31 Reasons to Visit Yreka’s Art Walk

September 19th | 5-8pm in Historic Downtown Yreka
Enjoy a mulit-course tasting in Yreka Plaza from 5-7pm, a perfect pairing to the magic of the September Art Walk including sketching opportunities, the Glorious Mud gallery opening at Liberty Arts, live music, art and refreshments in Yreka’s Historical Downtown Shopping District.

Print your Art Walk Route Map here.

Art of the Harvest

Visit these local shops between 5-8pm for great shopping, food, music and art.

Enjoy Gumption Jewelry by Chris O’Neil, refreshments and live music with RICK GARRETT at 5:30pm.

Enjoy art by MIMI BAILEY and live music with NEED POWER.

Enjoy SHOP ART, refreshments and a 20% discount off all art!

Enjoy SHOP ART and CANDY SAMPLING Meet the artist!

Enjoy longtime shop owner Drake Davis and his old fashioned ICE CREAM SODA SHOP.

Enjoy the window gallery by DEBBIE EARLY.

Enjoy HANDCRAFTED INSTRUMENTS and meet shop owner Dan Daniels.

Enjoy specials on local beers and live music with GENNY AXTMAN and BRUCE ANTHONY.

Enjoy TERRY BUTLER-WOODS COOKIE ART and meet shop owner Debbie Robison.

Enjoy this renowned historical collection, the replica mining town and live music!

Enjoy window art by FRED GORDON


Enjoy BRICE MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY and meet the artist at this darling Miner Street Shop.

Meet longtime shop owner David Gravenkamp and view the display of amazing antique clocks.

Enjoy the window gallery by MARILYN ELLIS.

Enjoy SHOP ART, including hand crafted soaps. Meet longtime shop owner Candy Mott.

Enjoy the window gallery by DEB RUNNELS.


Dinner’s Ready Cafe and Donuts
Enjoy SHOP TASTINGS and refreshments. Meet shop owner Jessica Shaw.

Meet STUDIO ARTISTS at Bella’s charming new location.

Meet the artist!

Enjoy the GLORIOUS MUD Gallery Opening and the ART OF THE HARVEST in Yreka Plaza. Enjoy live music and refreshments.

View the DONNA SMITH window gallery.

Enjoy SKETCHERS:Jennifer Silveria and art by Kay Gebhardt & Chrissy Reynolds

View art by PATTY AULIK and enjoy live music at Family Jam Night.

View art by RALPH STARRITT & SGPGA art. Enjoy Jody Ciesielczyk Chocolate Tastings and live music.


View window art by WILLIAM WAREHAM and RAJIV HOTEK.

Enjoy refreshments and live music with RUSTY MILLER.

Enjoy art by DIANE HOCKENSON and refreshments.

Enjoy window art by LAUREL BESICKER.


Next Art Walk: October 24

In partnership with talented artists, local shops and Yreka’s Historical Downtown Art Galleries,  our community will infuse downtown with gallery inspired art, live music and appetizers on October 24th. Enjoy the mystery and intrigue of this fall themed art walk.

shasta regional community foundationThe Community Arts Endowment Fund sponsors Yreka’s Art Walk Series

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce The Community Arts Endowment Fund as the lead, title sponsor for Yreka’s Art Walk Series. Read more.

Thank you to our events sponsors:



Yreka provides a fantastic art walk series with artists and musicians decorating the streets of Yreka with festivities and spirit.


Visit Yreka on September 19th and October 24th and enjoy Yreka’s 2014 Art Walk Series from 5-8pm.

More Info:

For event information, contact the Yreka Chamber of Commerce at 530.842.1649 or email info@yrekachamber.com and follow event news by “liking” the Yreka Art Walk facebook page.


The Yreka Chamber of Commerce thanks Shoppe Serendipity and Kris Taylor for curating the 2014 Art Walk Series.

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Yreka’s Quality of Life Measure for the November Ballot

Yreka’s Quality of Life Measure for the November Ballot

This November, voters in Yreka will have the opportunity to vote for the Quality of Life Local Stimulus Initiative (Measure I) which would allocate.25% of local sales tax to a fund dedicated to the development of the Yreka Community. Quality of Life funds would be allocated to projects,  events and promotion that would generate vitality in Yreka.Share the Dream

Quick Facts

  • Measure I would be in place for six years, generating approximately $400,000 per year for the Yreka Community.
  • The estimated impact on Yreka citizens who make purchases in Yreka is estimated at $17 per year.
  • With the sunset of a prior %.25 tax occurring in 2016, Yreka sales tax would remain at %7.25 if Measure 1 passes.
  • Visitors who make purchases in Yreka would be contributing to the fund Quality of Life fund daily.
  • While the state collects the tax and distributes the allocation to the city,  the fund is managed by an independent oversight board.
  • 501(c)(3) organizations would be eligible to request Quality of Life funds for projects and events that would generate tourism, events and promotion for Yreka.

Information Night: Sponsored by the Yreka Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce will host an educational evening on Tuesday October 7th, 2014 from 5:30-8pm at the Best Western Miner’s Inn featuring facts, information, presentations and testimonials regarding Measure I. During the evening, local 501 (c)(3) organizations are invited to present project ideas along the theme of  “Share the Dream” to demonstrate possible uses for Measure I funds.

Community Quotes

“This initiative can bring outside money and keep it here in Yreka. ” – Yreka Chamber of Commerce Meeting 9/11

“Yreka is changing for the better which is great, but we still need drastic action to bring visitors, tourists and new residents here.” – Yreka Chamber of Commerce Meeting 9/11

“Successful communities have this.” – Yreka Chamber of Commerce Meeting 9/11

“Investment in our community is a really good investment.” – Yreka Chamber of Commerce Meeting 9/11

“We can change Yreka with these funds.” – Yreka Chamber of Commerce Meeting 9/11

Submit community quotes, to be posted here, by emailing info@yrekachamber.com

Measure I Links

Yreka City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis of the Quality of Life Measure


Yreka quality of life stimulus initiative goes to city council June 19


June 14th Resolution for Quality of Life Stimulus Tax


Quality of Life Stimulus Facebook


Paint Yreka Pink for October 2014

Paint Yreka PinkPaint Yreka Pink

Yreka Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Decorate Your Business for Paint Yreka Pink Week, October 12th-16th.

Starting October 1st, you can join a town wide movement to Paint Yreka Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get ready for Yreka’s big reveal October 12-16th as a number of businesses reveal pink displays in the spirit of finding a cure for Breast Cancer.

Businesses are encouraged to be creative and display materials, products and decorations in the spirit of the “Paint Yreka Pink” movement. Special events will continue throughout the month, including tributes, lectures, fundraisers and sharing of survivor stories.

We hope you will catch the spirit and start imagining what you can do to embrace the movement. Imagine pink lights, pink bows and much, much more everywhere in Yreka.

Event Information is as follows:

 Daub Out Breast Cancer at Bingo | 10.12

Daub Out Breast Cancer at Bingo at the Yreka Elks Lodge on Sunday October 12th, 2014. Pink Bingo games start at 12:45pm. $22 includes every game: 5 early birds, 4 specials, Bonanza and Double Action Bingo. Proceeds benefit Fairchild Medical Center Foundation Mammography Fund.

Think Pink Day | 10.16

October 16th is National Think Pink Day. The community is invited to Yreka for the day to visit businesses that have turned Pink! Stop by the Yreka Chamber Office for a Think Pink Route Map and a glass of pink lemonade.

Think Pink Tea Party | 10.16

Visit Bella Art Works at 117 West Miner on October 16th for Yreka’s “Think Pink” Tea Party from 12:30-1:30pm. This free event features refreshments, survivor stories and a celebration of resources that support healing.

Think Pink Information

Questions? Contact the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, Fairchild Medical Center or the Siskiyou Central Credit Union in Yreka, CA.

New Chamber of Commerce Community Partners Announced


The Yreka Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Etna Brewing to the team of 2014-2015 Community Partners.

Twelve Community Partners currently support Chamber of Commerce events and efforts at the highest level. This month, we are proud to announce Etna Brewing Company and Fruit Growers Supply Co. as the latest Siskiyou County businesses to sign on as enthusiastic members of the Chamber of Commerce community.

Read more about our twelve Community Partners here.

Bluegrass Cancels to Make Fires First Priority


Strings and Threads Bluegrass Festival

To provide full access to the fairgrounds for response teams fighting fires in Siskiyou County, the Yreka Chamber of Commerce has canceled the Siskiyou Strings and Threads Bluegrass Festival, August 25th-31st, 2014

Yreka’s Art Walk Receives Community Arts Endowment Sponsorhip

shasta regional community foundationThe Yreka Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce The Community Arts Endowment Fund as the lead, title sponsor for Yreka’s 2014 Art Walk Series.

The Community Arts Endowment Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation was established through the Articipate Campaign that began in 2010. The fund is dedicated to supporting the arts in our region today and forever. Through the power of endowment a gift made to the fund today will continue to grow allowing grants to be given from the fund to artists and art projects in perpetuity. The fund will provide grants to support visual public art, such as murals, sculpture and other graphic art forms displayed or presented in public areas in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties.

“We are so honored to partner with the Yreka Chamber of Commerce by providing a $1000 title sponsorship through our Community Arts Endowment”, said Kerry Caranci, CEO of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

The sponsorship will allow Yreka Chamber of Commerce to more actively promote and market the Yreka Art Walk throughout the region. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring more visitors to Yreka to experience the talent and passion of our artist community,” said Kory Hayden, Executive Director of the Yreka Chamber of Commerce.

This event series is very special in the Yreka Community. In partnership with talented artists, local shops and Yreka’s Historical Downtown Galleries (Liberty Arts, Bella Art Works and Shoppe Serendipity), our community will infuse Miner and Broadway with gallery inspired art, live music and appetizers on May 16th, June 27th, August 1st, September 19th and October 24th.

Read more information about Yreka’s Art Walk Series at www.yrekachamber.com/art

Yreka Celebrates Award Nominees and Winners

Chamber Awards WinnersYreka Celebrates Award Nominees and Winners at 63rd Annual Chamber Awards Gala

175 guests walked the red carpet on Friday, to enjoy savory eats by Olivera’s Catering, Oscar ambiance and a lively program celebrating 12 nominees for the 2014 Chamber Awards Gala. While every nominee was honored throughout the evening, the Siskiyou Family YMCA was awarded the non-profit of the year, Susan Ikenberry of the Fairchild Medical Foundation was awarded Employee of the Year, the Siskiyou Golden Fair was awarded Business of the Year, and Joan Favero was awarded Citizen of the Year.

“We really set out to ensure all 12 nominees felt truly honored this year.” said Kory Hayden. Award nominees gathered at the Wine Gallery on Broadway, and were greeted by members of the Chamber of Commerce. Elegant 2014 cars, provided by Ellis Brooks Motors then choffered nominees to the Best Western Miner’s Inn Convention Center. As nominees walked down the red carpet to Oscar themed music, there were greeted with thundering applause as they entered elegantly candle lit room.

“The program highlighted and celebrated qualities and accomplishments of each nominee,” said Hayden. “In addition to prepared commentary, we presented a tribute video featuring each of these special candidates. The tribute video really captured the Oscar style them and gave everyone in the room the chance to get to know and appreciate the nominees.These twelve nominees and countless others give so much to our community throughout the year,” said Hayden. “We hope they truly feel as through their efforts are appreciated.”

Casa of Siskiyou County


CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. This dedicated non-profit provides a voice for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court process. Dedicated volunteers give time each week to advocate for a child’s safety and best interest. Look for a series of very special CASA fundraisers throughout the year including their upcoming trap shoot, their annual gala and more. CASA invites you to join their team of volunteers who are willing to stand up for children in need for our community. Volunteers are eligible to provide support to a child in need after 32 hours of training. Thank you CASA of Siskiyou County for your exceptional service. We congratulate you for a well deserved nomination for Non-Profit of the Year. — in Yreka, CA.

Siskiyou Family YMCA

Siskiyou-YMCAFrom Kinder fitness, soccer, basketball, camping, group fitness, to sold out dance recitals & more,this organization continues to enrich our community each and everyday! Recognizing the diversity within our community and never turning anyone away, ED Scott Eastman and his enthusiastic team provide programs to the young and elderly, alike, to insure everyone has the opportunity to feel & remain vital! Thank you Siskiyou Family YMCA for providing us with value that touches us all! — in Yreka, CA.

Yreka Splash

SplashFrom the Yreka Swim team, to open swim and senior water fitness, Yreka Splash ensures that we can enjoy the refreshing water and healthy active lifestyle that Ringe Pool provides our community. Through hours of volunteer time, a serious amount of sunblock, patience and determination this group overcomes financial and facility challenges year after year, to continue to provide a swimming pool for Yreka. Thank you to Buzzy and Kelly and the entire volunteer network within Yreka Splash for the goals you have set, for the focus you have maintained and for the sunburns you have endured to provide swimming opportunities for our youth, and community in Yreka. — in Yreka, CA.

The Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds

Golden-FairThe Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds brings an immeasurable amount of life and culture to our area through their many events. CEO Cliff Munson & his team provide an exceptional level of commitment to provide the highest standards for events held in our community. Thank you for being a business that not only looks out for itself, but also selflessly serves our community to insure we can portray a lifestyle of quality, uniqueness, and culture that promotes Yreka and the surrounding area. — in Yreka, CA.

Belcampo Meat Co.

Belcampo-MeatWe have many reasons to thank our local farmers and ranchers. With our longtime agriculture based community, we truly have a postcard worthy setting in every direction. Belcampo Meat Company is fostering, learning and sharing our lifestyle well beyond our Siskiyou County lines. The product may start with a cut of meat, but Belcampo is also sharing an invitation to pause with family or friends over a savory meal in a celebration of the farm to table experience. With meat counters, merchandise and restaurants in Larkspur, and LA, Belcampo is sharing our Siskiyou County lifestyle with many. This local farm has been featured in California Cattlemen, Sunset, and Town and Country Magazines. Toyota recently visited the farm and produced a Toytoa car commercial. Despite these incredible, images the staff at Belcampo is …..human. This staff is mindful of and dedicated to the hardworking lifestyle in our community. We thank you Belcampo for breaking ice in freezing temperatures, and putting on your boots for midnight calving. More than anything, we thank you for choosing Siskiyou County and to all those who made it possible for you to be here. — in Yreka, CA.

Siskiyou Central Credit Union

Becky-IvesOur first nominee for Business of the year is the Siskiyou Central Credit Union. Founded in 1962 under the premise of serving Siskiyou County Employees…it has since evolved to being a full service personal financial institution to serve everyone in Siskiyou County. While the practice of operating out of a desk drawer in the welfare dept has evolved to a beautiful 5500 sf building on 4th street, the fundamental traditions have remained the same. Caring & Compassionate employees that that wish to make a difference for our community. This past year is nothing different and founder Ken Bley we know continues to look down and smile as now CEO Becky Ives and her team continue to deliver “Service you Expect at a cost you can afford by people Who Care” . At the same time contributing to our community & enhancing their presence at numerable events such as Paint Yreka Pink, a breath taking employee constructed float at the holiday parade, and most recently last weeks’ Siskiyou Sportsman’s Expo. SCCU we thank you for your commitment to our community as your mission continues to shine through!

Susan Ikenberry

Susan-IkenberrySusan Ikenberry can be found at numerable events from the Share the Magic festival, Paint Yreka Pink, to the Annual Health fair just to name a few… She is known as the graceful powerhouse behind these events which enrich and serve the mission of the Fairchild Medical Center Foundation. Susan everyone here at FMC salutes you for your commitment and hard work…Thanks to you we continue to be able to offer quality healthcare to our community!

Amy Bedell

Amy-BedellAs a mother of two kids, four dogs and a wife to a wonderful, supportive husband, Amy Bedell works hard to take care of her family and friends and will do just about anything to put a smile on your face. Amy has worked at Dr. Donald G. Hill’s Chriptractic on Ranch Lane in Yreka for 19 year. In this time she has warmed the spirits of patients as she explains benefits and options for holistic chiropractic care. Amy compassionately assists patience with insurance information and options. I had the opportunity to visit Amy at Dr. Hill’s office this week. I was not even broken when I went in, and I left feeling better having met Amy. As you too will know, within in moments of meeting her, Amy is a loyal friend, and a strong, compassionate employee. Thank you for making us all feel better Amy and for showing us what a true caring person is like. Tonight we honor you for all that you give to all of us.

Angie Thomas

Angie-ThomasWe can truly say, that behind every great business is a skilled, talented and patient office manager like Angie. From giving Ken Barnes great advice to delegate more often, to helping customers select the perfect items for their large event or family BBQ, Angie epitomizes patience, kindness and respect as she works with customers, coworkers and all 10,000 items and services Siskiyou Disturbing provides. Angie has been key in helping this longtime Yreka business renovate their customer welcoming center and has been a cornerstone in the success of this cherished business in Yreka. More than anything Angie, we thank you for bringing our applewood smoked bacon to our community, and please know that we all will smile fondly every time we hear you on the radio, for all that you have done and the grace that your demonstrate everyday. — in Yreka, CA.

Joan Favero

Joan-FaveroThrough her volunteerism and commitment to this community spanning over 44 years, we honor Citizen of the Year nominee, Joan Favero. From spearheading enthusiasm for our historic districts, working as a youth advocate thru AAUW, and serving as a Yreka planning commissioner, to her most recent accomplishments such as counseling and advising seniors through the red tape of Medicare. She currently serves on the board of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation but most notably known as founder of the Yreka Community Theaters restoration effort dating back to 2004, of the former theater guild. Through this, she has been the guiding force that established the Red Scarf society bringing countless musical events, providing educational outreach to our children, and protecting our Yreka Community theater. Most timely is her organization and fundraising efforts to replace the siding on the Yreka Community theater. From research, writing grants, and her un-waivering commitment, it has recently been announced the re-siding effort is well upon its way to success, thanks to her vision and dedication. Joan for this and all you have done for our community… we are so grateful!

Marilyn Yawnick

Marilyn-YawnickWe thank Marilyn Yawnick for recycling to beautify our community. This has been a result of her dedication to help Siskiyou County Motorsports raise funds to ensure that our community enjoys the celebration of the annual fireworks extravaganza on the 4th of July All of the funds raised are provided to the 4th of July fireworks fund but most importantly this dedicated individual is beautifying our community every chance she gets, helping seniors and youth alike!…Through her business partnership with McDonalds of Yreka & Weed Marilyn strives to support numerous projects from teacher nights, relay for life, reading programs, fishing derbys for kids, concerts, special olympics, and more…Another treasured example of a behind the scenes worker giving herself tirelessly for the community! Marilyn, Yreka thanks you for your commitment and dedication to our community!

Celia Balderree

Celia-BalderreeThrough countless ways, Celia Balderree plays an integral role in developing community in Yreka. First, Celia designs garden and horticulture features through historical downtown to give our city the last bit of sparkle through the seasons . She provides immeasurable dedication, planning, effort and sweat equity as she designs flower scapes surrounding the Yreka Miner, Broadway benches, the Franco American hotel, and more. Celia is a mindful attendee of City meetings as she compassionately cares about issues and topics that important to our community. Seeing a need and interest in our community, Celia recently gathered a community of photographers to capture the wildlife and landscapes that our area naturally provides. As Celia continues to inspire the community, an ever growing collection of images and photographers are showcasing all that Yreka has to offer. True to our gold rush heritage, Celia has a heart of gold. She is the first to volunteer to make Yreka a better place for our residents and for our visiting tourists. Thank you Celia, for inspiring Yreka to grow, and to flourish. We are honored to recognize you as a Citizen of the Year nominee tonight, and always.

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce Prepares to Move Next Door to the Siskiyou County Museum

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce Prepares to Move Next Door to the Siskiyou County Museum

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Renderings show what 1000 S. Main Street could look like approaching April 1st, 2014.

March 7, 2014 – Starting on April 1st, 2014, the Yreka Chamber of Commerce will open their doors at 1000 South Main Street, just steps away from the Siskiyou County Museum. Longtime Yreka residents will remember 22 years ago when the Chamber of Commerce was formerly located at the gingerbread inspired building, located between the Siskiyou County Museum and the Forest Service Maintenance Yard.

“Yreka has been very supportive and enthusiastic about the growth of the Chamber and our place in the community,” explains Yreka Chamber of Commerce ED, Kory Hayden. “Our longtime location at 117 W. Miner has been very special to us. With our move, we hope that a charming bakery, ice cream and frozen yogurt shop, or old time candy store might emerge at the corner of Broadway and Miner, giving our Historical District that final dollop of charm that will complement the gold-rush era storefronts and dedicated business owners of downtown.”

While preparing to move, the Yreka community will experience uninterrupted service from the Chamber of Commerce. “Right now we are creating the Visit Yreka magazine and website for release in May, we are partnering to help the new Strings and Threads Bluegrass Festival become a signature summer event here in Yreka, and we are introducing fresh touches to our signature event series, otherwise known as the Chamber Awards Gala, the Yreka Art Walk Series, Gold Rush Days, Sizzlin September, and more. Because we own the Main Street office, this move will help us immediately and promptly decrease operating expenses. This also means that the Chamber of Commerce will more stable in our community, ” explains Yreka Chamber of Commerce ED, Kory Hayden.

“We look forward to serving Yreka from our bright, cheery office, along Main Street corridor. One thing people will see right away, is that our proximity to the Siskiyou County Museum is a great location. The Siskiyou Museum provides such a grand impact on our tourists and visitors. To have the Chamber of Commerce in the center of the Main Street stretch, just steps away from the grandeur of the Siskiyou County Museum may create a special pairing for our visitors and our community.”

In the spirit of new neighbors, we invite the entire Yreka community to celebrate the “Night at the Museum” Chamber Mixer on Thursday April 10th from 5-7p at the Siskiyou County Museum. In the meantime, you can visit the Yreka Chamber of Commerce at their new location at 1000 South Main Street starting April 1st.


Annual Report 2013-14


Thank you to Jennifer Hart of Cal-Ore Life flight, one of 23+ business and non-profits who were featured at the Business Expo and Annual Chamber of Commerce Report.

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce Presents their Annual Report

2/13/2014– On Thursday, the Chamber of Commerce presented the 2013 Annual Report at Yreka’s Business Expo and Annual Chamber of Commerce Member’s Meeting.

View the annual report below, for membership analysis, special event information, and 2013 sponsor and member recognition.

2013 Annual Report


Welcome Sis Q Custom Caps


February 13, 2014 | Today the Yreka Chamber of Commerce was proud to welcome Jason Freitas and CEO of Sis Q Custom Caps to the Yreka Chamber of Commerce.

Sis Q Custom Caps is proud to offer the best hats, visors and beanies from Pacific Headwear. We understand that every hat and hat design should be created by the customer for the customer. We design hats, visors, or beanies for sports teams, businesses, clubs or any other organization. We run a simple 5 step system to help create your headwear. You are in total control of your cap design. You have the option of changing very little on a hat or customizing the entire hat from scratch. We offer over 70 cap styles and hundreds of color options to choose from. You can choose one of our many stock designs or logos or put your on personal design or logo on the cap. Every hat we offer can be customized to fit your need. We want to thank you for giving us an opportunity to earn your business, and please let us know if you have any questions or if you need help selecting or designing your cap.

Visit www.sisqcustomcaps.com

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