January 2018 News From The Chamber
2018 has arrived and so has our annual chance to start fresh. I'm curious: what are your business goals for 2018 and how can the Chamber help you achieve them? This is what we're here for, after all: to help Chico achieve it's best and highest quality of life and to help businesses succeed. Drop me a note if you get a chance and challenge all of us to think bigger and dream a little bit more.
Start your year off at our 80th Annual Dinner where we'll celebrate business and community leaders, and then join us the following week for our 2018 Business Summit & State of the City Address on Friday, January 26th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the CARD Center. This event is free and open to the public expressly to encourage everyone to attend. It is our chance to lean in, listen up, and lift the voice of business so that it's heard far and wide.
Also this month, we're continuing our Retail Roundtables to help businesses and the police department confront shoplifting. Property crime rates are soaring and businesses are feeling the pinch - or the punch, rather - and there are best practices everyone can employ to protect people and property. Stay tuned for more information on preventing shoplifting in the coming months.
January also means a changing of the guard for our Board of Directors. Rick Anderson did a terrific job heading up our Board in 2017 and now we welcome Anastacia Snyder Lando to the helm. Anastacia is Executive Director of Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and is an active advocate at the state level. Read more about Anastacia here and be sure to introduce yourself if you haven't met her yet.
Thank you for doing business in Chico and for making the Chico Chamber one of the strongest, most influential business organizations in northern California. Our community directly benefits from your investments and contributions which we leverage to make Chico the safest, most vibrant, premier community in the North State. Looking forward to seeing you in 2018!