80th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony

Thursday, January 18, 2018 in The Big Room, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 

We truly thank each and every guest who attended our 80th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony last night! We were honored to present awards to some amazing community members. Congratulations to: 2017 J. Pat Lappin Award for Business Excellence Presented to Tom Dauterman, Thomas Welding; 2017 Jeanne Posey Business Woman of the Year Presented to Amy Louis and Elizabeth Goldblatt, Six Degrees Coffee Service & Distribution; 2017 Chairman’s Award Presented to Melanie Bassett, Downtown Chico Business Association; 2017 Community Service Award Presented to Gage Chrysler, Modern Building Company, Chico; 2017 Business Advocates of the Year Presented to David Halimi, Diamond W Western Wear, Tom DiGiovanni, New Urban Builders, and Tom van Overbeek, Parkside Tap House; 2017 Chamber Ambassador of the Year Presented to Don Cutler, Happy at Home; 2017 Young Professional of the Year Presented to Kelly Gibbons, Office of Brad Jacobson, Farmers Insurance, and Legacy Award Presented in memory of George Walker. Event photo's NOW AVAILABLE, click here to visit our Facebook page!



80th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony “Rising to the Occasion”: January 18, 2018 -  We invite you to attend the premier business and community event of the year! Walk down the red carpet to a pre-dinner reception and a Silent Auction. The evening will include a spectacular awards dinner, installation of our 2018 Officers & Directors, 2017 Business and Community Awards, and Scholarship Presentations. For more details or sponsor information please contact Heather Ugie, Member Services & Event Manager, at or 530.891.5556 x314. 

Reception sponsored by Morrison & Company.

Click here for the official Chico Chamber of Commerce 80th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony Press Release.





Advanced Body Dynamics

Allevity HR & Payroll

Almendra Winery & Distillery

Artful Engravings

Azad's Martial Arts Family Center

Bus-Man Holiday Tours

Chico Bag Company

Chico Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Organization

Chico Heat Baseball

Chico Kiwanis Club

Chico Mall

Chloe and Isabel by Brooke Smith

Cindy Williams, Rodan + Fields

Enloe Medical Center

Farmers Insurance - Geiger Insurance Agency

Finders Keepers Home Consignment

Firm Foundations Insurance & Benefits Center

Gateway Science Museum

Golden Valley Bank

Guild Mortgage Company

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County

Happy At Home

Healthy Solutions Insurance Services

Hotel Diamond

Matson & Isom Technology Consulting

Members 1st Credit Union

Museum of Northern California Art

Nash's Restaurant

North Valley Ag Services

North Valley Eye Care

North Valley Shuttle

Office of Brad Jacobson, Farmers Insurance

Oxford Suites

Perfection Pools & Spas

Residence Inn By Marriott

Sacramento Kings

San Francisco Giants

Shubert's Ice Cream & Candy

Six Degrees Coffee Service & Distribution

Soroptimist International of Chico

TBar and Fusion Cafe

The Hignell Companies

The Table Group Consulting

Transfer Flow, Inc.

Tres Hombres Long Bar & Grill

Waste Management

Woodstock's Pizza




***Applications no longer being accepted. December 1, 2017 Deadline.

Ambassador of the Year Award *Sponsored by Recology Butte Colusa County

Business Advocate of the Year Award *Sponsored by Transfer Flow, Inc.

Business & Professional Advancement Scholarship 

Community Service Award *Sponsored by California State University, Chico

Jeanne Posey Award *Sponsored by Golden Valley Bank

J. Pat Lappin Award *Sponsored by Enloe Medical Center

Young Professional of the Year Award *Sponsored by Five Star Bank


Click here for a full list of Annual Awards history!

Presenting Partners

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Visionary Partners:


Steward Partner:

Banner Bank | The Hignell Companies | Stratti | Wells Fargo | Work Training Center

Media Partners: