The Blue Lake Chamber of Commerce has presented four new historic building plaques to the Logger Bar, Chumayo Spa, Dell’Arte and the Mad River Grange. Chamber board members, Alicia Rousseau; Karen Miller and Mariel Morison, took on the project to research the history of these great old buildings. Sandra Poston of Engravability created the plaques with funding from the Blue Lake Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber hopes to provide future plaques for other historic buildings as funds become available.
Congratulations to Lynn Jones, a greater Blue Lake community resident and Blue Lake Chamber member, who received the 2020 Small Business of the Year award from the Eureka Chamber of Commerce! Lynn’s business, “Just My Type Letter Press Paperie” is located in Eureka at 235 F Street. Visit her shop and check out her website: http://www.justmytypeletterpress.com
How are businesses doing in Blue Lake during the Covid-19 pandemic? Jo Patterson, owner of the Blue Lake Laundromat, sent us the following: “The laundromat has been open 7 days a week, 360 days a year since 1984, so Covid-19 did not cause us to close. We are considered an essential business. We clean each night with bleach and require masks.” You can find the Blue Lake Laundromat at 622 Blue Lake Blvd.
More on Blue Lake businesses and how they are thriving/surviving during these tough times. We hear from the Blue Lake Rancheria and Tomaso’s Specialty Foods: “With the surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, Blue Lake Rancheria has chosen to temporarily close the Blue Lake Casino, associated restaurants and the Sapphire Palace Event Center. Blue Lake Hotel (reduced capacity) and Play Station 777 remain open at this time as essential services for the community. The Tribe will continue to monitor … Read More
Linda Cooley, COO of Mad River Brewing Company, shared with us the latest happenings for MRBC: “MRB has new logo gear at the tap room that showcase our new Steelhead Extra Pale Ale artwork. We now have zip-up hoodies and long sleeve shirts. We will be ordering more for the winter. We now have a new package rolling into the market and tap room: Steelhead singles cans, 19.2 ounces and also in a 3 pack option. This will be available … Read More
Barbara & Michael Jewell have two businesses in Blue Lake. Along with their award winning Jewell Distillery products, they also have Lasso Security Cables. Here’s the update on how things are going: “As of March 15, 2020 we closed our Tasting Room to the public, which ended our retail revenue and was a major impact to our cash flow. Michael developed hand sanitizer (based on the WHO formula) and we created a good amount of curbside sales for both sanitizer … Read More
In the upcoming news stories, the Blue Lake Chamber of Commerce has reached out to our local businesses to see how they are doing during the Covid pandemic. In our first story, we’ll hear from Rebecca Thornton & Ramon Raygoza of R & B Auto Dealership, Registration Service and Smog Station: “Hello! This is Ray and Beckie here at R & B Auto, our towns’ one and only car lot, smog station and vehicle registration service. When the county started … Read More
Perigot Park was the scene for this year’s Pastels in the Park on Saturday, August 1st. Local businesses and organizations purchased squares with the money going to Blue Lake Parks and Recreation. The art was created in two separate shifts to keep social distance with required mask wearing. Low & Slo BBQ and Virgo Rising were open with delicious food offerings. Just another beautiful day in Blue Lake!
Renee Griggs of Cheerful Designs is now making masks. Renee’s business was mainly sports apparel, but with the onset of the coronavirus she moved to making masks. With family support, she has made over 900 masks. Some were donated and many were sold at $5 each. Renee continues to take orders. If you are interested, she can be found on facebook at Cheerful Designs by Renee Griggs. Pictured above are Renee’s mother and Blue Lake Chamber Board Member, Karen Miller … Read More