Chamber News

Chamber welcomes Red Lion Hotel

(February 2017)  The McKinleyville Chamber would like to welcome the Red Lion Hotel in Eureka. Ranked as one of the best full-service hotels in Eureka, CA, they pride ourselves in offering excellent customer service, 175 immaculate accommodations and practical amenities and services for comfortable stays in Northern California.

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from the Arcata-Eureka Airport, Red Lion Hotel Eureka provides a complimentary airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi, a delicious on-site restaurant, Pacific Bar & Grill, and nearly 6,788 square feet of meeting facilities and banquet space.

Our welcoming lodge-style Eureka, CA hotel is the perfect choice for experiencing the lovely seaport town of Eureka in a family and pet-friendly atmosphere.  

Chamber CEO Graduates from Academy for Chamber Executives

(February 4, 2017)  Heather Viña, the President/CEO at the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce, was among the 32 chamber executives to graduate last Friday from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.).
Academy is an interactive 3-day (three year) training program on chamber management essentials designed for today’s chamber executives and staff professionals.
“We congratulate all of the graduates and their chambers for having the vision to invest in professional development,” said W.A.C.E. President Dave Kilby.
During the three-year Academy program, graduates participated in 18 three-hour classes and must successfully complete additional independent study outside of the classroom.
W.A.C.E is an association of chamber of commerce executives and staff professionals designed to promote and enhance professional development. With approximately 830 members from seventeen Western states and Canada, W.A.C.E. is the largest state or regional association of chamber of commerce executives in the United States.

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.