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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Chico Chamber Releases 2018 Local Election Guide

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Katie Simmons, President & CEO

Chico Chamber of Commerce

530.891.5556 x 303

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AUGUST 3, 2018   CHICO, CA The Chico Chamber of Commerce released the 2018 Local Election Guide this week to share Q&A with City Council candidates and to promote the upcoming Chico City Council Candidate Forum on September 5th. The Guide is being mailed to all Chamber members and will be distributed at the Forum. The public is encouraged to download the Guide from (Chico Chamber 2018 Election Guide)

Katie Simmons, President & CEO of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, says the Guide is intended to inform the business community and public on how Council candidates plan to address top issues. The Guide is also a way to communicate business priorities to the candidates.

Simmons says, “we asked six very intentional questions of our candidates to cover topics we know are most pressing for our businesses and the community at large: City finances, crime, road conditions, talent attraction, cannabis, and homelessness. The Chamber remains concerned about the City’s ability to fund our priorities going forward and we want to keep this conversation at the forefront. Similarly, crime continues to impact business and we want to know what potential Council members bring to the table.”

The Chico City Council Candidate Forum is free and open to the public and is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the CARD Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required. Register online at, call 530.891.5556, or email Media attending the Forum should be set up and prepared to obtain any statements from City Council candidates prior to the 8:30 a.m. start time. Statements will not be given during the Forum.

The Chico Young Professionals Organization will host a City Council Candidate Mixer on October 17th, at 5:30 p.m., at Red Tavern, 1250 Esplanade in Chico. RSVP at, call 530.891.5556, or email

The Chico Chamber of Commerce does not endorse candidates, it takes an informative role through efforts like the 2018 Local Election Guide and Candidate Forum. All candidates are invited to participate in all election-related activities hosted by the Chamber.