Monday, June 22nd marked the grand reopening of McDonalds in Yreka.
Monday, June 22nd marked the grand reopening of McDonalds in Yreka.
Print a copy of the Schedue of Events 2015.
Sign up for historical tours at Miner and Broadway starting at 10:00am. These fill up early!
Grab a beer at the State of Jefferson Beer Alley and enjoy live music on the Gold Rush Stage.
This sought after group will bring the old west to life on Miner Street. The Old West Reenactment Shooters have been performing in Yreka since 2007, where they created their now, sought after performance.
Don’t miss your chance to go on an interactive historical tour during Gold Rush Days! Yreka will offer 8 walking tours up and down Miner Street throughout the day, and 4 tours through the historical home district on Third and Oregon Streets. Thank you to the Genealogical Society and Yreka Preservation for the amazing additions and special surprises on our Gold Rush Tours this this year!
On June 20th, Yreka will transform historical downtown into a “step back in time” festival honoring our Gold Rush heritage. Enjoy Old Time Reenactments in front of the historic Franco American Hotel, Gold Mining, vendors, food, activities for kids, historical hayrides, pony rides and more.
Yreka provides a fantastic art walk series with artists and musicians decorating the streets of Yreka with festivities and spirit. Visit Historic Downtown Yreka on
May 15th, June 26th, August 7th, September 18th and October 23th from 5-8pm.
For event information, contact the Yreka Chamber of Commerce at 530.842.1649 and follow event news by “liking” the Yreka Art Walk facebook page.
The Yreka Chamber of Commerce thanks Downtown Yreka, the Shasta Regional Community Foundation and Kris Taylor of Shoppe Serendipity for making Yreka’s 2015 Art Walk series possible.
Seeing red flags at Yreka’s Art Walk is a good thing! Look for these bright, fun and festive flags outside participating businesses to find your way to great art, refreshments and performances during Yreka’s Art Walks.
Shops and businesses in Historic Downtown Yreka stay open late with food, music and specials during Yreka’s Art Walks.
Starting the first Saturday in June, locals and visitors can meander through fresh produce displays and enjoy Saturday mornings on Miner Street. In a combined effort between Historic Downtown, The Montague Farmers Market, and the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, Yreka will have a Saturday Morning Market in June and July from 10:00am-2:00pm
From 10am-2pm the Montague Farmers Market will feature fresh produce. Local growers and musicians interested in participating are encouraged to contact market coordinator, Ann Robison: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download an application here.
Miner Street shops will open their doors with fun activities and market day specials. Visit Bella Art Works, Miner Street Meats, Dinner’s Ready Cafe, Shasta’s Chocolate Emporium, Farm Girl Antiques, and more for market day specials and activities.
The Yreka Chamber is proud to thank community partners, Brookdale Senior Living and KRS Realty for their support of community projects.
Two years ago, as an applicant, I was a little nervous as I read the job description, but I assure you that a creative, professional who can engage and interact with people can do great things here! The Yreka community is very supportive of the Chamber Executive Director and there are so many exciting things I have been able to to share about the recent business and tourism accomplishments in our community. Thank you Yreka.
The Yreka Chamber of Commerce is proud share the April 14, 2015 board report below.
Review of financials with a motion and second to approve March financials at May 14th meeting.
Review of proposed budget by Treasurer Nixon. Note eight important goals for 2015.
Dennis Crossman (Brookdale), Cliff Munson (Siskiyou Golden Fair), Christine Todd (Siskiyou Central Credit Union), Lisa Nixon (Attorney at Law), Sandra Palmer (Best Western Miner’s Inn), Gary Nelson (Franco American Hotel), Sean McDonald (Siskiyou Daily News), Vince Reinig (Northland Cable), Kory Hayden (Executive Director), Susan Dickison (Administrative Assistant)
Absent: Shawna Glenn (Ellis Brooks Honda), Tiffany Eberle-Dooley (Edward Jones Investments), Mike Madden (Fairchild Medical Center), Pamela Johnson (Express Employment Professionals)
Encourage a review of bylaws, particularly in the area of board attendance.
Discuss events at upcoming board retreat on May 14th. Develop an events committee to meet and analyze the chamber events. (Art Walk, Sizzlin September, Holiday Parade, Christmas on Miner, Holiday Dinner Dance, Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Chamber Awards Gala, Gold Rush Days, Visit Yreka Magazine, Monthly Mixers and Meetings.)
Meet prior to the board retreat on May 14th to analyze chamber events: Lisa Nixon, Kory Hayden, Christine Todd, Cliff Munson, Sandra Palmer, Debbie Robison, Sean McDonald.
Yreka Magazine, Community Partners, Executive Director Hire Process, Miner Street Market and Music on Saturday’s.
Historical Hayride and Walking Tours (Historical Alliance and Lisa Nixon), Watermelon Eating Contest (Local youth group and Sandra Palmer), Old West Reenactment Shooters (Gary Nelson and OWRS), Pony Rides, Vendors, Facepainting, YMCA Bounce House (Office), Stage (Square Dancing, Melodrama, Live Music- Kory Hayden), Old Time Saloon (Yreka Plaza, Liberty Arts), After the Gold Rush (Lisa Nixon), State of Jefferson Beer Tasting (Christine Todd and Kory Hayden).
Continue to explore ABC Event Licencing for the Chamber of Commerce.
Recruit 4-5 board members. (Potential board members can indicate interest online.)
The Chamber of Commerce selected May 14th at 3:00pm for the 2015 Board Retreat at the Best Western Miner’s Inn, in leau of the 9:30am meeting.
The Yreka Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Fastenal to our membership. Located right here in Yreka at 1015 S.Main Street, Fastenal is an American Company known as one of North America’s most efficient suppliers of OEM, MRO, and construction products. Our Yreka store is one of 2,700 stores. | Welcome Fastenal to Yreka.
The Yreka Chamber of Commerce will announce the 2015 Board of Directors at the annual Business Expo on February 12th. In the meantime, persons interested in serving on the Yreka Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and encouraged to indicate interest here.
The dedicated board members of the Chamber of Commerce provide leadership and structure for the promotion and enrichment of economic growth and community vitality in the Yreka area. The Chamber Board meets on the second Thursday of the month at 9:30am at the Best Western Miner’s Inn Convention Center.
Cliff Munson | President
Siskiyou Golden Fair
Sandra Palmer | President-elect
Best Western Miner’s Inn
Christine Todd | Vice President
Ellis Brooks Honda
Lisa Nixon |Treasurer
Attorney At Law
Debbie Robison | Director
Farm Girl Antiques
Dennis Crossman | Director
Gary Nelson| Director
Franco American Hotel
Mike Madden | Director
Fairchild Medical Center
Shawna Glenn | Director
Ellis Brooks Honda
Sean McDonald | Director
Siskiyou Daily News
Tiffany Eberle-Dooley | Director
Edward Jones Investments
Vince Reinig | Director
Join the Yreka Community for an exciting evening of celebration on Friday, March 20th, 2015, in honor of the 2015 Chamber Award Nominees. Dine with friends and collegues at the Best Western Miner’s Inn and applaud the accomplishments of the Business, Non-Profit, Employee and Citizen of the Year nominees. This movie themed red carpet is not to be missed. Save the date and make nominations for this fun, entertaining gala event in Yreka.
With only 100 Golden Tickets available, there is a one in ten chance of taking home a great prize basket from the 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 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.
From 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.
From 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 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.
We 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.
Our 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 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!
As 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.
We 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.
Through 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!
We 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!
Through 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.
Grace Bennett, Citizen of the Year
Stidham Trucking, Business of the Year
Eduardo Alvarez, Employee of the Year,
Miner Power, Non-Profit of the Year
Don & Claudia East, Citizen of the Year
Broadway Twin, Business of the Year
Leslie Morgan, Employee of the Year
Friends of the Library, Non-Profit of the Year
Tom Sieber, Citizen of the Year
Girdner Funeral Chapel, Business of the Year
Corky Arkfeld, Employee of the Year
Stable Hands, Non-Profit of the Year
Mary Ellen Bryan, Citizen of the Year
Yreka Transfer, Business of the Year
Michelle Eiler, Employee of the Year
Madrone Hospice, Non-Profit of the Year
Eric Harms, Citizen of the Year
Siskiyou Daily News, Business of the Year
Eva Oscar, Employee of the Year
Mike Hendryx, Citizen of the Year
Scott Valley Bank, Business of the Year
Chris Weller, Employee of the Year
2007-1951- Citizens of the Year
Audrey Flower, Richard & Orsola Silva-2003
Mary Lou Smith-1999
Gulf War Veterans & Eric Funderberg-1991
Dan Girdner Sr.-1987
Edgar J. Foss-1968
Albert H. Newton, Sr.-1962
James M. Allen-1959