Chamber News

Update on the Flowers along Central Avenue

As the Flower Power project reaches the end of its season, the McKinleyville Chamber would once again like to thank all of those who donated to a project that added beauty and color to McKinleyville. This was our first year and it was a huge success. We would also like to thank Pat Sheehy and Les Schwab Tire Center for allowing our morning watering crews to refill the water wagon, midway through watering, for the very thirsty flowers. 
As many of you have noticed, the flowers have reached the end of their cycle and it is time for them to come down. With flower pots this size and at that height, it was recommended that we stop watering them to allow the soil to dry up before removing them so they would not be so heavy. In preparation of their removal, shortly after the Corks Forks and Kegs event, the Chamber volunteers finished watering the second week of September. A while back, PG&E had graciously volunteered to assist the chamber in the removal of the pots, as this is a major task. With the two hurricanes that recently hit the East Coast, local PG&E crews were called upon to aid the affected areas. Understandably, the flower pots did take a back burner. We hoped that the flower pots would be down before they started looking droopy, but the chamber understands that PG&E's priority was to assist with getting the power restored for those affected by the hurricanes. 
We very much appreciate your patience and understanding. We hope that you enjoyed the flowers in their prime. They will be up again next year, hopefully before the 50th Anniversary of Pony Express Days.

Grocery Outlet opening soon, but supporting community now!

(August 11 2017)  The Grocery Outlet's new location is progression and a grand opening will come in a few months.  The new location is locally owned by Jesse and Rhonda Andriessen.  They are all ready supporting the chamber and the community.  You can see their name on one of the flower pots near their new location and they are a triple Azalea Investor in the chamber.  They are looking forward to being immersed in the community and working with other businesses.  You can follow their progress by liking and following their Facebook page:

Jane Patterson Home Check and Business Services

(August 11, 2017)  Jane Patterson has joined the McKinleyville Chamber to help the community protect their homes.  She has two businesses that are now members of the chamber.  Home Check is licensed and bonded.  You can find out all about her businesses at the MegaMixer to be held on Thursday, August 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Azalea Hall.  You can reach her at (707)499-5947

Welcome Little Caesars and join them for their Ribbon Cutting

(August 10, 2017)  Help us welcome Little Caesars Pizza as they open their new location at 1977 Central Ave.  The local owners are inviting the community to come out for their ribbon cutting and grand opening on Tuesday, August 15 at 9:30 a.m.