Save the Date for Yreka’s 2015 Business Expo

Yreka’s 2015 Business Expo

Here is your sneak peek at the 40+ booths and features that will be at Yreka’s 2015 Business Expo this Thursday (2.12) from 5:00-7:00pm. Share this information with friends and colleagues and make plans to be at the Best Western Miner’s Inn Convention Center for this fun filled event. Giveaways, refreshments and a no-host bar will be provided. | All are welcome.

Ashland Springs Hotel:

01 ashland springsMeet Gina DuQuenne and learn more about conference and hotel packages for your next business retreat or getaway.

Best Western Miner’s Inn:

02 Best WesternMeet Sandra Palmer and pickup a gift bag featuring goodies from the Best Western Miner’s Inn. Be sure to ask Sandra about the Best Western apartment style suites. They are truly fantastic!


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B. Yolanda O’Brien, CA Notary Public:

03 NotaryMeet local notary, Yolanda O’Brien. Yolanda is a public official who can notarize legal documents and can administer and take oaths and affirmations throughout Siskiyou County.

Brown Eyed Gal Designs Vintage Home:

business card front-1-22-15Talk with Linda Martin, owner and designer of Brown Eyed Gal Designs Vintage Home at 333. W. Miner Street. Learn about upcoming classes and projects featured at this trendy, trendy shop on Miner Street.

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce will take a moment to recognize our Community Partners at 5:30pm.

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Thank you to the Siskiyou Central Credit Union for providing the giveaway tote for Yreka’s 2015 Business Expo. Get one at the Expo! #first80attendees



Business Expo

Cal-Ore Life Flight:

005 Cal OreMembership with Cal-Ore Life Flight is a great investment for your household. Cal-Ore Life Flight offers full service, Advanced Life Support (ALS) and 24 hour, emergency ground and air transport from our area. Meet Jennifer Hart at the expo to learn more.

City of Yreka:

05 City of YrekaVisit with the hardworking staff of the City of Yreka. Learn about what is ahead for our quaint city. Ask about the projects our city officials will be focusing on in the upcoming months.

College of the Siskiyous:

06 College of the SiskiyousCollege of the Siskiyous is great contributor to our resources and lifestyle here in Siskiyou County. Visit with Jan Keen to learn more about the valuable role of COS in our community.

D and D Catering:

07 CateringDebbie Roaks and Kristin Dickison of D and D Catering specialize in events and menu preparation for casual and formal events. Enjoy complementary menu tastings and appetizers by D and D Catering.

D and D Catering
(530) 340-2307

Danielle Signor Design:

08 Danielle SignorMeet web designer Danielle Signor. Danielle specializes in web design, blogging, and social media services for every budget.

David Smith – Pexa Insurance:

09 PexaTalk with David Smith, owner of Pexa Insurance in Yreka. Pexa provides a full range of major insurance carriers. Talk with David about the right carrier and coverage to meet your family or commercial needs, at an affordable price.

Express Employment:

010 ExpressMeet Pamela Johnson from Express Employment in Yreka. The team at Express works to provide employment and workforce solutions to employers throughout our community. Express Employment Professionals also works with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience.

 Fishmonger Gal:

011 FishmongalWe might as well keep the tasty theme going as we talk about Yreka’s 2015 Business Expo! Meet Fishmonger Gal, Christa Ingalls. Fishmonger Gal will prepare sushi platters for your next party!

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Good Soil People:

012 Good SoilMeet Siskiyou County soil expert, Kevin Ricky. Good Soil People distributes natural soil amendments and viable organisms to local and regional farms and gardens. Ask questions and learn more about this unique and successful local business based in Scott Valley.

Great Northern Services:

013 GNCGreat Northern is a community based non-profit, dedicated to supporting, strengthening, and empowering rural communities. Meet Audra Gibson and learn more about Great Northern programs and services.

JEDI Women’s Business Center:

014 JediVisit Nancy Swift to learn more about new financial resources, quality education and leadership available for women in business. JEDI also specializes in creative workshops and training to help both men and women succeed in the business arena.

Jones Janitorial:

jones janitorialStop by the Jones Janitorial booth to meet owner Josh Jones. This successful business owner will discuss services and prices to serve your office or corporation’s janitorial needs. Jones Janitorial is committed to customer satisfaction and prompt service.

View Jones Janitorial Facebook here.

 Kegg’s Kreations:

Keggs Kreations 2View samples of Kegg’s custom cabinetry and counter tops in laminate, granite, quartz and solid surface. Talk about your vision or custom project needs with owner and creator of Kegg’s Kreations, Duanne Kegg.

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Kidder Creek Ranch Camp and More

kidder creekAndy Warken is a “must see” at the expo. Preview this lineup of summer events, which is just a sampling of the amazing experiences Kidder Creek offers our community. Located in Scott Valley, this nationally recognized adventure and residential camp features high adventure and horse experiences for youth and the entire family.

Kidder Creek’s Upcoming Events….

KRS Realty:

LogoColorTextRightThis real estate team is comprised of highly skilled agents who are focus on a client-first approach. Paired with unparalleled knowledge of the region, KRS agents specialize in listing and selling all types of residential, land, lots and acreages properties.
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Liberty Arts:

Liberty ArtsKim Presley brings a sophisticated gallery experience to Miner Street with her talented oversight of Liberty Arts. Visit with Kim to learn about upcoming shows and gallery events that you won’t want to miss.

Meadowlark, Emeritus:

MeadowlarkMeadowlark provides a five star experience for our retirement community here in Yreka. Meet Dennis Crossman to learn more about the amenities, features and programs at Yreka’s premier retirement living estate.


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Meadowlark, Emeritus Website

Northeastern CA Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development CenterNancy Swift of Jedi introduces the Northeastern CA Small Business Development Center, now housed within at JEDI for Siskiyou County. Learn more about this amazing resource that is here to support and develop our business community.

Mt. Shasta Conference and Festival:

015 Best ofMeet Andree Morgana and learn about her leadership in the Best of Mt. Shasta Conference and Festival, featuring 40 speakers, workshops on Native Healing, Health & Wellness and much more. This annual festival features music, vendors, food, tai chi, yoga and dance.

Montague Rotary Beer, Wine & Soda Bar:

016 Beer and WineThank you to Montague Rotary for providing the Expo beer, wine and soda bar (no-host bar). Meet the fun, festive and knowledgeable bartenders from Montague Rotary.

Northland Cable:

017 NorthlandNorthland Cable is Siskiyou County’s local cable, internet and phone provider. Meet Vince, General Manager of Northland Cable- stop by and learn all about the new bundles they can put together to save you money.


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Ohlund’s Office Supply:

018 OhlundsJeff Ross of Ohlund’s Office Supply shares tips and products to increase efficiency in your business or home office. Be sure to check out the multi-media presentation and product information at the Ohlund’s Office Supply booth or at their store location on Miner Street.

Personnel Preference:

019 PersonalPersonnel Preference has been serving Siskiyou County in the area of professional staffing since 1993. Meet Terri Barham of Personnel Preference, who connects business employment opportunities to job seekers in Siskiyou County.

Pop Barn Studio:

020 Pop BarnMeet Lance Banks, founder and talented designer for Pop Barn Studio. Lance has been providing graphic design and web solutions for clients since 2007. Be sure to meet this Scott Valley talent and alumni of the Art Institute of Portland, this Thursday at the Expo.

PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging:

021 Area on AgingTabitha Ledford shares information about the programs and resources available to our senior community and their families through the PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging.

Ray Morgan Company:

022 Ray MorganRay Morgan Company specializes in simplifying office technology. Paul Cavagnaro and the Ray Morgan staff offers business and office solutions specifically for our community and region.


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Red Scarf Society:

023 Red ScarfStop by the Red Scarf booth and thank Joan Favero for bringing world-class shows and performances to our community in 2015. Pick up the event schedule, find out how you can support our local performing arts and get ready for a great lineup at our theater and festival venues in 2015.

Scott Valley Bank:

SVBLOGO (2)Meet Ronda Gubetta of Scott Valley Bank who works to share the community minded message of Scott Valley Bank, where it all began. Scott Valley Bank takes pride in the ability to meet the banking needs of our rural and agricultural markets and our local businesses and families.

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Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce:

Scott Valley Chamber of CommerceMeet Amanda Schmalenberger and the energetic and talented leadership of the Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce. Learn about the business resources and tourism attractions in this special and unique community, neighboring Yreka.

Shasta Regional Community Foundation:

Shasta Regional Community FundMeet Jill Harris and learn about the involvement of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation in our area. SRCF funds represent the passion and vision of individuals, businesses and organizations who wish to give back to our Northern California communities through local philanthropy.

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Read the SRCF annual report here.

Siskiyou Community Food Bank:

Siskiyou Community Food BankVisit with Cliff Kettle and learn more about the Siskiyou Community Food Bank. Learn how to support and relay information about local efforts to provide a working food bank to help those in need.

Read more about the Siskiyou Community Food Bank

Siskiyou Economic Development Council:

siskiyou economic development councilMeet local talent Nikki Brown and learn about the detailed research, projects and efforts rooted in the Siskiyou Economic Development Council. Learn how the SCDC is paving the way for new business, tourism and development in Yreka, and beyond.

Siskiyou Daily News:

SiskiyouDaily_AgencyWideMeet Brian Linsley from the Siskiyou Daily News to learn more about our local news and the marketing benefits available. – “We can do more for your business than you think!”


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The Siskiyou History Alliance:

Siskiyou History AllianceThe Siskiyou History Alliance brings together four major historical resources in Siskiyou County: Yreka Preservation, the Genealogical Society, the Historical Society and the Siskiyou County Museum. Meet Jennifer Bryan and Claudia East to learn about this exciting union of resources.

View the History Alliance Website here.

Siskiyou Lanes Bowling Center:

Siskiyou LanesLearn about upcoming events at our very own Siskiyou Lanes Bowling Center. Theme nights, live music and birthday parties are just a few features that make Siskiyou Lanes a great community resource.

Soroptimist International:

SoroptomistSoroptimist International works to improve the lives of women and girls through leadership and programming. Meet Kelly Atchley and learn about the exciting programs here in Yreka.

The Garden Party Catering

Garden PartyVisit The Garden Party Catering booth for all of your event and party catering needs. Meet Penny Marshall and enjoy tasty samples at the Expo!

Young Living Essentials and MLM:

Young LivingMeet Scott Valley standouts Vicki Krueger and Sara Krueger. Learn about the therapeutic and soothing benefits of Young Living Essential Oils and much, much more.

KRS Realty Joins YCC Community Partners


KRS Realty Ribbon CuttingThe Chamber of Commerce thanks our Community Partners who have supported Chamber events at the highest levels this year. KRS Realty is the latest local business to serve as a Community Partner Business Leader, with the Yreka Chamber of Commerce.


Thank you to KRS Realty for their support of the Yreka Chamber of Commerce at the Community Partner Level. KRS Realty is comprised of a team of highly skilled agents who are focused on client-first approach. Paired with unparalleled knowledge of the region, KRS Realty agents specialize in a vast level of realty services, from listing and selling all types of residential, land, lots and acreage properties to being fully aware of how to rise to market challenges.

Throughout the past two years KRS owner, Kim Roetto, has served in leadership as a board member of the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, and provided key insight into the development of Yreka’s Business Community.

“We could not be more appreciative of our realtors and real estate companies who are invested in creating and bringing vibrant commercial and residential spaces to our
community,” explains the Chamber of Commerce.  “Yreka’s current success is a true testament to that.” Major real estate transactions through KRS Realty and our local realtors can transform entire neighborhoods.

“Truly, one of the most influential groups in the recent growth and development of Yreka is our real estate companies.”

We thank the entire staff of KRS for their leadership in business and for their effort to keep the future bright in Yreka.

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Board Report: April 14, 2015

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce is proud share the April 14, 2015 board report below.

Called to Order– 9:30am

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.

Board Members Present

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.

Discussion of Event Criteria

  • provide Quality of Life events for Yreka.
  • ensure gain, not losses, in revenue
  • invite volunteerism from the community
  • benefit the business community
  • serve as a incubator to support Yreka’s events, as possible.

Event Tasks

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.)

Events Criteria Committee

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.

Executive Director Report

Yreka Magazine, Community Partners, Executive Director Hire Process, Miner Street Market and Music on Saturday’s.

Gold Rush Days

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).

ABC Event Licence

Continue to explore ABC Event Licencing for the Chamber of Commerce.

Board Member Recruitment

Recruit 4-5 board members. (Potential board members can indicate interest online.)

Board Retreat: May 14, 2015, 3:00pm

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.

Meeting Close- 11:30am

Mixers Provide Valuable Benefit to Members


Mark your calendar for our Winter Mixer lineup. 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.

2015 Business Expo

February  Mixer | 2.12.2015 @ The Best Western Miner’s Inn Convention Center
Don’t miss the 2015 Business Expo and Annual Members Meeting from 5-7pm at the Best Western Convention Center. Enjoy appetizers, no host bar, 20+ expo booths and expo giveaways.


March Mixer | 3.12.2015 @  1301 S Main St
Enjoy a fun evening at Starbucks, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a positive network of professionals, business owners and supporters of local economy.

Brown Eyed Gal Designs Vintage Home

April Mixer | 4.9.2015 @ 333 Miner Street
Enjoy a fun evening Brown Eyed Gal Designs Vintage Home in Yreka, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a positive network of professionals, business owners and supporters of local economy.

 G and G Hardware Garden Center

May Mixer | 5.14.2015 @ 729 South Broadway
Enjoy a fun evening at the G and G Hardware Garden Center for a fun evening outdoors in Yreka, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a positive network of professionals, business owners and supporters of local economy.

Yreka Splash at Ringe Pool

June Mixer | 6.11.2015 @ 715 Knapp Street
Enjoy a fun evening hosted by Yreka Splash at our very own Ringe Pool in Yreka, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a positive network of professionals, business owners and supporters of local economy.

July Mixer | 7.9.2015
Enjoy a fun evening at a local business in Yreka, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a positive network of professionals, business owners and supporters of local economy.

August Mixer | 8.13.2015
Enjoy a fun evening at a local business in Yreka, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a positive network of professionals, business owners and supporters of local economy.

September Mixer | 9.10.2015
Enjoy a fun evening at a local business in Yreka, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a positive network of professionals, business owners and supporters of local economy.

October Mixer | 10.8.2015
Enjoy a fun evening at a local business in Yreka, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments, socializing, and a positive network of professionals, business owners and supporters of local economy.


Q: What can I expect at a chamber mixer?
KH: First, members can expect to see me at the door! I make sure to introduce each person to our host as they arrive and I ensure everyone’s name is in the prize drawing for the evening, I get a name tag for each person to help everyone get to know one another a little better. The refreshments and hors devours are always very special and during the evening we circle up and share our experience as business owners with the group.

Q: What is special Chamber Mixers?
KH: Word is getting out that the Yreka Chamber mixers are fun and valuable. Mixer’s are at a new location each month, and each one provides a unique and fun environment for networking.

Q: What if I Don’t Know Anyone at the Mixer?
KH: Many people worry that they won’t know anyone at the mixer. If there was ever an event where it is ok not to know anyone, this is it! First, everyone at the Mixer is a small business owner. Attendees are eager to hear and share experiences and lend support to building community and commerce in Siskiyou County.

General Chamber Mixer Information
Chamber mixers are fun and good for business. With the exception of Fair Week, these monthly networking events are on the second Thursday of the month from 5-7pm. Members are invited to bring event fliers, publications and business cards to share. Yreka Chamber mixers draw an average of 30-40 attendees, a great audience for you to share your business message with leaders in Yreka and beyond. To maximize your membership benefit, ensure that at least one member of your staff attends the monthly mixer to thank the hosting business for their service in Yreka and to socialize with attendees.

View photos from past mixers on facebook to see all the fun. Mixers are not only fun, but they are also are networking opportunities that bring awareness of your business leadership in Siskiyou County and beyond.

Lane Street Provides a Magical Holiday Mixer

Yreka Paint and Decorating Adds Spark to Mixer Line Up in November

Meadowlark Hosts Charming Mixer

Best Western Miner’s Inn Impresses at August Mixer

Siskiyou Distributing Opens Doors to Yreka and Beyond

June Mixer is BBQ Fun with the Siskiyou Opportunity Center

Madrone Heartisans Host Chamber Mixer

Yreka Chamber Ends Busy Day with Outstanding Mixer

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Welcome Liberty Tax to Yreka

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce welcomes Liberty Tax Service to 601 S. Main Street here in Yreka. Contact the bright staff at (530) 841.1040 for help with your 2015 tax needs and questions.

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The Yreka Chamber Welcomes Fastenal

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.timeline_careers

Yreka Chamber Board Opens 2015 Seats

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.

Chamber Board

Indicate your interest in joining this leadership board here.

Key Goals

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.

Key Business and Networking Events

  • New Business and Grand Opening Ribbon Cuttings
  • Monthly Networking Mixers
  • Annual Members Meeting and Business Expo
  • Chamber Awards Gala

Community Enrichment Events

  • Yreka’s Art Walk (April-October)
  • Sizzlin September Show and Shine
  • Gold Rush Days
  • Parade of Lights
  • Night of Lights: Christmas on Miner Street

Possible Events in Development

  • Halloween Trick or Treating on Miner Street
  • September Harvest Festival
  • Miner Street Music, Rib Wars and Outdoor Dance

Meet the 2014 Board of Directors

Cliff Munson  | President
Siskiyou Golden Fair

Christine Todd | Vice President
Ellis Brooks Honda

Matt Osborn | Treasurer
Shasta Investments

Shannon Salvestro | Director
Women in Business

Dennis Crossman  | Director
Emeritus Meadowlark

Gary Nelson| Director
Franco American Hotel

Lisa Nixon  | Director
Attorney At Law

Mike Madden  | Director
Fairchild Medical Center

Sandra Palmer  | Director
Best Western Miner’s Inn

Shawna Glenn  | Director
Ellis Brooks Honda

Tiffany Eberle-Dooley | Director
Edward Jones Investments

Vince Reinig | Director
Northland Cable

Kory Hayden
Executive Director

Susan Dickison
Administrative Assistant

64th Annual Chamber Awards Set for March 20th

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Submit a nominee for recognition at the Chamber Awards Gala here.

Gala Tickets | $35

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.

Golden Tickets Raffle | $25

With only 100 Golden Tickets available, there is a one in ten chance of taking home a great prize basket from the Gala.

Purchase Gala and Golden Tickets here.

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Chamber Awards Winners

Yreka 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.

Past Award Recipients

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
Barry Ohlund-2007
Michael Pavlik-2006
Jim Griffin-2005
David Samuelson-2004
Audrey Flower, Richard & Orsola Silva-2003
Jim Wilson-2002
Jim Eckman-2001
Don Hull-2000
Mary Lou Smith-1999
Ron Lillard-1998
Jackie Roy-1997
Jim Dillon-1996
Ann Kaster-1995
Larry Bacon-1994
Bernice Meamber-1993
Bonnie Darrow-1992
Gulf War Veterans & Eric Funderberg-1991
Russ Paulson-1990
Robert Ohlund-1989
William Overman-1988
Dan Girdner Sr.-1987
Gary Hawke-1986
Bill Ealy-1985
Raymond Quigley-1984
Frances Wacker-1983
Norve Nystrom-1982
John Collier-1981
Harland McDonald-1980
Harry Friedman-1979
Charles Schultz-1978
Bernice Warrens-1977
Matt McNeil-1976
Don Carey-1975
Fred Meamber-1974
Barb Carlson-1973
Floyd Dill-1972
Oscar Piemme-1971
Ernest Johnson-1970
O.J. LeBaron-1969
Edgar J. Foss-1968
George Luttrell-1967
Harry Crebbin-1966
George Wacker-1965
Donald Meamber-1964
Alan McMurry-1963
Albert H. Newton, Sr.-1962
R.R. Schlappi-1961
Nellie Ringe-1960
James M. Allen-1959
Lee Morford-1958
Bernard Pollard-1957
Adair Wilson-1956
Alex Rosborough-1955
Randolph Collier-1954
O.G. Steele-1953
Isidore Riffel-1952
Al Crebbin-1951


Enjoy Yreka this Holiday Season

blurry bokeh christmas treeFrom lights throughout Historic Downtown, to a number of Holiday concerts presented by youth and church organizations, we encourage you to experience and enjoy the holidays in Yreka and our surrounding communities. Here are just a few bright and beautiful events we wanted to share.  In the meantime, we wish you a happy holiday season and invite you to participate in these events in our community.




Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Yreka Preservation Potluck Dinner at Yreka Preservation Square, 300 Lane Street | 7:00 PM



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Chamber Mixer at Lane Street School at the 631 Lane St, Yreka, CA | 5:00 PM

Scrooge!!! At the Avery Theater, Etna, CA | 7:00 PMscrooge2


Friday, December 12, 2014

Rusty Miller Live at the Wine Gallery “On Broadway”, South Broadway Street, Yreka, CA | 4:00 PM

Celebrate 5 Years with Shoppe Serendipity w/ music, art, food and Santa. 404 S. Main Street | 4-8PM

Enchanted Sleeping Beauty, SPAC at the SPAC’s Dunlap Theater, 315 Yreka Street, Yreka | 7:30 PM

SDA Christmas Program: In the Dark Streets Shineth, Yreka Community Theater | 7:00pm

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ugly Sweater Run at the Siskiyou Family YMCA, Foothill Drive, Yreka | 8:00 AM

Celtic Cats, at the Brickhouse Bakery & Pizzeria, West Miner Street, Yreka, CA | 9:30 AM

Rusty Miller Live at the Etna Brew Taphouse, 231 West Miner Street, Yreka, CA | 5:30pm

Scrooge!!! Presented by Bennett Gale at the Yreka Preservation Square, 300 Lane Street | 7:00 PM

SDA Christmas Program: In the Dark Streets Shineth, Yreka Community Theater | 7:00pm

COS Vocal Jazz , Choir Winter Concert, College of the Siskiyous | 7:00PM

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Enchanted Sleeping Beauty, SPAC at the SPAC Dunlap Theater, 315 Yreka Street, Yreka | 2:30 PM

Rusty Miller & Friends Concert at the Yreka Preservation, 4th Street | 4:00 PM

COS Vocal Jazz , Choir Winter Concert, College of the Siskiyous | 3:30PM


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jacek Myinski and Kinga Augustyn From New York at the Yreka Preservaton Square, 300 Lane Street | 7:00 PM

Friday, December 19, 2014

Rusty Miller Live at the Wine Gallery “On Broadway”, South Broadway Street, Yreka, CA | 4:00 PM

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Celtic Cats,  at the Brickhouse Bakery & Pizzeria, West Miner Street, Yreka, CA | 9:30 AM

Friday, December 26, 2014

Rusty Miller Live at the Wine Gallery  “On Broadway”, South Broadway Street, Yreka, CA | 4:00 PM

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Celtic Cats, at the Brickhouse Bakery & Pizzeria, West Miner Street, Yreka, CA | 9:30 AM

Friday, January 02, 2015

Rusty Miller Live at the Wine Gallery “On Broadway”, South Broadway Street, Yreka, CA | 4:00 PM


Ring in the Holidays in Yreka

Night of Lights 2 2014Night of Lights in Historic Downtown

On December 5th, cherish the season in Historic Downtown Yreka. Donate to Toys for Tots, visit Santa Claus and shop on Miner Street for holiday gifts at 6pm.

Holiday Vendors on Miner
Celebrate the community spirit of Yreka by signing up to be a vendor on Miner Street. Dress warm and decorate with lights!

Apply to be a vendor here.

Santa’s Workshop
Bring the little ones to Santa’s Workshop from 6-8pm, next door to the new Miner Street Meats.

Holiday Hayride on Miner
Grab a scarf and hat for the holiday hayride, starting at 4th and Miner. Thank you to the The Shasta Valley Cemetery District for making the Holiday Hayride possible!

Schedule of Events, Starting at 6PM

  • Vendors on Miner
  • Outdoor Heaters @ 4th and Miner
  • Holiday Hayride @ 4th and Miner
  • Smores @ 4th & Miner
  • Specials and Refreshments @ Miner Street Shops
  • DJ  BJ @  Miner and Broadway
  • Holiday Choirs @ Miner and Broadway
  • Santa’s Workshop by the Miner St. Meat Market
  • Cookie Decorating at Santa’s Workshop


  • Live Music @ the Etna Brew Taphouse with Jason Conley and Jimmy Friden

We thank our events sponsors, Pacific Power and Ace Hardware- G and G Inc. , Ohlund’s Office Supply, Siskiyou Central Credit Union, the Siskiyou Daily News, Hofmann Tax and Bookeeping, McDonald’s and Scott Valley Bank for making this event possible in our community.

Yreka’s Holiday Dinner Dance

It is with much regret that the Chamber of Commerce has canceled Saturday’s Holiday Dinner Dance as we did not receive enough RSVP’s for the event this year. With a great number of holiday events on Saturday, we think Yreka will still have a great time celebrating the holidays this Saturday!

Holiday Chamber Mixer

On Thursday December 11th, starting at 5:00pm at Lane Street School, enjoy Live Music, Appetizers, and the Gingerbread House raffle at the Annual Holiday Chamber Mixer.