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HSU looks to offer more business internship opportunities

Fri, 2014-07-25 13:12
Humboldt State University's business department internship program will soon be expanding to offer opportunities in Fortuna and the Eel River Valley, according to officials.

La Dolce Video co-owners plan new venture in Arcata

Tue, 2014-07-22 21:08
Aimee Hennessy said she has heard complaints from several of her customers at La Dolce Video in Arcata that there are no independent movies being shown in Humboldt County, so she and business partner Merrick McKinlay have decided to give the people

Business Sense: Making the skies friendlier

Tue, 2014-07-22 15:22
Ever since United Airlines invited us to "fly the friendly skies" back in the 1960s, the slogan has been synonymous with the high-touch service and hospitality that represents what we like best about travel.

Free workshop on newsletters, social media

Thu, 2014-07-17 15:58
The North Coast Small Business Development Center, in partnership with Constant Contact, will host a free workshop on e-newsletters and other social media for business owners and non-profit representatives on July 30 from 1-4 p.

Business Sense: Four tips to help lower-wage employees

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:58
Let's face it, our region has a high percentage of low-wage jobs. There are multiple reasons for this, including our local economy's heavy reliance on small service companies, nonprofit organizations and retail employers, people new to the

Moneywatchers: A perspective on retirement

Thu, 2014-07-10 15:43
Retirement has become a good news/bad news scenario. The good news is we're living longer and the bad news is we're going to need more money. Living longer and needing more money means working longer.

Travel magazines spotlight North Coast

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:09
The state's two largest auto club magazines have placed their headlights on Humboldt County this summer, discovering an impressive variety of places to eat, play and drive.

Business Sense: New effort launches to support local business creation

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:08
Humboldt County is entrepreneurial in culture. We are innovators. But starting a new business can be a difficult and lonely process. A group of local business people, educators, and economic development professionals are designing a new program

Business Sense: Ask the right questions at job interviews

Tue, 2014-07-01 13:47
Whether it's your first job or the career opportunity you've been working towards, there is one thing that all employment has in common — the job interview.


 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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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