Chamber News

Ribbon Cutting at McCullough Construction

Many chamber members and friends were present at the ribbon cutting for McCullough Construction's new offices at 57 Aldergrove Rd., Arcata on October 24th.  As a California 8(a) contractor, McCullough Construction Inc. specializes in heavy civil engineering projects.  They employ 20 employees who specialize in many types of projects from forest and habitat restoration to major road construction.  McCullough Construction Inc. has over 25 years of demonstrated knowledge and experience working in the paractice of forest restoration and road restoration as a general engineering contractor of choice for culvert replacement, road decommissioning, mastication, bridge construction and other excavation and erosion control projects.  The company was formed in 1987 and incorporated in November 1995.  The president of the firm has worked in the construction industry throughout California, Nevada and Colorado for over 30 years.  "Macky" McCullough and his wife Dena are the stockholders and run the company.  McCullough Construction is a family run business with two of their three daughters joining the company after successfully graduating from Humboldt State University with their B.A. and B.S. degrees.

Goodbye and Hello, Changes to the Board of Directors

Kendra Astry our President has stepped down from the board of directors and is persuing new adventures in Oregon.  We are greatful to her for all the energy and help she gave to the Chamber over the years.  She was a vital part of the Chamber.  You could always find her at every chamber event with a smile and a helping hand.  She will be greatly missed, but we all wish her well!

John Morais of Cher Ae Heights Casino re-joined the board of directors in July and Courtney Kime of A&L Feed joined us in August.  We are looking forward to their help and great ideas to support and grow our community.



Monday, July 8th a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new Federal Courthouse that will be built next to the McKinleyville Airport Business Park.  The courthouse is scheduled to open in eighteen months.  The building will house one courtroom and office space for the U.S. Magistrate court, the U.S. Bankruptcy court, the Probation Department, the U.S. Marshal Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office.  Pictured above are, from the left, Federal Magistrate Judge Nandor J. Vadas, Senior U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer, U.S. Marshal Donald O'Keefe, landowner Steve Moser, Steve Doctor of C & CD Construction and Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg.