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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

Moonstone Crossing Winery finds niche in Trinidad

Sun, 2014-08-17 12:59
The couple behind Moonstone Crossing Winery are bringing together wine lovers and "heat refugees" in their Trinidad tasting room. Don Bremm finished building the winery on their West Haven property in 2005 after he and Sharon Hanks started making

Feds eye 'dark pools,' but what are they?

Fri, 2014-08-15 14:09
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a number of "dark pools." Dark pool is an ominous term that sounds like it's a cheap science fiction movie when actually it refers to privately operated

Wildberries Marketplace celebrates 20 years

Wed, 2014-08-13 16:08
Wildberries Marketplace in Arcata is celebrating 20 years of business on Saturday with a free event that thanks all its customers, marketing assistant for the store Carrie Dean said.

New Cloney's McKinleyville Pharmacy opening Friday

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:40
Cloney's Pharmacies is opening a new location in McKinleyville on Friday and co-owner John Backus said the independent organization offers many amenities larger chains don't.

Business Sense: Moving on once your lesson's learned

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:33
Recently I have been busier than I can ever remember being. I have a full-time job, am doing some work with clients with my professional organizing business, Order Within, and recently assumed the presidency of my Rotary Club, Arcata Sunrise.

Bien Padre launches new flavored chips

Sun, 2014-08-10 14:35
Eureka's Bien Padre has a new line of flavored chips that will be sure to "satisfy your munchies," which is the company's slogan, according to Director of Sales and Marketing Tammy Erickson.

Humboldt Herbals is opening a new community classroom

Fri, 2014-08-08 15:38
Humboldt Herbals is raising money to help supplement its new community classroom in Eureka — a space that will teach residents about practices such as how to make medicine from plants and deal with stress.

New State Farm agency to open at 7th and G in Eureka

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:18
The Scott Hammond State Farm agency, at 7th and G streets in Eureka, opens Sept. 1, according to a press release. The agency will represent all facets of State Farm insurance lines for Humboldt County and beyond, according to the release.

E-marketing: Drip, nurture and automated marketing campaigns

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:05
Although it may sound technical and maybe even Orwellian, marketing automation is becoming an essential marketing practice for all business to business (B2B) companies and even some business to consumer (B2C) companies.

Local investment firm touts national rankings

Tue, 2014-08-05 15:03
Eureka-based Ebert Capital Management Inc. announced Tuesday that the performance of its Fundamental Value and Global ETF Score strategies were ranked No.

Grand opening of new Rio Dell Dollar General on Saturday

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:48
The grand opening of a new Dollar General store in Rio Dell this Saturday will have free prizes and special deals, according to a press release sent out Monday by the Dollar General Corporation.

JSG Studios owner Artemio Jimenez gaining a following with stained glass

Mon, 2014-08-04 18:43
Artemio Jimenez moved from Crescent City to Humboldt County in the mid-1990s to study natural resources planning and interpretation at Humboldt State University when he was offered a part-time job at a stained glass establishment.



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

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

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

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

 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

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