• 2024 Awards Gala

At its 2024 Awards Gala, the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce recognized local businesses, nonprofits and individuals for their exemplary work and service to the community in front of an audience of 350+ people.

The January 26 awards ceremony at The Acres included an acoustic guitar performance by Jeffrey Smoller and was followed by a vibrant live auction with California Senate Leader Mike McGuire. Attendees were then ushered in to a Cirque du Soleil-inspired cocktail lounge which featured food and drinks from dozens of Chamber member businesses. Six Rivers Brewery was a critical partner in coordinating the tasty and elegant fare. Musical guest Amber Soul gave a dazzling performance while artists from Bella Vita Fire Dance, Circus of the Elements, Dell'Arte Alumni and Synapsis brought acrobatic flair to the evening with fire dancing, stilt-walking and aerial silks performances curated by Ink People Center for the Arts.

The Greater Eureka Chamber thanks all of the Chamber board members, ambassadors, Cancer Crusher, local businesses, and volunteers who made this event possible. A special thanks goes out to our presenting sponsors RWE and Vineyard Offshore, along with The Acres for their steadfast support

Award winners are as follows:

  • Foggy Bottoms Boys, Small Business of the Year
  • Eureka Natural Foods, Large Business of the Year
  • Jitter Bean Coffee Company, Hospitality/Customer Service 
  • Leon’s Car Care, Positive Community Impact, For-Profit
  • Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation, Positive Community Impact, Non-Profit
  • Shafer’s Ace Hardware, Extraordinary Business of the Year

Two special awards were also presented, including:

  • Nick Bown-Crawford with Humboldt Made, Leadership Impact Award
  • Lindsay Gilbert with Redwood Capital Bank, Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Out-going 2023 Board Chair Kate Witthaus of Northern California Community Blood Bank was presented with a custom glass mountain award designed by John Gibbons Glass.

See below for a list of the 2023 Business Awards nominees in each category:

Eureka Small Business of the Year

  • Belle Starr
  • Café Waterfront
  • Celebration Boulevard
  • Foggy Bottoms Boys
  • Pupuseria San Miguel

Eureka Large Business of the Year

  • Advanced Security Systems
  • Cypress Grove
  • Eureka Natural Foods
  • Premier Financial Group
  • Quality Body Works

Extraordinary Business

  • AEDC Small Business Lending Center
  • Benbow Historic Inn
  • Foggy Bottoms Boys
  • Inn at 2nd & C
  • Shafer's Ace Hardware

Positive Community Impact – For Profit

  • Ashley's Seafood
  • Danco Builders
  • Eureka Natural Foods
  • Leon's Car Care Center
  • Redwood Acres Fairgrounds

Hospitality/Customer Service

  • AA Bar and Grill
  • Belle Starr
  • Better Homes and Gardens - Ming Tree Realty
  • Costco Wholesale 125
  • Jitter Bean Coffee Company

Positive Community Impact – Nonprofit and Government

  • AEDC Small Business Lending Center
  • Breast and GYN Health Project
  • Humboldt Senior Resource Center
  • Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation
  • The Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation


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