Welcome to the Fortuna Business Improvement District Website!
Some states, counties and cities are friendly to businesses while other seemingly squeeze the life out of business. Business friendly states have low taxes, reasonable salaries and real estate that is affordable. You will find them all in Fortuna, California.
The Fortuna Business Improvement District (FBID) is a California non-profit organization that operates under contract with the City of Fortuna, California to improve the already great business climate of our city. It is our job to help you learn how your business needs this business friendly state to boost your business and make your efforts successful.
Our reason for existence is to help you smoothly relocate your present business or establish a new business right here in the business friendly city of Fortuna California.
The Fortuna Business Improvement District (FBID) is a California non-profit organization that operates under contract with the City of Fortuna with its mission to improve the business climate of Fortuna.
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The District is operated by a seven member Board of Directors made up of business owners and managers representing the various business types and business groups in Fortuna. FBID has a paid program coordinator and employs volunteer help on various projects. The district is funded by a small assessment on business licenses issued within the Fortuna City limits and by City matching funds.
The Redwood Village Shopping Center invites you to participate in the Al Gray Electric Lighted Parade to be held on Friday, December 9th, 2016. (This is the day prior to the Trucker’s Parade in Eureka so we encourage participation in both!) Any float, tractor, bike, scooter, person, etc (with lights) is welcome to join in the fun.
All parade entries must be mobile, lighted and not more than 12 feet high and 10 feet wide. Staging begins at 4:30pm, at the Redwood Village Shopping Center. Judging begins at 5:30pm, with the parade starting at 6:30pm. Vote for the 2nd Annual “People’s Choice Award” designed by Byran McWaters at Mad Metals that can be showed off by the winner for the year. Voting will take place online at our Facebook page and the winner will be announced December 16th.
To be completed by individual or organization requesting entry:
This form must be mailed/emailed/or faxed to:
Mail: Wells Fargo 701 South Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna, CA 95540
Fax: 707-725-4394 email: email@example.com by December 8th.
Redwood Comedy Festival is coming up! Come join a great night out and get your laugh on at the River Lodge on January 27th. Tickets are being sold on our website at RedwoodComedyFest.com or you can purchase them at Beverage Plus or the Chamber of Commerce in Fortuna, California. Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $150 for VIP. We will be featuring NINE Comedians and ONE Headliner. This fun night out will not only feature a ton of great laughs but it will include a full bar, DJ, food, after party and much more. Doors open at 8pm.
We hope to see you there !
If you have any questions you can contact our office at
707-725-9261 or RedwoodComedyFest.com.
Shop Fortuna for the Holiday's
Fortuna…The Fortuna Business Improvement District is holding a shop Fortuna contest. Every time you spend $200 or more in Fortuna between November 25th and December 19th you can enter to win up to $350 in Fortuna Bucks*. Three prizes will be given to random winners and you could win $50, $100, or $200 in Fortuna Buck. *Fortuna Bucks is a Fortuna gift certificate and it works just like cash, but are only redeemable at Fortuna businesses. You can use them to buy something fun, or to pay your water bill!
Contest rules and regulations:
How to enter:
· Spend $200 or more in Fortuna between November 25th and December 19th, 2016
· Include all of your receipts from a Fortuna business, totaling $200 or more, in a sealed envelope.
· Write your name, address and phone number on the front of the envelope.
· Place the envelope in the entry box located at Fortuna City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19th.
Rules and Regulations:
· The total amount of the receipts must sum to $200 or more.
· Receipts must show a date on or between November 25th and December 19th, 2016
· Receipts must be from a Fortuna business.
· Each receipt can only be used once. You will be disqualified if you turn in multiple copies of the same receipt.
· There is no limit to the number of entries per person. For example, if you submit $400 worth of receipts, you will be entered in twice.
· ALL Winners will be drawn on Monday, December 19th, 2016 and will be contacted on Tuesday, December 20th.
1st drawing will be for $50.00 in Fortuna bucks
2nd drawing will be for $100.00 in Fortuna bucks
3rd drawing will be for $200.00 in Fortuna bucks
If you have any questions please contact FBID at 707-725-9261
The City of Fortuna and the Fortuna’s business community joins in the giving season. Fortuna businesses will be handing out hundreds of free movie passes for special children’s shows this December. The Friendly City’s “Kids’ Free Holiday Movies” will be shown Saturday, December 10th and 17th at the Fortuna Theater.
Thank you to our many sponsors! Click here for more information.
FBID is seeking members of the business community and the Eel River Valley to become a member of the Fortuna Street Clean Team. Fortuna Business Improvement District received a grant thanks to Umpqua Bank and the idea is wash windows, remove cobwebs, pull weeds, remove trash, paint over graffiti and take pride in our town.
Any community member is welcome to join FBID and become a Fortuna Street Clean Team member!
Q: How do i join? A: Show up, our first day to hit the streets in Fortuna is Saturday, February 27th
If you would like us to send you a mailer with dates, please call FBID at 707-725-9261.
Thank you for considering joining the Fortuna Street Clean Team!
Attention Fortuna Business Owners:
- Please review this fire safety letter from our Fortuna Fire Chief. He has also provided a self check off list for you to use to ensure the safety of your employees, customers and our community.
- New business start up? Need a check list? Here you go!
- ADA Check List Available Online! Here is the Americans with Disabilities Act Checklist for existing facilities. Make sure your business is ADA compliant!
Fortuna Business Improvement District has monthly board meetings the first Wednesday of the month at City Hall. Old information from 2013-14 & 2014-15 click here.
2015-2016 Agenda and Minutes
Jul 1st, 2015 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes
August 5th, 2015 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes
September 2nd, 2015 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes- Special Board Meeting and Minutes
October 7th, 2015 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes
November 4th, 2015 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes
December 2nd, 2015 Board Agenda and Appoved Minutes
January 6th, 2016 Board Agenda and Appoved Minutes
February 3rd, 2016 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes
March 2nd, 2016 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes- Meeting cancelled
April 6th, 2016 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes
May 4th, 2016 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes
June 7th, 2016 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes
June 8th, 2016 Board Agenda and Approved Minutes