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 betterment 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.

  • Chico Retail Watch Program Begets Positive Signs, Police Say

    By Andre Byik | | 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...

  • 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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Press Releases

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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