Anisa Escobedo, Executive Director
Office (707) 822-3619
Cell (707) 572-4888
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Board of Directors appoints Anisa Escobedo as Executive Director to Lead Arcata Chamber of Commerce
The Board of Directors of the Arcata Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of Anisa Escobedo as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective October 1, 2022. A 15-year digital marketer and 7-year chamber professional, Escobedo is charged with being the visionary leader that assists the Board plan long-range policies for the achievement of the Chamber’s purpose of working as a catalyst to support business entrepreneurship, collaboration, and innovation while promoting a strong sense of community.
“We are very pleased that Anisa Escobedo joins the Arcata Chamber, bringing invaluable Chamber and digital marketing expertise to support Chamber members, the business community, and community at large. The Board of Directors is pleased to see Anisa’s interest in connecting with the community and members, identifying needs, and collaborating with our strategic initiatives; supporting mentorship and workforce development with local schools, creating a more agile and responsive learning community, and advocating for positive change by facilitating collaborative solutions.” University Library Dean, at Cal Poly, Humboldt, Cyril Oberlander, and the Chamber’s 2022 Chair of the Board.
Prior to moving to Humboldt, Escobedo was the Executive Director for the Ravenna Chamber of Commerce in Ravenna, Nebraska. Escobedo founded Escobedo Design, a full-service digital marketing and website design company with clients in California, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
Escobedo also worked at Tri-County Independent Living (TCIL) as an Advocacy and Outreach Specialist where Escobedo identified and researched systems and change issues, and advocated for systems change at the local, state, and national levels to provide equitable opportunity for people with disabilities and access to full participation in all of life’s activities.
Escobedo also has been an active member at Corona Chamber of Commerce and former Ambassador (2016-2022), Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce (2016-2022), and most recently at the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce.
Escobedo stated, “I am excited to get started and grateful for the confidence from the Board, Search Committee, and staff. Arcata is a wonderful place, and as its new Chamber Director I’m looking forward to working with the Board to move our organization to continued growth and focusing on our members’ needs.”
Escobedo is passionate about giving back to the community and has spent many years serving on numerous local non-profit boards, advisory committees, and statewide organizations. Since 2016, Escobedo has been an active member of Kiwanis International, a global service organization focusing on serving and improving the lives of children around the world.
Escobedo invites community members to email Arcata@ArcataChamber.com or call 707-822-3619 to arrange a time to meet.
About the Arcata Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber has a membership of approximately 350 members and is a diverse, nonpolitical member organization serving the Arcata, Humboldt area, working as a catalyst to support business entrepreneurship, collaboration, and innovation while promoting a strong sense of community. To find out more about the Chamber visit us at www.ArcataChamber.com or call (707) 822-3619
The Arcata Chamber of Commerce would like to acknowledge that we are located on the unceded ancestral territory and present homeland of the Wiyot peoples, which includes the Wiyot Tribe, Bear River Rancheria, and Blue Lake Rancheria. Please join us in acknowledging this fact as we visit and enjoy the city of Arcata and its surrounding areas. We make this land acknowledgment in recognition that our words must be matched by action and approach.