Message From Our CEO Katie Simmons:
"It's all about courage," said the announcer when Mark Francis and Tom Lando took the stage in Sacramento last week to receive their Business Advocate of the Year awards from the California Chamber of Commerce (see videos below). And it's true, somemes the Chamber has to say unpopular things to advocate for the beerment of our businesses and our community... Click here to read on.
Now Available Chamber Special Report and Community Vision Commercial
NOW AVAILABLE the Special Report from the Task Force on City Revenues & Expenditures! This Special Report calls the City of Chico and our community to action around exploring a revenue measure to meet essential community needs like police staffing and roadway improvements. The Chamber has also launched the Community Vision video series touching on the five community priorities. Click HERE To View Our Community Vision Commercial.
Editorial: Talking About Chico Streets Is A Positive Step
"At first glance, an onlooker might consider a City Council action Tuesday as a loss for the Chico Chamber of Commerce, but that’s not the way it’s playing out. Back in January, the chamber made a bold move by suggesting the city put a “revenue measure” on the ballot, a euphemism for a tax. It could be a sales tax hike or property tax increase. The chamber never specified, but ventured that the revenue could be used for public safety and roads, two hot-button issues with Chico residents ...
Chico Chamber Misses Revenue Discussion, But Pleased With Focus On Streets
"CHICO — While the Chico City Council decided Tuesday not to discuss a tax increase proposal, the councilman who brought the issue forward said he’ll try again. Nevertheless, the Chico Chamber is encouraged that one part of its proposal — more funding for streets — will be discussed. Earlier this month, Councilor Karl Ory asked the council to schedule a discussion about the chamber’s ...
Chico Chamber YPO Launches Young Professionals Survey
June 18, 2018 CHICO, CA: The Chico Chamber's Young Professionals Organization (YPO) was formed in 2010 to bring together the region's young business people for mentorship, leadership, education and networking. In 2015, the YPO circulated a survey to gain a better understanding what was driving change in the business world, the workplace, and the local community. Results of that survey ...
Retail Watch Focuses on Shopping Cart Ordinance at June 18th Meeting
June 11, 2018 CHICO, CA At the June 5th Chico City Council meeting, Police Chief Michael O’Brien was asked to bring the proposed Shopping Cart Ordinance to the Retail Watch group for discussion, prior to any Council action. The item will be on the Retail Watch meeting agenda on Monday, June 18th, from 10am – 11am at Oxford Suites in Chico. Attendees must be affiliated with a retail business...
Businesses Invited to Cannabis Panel Q&A on August 22nd
June 7, 2018 CHICO, CA: Wednesday, August 22nd, the Chico Chamber of Commerce will host an Expert Panel Q&A for employers on cannabis, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., in the CARD Community Center located at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico. This event is free and open to all businesses, but RSVPs are required for entry. To reserve your seat please visit ...