Chamber News

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament a Success!

Our annual golf tournament and fund raiser was held at Beau Pre Golf Course in September.  We partnered with McKinleyville Youth Football and Cheer.  The weather held out and the sun even came out!  A great time was had by all.  We would like to thank McKinleyville Youth Football & Cheer for all of their help.  Thank you to all of our sponsors:  Coast Central Credit Union, Opies, Cher-Ae Heights CAsino, Blue Lake Casino, JB Maryn, Essential Eements, Woof DeDoo, Mad River Rotary, North Valley BAnk, Les Schwab Tire, Ford Properties, Ming Tree Realty - Larry Doss, George Petersen Insurance, McKenney's Do it Best Building Center, Jackson & Eklund, Humboldt Sanitation, Humboldt Land & Title, Advanced Security, Umpqua Bank, Kreations and  ube Central.  And another round of thanks go to all the businesses andindividuals who donated items for our raffle.

The winners of the tournament:
1st Place—Steve’s Septic:  Travis Brunner, Travis Gosselin, Nate Combs & Marley Dellamas.  They took home a round of golf for 4 at Baywood Golf & Country Club, Gift Certificates to Six Rivers Brewery with beer tokens and sleeves of balls.
2nd Place—Gary Godwin, Garrett Godwin, Dick Schirmann & Mike Pillor.  They took home 4 rounds of golf to Eureka Golf Course, Gift certificates to The Silver Lining and sleeves of balls.
3rd Place—Steven Rounavaara, Steve Rounavaara, Steven Butler & Bob Kornman.  They took home 4 rounds of golf at Benbow Golf Course and 4 sleeves of balls.
4th Place—Larry Drescher, Kevin Stiles, Paul George & Ed Godwin.  They took home 4 rounds of golf at Cedar Bend in Gold Beach Oregon.
5th Place—On the Spot Sportswear:  Mike Vina, Kyle Vina, Brian Finck & Alan Gunn.  They took home Oil Changes from Opies.
Pulling up the rear!  Coast Central Credit Union:  Kristin Blair, Justin Kuxhauser, Jolene Thrash & Shawn Thrash.  They took home a round of golf and a lesson with Rex!
Long Drive and KP winners took home a $25 Beau Pre Gift Certificate:
Mens Long Drive: Dick Schirmann.  Women’s KP:  Donna Stephens.  Mens KP:  Nate Combs,
50/50 Putting Contest:  Both Bob Cookel & Marley Dellamas put it in the hole and split the pot of $130
CCCU’s Guess How Many Balls Contest:  Kyle Vina guessed exactly right at 107.  He won a $25 Beau Pre Gift Certificate.

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.