Moving Chico Forward
The Chico Chamber is a robust, impactful organization and
we are looking to build on the success of our Community Vision.
Our goal is to make Chico the safest, most vibrant,
premier city in the North State.
2019 Special Report
The Chico Chamber of Commerce released the 2019 Special Report from the Task Force on City Revenues & Expenditures, calling the City of Chico and community to continue to action around exploring a revenue measure to meet immediate community needs like housing solutions for creating more longtime housing availability, roadway improvements by dramatically increasing road funding, and a reduction in crime by funding a proactive policing model. The Chamber’s goal is to make Chico the safest, most premier, vibrant city in the North State.
Golden Valley Bank
Releases 2nd Quarter 2019 Economic Snapshot
Community Resource Forum on Homelessness
Monday, November 4, 2019: President/CEO Katy Thoma attended a Community Resource Forum on Homelessness in Oroville on Monday, November 4th hosted by Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Senator Jim Nielsen, and Assemblyman James Gallagher. The main speaker of the forum was San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer who has been a champion of the homeless issue in San Diego. They have reduced their homeless population by 6% in the last year by working collaboratively and in a non-partisan way with service providers, government funders and the private sector. Thoma said, “Mayor Faulconer is a strong leader and is committed to caring for the homeless in a compassionate manner and holding them accountable.”
Monday, November 4, 2019: Governor Newsom’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor Lenny Mendonca and Isabel Guzman, Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate hosted a business round table discussion at Sierra Nevada on Monday, November 4th. The purpose of the round table was to hear from small business owners on the impact of the Camp Fire on their business. Most businesses referenced issues labor retention and recruitment and the need for infrastructure improvements. Mr. Mendonca expressed the Governor’s commitment to the economic well-being of the North State and promised they would continue to support the economic vitality of the North State. The Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development has a variety of resources to support small business.
Results: Survey of Likely November 2020 Voters in the City of Chico
September 2019 - Voters were contacted by the City of Chico for phone interviews via landline and cell phone, and to complete a web version of the survey via email invitation. Chico voters expressed concerns about a variety of issues facing the City, and prioritize protecting emergency response, fixing potholes, and maintenance of city streets, storm drains and sidewalks. Click below for a full report of the final results.
Chico Chamber Speaks Before Chico City Council
President/CEO Katy Thoma spoke before the Chico City Council at their October 1, 2019 meeting. Thoma spoke in support of City Manager Mark Orme’s recommendation for the $3,000,000 allocation made by the State to assist in mitigating some of the Camp Fire impacts to Chico. Thoma said, “We are heartened by the city’s efforts in seeking and applying for every grant they can to mitigate the impacts to the City’s infrastructure post Camp Fire. We are looking forward to the widening of Bruce Road and the new bridge over Little Chico Creek. We are especially looking forward to traffic solutions in the E. Park Ave/Hegan Lane area.”
As you can imagine being a Chief of Police leaves little time for sitting down. But our CEO & President Katy Thoma managed sit down with Chico Chief of Police Michael O’Brien to catch up on how his department is fairing and how the community is fairing post Camp Fire.
Chico Chamber Convenes Community Leaders with Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development and CalOES
Monday, August 19th - The Chico Chamber convened representatives from the Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development and Office of the Small Business Advocate and CalOES to meet with local community and business leaders along with representatives from the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group. The Governor’s staff was briefed on the challenges facing the Chico community as it pertains to economic recovery. Some of the challenges discussed were infrastructure – sewer, roads, bridges, workforce housing, employee retention and recruitment, and public safety.
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