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July 2010 Newsletter

  • Thursday, July 1 – HumIBA on Thursday Night Talk
  • Thursday, July 4 – 4th of July Table in Eureka
  • Thursday, July 8 – Independents Month Mixer at Robert Goodman Wines
  • Update Local Options 2010/2011 Directory
  • Help Us Promote Your Business – Use our Facebook Page

Dear HumIBA friends and members:

July is Independents Month!

When in the course of human events, it becomes appropriate for communities to assert their independence, to denounce uniformity and celebrate their uniqueness, a respect for freedom and human creativity requires independent businesses and peoples to declare those elements which make them interesting.

This month we’ll be holding our summer mixer and tabling at the Eureka 4th of July celebration to help spread the word about how our Humboldt County businesses make our community unique and independent!

This month the cities of Eureka and Arcata and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will be passing resolutions declaring July to be Independents Month and acknowledging the Humboldt County Independent Business Alliance and our homegrown businesses for all that you do to make our community a special place we all love.

Join us in this annual celebration of our Independents!


HumIBA Looks to Models From Other IBAs on KHSU’s Thursday Night Talk

Thursday, July 1 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, KHSU (90.5FM)

To kick off Independents Month, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and Jon Zaglin of HumIBA will interview other IBA chapters from across the country to discuss the exciting and innovative projects and policies they’re employing to strengthen their local economies and communities.

Stay Local! in New Orleans has been a vigilant advocate for the local independent businesses in the city’s recovery after Hurricane Katrina. They successfully petitioned the State to look local when a State-owned museum was considering bringing Starbucks into an area of the building designated for commercial use. They also developed a close relationship with the Federal Office of Recovery Management and received funds from them to broaden the reach of their directories and bring them into new neighborhoods (each neighborhood has its own directory — the directories helped residents recognize which businesses actually were open in the aftermath of the Hurricane).

The Austin, TX IBA helped convene a meeting of representatives from City Economic Development, commercial real estate, commercial developers (including big mall developers), and other stakeholders that took them into discussion of their issues with each other — good and bad. In trying to find solutions and ways to partner for the better, AIBA held a business expo to help connect local independent businesses wanting to move or expand with developers seeking indies for their developments. They had an expo hall with tables for all attendees to present their information and be available to talk, but they also had breakout sessions for the participants — some dealt with helping the indies to learn more about what they would need to work with the big mall developers, funding options for expansion, available resources through the City, etc. Others helped the big developers, leasing agents, etc. learn about the particular needs of the indies.

The Santa Fe Alliance is engaged in a major project to create a local food distribution system for Northern New Mexico that will help open more local markets to area farmers and connect restaurant and home tables with locally-produced foods. They tapped into a USDA grant and others to help fund the endeavor.

Join Kaitlin and Jon Thursday night for inspiration and ideas we can employ here in Humboldt County. This is a call-in show so you’ll be able to ask our guests questions and engage in the discussion.

KHSU can be found on the radio at 90.5 Arcata/91.9 Crescent City-Brookings/89.1 FM Ferndale-Fortuna/89.7 FM Garberville/99.7 FM and streaming on the web at


Visit Us at the Old Town 4th of July Celebration on Sunday!

Stop By Our Table and Celebrate Our Independents!

We’ll be tabling at the Eureka 4th of July Celebration and getting the world out about how community members can keep it local.

HumIBA members are welcome to drop off promotional materials for our table. Give us a call to set up a time to come by: 476-8475. You can also drop off materials at the table on Sunday. We’d love you to come by and pay us a visit!


Celebrate Independents Month – Summer Mixer at Robert Goodman Wines in Arcata

Thursday, July 8 from 5:30-7:30pm

The mixer is open to everyone and will feature food catered by Yvette Troyna of Sweet Basil Catering, a brief presentation about the HumIBA and our projects, and an opportunity to get to know your neighbors and fellow business owners.

We will also provide information to help businesses take advantage of the HumIBA radio and television Collaborative Advertising Programs we offer through Eureka Television Group and Lost Coast Communications.

RSVP to this event through Facebook.

Mark your calendars, our next mixer will be October 14.


2010/2011 Local Options Directory Printing Update

We’re Almost Ready to Compile the Directory!

We’ve been working to secure sponsorships and financing for the 2010-2011 Local Options Directory. Our designer will be out of the country in July so we’ll be collecting all the final business listings while she is away and the directory will go to print in August.

To check your listing for accuracy or to make updates, please login to our website using your email address and password. If you’ve forgotten your password you can easily reset it yourself – just follow the instructions to have a temporary password emailed to you. If you have any trouble, don’t hesitate to give us a call (476-8475) or email Kaitlin –

If you would like to take advantage of Membership advantages — including the opportunity to have your listings highlighted with our crab logo, a description or your business included, or your business logo in the directory — please make sure your dues are current. Click here to sign up for Membership or learn more.

If you’ve received a phone call from Amy, Jon or Stephanie about your lapsed membership, please be sure to respond ASAP to keep your membership current.


HumIBA on Facebook – Members, Help Us Promote Your Business!

Got Promotions, New Products or Services, Upcoming Events and Announcements? Let’s Get the Word Out!

We can spread the word about the exciting promotions, special offers, discounts, announcements, upcoming events or new products our members want to share with the Humboldt County community. We’d be happy to post links to your website or news articles about your business.

Just email Kaitlin – – the short text and link to your announcement and she’ll post it to our page. We’re happy to keep the buzz going about our fabulous HumIBA members – help us help you!

Preference will be given to HumIBA Members. Become a HumIBA Member today to take advantage of this additional promotion for your business.

If your business has a Facebook page, let us know so we can link to you, and please link back to us too! If you have a Facebook account you can visit the HumIBA FB fan page. And please encourage your friends to “Like” our page too!