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It’s time to renew your chamber membership! It’s cheap, it’s easy and it does so much!
Chamber membership runs for the calendar year, so renew now. Go here to Join the Chamber and read our membership letter that talks about what we’ve done this year and hope to do in the coming one. Then download and fill out the application and mail it with your check to PO Box 95, Rio Dell, 95562. OR you can pay by Venmo (use the QR code here).
Expired – Take part in the second annual holiday decorating contest!
Register to win cash prizes in the second-annual holiday decorating contest open to everyone in Rio Dell and Scotia. There are business and residential categories. Businesses can choose whether to be judged on indoor or outdoor decorations. As with last year, the $1,000 in prizes was donated by the volunteer fire department. The first prize is $250; second prize is $150, and third prize is $100 in each of the two categories. A “Chamber’s Choice” business prize will be offered as well.
Go to the Rio Dell Scotia Chamber of Commerce Facebook page here and fill out the form to register your home or business to be judged, OR go to the chamber office, 406 Wildwood, and leave your name, street address, city, phone number, and category for which you are entering (residential, business indoor décor or business outdoors), on a sheet of paper you can deposit through the drop-off slot on the Columbus side of the building. You need to do this by midnight, December 15.
A map showing the addresses and locations (but not the names or phone numbers) of the people who register will then be created and posted on the Facebook page and provided at the chamber door on paper for pick-up. Anyone can vote, voting continues until midnight December 25, and votes will then be tabulated and winners announced.
Expired – Come to the holiday tree lighting Dec. 3!
It’s December 3, 4 to 6 p.m., at the corner of Wildwood and Columbus in Rio Dell, where the Chamber of Commerce now shares space with the newly relocated Community Resource Center. Check out your old favorites: taking in the downtown decorations and the fire truck parade; meeting Santa; caroling; visiting with your friends and neighbors and enjoying the Resource Center’s family-friendly activities and refreshments. And around 5:30, the tree on the median, provided by Humboldt Redwood Company, will be lit.
Interested in serving on the Chamber board?
The chamber board each year encourages those in the community to seek a role in the chamber by serving on the board. We’re addressing a large number of projects with more in the pipeline and are eager for even more new ideas. Can you help?
The board typically only meets once per month (at present noon the first Friday of the month but that could be/has been moved) where members can either meet at the chamber office in Rio Dell or phone in. Aside from an occasional work day (for instance putting up holiday decorations or flags) most projects are handled by phone or online in one’s spare time.
Please email email@example.com with questions or to indicate your interest in serving on the board.
[Completed] – Be part of the new mural
Thank you, we are full!
Thanks to all who participated in the chamber’s mural project by sponsoring a face to be included in the image. The project is full and the mural is being completed. Watch for a celebration on its completion!
The chamber of commerce is sponsoring a mural that traces the influence over the past century and a half of early pioneers in the community that became Rio Dell.
You can be a part of it! But hurry, the project is starting soon.
The mural is funded in part by the City of Rio Dell through its Façade Program that encourages investment in the downtown area. But to finance the rest of the effort, the chamber will put your image in one of the many settings describing logging, town life, recreation and more.
Go to the website of the artist,
to see the sketches from which the mural will be produced and learn about the opportunity to put your face (or that of a friend or loved one, living or deceased) in this historic image. You can upload the needed information and payment on that site. The site also displays information about the artist and her prior work, which includes locally the mural on the wall of St. Vincent de Paul in Eureka.
When done this summer the mural in Rio Dell will encompass more than 800 square feet spread over two sides of a building at 99 Wildwood Avenue, on the southwest corner of the intersection with Monument, in Rio Dell.
Use Venmo to do business with the chamber!
Now you can use Venmo to join the chamber, renew your membership, make a donation, pay for advertising in the newsletter, and more. Just scan the QR code that is HERE.
Join the Wildwood Days Parade 2022
The 2022 Wildwood Days Parade in Rio Dell will be Saturday, Aug. 6 at noon. It is free to all to participate. The theme is a salute to first responders. Please download the application HERE, fill it out and bring it with you so the emcee will know how to announce your entry, and so judges will know who is competing for which prize.
Line up starting at 10:30 a.m. on Center Street, across from the school, facing Wildwood.
John Coleman of Rio Dell, who has worked for 27 years as a physician assistant, will ride in the grand marshal car, representing the first responders who are being honored as the parade theme. Michelle Bushnell, second district county supervisor, will be the emcee.
Wildwood Days is coming August 5-7, 2022
Wildwood Days planning for 2022 is underway. The chamber will once again manage the parade, set for noon on Sat., Aug. 6.
The theme is a salute to first responders. As always, participation is free and open to all, there will be prizes for winners in various categories, and staging will take place on Center Street south of Wildwood, opposite the school.
Other aspects of Wildwood Days are managed by other organizations and individuals in the community.
Want to get in on the planning? It happens at the Rio Dell fire hall at 50 Center Street on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
Want to be in the car show and shine on Sunday in front of City Hall? Contact Mary Burns at 707.599.9621.
Interested in being a vendor, providing music or participating in another capacity? Check in via the organizational Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Wildwood-Days-154865577904540 or email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be part of the Big Picture!
The April issue of the chamber newsletter talks about a mural planned for downtown Rio Dell and invites people to become part of the design. Are you interested in doing that? Watch this space for more information as the design and other parameters are finalized or use the ‘contact’ form to let us know of your interest so we can contact you.
Questions? Use the Chamber Contact Form or Email email@example.com.