Chamber News

Welcome Humboldt Haberdashery

 April 2017 - Please help us welcome Humboldt Haberdashery to the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce. A place where you can find quality materials to inspire your unique headwear and costuming visions. Visit their website at today!

Welcome New Member Nelson Floor

April 2017 - Stop by Nelson Floor Company to experience a friendly, no-pressure retail environment, certified staff, unbeatable selection and low prices with competitive fincancing available.  1965 Central Ave.  (707)839-0122 or

Hooven & Co. Celebrate 40th and host April Mixer

Hooven & Co. celebrated 40 years at the April Chamber mixer last night. It was a great evening, if you weren't there you missed some great stories.

Chamber Welcomes Maya Conrad - Realtor

March 2017 - Please help us welcome Maya Conrad - Realtor with Coldwell Banker Sellers Realty to the McKinleyville Chamber.  She loves connecting people to place! You can reach her at (707)822-5971 or stop by and say hello at 985 G St., Arcata. Visit her website at

Member's Choice Award Dinner & Auction SOLD OUT

Friday, March 24, 2017 at Blue Lake Casino's Sapphire Palace, the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce hosted the Member's Choice Awards annual dinner.  The awards dinner is a yearly event in which the chamber recognizes its members and presents awards in seven different categories.  Nominees are chose by chamber members.  Those nominees are placed on a ballot and the winners are chosen by their peers.  The Azalea Award is also presented to community members who serve the community.  This award is chosen by the past Azalea Award Recipients.  This year the Azalea Award was presented to Courtney and Weston Kime who will also serve as the grand marshals in the Pony Express Days Parade in June.
This years award winners were:
New Business of the Year:  Eureka Natural Foods
Small Business of the Year:  McKinleyville Glass
Business of the Year:  Miller Farms Nursery
Home Based Business of the Year:  Orchids for the People
Non Profit of the Year:  Arcata Fire District
Best Customer Service:  Coast Central Credit Union


The past Azalea Award Recipients presented an additional award this year.  Heather Vina, President and CEO of the Chamber was presented with the McKinleyville's Finest award for going above and beyond her duties to the chamber and the community.
New Business of the Year: Craig Calvin and Filipe Martinez
Business of the Year: Kelly Miller, Kaitlyn Miller, Linda Sundberg
Small Business of the Year:  Terry and Inga McCutchan
Home Based Business of the Year:  Heather Vina(chamber CEO), Jennifer Rischel (Orchids for the People)
Non Profit of the Year:  Justin McDonald (Fire Chief), Becky Schuette, Linda Sundberg
Best Customer Service:  James Sessa, Manus Duffy, Kari Tallman, Danielle Pierson, Phil Sullivan, Sara Holcomb, Fatima Giacomini, Rebecca Rouse
McKinleyville's Finest:  Ryan Sundberg, Heather Vina, Mike Vina, Rex Bohn