• 2nd Annual Mendocino Whale Festival Porta Potty Decorating Contest!

    Inspired by the Alaska Run for Women, we’re excited to announce a fun and exciting new sponsorship opportunity. For just $150, your business can sponsor and decorate one of 12 portapotties: 10 in Mendocino and 2 in Fort Bragg.  Your business "can" help others to "do their business"!

    Now is the time to get creative and promote your business in a fun way that will be sure to get you noticed. We’ll have two categories: Most Creative Decor and Best Eco-Friendly Decor

    Sign up Deadline: Friday, Feb 21, 2020

    Be the first in line to make going to the “loo” an artistic adventure to support a worthy cause!

    Decorated Porta Potties will be photographed and publicized on social media, and on the Whale Festival website all year long.

    Judging will take place after the Fort Bragg Whale Festival, March 21.

    Winners will be announced on Monday, March 23.

    Porta Potties must be undecorated by 5:00 p.m., March 7 for Mendocino and 5:00 p.m., March 21 for Fort Bragg.

    Timelines: Potties will be ready to decorate by 9:00 a.m. on March 7 and March 21. Décor must be completed by 10:00 a.m., as the events start at 11:00 a.m.

    "Seats" are "going" fast so reserve your potty now!  Call us at 961-6300 or email us at chamber@mcn.org.

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  • Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Mendocino County Officially Placed on State COVID-19 Watch List

    Condado de Mendocino oficialmente colocado en la lista de vigilancia COVID-19 del estado.

    Health Officer Dr. Noemi Doohan issued a new Shelter-In-Place (SIP) Order, Thursday, August 13, 2020, which went into effect at 3:00 pm on Friday August 14, 2020. The new Order maintains current restrictions, but adds additional limitations regarding gatherings and Children’s Extracurricular Activity Stable Bubbles. In addition, Dr. Doohan issued an Order regarding COVID-19 Protocols for Schools to support Mendocino County schools’ planning efforts regarding in-person instruction. Mendocino County’s revised SIP goes in effect Friday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m. and will be in place until 3:00 p.m. on September 11, 2020. A revised order will be released upon the expiration of this Order.

    Revised Health Order, issued on August 13, 2020

    Please note Mendocino County is on the State County Monitoring List and the required State restrictions on high risk industries are included in the local SIP. For more information regarding the Monitoring List visit COVID19.CA.GOV.

    We will be posting resources to help our local businesses during this difficult and unprecedented crisis.  

    The Chamber is here to support you and our goal is to provide as much information as possible so that you will have access to resources that can help you through this extremely challenging time.

    Although our office is closed, I'll be working from home and available via phone and email.  I've temporarily laid off my staff to mitigate the impact on the Chamber budget.

    For eNews submissions:  
    *Please note that all submissions should be regarding announcements that follow all state and local orders. We ask that events are not submitted at this time unless they are virtual events or webinars.

    Please let me know how else I can support you and your businesses.

    I hope that you are all doing as well as can be expected under these stressful times.

    Take care, STAY HOME and be well.
    To reach me call 707-961-6302. 

    Love Local mendoThis Shop Local program is created and launched as a partnership of the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance, the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Willits Chamber of Commerce, and community leaders.

    Love Local Mendo Website

    Click Here For the Application


    It is designed to represent businesses from Hopland to Laytonville, across the county to Boonville, Fort Bragg and the South coast. The focus of the campaign is to create a central marketing effort to support local businesses to generate income while closed to the public.

    The campaign is a perfect platform to market your services, gift cards, and products. It will directly link customers to your selling platform. (delivery, curbside pickup, etc. within the guidelines of the most recent Shelter In Place orders must be observed)





    County of Mendocino COVID-19 updates

    Mendocino County has an up-to-date information site including business resources.  Our two coastal districts also have very active Facebook Groups:

    4th District :: 5th District

    City of Fort Bragg press releases

    West Business Development Center

    How your business may be impacted and resources to help.

    Community Foundation Resources

    KOZT Resource Page

    MCN Update page

    A message for business that use Square

    Today Square Online Store released the option for curbside pickup, and later this week a local delivery feature will be available for all businesses so that you can quickly adapt to this changing environment. They are also waiving curbside pickup and delivery fees for the next three months. Square Online Store already offers online orders for in-store pickup with no monthly fee. They are refunding all software subscription fees for the month of March.

    KGUA Resources