Chamber News

Business Spotlight of the Month

Mad River Radio wants to help you get the word out. With three stations to choose from, we've got Humboldt's listening audience covered.

99.1 KISS FM is the number one station in the market. Playing the biggest mass appeal hits in contemporary Pop Music. Featuring artists like Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. 99.1 KISS FM is fun, upbeat, highly produced Top 40 at it's best.

Mix 95.1 plays adult contemporary music and is Humboldt's Listen-At-Work Station! Playing hits from the 80's to today, it's always a song you can sing along to.

106.7 The Edge Rocks The Redwoods! It's Northern California's Classic Rock Station. We play rock from the 70's, 80's and 90's. Cosmic Charlie is on The Edge every Wednesday Night with Close to the Edge, playing deeper cuts and live versions of familiar bands.

If it's a local event or a topic about Humboldt, DJ's like Dawne Davis and Diego Roberts are talking about it. Station manager, Randy Flevares is a Eureka native, with over 25 years of broadcast experience and insight. He's always happy to support the community, to get the word out on your non-profit event email Our Account Managers are committed to making the advertising experience easy and enjoyable for our clients. For sales, contact Brett McKay at 707-599-6777 or Jennifer Chierici at 707-834-9259.


Commissioning Ceremony

Wastewater Management Facility Improvements

The McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce and members of the community joined the MCSD board, staff and dignitaries for the commissioning ceremony to mark the recent upgrades made to the Wastewater Treatment Facility. These upgrades are many years in the making and will benefit the community for many years to come.



Ribbon Cutting at The Stove Doctors

Grand Opening on Central Avenue!
The McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce and the local community celebrated the grand opening of The Stove Doctors located at 1985 Central Ave.  The owner's, Eddie and Cami Claros, were there for the ribbon cutting with their family and members of the community. Eddie Claros has been in the stove business for 16+ years and has been providing his expertise in the McKinleyville community for 5+ years. For more information call (707) 601-8369 or go to their website

Leadership class fieldtrips

Meet Some of Those Who Serve Our Community!
Participants of the Leadership program enjoyed a very informative presentation given by members stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay in McKinleyville. It was amazing to hear their stories and get an idea of what they do to serve and protect our community. It was mentioned that one of the toughest issues for those who serve our area is the lack of appropriate housing. One individual stated that it took her almost six months to find a place that she could call home. 

Participants then met with Hillarie Beyer, Executive Director of the McKinleyville Family Resource Center where they were able to tour the building, including the Food Pantry which serves around 200 McKinleyville residents each month. In addition, participants learned about the well attended weekly New Parents Group.

The Leadership program has just two classes left. They also met with representatives for Senator Mike McGuire and Congressman Jared Huffman to finish out the classes. The 10-week program has been very informative and participants have enjoyed networking with those in our community and learning what challenges those serving our community face. The last class will be used to begin the planning process for the 2018 Leadership program. Contact Cyndi at (707) 839-2449 to be placed on the call list for classes starting in September 2018.

Heather Vina passes the torch to Cyndi Bainbridge


I am truly honored to have been chosen to follow in 

Heather Vina's footsteps as the new President/CEO of the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce. The McKinleyville Chamber has made incredible strides in the last five years to increase its presence and assist in meeting the needs of our local businesses and community. 

I am excited to be leading the Chamber crew as we face this new chapter and their support is greatly appreciated. I have some rather large shoes to fill as Heather has had a phenomenal impact on our MackTown. I look forward to hearing from the business owners as well as community members and continuing the progress that Heather and a great Chamber board has implemented.
~Cyndi Bainbridge, President CEO
I leave you in good hands with Cyndi Bainbridge as your new CEO.  Cyndi is a long time McKinleyville resident, member of McKinleyville Lions and the Federated Womens Club as well as an ambassador for the chamber.  She is also a 2016 recipient of the chamber's highest honor the Azalea Award which was presented by past recipients to her and Bob Wainwright at the annual awards dinner.  

Previously I announced that I am resigning as the chamber CEO to pursue a local business opportunity.  I will be remaining in the area and serving the community, just in a different capacity.  I plan to transition to a seat on the board of directors as I am proud of the accomplishments that the board and I have been able to make for the businesses and community.   I want to continue to be a part of McKinleyville's growth and progress.  I am dedicated to McKinleyville and the surrounding communities.  It makes my transition much easier knowing that the chamber will be in good hands.  I want to thank everyone for their support of myself, the chamber and all of our projects, programs and events.  I look forward to working with Cyndi, the board and the community in this next phase of the chamber.
Heather Vina