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2016 Community Vision Report is HERE!
After a year in the works, we are pleased to share our 2016 Community Vision Report. This report is a high-level outline of our vision for "Moving Chico Forward."
Chamber Podcast Now Available!
Chamber In The News
July Community Impact Report
City Plaza Restrooms No Longer Open 24-7
"Chico >> The City Plaza restrooms are no longer open 24 hours now, but when they were, downtown businesses noticed a reduction in urine and feces on their stoops. In January, the city opened the restrooms 24/7 to address issues with public defecation and urination ... Read More.
June Community Impact Report
Creativity and customer attention keeps Bird in Hand, Made in Chico thriving
"Chico >> When a business hits Year 35, it’s done something right, but sometimes pinning down what that is can be difficult. In the case of two Chico businesses that were celebrated earlier this month, it’s a combination of creativity, listening to customers, and being alert all the time... Read More.
Chico Chamber of Commerce Recognizing Bird in Hand and Made In Chico, 2017 Summer Bash
Click here to view Action News Now video clip on the 55th Annual Community Celebration Summer Bash.
May Community Impact Report
Chico council gives go-ahead on downtown business district voting
"Chico >> A possible way for downtown Chico to improve safety and clean up the sidewalks received the blessing of the Chico City Council on Tuesday, but not unanimously. And downtown property owners still must vote on the formation of a propertybased improvement district... Read More.
Roads, parks maintenance remain under-funded concern for Chico
Chico >> Chico is hurting when it comes to roadway and tree maintenance needs, according to city staff. Tuesday, the City Council heard from the public works and community development departments about their budgetary needs. Public Works: City infrastructure ... Read More.
April Community Impact Report
Assemblyman James Gallagher Lunch Hour
"Chico >> Assemblyman James Gallagher emphasized the importance of independent investigation into the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, changing operations at the dam and investing in state infrastructure maintenance on Thursday. Gallagher (R-Yuba City) ... Read More.
Click here to read the FAQ sheet Assemblyman Gallagher provided on the Oroville Spillway Incident.
March Community Impact Report
Chico council approves landuse changes, gives design review process time to change
"Chico >> Amendments to city landuse regulations and its 2030 General Plan were approved Tuesday by the City Council, with the goal of making residential and commercial development easier. The council also voted to keep the city’s architectural review board ... Read More.
Chico City Plaza 24-hour restrooms being trashed, vandalized, used for shelter
"Chico >> The City Plaza restrooms have been open all day and night for about 45 days, during which they have been extensively vandalized, trashed and used for shelter. Vandalism includes graffiti as well as burn damage and scratching of the walls ... Read More.
February Community Impact Report
Chico Chamber of Commerce Featured In Visit California
Have you seen the Chico Chamber of Commerce is featured in the 2017 Visit California magazine? This magazine is published once a year and highlights all of California's premier travel destinations. Check us out in the Shasta Cascade section OR click here to peruse the entire magazine.
Chamber Stepping Up To Help Oroville Evacuees
"Chico >> While evacuees from the Oroville area are asking where to go and what to do, local businesses and residents in Chico are asking “How can we help them?” On Sunday, nearly 200,000 residents in a swath from Oroville south beyond Marysville were given evacuation notices because of the possible failure of the ... Read More.
2017 Business Summit & State Of The City Address
"Chico >> Speakers at the 2017 Business Summit hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce saw good reasons to be optimistic about where Chico is going, although there still are plenty of challenges. Between reports from the Chico Chamber, Downtown Chico Business Association and the private comment that public safety ... Read More. *Picture by ChicoER
2017 Business Voice
It's 2017, time to get serious. With our 2025 Community Vision in hand, we've already set the groundwork for moving Chico forward in 5 key areas - 1. thriving businesses, 2. healthy city government, 3. public safety, 4. premier arts and recreation facilities, and 5. strong, vibrant lifestyle - and now we've set the ... Read More.
January Community Impact Report
2017 Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony
"Chico >> Celebrating 79 years serving businesses and the community, the Chico Chamber of Commerce enjoyed its annual dinner and awards ceremony Thursday at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Before a sold-out crowd, a variety of chamber members and ... Read More.
December Community Impact Report
November Community Impact Report
'Moving Chico Forward' Commercials Now Playing!
The Chico Chamber of Commerce has created 4 new commercial segments running on KNVN & KHSL-TV to promote their 'Moving Chico Forward' vision! Thank you to our Community Impact Partner Action News Now for the stellar production of this project. Check out each commercial by clicking their link below.
October Community Impact Report
Community Corner: Make a Difference Day is Saturday
"Chico >> This year for Make a Difference Day, Chico State University’s CAVE students will be celebrating with paintbrushes, shovels and garbage bags a week ahead of the national community service day... Read More
September Community Impact Report
Housing Projects Coming To Chico's East Side
"Chico >> Big projects that mean residential and commercial construction are a good sign for Chico according to city officials. Saying Chico's economy has improved significantly, Community ... Read More
Chico Council Candidates Speak Up In Election Season’s First Forum
"Chico >> Wednesday morning was all about getting to know this year’s City Council candidates. The Chico Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Chico Business Association hosted a forum at the Chico Community Center, the first of this ... Read More
Chico Bike Path Safety Camera Unvieling!
Team Chico & Chico Police Department Host Special Meeting for Businesses in Downtown Area
June 6, 2017 (CHICO, CA) Next Thursday, businesses, property owners and community members in the Downtown Chico business district are encouraged to attend a special meeting with the Chico Police Department: Wednesday, June 14th , 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Chico Children's Museum ... Read More.
Tickets Still Available for Chico Chamber 2017 Summer Bash!
May 25, 2017 (CHICO, CA) - Tickets still available for the Chico Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Bash honoring the 35th Anniversaries of Bird in Hand and Made in Chico, taking place on Thursday, June 1, 2017. This event will be held at Patrick Ranch on the Midway in Durham from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ... Read More.
Public Invited to Community Development Update on May 18
May 17, 2017 CHICO, CA: Tomorrow Thursday, May 18th, 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... Read More.
Assemblyman James Gallagher Visits Chico Chamber to Discuss the Oroville Spillway Incident and the Future of Water in the North State
March 3, 2017 (CHICO, CA) The Chico Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch Hour event with guest Assemblyman James Gallagher on Thursday, March 30, 2017. This event will be held in the OMB Conference at the Old Municipal Building at 441 Main Street in Chico from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m... Read More.
The City of Chico, Chamber of Commerce, and Valley Contractors Exchange host Community Development Update on February 16th
February 15, 2017 CHICO, CA: Tomorrow, Thursday, February 16th, 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 ... Read More.
Viking Victory Parade
"In celebration of the Pleasant Valley Vikings Division 4-A Football State Championship win, the City of Chico is permitting the closure of several streets in Downtown Chico on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, for a Viking Victory Parade. The street closures will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a parade start time of 3:30 p.m. ... Read More.
2017 Business Summit & State of the City Address
December 13, 2016 CHICO, CA The Chico Chamber of Commerce will co-host the official 2017 Business Summit & State of the City Address with the City of Chico on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the CARD Community Center located ... Read More.
Public Invited to Community Development Update on November 10th
November 1, 2016 (CHICO, CA): Next Thursday, November 10th, 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... Read More.
Chico Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Applications for Business & Professional Advancement Scholarship
October 20, 2016 (CHICO, CA) The Chico Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for their educational scholarship, spearheaded by the Chico Young Professionals Organization (YPO) in 2012... Read More.
Chico Chamber's 79th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony Tickets Now Available
October 19, 2016 (CHICO, CA) Reservations are now open for the Chico Chamber of Commerce’s 79th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony. The event, celebrating “A Beacon for Chico – 110 years of guiding progress, 1907-2017” ... Read More.
Chico Police Department Hosts Community Safety Meeting - Hegan Lane, Otterson Drive & Midway Business Area
October 19, 2016 (CHICO, CA) Tomorrow businesses, property owners and community members in the Hegan Lane, Otterson Drive and Midway business district are welcome and encouraged to attend a Community Safety Meeting ... Read More.
UnitedHealthcare Employees Donate Thousands of Pounds of Food to Support Victims of Domestic Violence
CHICO, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2016) – UnitedHealthcare employees in Chico today donated more than 3,000 pounds of food and dozens of boxes filled with everyday necessities to Catalyst Domestic Violence Services’ emergencyshelter ... Read More.
Chico Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Unanimously Opposes Proposition 57
Thursday, September 30, 2016: This week, at their regularly scheduled September Board meeting, the Chico Chamber of Commerce Board of Directorsvoted unanimously to oppose Proposition 57, the Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act of 2016, and ... Read More.
Under New Leadership, Chico State Officially Joins The City of Chico In Economic Development
September 16, 2016 (CHICO, CA) For the second time in 2016, Chico State officially signs on to partner with the City of Chico on major community priorities. In January of 2016, Chico State and the City of Chico, ... Read More
Chamber Outlines Areas for Progress in 2016 Community Vision Report
September 15, 2016 (CHICO, CA) After a year in the works, the Chico Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has released the 2016 Community Vision Report. This report is a high-level outline of the Chamber’s Community... Read More
Chico Police Department Hosts Community Safety Meeting - Nord Corridor/South Campus
Friday, Sept 16th, businesses, property owners and community members in the Nord Corridor and South Campus business district are welcome and encouraged to attend a Community Safety Meeting with the Chico Police Department ... Read More
2016 City Council Candidate Forum September 7, 2016
The Chico Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Chico Business Association will co-host the 2016 Chico City Council Candidate Forum. This annual event is free and open to the public and is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 ... Read More
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Endorse Bonds
The Chico Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse the Butte-Glenn Community College District bond, and Measure K, the Chico Unified School District bond. Both bonds will be on the ballot on November 8,... Read More
Chico Parade of Lights 2016
On Saturday October 15th, 2016 at 7:30pm the 27th Chico Parade of Lights will be holding its annual night time parade in the beautiful Downtown Chico. The parade will start at 3rd St. and Salem, will head to Main St., ... Read More
Sustainability Business Expo & Happy Hour August 11
The Chico Sustainability Task Force, the City of Chico, Chico Chamber of Commerce, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. continue the successful 2015 Sustainable Business Series by featuring a Sustainability Business Expo... Read More
Community Development Update on August 18, 2016
On Thursday, August 18th, 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... Read More
Chico Police Department Hosts Community Safety Meeting - Park Ave / Humboldt Rd
Businesses, property owners and community members in the Park Ave / Humboldt Road business district are welcome and encouraged to attend a Community Safety Meeting with the Chico Police Department: Thursday, August 4th ... Read More