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The 1 percent of the 1 percent

Fri, 2014-09-12 14:18
I was watching a CNBC stock market show the other day when they brought up the 1 percent/99 percent divide. Ever since the Occupy Wall Street movement began back in 2011, doesn't it seem like the 1 percent have become sort of modern-day villains?

CR, The Job Market offer office skills class

Fri, 2014-09-12 13:29
College of the Redwoods and The Job Market will offer a 96-hour office specialist training course beginning Oct. 13. The class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.

Digital First Media to consider sale

Fri, 2014-09-12 13:20
Digital First Media, the operator of this web site and newspaper, announced Friday that it will "evaluate and consider strategic alternatives" that could lead to the sale of some or all of the company.

Measure R: Business weighs in on $12 minimum wage proposal for Eureka

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:31
Editor's note: This is the third story in a four-part series looking at Eureka's Fair Wage Act, known as Measure R, which will be on the city's Nov. 4 General Election ballot.

Ohio station adopts North Coast tech

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:25
Bayside-based StreamGuys, a provider of audio and video streaming toolsets and services, recently announced that Salem Communications of Northeast Ohio has transitioned the live online stream for WHFM-FM, better known as 95.

Mixer alert: Garberville chamber to host Sept. 24 gathering

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:08
KMUD and the Garberville Redway Area Chamber of Commerce are set to host a chamber mixer on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Garberville Veterans Memorial Building, 483 Conger St.

Business Sense: To our fine-feathered friend$

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:11
I recently heard a story of two young children walking along a trail spotting a small group of people ahead. One yells out, "They're bird watchers! Run!

Business Sense: The next generation of leaders

Tue, 2014-09-02 15:16
Where is the future of leadership headed? This is an important question as we enter the retirement wave of the baby boom generation. The large number of current leaders reaching retirement age guarantees change in how and by whom our community

Humboldt Business Challenge kicks off Wednesday

Tue, 2014-09-02 15:15
Humboldt Business Challenge is Humboldt County's new business competition. Learn about how you can compete for a chance to win valuable prizes to help start or grow your business or get involved to help support this effort Wednesday at the

Business Sense: Doom and gloom? I don't think so

Tue, 2014-08-26 15:37
I'm leaving my position at the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission at the end of the month, but I'm still bullish on Humboldt County. When I hear that old doom & gloom story — no jobs, kids leaving, nothing happening — I

Sun Valley Floral Farms promotes Women's Day

Sun, 2014-08-24 16:05
"Have you ever seen anybody who wasn't happy to receive flowers?" Sun Valley Floral Farms CEO Lane DeVries asked. "It's a great blessing to be able to produce them and put them in the hands of consumers.

Humboldt State grads hang out in the 'Adventurers Hammock'

Sat, 2014-08-23 22:49
Bakpocket Products co-owners and Humboldt State University graduates Jacob Hanneman and Bryan Burnam agree of all the merchandise they've designed, the "Adventurers Hammock" is their favorite.

Courthouse cafe expanding business

Sat, 2014-08-23 13:03
Nestled on the third floor of the Humboldt County courthouse is MJ's Courthouse Café, which is co-owned by Jeanne Fleek and her partner Mike Scollard. They purchased the café in October 2012, and in less than two years, with only word of mouth

South Carolina native hopes to improve Humboldt County health care

Fri, 2014-08-22 17:30
St. Joseph Health's new Chief Operating Officer David Southerland said he's always had an interest in health care. The South Carolina native began his St.

Local business maps paths to success for resource managers

Wed, 2014-08-20 16:50
"A gut feeling for some people may be good enough — but it's not for others," Geographic Resource Solutions President Ken Stumpf said. Geographic Resource Solutions in Arcata has mapped the vegetation on nearly 50 million acres in Northern

Business Sense: Create useful content

Tue, 2014-08-19 18:35
Are you creating "self-serve" information for your customers? This is one of the most effective ways to build your tribe. In Jay Baer's recent book "Youtility," he stresses the importance of creating content that your customers can find online and


 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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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