Chamber News

Flower Power Project Under Way!

June 25, 2017.  It was a great day for McKinleyville, when volunteers and a crew from Miller Farms set off down Central Avenue to hang the flower baskets on the light poles.  It was the culmination of many years of dreams and hard work.  The chamber reached out to its members several years ago to ask what they would like the chamber to do to help their businesses grow.  A request by many members was to help make McKinleyville more inviting.  The Flower Power Project was an answer to this request.  This first year the flowers will be maintained and watered by volunteers.  You can see the names of chamber members who have helped make this project work on the plaques hanging from the flower brackets.  The second phase of the project that will add fairy lights to several trees along Central will follow soon.  When you see the volunteers watering the flowers in the early morning be sure to drive careful and to wave and say hi.

Humboldt Skate Park Joins the Chamber

June 9, 2017  Help us welcome the Humboldt Skatepark Collective to the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce. You can find out about the progress and other general happenings by following them on facebook. Look for McKinleyville Skatepark

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening at New Trend Wireless New Location

On June 9, 2017, New Trend Wireless/US Cellular celebrated their new location with a celebration and ribbon cutting.  The community came out for the ribbon cutting as well as the continued celebrations throughout the weekend.  New Trend Wireless hosted a free lunch for chamber members on the 9th and again for the community on Saturday as well as free give-a-ways and fun.

Pony Express Days Festivities

(June 3, 2017) Barn Dance, Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Festival and Gymkhana all a huge succes for this years Pony Express Days celebrations.  This year marked the 49th year.  A & L Feed hosted the barn dance againg this year.  The boy scouts and girl scouts along with the grange hosted the pancake breakfast.  Mad River Rotary partnered with the chamber to put on the parade.  The chamber's partners for the festival were the Kiwanis who served the beer at the saloon, Six Rivers Brewery for donating the beer and the Living Water Church that hosted the kids games as well as helping to set up for the festival.  We also have to give a shout out to SCOP for helping with the parade.  This event is run by volunteers for the community of McKinleyville.  It happens because everyone works together.