Friendly City Voice September 2012
Welcome Regan Candelario!
The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new City Manager Regan Candelario to Fortuna. We look forward to working with you. And a thank you to Interim City Manager Loretta Nicklaus for doing an outstanding job.
Fortuna City Council Elections
NOTICE OF NOMINEES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE:
Notice is hereby given that the following persons have been nominated for the office of City Council Member, to be filled at the General Municipal Election to be held in the City of Fortuna on Tuesday, the 6th day of November 2012. The names will be listed on the ballot in the following order:
Nominees for City Council:
Doug Strehl (incumbent)
Linda Jensen CMC, City Clerk
City of Fortuna
Chamber Accepting Applications for 2013 Mixer Hosts
We are accepting applications for 2013 Mixers. Click HERE for an application. Please return it to the Chamber no later than Monday, September 24.
Historical Commission Presents “An Evening with the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department—Fiery Tales from the Past” on September 25
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the early days of the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department, as told by Frank Hizer and Rus Brown on Tuesday, September 25. Moderated by Ricky Ruud, the evening is sponsored by the Historical Commission at the Depot Museum. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Seating is limited so get there early!
“An Evening with Roy Curless” DVD is available for viewing at the Depot Museum.
Free Computer Training Offered by Humboldt County Office of Education and the Fortuna Chamber September Through December 2012
Now is the time to brush up on your computer skills. Classes in Excel Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Access Database are all going to be offered at Fortuna Union High School and are FREE to Chamber members. The first class is September 18. See FLYER for more information.
Thank You California Conservation Corps for Our August Mixer
The Chamber would like to thank the California Conservation Corps for hosting a terrific Mixer in August. In spite of many Corps members being away fighting fires, we were treated to a wonderful evening of great hospitality. Thank you CCCs!
Our Hosts, the CCCs
Enjoying the Mixer
Chuck Schager with Chamber Board Memeber Mary Bullwinkel
Ambassador Chair Erica Thompson with Aaron Blanchard
September Mixer Hosted by Plumb Construction at River Lodge
Join us on Wednesday, September 19, at River Lodge for our next Mixer. Hosted by Plumb Construction, the Mixer fun begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring a raffle prize if you can!
Apple Harvest Sponsorships Available
We have a great way to advertise your business with a banner on an Apple Harvest wagon! For $50 we will put your banner on a wagon that circles Fortuna the entire day on Saturday, October 6. Call Erin at the Chamber to sign up.
Early Literacy Volunteers Needed!
Seeking Early Literacy volunteers to work with Kindergarten through 2nd grade students in Humboldt County schools through the Decade of Difference: 2020 Initiative
More than 800 K-2 students are currently in need of additional reading support within Humboldt County. Please help our community by getting involved.
Training & materials provided!
Next training opportunities: Sept. 17th 11am-2pm or Sept. 18th 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Humboldt County Office of Education -901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka
Please contact Jenny Bowen at 441-4552 or email@example.com to get registered for one of the trainings or for more information on how you can make a difference!
Coming up in October:
October 5 -- First Friday Arts & Music Downtown
October 6 – Apple Harvest (throughout Fortuna)
October 7 – Harvest Market (Main Street)
October 15 – Fortuna City Council Candidates Forum, Monday Club @ Noon
Hello again. I hope everyone had a great fun-filled summer. I wanted to talk this month a little about the Chamber and what it offers its members.
Like many things, you get out what you put in. The Chamber offers many opportunities among which is networking. The networking aspect can be utilized through chamber lunches, chamber mixers, as well as other events & functions the chamber offers.
Another main feature the Chamber offers is advertising & promotion. Now that we run the electronic newsletter, there is opportunity to purchase spots. Also, there are many events that the chamber is a part of where a business can place a banner up such as Apple Harvest, Chili Cookoff, etc. Not to mention the ability to take advantage of the $1 spot on the microphone @ Chamber mixers. Also, the Chamber lunches are available for announcing special promotions, etc that your business may be offering.
Other ways in which the Chamber offers benefits are through various workshops and classes that are occasionally offered to members. Lastly, the chamber offers backing & support to its members in the community and will represent them in matters as necessary.
The main goal of the Chamber is to enhance the economical growth of our community. As these are just a handful of benefits that the Chamber offers, keep them in mind as you are going about through the community. You may just hear the question “what would Chamber do for me?” and have an opportunity to respond. Have a great September as we gear up for Apple Harvest & the newly added Harvest Market on Sunday.
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