Friendly City Voice January 2014

State of the City Breakfast Thursday, January 16 at River Lodge
Please join us on Thursday, January 16, at River Lodge for our annual State of the City Breakfast.  City, County and Chamber officials will report on accomplishments from 2013 as well as inform the community on goals and challenges for 2014.  Doors open at 7 a.m. with the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. and running until 8:50 a.m. Tickets are $25.  Get your reservation form here.  Please call the Chamber office at 707-725-3959 for further information.
Chamber Fundraiser “Fortuna’s Favorites” Returns January 30 at River Lodge
You will not want to miss the second annual Fortuna's Favorites! There will be more food, more spirits and more excitement this year!  Fortuna’s Favorites is Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at River Lodge. Come sample and view some of Fortuna's best! $15 per person or $20 per couple, 5 foods samples and 2 drink samples included! If you are interested in being a vendor for this event please contact Tiara Brown 502-8018. We thank you for coming out and supporting your Chamber of Commerce.
State and Federal Employment Posters Available at Chamber Office
The Fortuna Chamber has 2014 Employment Posters available to members at a cost of $30.  Please call the Chamber and reserve yours today!  707-725-3959
Fortuna Concert Series Presents Humboldt Bay Brass at Fortuna Monday Club January 11
Humboldt Bay Brass, as part of the Fortuna Concert Series, will perform "Splendor in the Brass" -- a concert of musical gems for brass instruments from Renaissance and Baroque eras up to modern times.  The audience will see and hear not only brass of the present, but also the true natural trumpet of the kind used in the music of Bach and Handel.  Expect some famous tunes such as the theme to Masterpiece Theater, some jazz, and also some rock ‘n roll -- HBB does it all.
Humboldt Bay Brass is based at Humboldt State University and is directed and led by Professor Gil Cline.  For this performance combinations of brass will include duo, trio, quartet, quintet and then the power of the full complement of all ten performers. Members are drawn from Humboldt Bay Brass Band and include Chris Cox, Frederic Belanger, Ryan Brown, Matt Morgan, Anwyn Halliday, Toshi Noguchi, Matthew Brown, Phil Sams, and Ryan Egan.
Concert time is 7:30 p.m. at the Fortuna Monday Club (610 Main Street).  Tickets are General Admission $10; Students and Seniors $8.  Tickets for individual concerts are available at the door.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m.  For additional information, please visit their website at, call (707) 682-6092 or email

Humboldt Bay Brass
Many Thanks to Redwood Capital Bank and Co-Hosts Demello, McAuley, McReynolds, & Holland, Humboldt Land Title Company and North Coast SBDC for a Festive December Mixer:
There will not be a regular January 2014 Chamber Mixer.  Instead we are hosting “Fortuna’s Favorites” on January 30 this month!

New Fortuna Chamber Member!
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Tiara Brown
2450 Hillside Drive, Fortuna CA
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Fortuna Chamber Ribbon Cutting:


 Fortuna Chamber January Calendar Dates
(click HERE for a printable calendar)
1 Happy New Year!
3 First Friday Art and Music Evening in Fortuna
6 Chamber Meeting, Monday Club @ Noon.  Program:  Details on January 30 Chamber Fundraiser “Fortuna’s Favorites”  City Council meeting, City Hall @ 6 p.m.
9 Leadership Fortuna, City Hall @ 7:30 a.m.
11 Fortuna Concert Series, Monday Club @ 7 p.m. (see story in newsletter)
12 Bridal Faire, River Lodge
13 Chamber meeting, Monday Club @ Noon.  Program:  Fortuna Fire Chief Lon    Winburn
            Ribbon Cutting – Hoppy’s FroYo at 1:15 p.m.
16 STATE OF THE CITY BREAKFAST, River Lodge @ 7:30 a.m.
20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chamber office closed
23 Leadership Fortuna, City Hall @ 7:30 a.m.
27 Chamber meeting, Monday Club @ Noon.  Program:  Fortuna High School Principal Clint Duey –    March Job Fair
28 Ambassador Meeting, TIME OUT Sports Bar @ Noon
30 Leadership Fortuna, City Hall @ 7:30 a.m.
     FORTUNA’S FAVORITES, River Lodge @ 5:30PM