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Chamber Classics: Arcata Economic Development Corp. – a key catalyst for prosperity

Chamber Classics: Arcata Economic Development Corp. – a key catalyst for prosperity

Arcata Chamber of Commerce Director Joellen Clark-Peterson interviews Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) Executive Director Ross Welch. AEDC is a 34-year Chamber member. What is AEDC? We are an economic development corporation. Our primary service is providing small business loans for those can’t get them through traditional means. We do that by offering a variety

Chamber Classics: Behind the scenes at Town & Country Mobile Home Park

How would you describe this mobile home community? Town & Country Mobile Villa is a family-oriented community. Approximately a quarter of our tenants are seniors. The park owns 24 of the homes inside the community and operates them as rentals. The average cost for a home space is $392. We are not low-income housing and

Aaron Ostrom and Pacific Outfitters: a passion for the outdoors

Arcata Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joellen Clark-Peterson interviews owner Aaron Ostrom of Pacific Outfitters, an Arcata Chamber member for 35 years. You’re not quite 40, so how has Pacific Outfitters been a member for 35 years? What’s the story?  I’m 39. It started in 1968 as Pacific Marine Engineering by my father and his

Chamber Classics: Pauli-Shaw Insurance

Arcata Chamber of Commerce Director Joellen Clark-Peterson interviews Jeff Pauli, general manager and principal at Pauli-Shaw Insurance Company, member of the Arcata Chamber for 35 years, since 1983. How long has Pauli-Shaw been in business? Our roots go back to 1896. The way insurance works is different people buy the business and then change the

Chamber Classics: Coldwell Banker Sellers has been rocking realty in Arcata since 1971

Sellers Realty opened their doors in the spring of 1971, acquiring a Coldwell Banker Franchise in 1983. They have been doing business in their current location at 985 G Street since 1984. This July, Greg Anderson handed the reins over to the new owners, Elly Roversi and Bryn Coriell. The business has been an Arcata

Arcata Chamber Classics: Al Lukiman, owner of Northtown Arcata’s Fairwinds Motel

This week’s interviewee is Al Lukiman, owner of Northtown Arcata’s Fairwinds Motel and Arcata Chamber Member for 31 years. How long have you owned the business? I have owned it for 13 years. But it first opened in the mid-1960s. I had never been in the motel industry before, but I had a friend in

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