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The 2nd Tuesday of each month.
August 13th the Luncheon will be hosted by TBA, noon.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

General Membership Luncheon

Each December we here at the Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce, take a moment to say thanks to all volunteers, committee members, contributing members and board who have helped through-out the year.

Our membership luncheon this year was held on Tuesday, December 13th, in the East Hall of the Convention Center.

Those who came enjoyed pizza from Round Table Pizza, Pizza Hut, Salad and knots from Winnemucca Pizzeria, cookies from Khoury's and Raleys.
Thanks to all who helped!

pictured below are  just a few of the new members the Chamber had in 2011.
Country Financial
Nev-Can, Inc.
Humboldt Museum
Miller Law
Alliance Document Technologies
Mary Kay Cosmetics--Deanna Eastman

Bar M Saloon, LLC

Thanks to our outgoing Board Members.
Your service was greatly appreciated!
Tobin Kueper of Cyanco
Bob Shaw of Computer Tamer
Christopher Betz of Raleys
Robin Paul-Woolever of Walmart

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our annual Parade of Lights!

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 'A Nevada" Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Parade of Lights Winners!

(pictures to post soon)


2nd place--commercial Wedco
2nd place--Church/religious organization WCF-Awana.
2nd place--service organization--Relay for Life/Advertising Specialties
past Grand prize winner, honorable mention (because they did a very good job)--Walmart

Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 Election of Officers

Five individuals ran for five spots on the Chamber Board of Directors this past month. In lieu of an election, the 2011 Nominations Committee reviewed the applications and saw that all nominees possessed the requirements mandated for the Humboldt County Board of Directors., and with that settled, the Chamber is pleased to present the 2012-2013 Board of Directors.

Two individuals are returning to serve another two year term as a director on the board, Tobin Kueper and Bob Shaw.

Tobin represents Cyanco on the Board. He has been active during his recent term on the board, serving and volunteering on such committees, as the Wine Walks, Harvest Hops and Grapes and this years Christmas Parade of Lights. Tobin is an active member of the Lion's Club in Winnemucca, having served as president for two terms. He has also served on various and assorted community groups. His motto? You can't swim without getting wet, so you can't live without getting involved.

Bob Shaw of Computer Tamer has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and is returning for his second term. He is a very active board member and a strong supporter of the shop local campaign. Shaw has served as the Vice President of the Board and on the Harvest Hops and Grapes Committee, as well as lending his hand at the BAH (Business After Hours) mixers. He is also active in Rotary and other community organizations.

New on the board this term are Michelle Miller of Miller Law, Pam Wickkiser of Humboldt General Hospital and Wild West Jewelry and Pawn, and Jose Contreras of Carry-On Trailer.

Wickkiser (and her husband) moved to Winnemucca four years ago from Pennsylvania to take the Radiation Manager position at HGH. In the past four years she and her husband have purchased Wild West Jewelry and Pawn and are already active in the Chamber's Wine Walks and other community activities. The Wickkisers have always been small business owners and Pam is ready to bring that expertise to the Chamber Board. She also serves on the Rural Planning Commission.

Michelle Miller and her family are recent additions to Humboldt County, but have been traveling her for over six years to visit family. Miller says she's come to love the community in those years and was ready to jump in with both feet once she got here. Her strong appreciation of community events and a background in marketing will serve the Chamber Board well. Miller is also active in Rotary and the Grass Valley Baptist Church.

Jose Contreras is committed to economic growth and diversity for Winnemucca. His fresh perspective and ideas, which come from his military and management background are just what the doctor ordered to spice up some long running (but very popular) Chamber events. Contreras and Carry-on Trailers have already begun their chamber event contribution by helping out with the Harvest Hops and Grapes this past year. Contreras, his wife, and daughter are happy to call Winnemucca their home.

The Chamber board consists of ten elected members. Terms revolve so that each year there is a blend of filled and available positions. The new board members will be installed along with the 2012 Executive officers on Tuesday, January 10th, during the Chamber's annual installation luncheon.

For more information on the luncheon call the office at 623-2225.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Parade of Lights Coming Soon

Brrr.....we've gotten a bit of a cold spell in the past week. The Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights will be here before we know it, so the time to plan is now! The theme this year is ‘It’s Beginning to look a lot like A Nevada Christmas.‘

The Parade of Lights will take place on Saturday, December 10th at 5:30 p.m. The parade will flow from Spare Time Bowl area down Bridge Street to the Winnemucca Hotel area. Line up is at 4:30pm.

Civic groups, clubs, businesses and individuals are welcome to join the Parade of Lights. Each entry must be lit and be able to fit on the city street, but otherwise there are no restrictions. The Winner receives a $100 Chamber Check Gift Certificate, 2nd prize is a $50 Chamber Check.

We want to encourage everyone to please take part in this “fun for the whole community” event. The entries in the Parade of Lights have grown slightly every year and it is our hope to have that trend continue.

Immediately after the parade, spectators and participants alike are invited to the Nixon Lawn were Mayor Di An Putnam will be officially lighting the Memorial Tree (sponsored by Humboldt Volunteer Hospice). There will be Hot chocolate and caroling. Santa will be walking about and mingling with the crowd. Plan to attend and bring your camera along.

For more information or extra entry forms, contact the Chamber office at 623-2225 or check out our website .

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hops and Grapes! A good time was had by all.

Our Thanks to all the vendors
participants and attendees
for another successful year of Hops and Grapes!

Monday, October 3, 2011

HARVEST HOPS AND GRAPES--15th anniversary

Wine, beer, music, appetizers, auctions, desserts and fun are all on the menu as the Chamber gets ready to host the 15th annual Harvest Hops and Grapes on Saturday, October 15th. Donations are arriving and volunteers are giving their time and talent getting ready for the big event. Hopes and Grapes Chairman Betty Lawrence says to expect some wines from Idaho this year as some Idaho vineyards have promised their wares. Beer lovers too won’t be disappointed, as Great Basin Brewery as Well as the El Dorado Brew bros will be donating some of their product this year. There will be something for everyone, even those who don’t partake, will be given a ‘designated driver’ soft drink or two on the house. There will also be something for everyone to bid on. From sporty fold to those who want to kick back and relax, the auction items will run the gamut. Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber office. $35/piece or a table of 8 for $245. The Chamber will accept credit cards, cash or a check. Get your tickets now.  Call or come by the  Chamber Office  (623-2225).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Clock Dedication

Financial Horizons Credit Union
held a ribbon cutting
for the Clock Dedication and official opening of their newly remodeled entrance
Saturday,  September 24th.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ribbon Cutting

Miller Law, Inc
Just P'nk

The Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of two new businesses with ribbon cuttings in August.

Miller Law, owned by Rendal and Michelle Miller are joined by Chamber  Board member Bob Shaw, as well as friends and family for their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 16th.

Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce gathered at Just P'nk, a new nail salon, owned and operated by Rosario Muething for a grand-opening ribbon cutting.
Rosario and friends gathered with Chamber Board members, Betty Lawrence, Bob Shaw and Sherre Furrh to to the ribbon cutting honors on Friday, August 19th.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wine Walk

The Community enjoyed the 3 Summer Wine Walks this year.
A large turn out was seen at each one.

Thanks to participating businesses
Wild West Jewelry and Loan
The Mad Hatter
R Desert Studio
Northern Nevada Trading Company
The Country Rose
Las Margaritas
CB Browns
Phillips Home Furnishings
Winnemucca Pizzeria
Desert Mountain Surveying
Second Street Seasonals
Bella Grazia
Goodnight Irene
The Griddle
Ceci's Bakery
The Jewelry and Gift House
Nature's Corner
Performance Computing
Elite Nails
The Winners Hotel and Casino

Monday, July 25, 2011

BAH (Business After Hours) Mixer

Chamber Board members along with Mayor Di An Putnam and Councilman Rich Stone  were on hand for the Business After Hours mixer hosted by The Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services on Thursday, July  21st.

Jill Dimock won the Chamber Check Door Prize.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Garden Tour Fundraiser

The Chamber's annual 'Garden Tour' fundraiser was held on Saturday July 9th.   For only $10  a person was able to spend a lovely  day touring unique and interesting gardens and yards around Winnemucca.
From a lovely flower garden to  a zero scape yard to a country vegetable garden, there was a lot to be seen and admired.

Friday, June 17, 2011

BAH Mixer at Performance Computing

Performance Computing was awarded a Chamber Check and 3 days of advertising on the Chamber's marquee for winning Phase 1 of the Spring Spruce Up.
Heather and Jake Rorex were glad to accept the award from Chamber President Betty Lawrence at Thursday night's  Business After Hours Mixer.

Networking, as well as food, drinks and fun were had by the Winnemucca  business community, from State Farm Insurance, to CB Brown's Hardware, Stoneworks Cleaners and more.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Kruise Night is Coming!

Thursday June 9th, is the very first 2011 Winnemucca Kruise Night of the season...and we’re looking for some vendors. This is the perfect opportunity for your non-profit organization, club, or affiliation to do a little self-promotion. There is no fee for a ’vendor’ or information table. You just need to call the Chamber office to sign up.

Both sides of Bridge street will be blocked off for a night of fun, food, music, and flashy cars. “We’re expecting all the car clubs to participate, but even if you don’t belong to a car club, and think your car is cool enough to show off, bring it on down,” says Chamber President Betty Lawrence, “We would also encourage local downtown businesses to extend their hours during the event for walk in traffic.” It’s the ultimate family evening. Call the Chamber office for more info at 623-2225.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

General Membership Luncheons

What is it and why should you go? The Chamber hosts monthly meetings for their membership in the way of a luncheon. It’s in our by-laws that we have four “General Membership Meetings” a year. Why should you participate? You pay your dues, you’ve fulfilled your obligation, right? Wrong! We need your input and you need to know what your Chamber is doing for you. We all overextend ourselves sometimes, but what we choose to support is an important decision. The Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce is the only organization in town whose main purpose is to support and promote business; the place you get your livelihood. If you are in business, you are benefiting from the activities of the Chamber and should come give your input and ideas, and to voice your concerns, if you have them. The bonus is: it’s lunch. Ya gotta eat, don’t ya? We look forward to seeing you at the next “General Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, June 14. Mark your calendar now!

Jamie Dellera from the Silver State International Rodeo spoke at May’s Luncheon, held at the Winnemucca Inn on Tuesday, May 10th.

She spoke about the upcoming influx of over 500 participants in July (the week of the 4th) and what it can mean to your business.

For more information and updated details about this upcoming event, call the Convention Center at 623-5071.

Customer Service Award

Chamber President, Betty Lawrence presented Winnemucca Inn employee D’Ann Brown, with the Chamber’s Monthly Customer Service Award.

Nominated by Jeff Putnam and Fred Baryol, they find her to exemplify every aspect of a special service person.

To quote, “from her greeting, her attention to the needs of her customers, through check out, she is a true ambassador for both the Winnemucca Inn and the city of Winnemucca.”

The Chamber congratulates Brown and the Winnemucca Inn for a job well done!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Let the Spring Spruce Up Begin!

We ask it every year...are you ready for tourist season? Have you walked across the street from your establishment and really taken a good look at it? Sometimes we need to reevaluate our curb appeal. And believe me, the Chamber does too...our flower pots are nonexistent at the present. ( We will be working hard to get ready for tourist season in the next few weeks.)

First impressions state who we are....who you are....who Winnemucca, as a town, is.
Last month over 690 visitors stopped in at the Chamber Office on their way to other places. That's a huge potential for your business--690 people. Granted, some won't shop (they just need to use the loo), some will want to know what restaurants we have, some will grab a map, but some--a good percentage, will want to stay for a few hours and shop.
This is where 'curb appeal investment' comes in!
Not only tourists and visitors, but a new spruced up look on the outside, can entice even the most hardened community member to come see what you are up to.
This is where your Chamber Board (brilliant thinkers that they are) comes in.

The Chamber is holding a contest...the very first SPRING SPRUCE UP! Local businesses, all around town, are encouraged to spruce up their storefronts with a bit of paint, a few flower pots, some new signage, new window dressings or any other 'curb appeal' they can think of. Businesses that wish to be judged for the contest will be eligible to win $50 dollars in Chamber checks and 3 days of free advertising on the Chamber marquee, as well as have their picture published in the Humboldt Sun. THREE DAYS OF FREE ADVERTISING! Think of it--that's a huge return on your 'spruce up' investment, not to mention the customers who will notice and be flocking to your door!

As stated above, one does not need to be a downtown business, the Chamber judges will travel all over town to see your spruce ups! Just call the Chamber office and leave your intention of participating in the contest and have your Spruce Ups done by Wednesday, June 8th, the day before the first 2011 Winnemucca Kruise Night. Each participant will be promoted at Kruise Night--for the community at large to stop by and see what each business has done--and the Judges will have an exciting few days of visiting each business and inviting all to the Chamber Luncheon on June 14th for photo opts, announcement of the winner and presentation of the Chamber Checks.

So Winnemucca businesses--are you with us?
Let the Spring Spruce Up begin!!

For more information, call the Chamber office at 623-2225

Friday, April 29, 2011

Professional Administrative Assistant's Day

On Wednesday, April 27th, the Chamber hosted a luncheon in honor of "Professional Administrative Assistant's Day."

Nine bosses, showed their appreciation and  treated their assistants to a lovely lunch at The Martin Hotel.

(The Turquoise Ridge Group)

and surprisingly,  Dolly Pardon made a quick appearance and grabbed the gals from the Frugal Flamingo to join her in a rendition of her famous song,
"9 to 5".

A good time was had by all.

Friday, April 22, 2011

BAH Mixer at the Frugal Flamingo

On April 14th the Frugal Flamingo
hosted the 2nd
BAH (Business After Hours) Mixer of the year!

Door prizes were won.
A raffle for a Chamber Check was held.
A good time was had by all.

Thank you Frugal Flamingo.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Continuing Concerns for Radio Broadcasters

 Last year, we were one of multiple Chambers of Commerce across rural
Nevada that expressed opposition to the recording industry’s proposed
 performance fee on terrestrial radio - the Performance Rights Act. This
fee did not become law, but the recording industry is still advocating
this fee and pushing policy makers to support their position. This new fee
could be devastating for Nevada because our local radio stations are
important to our community’s economic well-being and play a vital public
safety role in times of crisis. We remain opposed to a new performance
fee on local radio stations.

Fortunately a resolution that opposes the imposition of any new
performance fee on broadcasters was introduced earlier this year. This
resolution is called the Local Radio Freedom Act and is supported by
Representatives Shelley Berkley (D-NV-1), Joseph Heck (R-NV-3), and Dean
Heller (R-NV-2). We hope Senator Reid will stand with Nevada’s radio
stations as well.
Please ask Senator Reid to join Nevada’s congressional delegation in
supporting Nevada’s local radio stations and the Local Radio Freedom Act.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chamber Breakfast at The Griddle

Our Thanks to The Griddle Restaurant
for a great breakfast at our monthly
General Membership meeting
on April 12th.

And thanks to Joann Casalez
from  WDVS
for giving a great informative talk to our members.

Ribbon Cutting at Allure

The big scissors and red ribbon made their appearance once again as Allure celebrated their Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting.
Friends and family, along with  Chamber board members joined Lindsey, on April 9th for the occasion.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ribbon Cutting at Escape Salon

Once again, the Chamber brought out the big scissors and red ribbon, to welcome Irene and her staff at Escape Salon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Shop In the Corner hosts Open House

The Shop in the Corner hosted an open house and ribbon cutting during their grand opening on Friday, the 25th of January.
Cindy Cone, owner and operator, welcomed the business community with appetizers, beverages, and door prizes.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Customer Service Awards

When it comes to Customer Service--Raleys comes thru again!
General Membership luncheon, Winners Hotel and Casino, Feb. 2011

BAH (Business After Hours) Mixer at Bella Grazia

Local business owners, managers and employess came out to Bella Grazia on Thursday February 17th, to attend the After Hours Mixer.