us for this month's virtual mixer hosted by Recology. You'll get the opportunity to hear from Recology Humboldt County General Manager Linda Wise, network, get Chamber updates, and win cool prizes; including zero-waste starter kits!
August Virtual Mixer Recap:

Networking | Guest Speakers | Education

Angela Petrusha engaged the audience with “guess who” trivia questions around celebrity estates and introduced her all female team.

Guest speaker, Dr. Chris Hartley along with his colleague Dr. Colby Smart, covered some big topics around the impact of COVID-19 in our schools, the key factors for re-opening, and the importance of collaboration with public health
Check out a recording of the Virtual Mixers HERE!
Learn YouTube for Business

Join us for a lively and informative webinar on

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

You'll learn how to setup a YouTube channel, create promotional video content, correctly format videos, and much more.
Get your team ready! This year's fundraising event won’t be an in-person gathering, but will be fighting Alzheimer's from everywhere! Wherever you are, you can walk and raise funds for one goal: a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia's. Our local chapter the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California will facilitate the event.
The Chamber has all of our recent Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies on video and you can see them HERE: Ribbon Cuttings 2020 
Humboldt Sponsors
“For the Kids of Humboldt”
Fundraiser Receives Large Donation
Humboldt Sponsors is pleased to announce its direct-mail fundraiser, "For the Kids of Humboldt," has been a huge success! More than $35,000 has been raised to date!
Swan Joins Coast Central’s Board of Directors
Coast Central Credit Union announced that Klark Swan has been appointed by its volunteer Board of Directors to replace Joyce Jury, who retired this year after serving on the Board for nearly 30 years.
Statewide Incentives for Energy Storage
Redwood Coast Energy Authority encourages our customers to take advantage of rebates available for a limited time for installing energy storage technology such as batteries at homes, businesses, and public facilities.
International Red Panda Day
You are invited to International Red Panda Day at Sequoia Park Zoo on September 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM with Zoo Admission generously sponsored by SMILE Humboldt!
Commercial Printer Goes Solar
Times Printing Company, the North Coast’s largest commercial printer, moved one step closer to becoming self-sufficient and energy independent thanks to the on-site installation of 90 solar panels.
Change is Afoot at Express!
As Express Employment Professionals sends Dan off in style, we are excited to welcome the incoming Operations Manager, Kathy Wells, to the Express Team!
Census Deadline Approaches
The unremitting pandemic and economic crises of 2020 have overshadowed what would normally have been a dominant event of community action: the decennial census. Most of you are probably generally aware of the census, but few of you likely know that the census will conclude at the end of this month.
The Workplace: a Podcast by CalChamber
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss some of the best practices and common pitfalls of vacation policies in California.
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