Chamber News

Nominees for 2017 Member's Choice Awards Revealed

Nominations are in for the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Member's Choice Awards.  Each member may nominate businesses in six categories for the awards and the top four nominees are put on the ballot.  Winners will be announced at the annual awards dinner and auction on Friday, March 24.  This year's nominees are:  New Business of the Year; Cloney's Pharmacy, Eureka Natural Foods, Funk Shui and The Parlour.  Business of the Year:  Coast Central Credit Union, Miller Farms Nursery, Redwood Capital Bank, and Six Rivers Brewery.  Small Business of the Year:  A & L Feed and Garden Supply, Essential Elements Spa, McKinleyville Glass and Ramones Bakery.  Best Customer Service:  Cloney's Pharmacy, Coast Central Credit Union, Eureka Natural Foods and Tri Counties Bank. Home Based Business of the Year:  Diane's Sweet Heat, JB Maryn, On the Spot Sportswear and Orchids for the People.  Non Profit of the Year:  Arcata Fire District, Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods, Humboldt County Sheriff Department and McKinleyville Lions Club.  To get more information about the event and to purchase tickets you can visit the website at or call the office at (707)839-2449

McKinleyville's Business Watch Grows!

(January 2017) 29 businesses in McKinleyville have now been trained as part of the McKinleyville Business Watch Program sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.  Brant Electric and Advanced Security Systems as well as representatives from Arcata Fire District have also volunteered time to educate the community.  These businesses have learned how to work with law enforcement to create a safer environment and to prevent and reduce crime.  They have connected with their neighbors to create positive working relationships and have put together game plans to keep an eye out for each other.  The Chamber of Commerce will be giving business watch decals to participating businesses to display in their windows.  Another orientation meeting will is being planned for May.  If you would like more information please contact Heather at the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce at (707)839-2449.

January Chamber Mixer Hosted by Teen Center and Boys & Girls Club

(Thursday, January 26) McKinleyville Community Services District and the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods hosted the McKinleyville Chamber's monthly mixer last Thursday at the McKinleyville Teen Center.  It was a great opportunity for the community as well as local business owners to tour the new center while they networked.  Food was provided by Carmela's Mexican Restaurant and beverages were served by Six Rivers Brewery.  

Ribbon Cutting for VIP Nail Spa & Foot Massage

On Saturday, December 17,  the McKinleyville Chamber welcomed VIP Nail Spa and Foot Massage to town with a grand opening and ribbon cutting.  Owners Allen Phem and Raymond Xuanhow Nguyen are excited to be a part of McKinleyville.  They came to town because they love the weather and the small town atmosphere.  Phem and Nguyen want to be a part of the community and help make a positive difference.  The spa is open seven days a week from 10am to 7pm.  They are located at 2720 Central Ave., McKinleyville.  Appointments as well as walk-ins are welcome.  They have two for one specials for high school students and a special 20% off grand opening special.  For more information you can call them at (707)840-6174.

Ribbon Cutting for Balanced Spa Center in McKinleyville

(December 2016) The Chamber held a ribbon cutting for Matt Walker's Balanced Spa Center that is now open in McKinleyville at 1681 A Sutter Rd., next to Thomas Home Center. It is a much bigger location with easy parking. They have been selling USA made Maax Spas since opening in 1999. Balanced Spa Center is a great company with great spas. They have the best efficiency and warranty i the industry. They are local and award winning for their service. They have a full selection of spa chemicals, parts and accessory's. Balanced Spa also features Liberty Safes which are USA made with life time warranties. Single gun vault to 64 gun safe, small home safes and accessories. Stop by or call they are there to help. (707)826-0174