Chamber News

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.

Monday's Member 10/19/2015 McKinleyville Office Supply

McKinleyville Office Supply 
 has been serving the needs of McKinleyville’s business community since 1993. We have been constantly adding new services over the years as our customers needed them. Recently, we have added 2 great new services, mailbox rentals and live scan fingerprinting. The mailboxes are clean, large and very affordable. Access is during regular business hours of M-F 8:30-5:30 and Sat. 10-2. We can even receive and sign for your Fed EX or UPS packages sent to us. We are also the only live scan fingerprinting facility in McKinleyville. This important for educators, volunteers, coaches or anyone required to be fingerprinted. We look forward to seeing you soon!