May 2023 Eureka Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Your Chamber Working for You

Wait… what happened to April? It’s been a busy month since our last newsletter! Here are a couple of highlights:

Member Survey
124 of our member businesses completed the survey - we surpassed the response rate from previous surveys, so a big THANK YOU is in order! We will be releasing the data over the coming months through various means, including op-eds, reports to various groups, and more. A summary of highlights will be released to the Chamber community in June. The thousands of data points you shared will also directly inform our 5 year strategic plan, currently under development.

City of Eureka Strategic Visioning
May 5-6 I observed the City of Eureka’s strategic visioning process. City Council, the Mayor, the City Manager and various department heads met to set priorities for the coming two years. I learned quite a lot, and was able to talk with many of them during breaks and during a public comment session. The new strategic vision will be presented at the June 6 City Council meeting. I encourage you to review it when it’s made available, and show up on June 6 to share your perspective.

I attended and spoke on behalf of our Chamber at the May 9 Transportation Commission meeting about changes to parking time limits and metering in Old Town and Downtown (which is separate from the proposed conversion of parking lots to housing in that area). During that meeting, I saw the Commission recommend, in real time, amendments to the proposed plan directly in response to requests from businesses in affected areas. LESSON: Take the time to attend public meetings and speak up!

The months ahead promise more opportunities to work on your behalf, to learn together, and to connect as a Chamber community (can’t wait until our first-ever Summer Fun Family Mixer on July 20!).

Thanks again for sharing your perspectives and needs with us. We hear you!

May you thrive.

Chamber News
Refer Someone Amazing!
We realize you may be hiring, too. But if you know someone looking for a new opportunity as a marketing/office coordinator, please send them our way. We'll be forever grateful!

Send your referrals to
Conversations With Leaders:
The Humboldt Housing Crisis
Eureka Chamber members are invited to join us on May 25 for an in-depth look at our area’s urgent housing needs and current projects in the works to help meet these needs. We will also share data from our recent Member Survey demonstrating how local employers are being directly impacted by the housing crisis.

Hear from speakers representing the local business community, City of Eureka, and County of Humboldt.

Thursday, May 25
Youth Ambassador Final Night
a Huge Success!
Congratulations to the 19 area high school juniors and their sponsoring businesses! Over $7,000 in scholarships were awarded at the Final Night festivities, where impromptu speeches brought out the best in our 2023 Youth Ambassadors!
Step Up Your Power Skills!
The Chamber's newest offerings for low cost and no cost professional development are here! This month's offerings:
Practicing for Interviews - 5/17/23
Marketing and AI - 5/24/23
Difficult Conversations - 5/31/23
Photography for Marketing - 6/1/23
Elevate Digital Marketing - 6/6/23
Relaunching Your Career - 6/7/23
Organizational Systems For Your Business - 6/8/23
Disability Inclusion in the Workplace - 6/8/23
Registration is required and seating is limited.
May Mixer Hosted by LACO Associates
Our friends at LACO Associates are hosting an outdoor after hours networking event for Members!

Join us on Thursday, May 18 at 5:30pm
(21 W. 4th Street, Eureka).
Crowley Celebrates New Office
to Advance Renewable Energy in
Crowley opened its first Wind Services office on the U.S. West Coast in Eureka, with a community event and ribbon-cutting on April 20 that included a diverse array of regional leaders.
Englund Marine Celebrates Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Englund Marine and Industrial Supply celebrated its new and expanded store on Eureka's waterfront with a day long grand opening event on May 5.
Eureka High School's Wellness Center Opens for Students and Families
What a privilege it was to be a part of the opening of the beautiful and peaceful space created by staff and students for the Eureka High School's Wellness Center! You are invited to the open house to see this innovative mental health and wellness space for yourself on May 24, 2023.
The June Mixer Is at the Roundhouse
Save the date for the June 15 Mixer, hosted by the Timber Heritage Association! Connect with local colleagues at the train museum for an evening of food, drinks and professional networking. Bring a potential member to share in the fun!
Join Us for the Summer Fun Family Mixer Hosted by The Acres!
We are partnering with Redwood Acres to bring you a summer mixer with a twist - our first-ever Summer Fun Family Mixer! Exclusively for employees of Greater Eureka Chamber members and their immediate families, it will feature activities for kids and adults alike, including live music, interactive games, a petting zoo, wonderful vendors, delicious food and drink – and even race car rides!

Sponsorship opportunities are available, and include vendor tables. Contact for more information.

Watch your email for details – and save the date for Thursday, July 20, 5-8pm!
April Mixer Recap
A special thank you to our hosts at Eureka High School and the Ink People for a jazz band performance, international cuisine, and terrific professional networking!
Member News
Invited You Are
The Forest Moon Festival (June 2-3) is the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The Humboldt Del Norte Film Commission, in partnership with LucasFilms and the counties of Humboldt and Del Norte are hosting screenings of what may be the greatest movie of all time. That's right. We said it.

Post your pictures at #ForestMoonFest2023
The Redwood Sky Walk Has Been Nominated as the BEST!
We are excited to share that the Redwood Sky Walk has been nominated for USA Today's Best Aerial Parks 2023!

They need our help! Voters can vote daily until May 31.
Congratulations to Humboldt Distillery
Humboldt Distillery is celebrating 10 years of business, and a win at the Good Food Awards!

Chosen through a rigorous blind tasting process from nearly 2,000 entries, Humboldt Organic Vodka rose to the top on the basis of quality, while also demonstrating an outstanding commitment to sustainable environmental and social practices. 
Coast Central’s Community Grant Program Awards $150,000 
Coast Central Credit Union has approved $150,000 in grants to 22 local organizations through its Community Investment Program’s spring round, an increase of $50,000 over previous rounds.
Compass Credit Union Expands Its Member Share Insurance
Compass Community Credit Union now offers its members share insurance up to $1,250,000. This exceptional level of coverage is attained through a combination of federal insurance provided by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and private insurance from American Share Insurance (ASI).
It's Almost Time to Walk!
The Alzheimer's Association needs your help to raise funds for the nearly 700,000 Californians who are living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.

Volunteer, sponsor or start a team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Adorni Center.
Humboldt Heroes Recognized
Why is that group of people there to gather on the corner of seventh and G St. at noon on the last Friday of every month?
They are there to recognize the Humboldt Heroes who have served in our armed forces!

To nominate a veteran for recognition, please come by or call Scott Hammond’s State Farm Insurance office at 537 G St., Suite # 1,
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