Conversations With Leaders
In a recent survey, 54% of Greater Eureka Chamber members told us their employees struggle to find adequate, affordable housing; 49% told us housing issues directly impact their ability to hire and retain employees.
The lack of housing in Humboldt County is nearing crisis proportions, with projected population growth making it even more challenging to adequately house current and future Humboldt residents.
Join us for an in-depth look at our area’s urgent housing needs, current housing projects in the works, and a look to the future.
September Virtual Mixer
August Virtual Mixer
Co-hosted by Eureka Woman's Club, Brett Shuler Fine Catering, and Celebration Boulevard. Hear from Eureka Chamber CEO and President Donna Wright, and guest speaker Melody Forsythe of Energy Upgrade California. Forsythe discusses the goals of Energy Upgrade California and provides useful tips, information and resources for businesses and individuals to learn more about saving on energy costs.
April Virtual Mixer
Hear from the Eureka Chamber President and CEO Donna Wright, Darus Trutna of Real Property Management Humboldt, and Gregg Foster of the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission & Fly Humboldt. Trutna speaks about the history of RPM, the importance of good property management within communities, and current rental market data based on RPM's portfolio. Gregg Foster's presentation focused on the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport. He discussed additional flights, preparing for the influx of travelers, challenges, business opportunities, and how the airport could benefit from having an Airport Authority.
November Virtual Mixer
Hosted by Humboldt Sponsors! Attendees got to hear from the incredible members of Humboldt Sponsors and Alanna Powell, Executive Director at Humboldt Made. Humboldt Sponsors shared current fundraising efforts and was they support our local youth. Powell shared information on the campaign Choose Humboldt, a county-wide collaborative effort that encourages shopping and supporting local!
October Virtual Mixer
Hosted by Premier Member, Coast Central Credit Union with special guest speaker, Kelly Sanders of the Humboldt County Office of Elections.
September Virtual Mixer
Hosted by Premier Member, Recology, with a special presentation from Recology Humboldt County General Manager Linda Wise.
Wise highlighted Recology’s commitment to solutions for Humboldt County’s waste, recycling challenges, and how the community can practice zero waste when purchasing products.
Hosted by Petrusha Law with guest speaker Dr. Chris Hartley, Humboldt County Superintendent of Schools.
Angela Petrusha presented “guess who” trivia questions around celebrity estates and introduced her all female team. Dr. Hartley along with his colleague Dr. Colby Smart, covered the impact of COVID-19 in schools and factors for re-opening.
July Virtual Mixer
Hosted by Sequoia Humane Society with guest speaker Chief Executive of St. Joseph Health, Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk.
Sequoia Humane brought insight into their current operations and how they've had to manage an animal shelter during Covid-19. Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk, whose clinical career as an infectious disease specialist and educator, spoke about the handling of public wellness and business precautions.
June Virtual Mixer
Premier Member, Premier Financial Group hosted Sheriff William Honsal to discuss the unprecedented current events affecting our community and local businesses. Sheriff Honsal shared how our community can support one another and gave an advanced insight into how the county is handling the process of businesses applying to reopen.