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’s Art Walk | 2014

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In partnership with talented artists, local shops and Yreka’s Historical Downtown Art Galleries (Liberty Arts, Bella Art Works and Shoppe Serendipity) our community will infuse downtown with gallery inspired art, live music and appetizers on May 16th, June 27th, August 1st, September 19th and October 24th at Yreka’s 2014 Summer Art Walk Series from 5-8pm.


shasta regional community foundationThe Community Arts Endowment Fund serves as the lead, title sponsor for the Yreka’s 2014 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 2014 Art Walk Series. Read more.


 

Yreka provides a fantastic art walk series with artists and musicians decorating the streets of Yreka with festivities and spirit. Expect the lively energy to continue this May, in historic downtown Yreka. 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.

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.”

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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.

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Annual Report 2013-14

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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

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Welcome Sis Q Custom Caps

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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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Yreka is Proud to be Yreka

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Thank you to John Rogers and a number of local photographers who will submit images to be used in Yreka’s Visitor’s Guide.

Historical narratives, vibrant photos and feature stories will show that Yreka is Proud to be Yreka.

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce will begin production of Visit Yreka Magazine on April 15th. “With incredible images from talented photographers such as Loree Johnson, John Rogers, Tammy Strobel  and members of the Siskiyou Photography Club, there is great potential to produce something very special promoting our community,” says Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Kory Hayden. “Yreka is vibrant.  We are ready to show off our outdoor recreation, our community of arts and our culture of quality in this magazine. ”

With 4,000-5,000 copies planed for circulation, Visit Yreka will be available starting Memorial Weekend at the California Welcome Center, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Offices, Hotels and at participating businesses.  In the meantime, the Chamber of Commerce staff will be gathering historical narratives, photos and feature stories to create a professional publication that reflects our dynamic and rich community.

We invite you to advertise in Visit Yreka magazine.

  • Full Page Ad | $799
  • Half Page Ad | $499
  • 1/4 Page Ad | $349
  • Editorial Sponsor: | $249

View ad information and samples here.

Ad Deadline: April 15th

Please feel welcomed to submit content or photos to info@yrekachamber.com

 

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

With the new year, we invite our community to get involved in event sponsorship for the following signature events.  In addition to having a dramatic influence on customer relations, event sponsorship is a powerful complement to your annual marketing plan.


Sponsors involved at an annual amount of $1250 are honored as Community Partners throughout the year and are recognized on www.yrekachamber.com

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Citizen of the Year Banquet

March 21, 2014
Lead Sponsor $1,000.00
Event Sponsor $250.00

Yreka’s Art Walk Series

May-October
Lead Sponsor $1,000.00
May $250.00
June $250.00
August $250.00
September $250.00
October $250.00

Gold Rush Days

June 14, 2014
Lead Sponsor $1,000.00
Event Sponsor $250.00

Strings and Threads Bluegrass Festival

August 22-24th, 2014
Music Sponsor $2,000.00
Gold Sponsor $1000.00
Silver Sponsor $500.00

Sizzlin September

September 14,2014
Lead Sponsor $1,000.00
Event Sponsor $250.00

Yreka’s Winter Wonderland Events

November 29 –December 13
Lead Sponsor $1,000.00
Event Sponsor $250.00

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2014 Letter from the Executive Director

Januay LetterA Letter from the Executive Director: Welcome to 2014 | Yreka, CA

I hope this edition of the Yreka Chamber eNews finds you well. As we launch the new year, I would like to thank our community for their positive outlook and forward thinking as we all stand determined and dedicated to our Northern California community. The Chamber is graced by significantly hardworking and community-minded citizens, and for that I am continually inspired.

In 2014, I hope you continue to feel supported by our business and non-profit community. We launch the Annual Members Meeting and Business Expo in February and the 63rd Annual Chamber Awards Gala in March. I hope you will attend. We have included an RSVP form for the Annual Meeting and a Nomination Form for the Chamber Awards Gala online, for your convenience.

In the meantime, mark your calendar and visit ww.yrekachamber.com for information on all upcoming events, including our Spring-Summer Mixer lineup with the Siskiyou County Museum (4/10), Kegg’s Kreations (5/8), Yreka Preservation (6/12), Siskiyou Escrow Services Inc. (7/10) and Liberty Arts (8/14) serving as our generous hosts. Mixers are the second Thursday of the month from 5-7pm and always feature refreshments and a positive networking environment where you can share business cards, event fliers and stories with our community.

In closing, we invite you to take a moment to review our 2014 January Newsletter which is packed with information including our 2014 event sponsorship opportunities. In addition to having a dramatic influence on customer relations and our community, event sponsorship is a powerful complement to your annual marketing plan.

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For your daily toil and for your many contributions to our community, we thank you. – Kory Hayden, 2014 ED.

 

Enjoy Yreka’s January 2014 Newsletter


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The Yreka Chamber of Commerce is proud to share the January 2014 Newsletter, “The Annual Edition.” January’s Newsletter includes an invitation to the Annual Members Meeting and Business Expo and a nomination form for the 63rd Annual Chamber Awards Gala. January’s newsletter announces the upcoming  spring-summer lineup of Chamber Mixers. Thank you to Madrone hospice for their insert for “Stories of Hospice” on January 22nd.  We hope this edition of the Yreka Chamber eNews finds you well, as we launch 2014.

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