Chamber News

State of McKinleyville Breakfast

The McKinleyville Chamber held it's first quarterly State of McKinleyville Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday July 12.  Thank you to Robin Baker of McKinleyville Family Resource Center, Chief Justin McDonald of Arcata Fire, Tom Mattson with the County of Humboldt and Lt. Kevin Miller of the Humboldt County Sheriff Department for helping to inform our community at the first quarterly State of McKinleyville Breakfast.

Congratulations to all of this year's Member's Choice Award Nominees


   Fieldbrook General Store


  GR Sundberg





    Diane's Sweet Heat



Wainwright and Bainbridge 2016 Azalea Award Recipients

The McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce Azalea Award is a tradition started in 2001.  The Azalea Award is given to McKinleyville community members who have a history of service and continue to serve today.   This years honorees are Bob Wainwright and Cyndi Bainbridge.

Bob has worked in many fields during his career. Some of which are owning Wainwright's Mobil Station at the corner of Central Ave. and School Rd. in the 60's and 70's, a journeyman sheet metal worker/welder and a heavy equipment operator. He has traveled over one million miles as a truck driver and retired in 2005 from North Coast Export/LP after 25 years as a Millwright Electrician. He is the father of three sons and the grandfather of five. After graduating from McKinleyville High School, Cyndi completed two years at College of the Redwoods with a focus on Early Childhood Education. She has worked in the food service and childcare industries, was the front-end manager of a retail store in Lake County and a manager's secretary in charge of merchandise ordering at a building center. She has always enjoyed working with children and those with special needs. She is the proud aunt of eight nephews and nieces.

Community involvement is important for Bob and Cyndi.  McKinleyville Lions club members, Bob for over 45 years and Cyndi for 12 years. They also serve on the board of Northcoast Lions Eye Foundation, Reading Service of the Redwoods and Cyndi with the McKinleyville Federated Women's Club. They have always felt that it is important to give back to the community and those less fortunate. They take part in many activities; the most notable being the Lions Winter Express program which benefits over 700 local Kindergarten - Third grade students at Christmas time.
Together for 13 years, Bob and Cyndi enjoy traveling, spending quality time with the kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces, as well as with their friends.
Bob and Cyndi are honored to have been chosen for this award. They would like to thank their family and friends for their support. They are extremely proud to be a part of this wonderful community and working alongside those who want to make the world a better place. The Lions club motto is "We Serve". It is a motto that Bob and Cyndi take to heart.
They will be honored at the Chamber's Annual Member's Choice Awards Dinner and auction on April 1.  They will also serve as Grand Marshals in the Pony Express Day parade the first weekend in June. 

Monday's Member 11/2/2015 - North Coast Drywall

North Coast Drywall is a locally owned drywall company that has been operating in Humboldt County for the last 14 years. They do anything from custom homes to commercial properties. Two projects they proudly completed were the Trinidad Museum and Trinidad Library. They are hardworking dependable company and hope to be a part of the community for many years to come.

Packed House at the October Chamber Mixer at Coast Central Credit Union

Guests lined up to get their copy of Coast Central Credit Union's 2016 Calendar signed by featured artist Beverly Harper.  Over 150 people attended the McKinleyville Chamber's October mixer hosted by the credit union.  Dean Hart, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Coast Central welcomed the crowd.  The event was catered by Brett Shuler Fine Catering and the beverages were served by Six Rivers Brewery.  The chamber's next mixer will be hosted by Cher Ae Heights Casino in their Firewater Lounge on Thursday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.