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Eureka Co-op to host chamber mixer

18 hours 48 min ago
The North Coast Co-op's Eureka location at Fourth and B streets is hosting the Eureka Chamber of Commerce's April mixer on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to park on the streets around the store to leave parking for shoppers.

INNOVATE!; local competition fosters business savvy among students

Tue, 2014-04-15 02:39
An entrepreneurial competition for Humboldt County high school students that involves them pitching ideas for businesses, or in some cases the plans for work they already do, was so competitive this year that there were two grand prize winners.

Customers define what success looks like

Tue, 2014-04-15 02:29
I walked into a local business the other day and immediately recognized that it was a successful enterprise. I'll bet most customers would easily see the same.

Chocolate recalled over milk mislabeling

Tue, 2014-04-15 02:19
If you've bought Bissinger's Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears recently, you may not want to eat them. The confectioner announced a voluntary recall of the nationwide product Thursday because one lot was mislabeled and contains undeclared milk, according

Drought economics 101

Sat, 2014-04-12 02:39
If you've been down south lately, I'm sure you've seen the electronic road signs telling you California is in an extreme drought. We're three years into it, and University of California professors are saying that this could be the driest year in the

Blimey: Lime prices surge; cost increase may last a while

Fri, 2014-04-11 02:39
No matter how you slice it, dice it or zest it, the price of limes has surged in recent weeks. Local restaurants are keeping a closer eye on the small, green fruit, and stores are seeing costs quadruple.

Annual seminar to cover workplace harassment laws

Tue, 2014-04-08 15:57
The Northcoast Employer Advisory Council is hosting its annual all-day seminar April 24 at the River Lodge in Fortuna. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and program time is 9:30 a.

New stuff in store for Humboldt County visitors this summer

Tue, 2014-04-08 02:40
It is exciting when not one but three major new developments for the Humboldt County tourism industry are slated to open their doors this coming summer.

Eureka Dutch Bros. to donate portion of today's sales

Fri, 2014-04-04 01:58
Dutch Bros. Coffee of Eureka will donate $1 from every drink sold today to Redwood Community Action Agency's Multiple Assistance Center. ”MAC/RCAA is an example of the best organizations that Humboldt County has to offer,” said local

Zero Waste is your gain

Tue, 2014-04-01 02:38
Since 1974, many Humboldt businesses have realized cost savings by recycling their discarded materials. The new trend in business waste reduction is a more comprehensive and rigorous Zero Waste approach.

Safeway: Merger won't affect Humboldt County

Tue, 2014-04-01 01:58
A spokesman for Safeway Inc. said on Monday that the supermarket chain's recent proposed merger with Albertsons will likely have no effect on Humboldt County.

Bayshore Mall home to new 'iExperts' location: Local business offers mobile device repair

Sun, 2014-03-30 02:39
Alister Shirazi said he got his start in the electronics business as a child, much to his mother's dismay -- by picking apart TV remotes and other household devices.

McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce spotlights award winners

Sat, 2014-03-29 02:39
The McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual awards dinner at the Blue Lake Casino. The chamber's Azalea Award, a tradition since 2001, is given to McKinleyville residents who have a history of service to the community.

Oh my, Ohana

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:38
Tara Cooper of local bodycare line Ohana Organics won the NEXTY award at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim in March. This award is given by the Natural Products Industry Forecast, a publication for leaders and innovators in the natural products

Sampling Old Town, Downtown Eureka: Taste of Main Street highlights local restaurants, food providers

Wed, 2014-03-26 02:39
Residents can sample food from 26 different restaurants and local food providers on Thursday during the 22nd annual Taste of Main Street. Eureka Main Street Assistant Director Amanda Kruschke said the event is for people of all ages and is easily

Networking: Doing well while doing good

Tue, 2014-03-25 02:39
One of the most common questions I get asked from friends and clients when starting a new business or trying to expand is “How do I grow my client base?

Eureka Natural Foods gives beekeeepers a boost

Tue, 2014-03-25 01:59
Shoppers at Eureka Natural Foods will be asked this week if they wish to "round up" their purchase total with the difference going to support the Humboldt County Beekeepers Association, according to a press release.

Humboldt Distillery's Organic Vodka wins gold medal

Tue, 2014-03-25 01:59
Za vas! Fortuna-based Humboldt Distillery's Organic Vodka won a gold medal at the 2014 Denver International Spirits Competition held this month in Denver.

Local realty office touts rankings

Tue, 2014-03-25 01:59
Coldwell Banker Cutten Realty was recently spotlighted for its year-to-date December 2013 performance, from among the 448 Coldwell Banker affiliate offices throughout North America having 11-20 sales associates or representatives.

Portfolio management: Diversification for dummies

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:07
Is it insulting to use the word dummy in reference to anything? It used to be, but not anymore -- not since the immensely popular “Dummies” series of guides started being put out by Wiley Publishing.


RREDC not only helped with financing our expansion, they also offered advice and support along the way.

Without RREDC, growing our business would have been nearly impossible. They can help when larger institutions can't.

Mike Branden
Smug's Pizza

Ten years ago my husband and I hoped to open a dinner restaurant.  No one would lend us for such a "risky" project.  We had a great local reputation and 45 combined years of experience in 4 star restaurants.  RREDC made it happen for us!  Now we are the premier restaurant in our area, creating jobs and training for young people, paying living wages, providing health care benefits and giving back generously to our community.  Thank you RREDC for recognizing our potential!

Beverly Wolfe
Avalon Restaurant


In 2000 when I began planning to purchase a lot and build a custom tofu-manufacturing plant in Arcata's Aldergrove Industrial Park, RREDC provided invaluable professional advice and moral support during the business plan phase, and ultimately, supplemental financing to make the plan a reality. Their continued support since has helped Tofu Shop Specialty Foods survive and thrive.

Matthew Schmit - President
The Tofu Shop Specialty Foods Arcata

North Coast Audiology

I literally wouldn't be a business owner without the help of RREDC. I was in an unique situation where I didn't qualify for a bank loan and RREDC took a chance on me. I have now owned my audiology practice for nearly 5 years!

Julie Kelly, Au.D
North Coast Audiology

The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission has been very responsive to individuals and businesses that we have referred to them. The staff is both knowledgable and caring. We have no reservations recommending RREDC to our clients who can benefit from their services.

John Dalby - President, CEO
Redwood Capital Bank

We were in the midst of a difficult $1,000,000 renovation project after our building got red-tagged for earthquake safety.  Banks were leery of loaning to us because our non-profit income stream did not look dependable to them.  RREDC had a wider vision and came through for us at a critical moment.

Bobbi Ricca - Administrative Director
Dell Arte - Blue Lake

 Without RREDC the loan for our business would not be possible. Thanks to them we are in operation today. Thank you for your help.

Debbra Sweet
Partrick's Candy, Eureka


In 1999, my business partners and I applied for a working capital loan at RREDC.  They made it easy and possible for us to start our venture as the new owners of Dalianes Travel.

Dianne Harris
Dalianes Travel

Thanks to RREDC we were able to acquire the additional necessary money we needed to help capitalize our new business venture after all efforts through commercial lenders were exhausted. RREDC was also very helpful in assisting us with our business plan. All of their personnel are wonderful to work with.

Stephen Martinez
The Forks – Willow Creek

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