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Help for Businesses Displaced by Camp Fire

The Chico Chamber and Chicostart have partnered together to help businesses displaced by the recent Camp Fire. If you are a displaced business that NEEDS assistance CLICK HERE. If you are a business that can HELP a displaced business CLICK HERE.

Now Available Cannabis: Panel Q&A for Employers Presentation

August 22, 2018  CHICO, CA:  Wednesday, August 22nd, the Chico Chamber of Commerce hosted 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. The event resulted from the Chico Chamber’s Cannabis Subcommittee work...

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Chico Retail Watch Program Begets Positive Signs, Police Say

By Andre Byik | abyik@chicoer.com | Chico Enterprise-Record
PUBLISHED: August 7, 2018 at 5:42 pm | UPDATED: August 8, 2018 at 11:24 am
 

CHICO — Following the launch this year of a watch program whose aim is helping retailers curb shoplifting, the Chico Police Department has seen signs that the effort has brought about positive results...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Chico Chamber Hosting Cannabis Panel

"CHICO — The Chico Chamber has put out notice of a panel session two months ahead of time, but already reservations are pouring in from local employers. “Cannabis: Panel Q&A for Employers” is about California’s new cannabis law ushered in by Proposition 64, and what employers need to know. It’s also an opportunity for employers to ask questions of experts in labor laws and cannabis. Chamber CEO ...

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June 2018 News From The Chamber

"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, sometimes the Chamber has to say unpopular things to advocate for the betterment of our businesses and our ... 

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Businesses Prepare for Graduation Weekend

"Chico, Calif.--The Chico State graduation is just days away now and businesses are preparing for what's going to be a busy weekend as thousands make their way to Chico. Katie Simmons, president and CEO of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, said that all 1,200 of the city's hotel rooms are booked. Families already have somewhere to stay, and now they'll need a way to get around, and that's where G-Ride ....

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Chico on the Verge? Part 2

"In the second segment of our special series, Chico on the Verge? we examine the challenges facing a growing community while operating within a limited budget. Chico, Calif. – For many of us, living within a budget can sometimes be a challenge and that is also true when the focus is on millions of dollars and the oversight it takes to run a city. The challenge then becomes how leaders make decisions when projected expenses outpace ...

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Advisory board discusses violent crimes, shoplifting and registering parties

"Chico Police Chief Mike O’Brien told the Police Community Advisory Board Monday that he’s working on a party-registration ordinance. The most unexpected news to come out of the Police Community Advisory Board meeting on Monday (May 7) came after the regular agenda had concluded and Mike Campos, owner of Campos Properties, approached the lectern to address the panel. His concern was with crime in the south ...

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Chico On The Verge? Part 1

"There is an evolution taking place in Chico, California, which involves the past, meeting the present and both moving into the future. Chico, Calif. – There is an evolution taking place in Chico, California, which involves the past, meeting the present and both moving into the future. As a growing community, the realities of that transformation could dictate success or failure for residents as well as the business community ...

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May 2018 News From The Chamber

"If there are 5 steps between us, I am willing to walk 3." This was the resounding philosophy behind the work of Deborah Elam when she served as Chief Diversity Officer for General Electric. She didn't coin the phrase, but she now shares it when teaching executives how to bridge divides, whether they are diversity related or political in nature. Be the one ...

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Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Second Disaster Assistance Meeting Scheduled with SBA

December 12, 2018   CHICO, CA: Thursday, December 13, 2018 the Chico Chamber of Commerce, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Team Chico and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a second disaster assistance meeting specifically for businesses that have been affected by the recent Camp Fire. The meeting will take place upstairs in the Old Municipal Building located at 441 Main Street from 5-6:00 p.m. This meeting welcomes displaced businesses to easily gather resources and ask questions of the SBA. The event is free and open to all businesses and the community. RSVP is not required to attend... 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chico Chamber 81st Annual Dinner & Business Awards Now “An Evening of Hope”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Heather Ugie

Chico Chamber of Commerce   

530.891.5556 x 314
heather@chicochamber.com

 

 

Chico Chamber 81st Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony Now “An Evening of Hope”

December 7, 2018   (CHICO, CA)  The 81st Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony “Bright Community, Bright Future” is still scheduled to take place January 17, 2019 in the Big Room, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. In light of the Camp Fire, it is now an “evening of hope” as we recognize those businesses in our community who most dramatically impacted Camp Fire relief efforts...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chico Chamber, Paradise Ridge Chamber & SBA Host Disaster Assistance Meeting

Chico Chamber of Commerce, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to Host Disaster Assistance Meeting Thursday, December 6, 2018

December 3, 2018   CHICO, CA: Thursday, December 6, 2018 The Chico Chamber of Commerce, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a disaster assistance meeting specifically for businesses that have been affected by the recent Camp Fire. The meeting will take place at the Ramada Plaza Chico, 685 Manzanita Court from 12-1:30 p.m. This meeting welcomes displaced businesses to easily gather resources and ask questions of the SBA. The event is free and open to all businesses. RSVP is not required to attend...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chico Chamber YPO Hosts 2018 City Council Candidate Forum

October 18, 2018   CHICO, CA On Wednesday, October 17th the Young Professionals Organization of the Chico Chamber held a City Council Candidate Mixer graciously hosted at Red Tavern, 1250 Esplanade in Chico, CA.  The event included over 65 guests and an opportunity for each candidate to connect and address candidate mixer attendees in a casual format. In attendance: Alex Brown, Andrew Coolidge, Matt Gallaway, Scott Huber, Rich Ober, Ken Rensink, Kasey Reynolds and Jon Scott ....

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:CHICO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKS EXECUTIVE-LEVEL CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT & CEO

OCTOBER 2, 2018:   DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30, 2018. The Chico Chamber of Commerce is now seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of President & CEO following the departure of Katie Simmons in late October. The position description and instructions for candidacy are available by clicking HERE.  Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until close of business on Friday, November 30, 2018...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Chico Chamber Releases 2018 Local Election Guide

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...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 2018 City Council Candidate Forum on Sept 5th

June 29, 2018   CHICO, CA The Chico Chamber of Commerce will host a 2018 Chico City Council Candidate Forum.  This event 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. in the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) Community Center located at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico. RSVPs are required as seating is limited. The Candidate Forum provides ...

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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 ... 

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