I am truly honored to have been chosen to follow in
Heather Vina's footsteps as the new President/CEO of the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce. The McKinleyville Chamber has made incredible strides in the last five years to increase its presence and assist in meeting the needs of our local businesses and community.
I am excited to be leading the Chamber crew as we face this new chapter and their support is greatly appreciated. I have some rather large shoes to fill as Heather has had a phenomenal impact on our MackTown. I look forward to hearing from the business owners as well as community members and continuing the progress that Heather and a great Chamber board has implemented.
~Cyndi Bainbridge, President CEO
I leave you in good hands with Cyndi Bainbridge as your new CEO. Cyndi is a long time McKinleyville resident, member of McKinleyville Lions and the Federated Womens Club as well as an ambassador for the chamber. She is also a 2016 recipient of the chamber's highest honor the Azalea Award which was presented by past recipients to her and Bob Wainwright at the annual awards dinner.
Previously I announced that I am resigning as the chamber CEO to pursue a local business opportunity. I will be remaining in the area and serving the community, just in a different capacity. I plan to transition to a seat on the board of directors as I am proud of the accomplishments that the board and I have been able to make for the businesses and community. I want to continue to be a part of McKinleyville's growth and progress. I am dedicated to McKinleyville and the surrounding communities. It makes my transition much easier knowing that the chamber will be in good hands. I want to thank everyone for their support of myself, the chamber and all of our projects, programs and events. I look forward to working with Cyndi, the board and the community in this next phase of the chamber.