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On one hand, District Attorney Mike Ramsey says, "Chico doesn't have a shoplifting problem." On the other hand, a long-time Chico retailer says, "we're going to be in a war forever." Who is correct? Well, if you look at the number of local shoplifting prosecutions in 2017, the DA is clearly right. But, talk to any retailer and you hear story after story of increasingly flagrant theft. Mr. Ramsey was being facetious, of course... Click here to read on.

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  • 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.

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  • April 2018 News From The Chamber

    On one hand, District Attorney Mike Ramsey says, "Chico doesn't have a shoplifting problem." On the other hand, a long-time Chico retailer says, "we're going to be in a war forever." Who is correct? Well, if you look at the number of local shoplifting prosecutions in 2017, the DA is clearly right. But, talk to any retailer and you hear story after story of increasingly flagrant theft. Mr. Ramsey was being facetious ...

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  • 2018 Business Summit and State of the City Address Podcast Now Available

    January 26th the Chico Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the official 2018 Business Summit & State of the City Address with the City of Chico. The Business Summit included the an annual State of the City address by the Mayor of the City of Chico, Sean Morgan. Other presentations include: a Business Climate Report from Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors...

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Press Releases

  • Retail Watch Focuses on Crime Reporting Process at April 30th Meeting

    April 23, 2018   CHICO, CA   In February, a Retail Watch initiative was launched by the Chico Police Department, Chico Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Chico Business Association, for retail businesses in the Chico area. The initiative partners law enforcement with retail representatives in monthly meetings to discuss theft prevention, reporting and prosecution, state and local regulations, and best practices for ... 

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  • Chico Chamber Supports Efforts to Put ‘Keeping CA Safe Act of 2018’ on Ballot

    APRIL 10, 2018   CHICO, CA   The deleterious effects of Proposition 47 and 57, and AB 109, on communities and businesses in the state of California are evident and incalculable. The “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018” aims to reverse some of the most catastrophic changes in the law. At their March meeting, The Chico Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously ... 

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  • Tickets On Sale Now for the 2018 Summer Bash

    April 3, 2018   (CHICO, CA) Tickets are now on sale for the Chico Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Bash celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy Thursday, May 31, 2018.  This event will be held at Patrick Ranch on the Midway in Durham from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with attendance expected to reach 600+. Ticket pricing is $35 for general admission with ... 

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