Message From Our CEO Katie Simmons:


"If there are 5 steps between us, I am willing to walk 3." This was the resounding philosophy behind the work of Deborah Elam (pictured here) 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 to take that extra step, she coached me and ... Click here to read on.

News

  • 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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  • 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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Press Releases

  • Mark Francis & Tom Lando, Chico Chamber Board Members, Named Small Business Advocates of the Year

    May 23, 2018   CHICO, CA   During today’s California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) Capitol Summit in Sacramento, CA, Mr. Mark Francis, President and CEO of Golden Valley Bank, and Mr. Tom Lando, with Tom Lando Consulting, were named Small Business Advocates of the Year for their work co-leading the Chico Chamber’s Task Force on City Revenues & Expenditures in 2017.

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  • Chico PD and Retail Watch Meet Again May 21, 2018

    May 14, 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...

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  • Public Invited to Community Development Update on May 17

    May 7, 2018   CHICO, CA: Thursday, May 17th, the City of Chico, Chico Chamber of Commerce and Valley Contractors Exchange will host a Community Development Update from 12-1p.m. in the Old Municipal Building Conference Room, 441 Main Street Chico. This free event occurs quarterly and is open to the public.  With limited seating, RSVPs are requested. To reserve your seat please visit www.chicochamber.com ...

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