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Local shops on theft alert

"A few years ago, as several CN&R staffers and I made the car ride back from an all-day retreat at our HQ in Sacramento, we were positively radiating with ideas. As we shared what we’d discussed in our respective breakout sessions that day, we began to brainstorm fun ways to build on our brand. We’d been successful with the Weird Chico issue. What if we built on that ...

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March 2018 News From The Chamber

The Chico Retail Watch program hosted by the Chamber, DCBA, and Chico Police Department kicked off on Monday, February 26th, with a meeting between Police Chief Michael O'Brien, Commander Billy Aldridge, retailers, and loss prevention personnel. Businesses of all sizes and locations are in search of tools to better cope with the rash of shoplifting happening in Chico right now. No matter where you point to explain the sharp increase in property theft, like Props 47 and 57 ...

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Chamber: Chico retailers feel vulnerable to shoplifters

"Chico >> Local businesses have felt vulnerable to shoplifting for a variety of reasons, according to Katie Simmons, CEO of the Chico Chamber of Commerce. The chamber along with the Downtown Chico Business Association and Chico Police Department are behind the new Retail Watch program to curb shoplifting after hearing about ...

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Rocky Roads: Streets will take years, millions to rebuild

"Chico >> Chicoans want to see a lot of roads repaired throughout the city, but they’re not likely to anytime soon. The initial costs for the reconstruction of just one stretch of a roadway is often beyond an entire year’s budget for road projects or maintenance. The city has 294 miles of roadway...

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Chicos economy recovering but still needs care_By Katie Simmons

Chico’s economy has measurably improved over the last several years. If you look at key economic indicators like sales tax, building permits, housing, TOT, and employment, you’ll see sharp rises from the deep troughs we experienced during the recession. These improvements even exceed 2007 numbers in recent quarters, indicating positive economic growth. This is good news for Chico ...

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Retail Watch program launched to help Chico retailers

"Chico >> A new “Retail Watch” program to help retailers curb shoplifting has been unveiled by the Chico Police
Department, Chico Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Chico Business Association. A series of meetings has been announced after Chico retailers shared loss information and “expressed concerns...

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Cohasset Road improvements among imminent city projects

"Chico >> Improvements on Cohasset Road, north of East Avenue, will get started this spring and hopefully be done by the end of summer, according to city officials Thursday. An update on Cohasset was among the Chico projects mentioned during the quarterly Community Development update, sponsored by the Chico Chamber, the city and Valley Contractors Exchange...

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New partnership for youth employment and opportunity launched

"The California Chamber of Commerce and the Linked Learning Alliance have launched a new California network of employer associations committed to advancing youth opportunities and reducing youth unemployment. The lead organizations, CalChamber and Linked Learning Alliance, bring together six local employer organizations for the network...

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February 2018 News From The Chamber

A few weeks ago at our 80th Annual Dinner, Anastacia L. Snyder, 2018 Board Chair, promised the crowd we're not just going to think outside of the box this year, but act outside of it as well. Our Special Report from the Task Force on City Revenues & Expenditures proves that. Advocating for business looks different today than it did 10 years ago, that's for sure. Major concerns throughout California cities - and cities across the nation - center around ...
 

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Chamber asks for tax increase to pay for roads, public safety

"Chico >> The Chico Chamber of Commerce is recommending a tax increase to raise additional money for city services like police staffing, fire, and roadway improvements. Chamber Chair Anastacia Snyder told more than 250 people who gathered for Friday’s State of the City and Business Summit that a chamber task force studied Chico’s problems and possible solutions... 

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2018 Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony

"Chico >> Along with dinner and a program about the Chico Chamber’s recent achievements, the 2018 chair was installed, and members and community citizens were lauded for their contributions and efforts during the 80th annual dinner and awards ceremony, held Thursday at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co...

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January 2018 News From The Chamber

Message From Our CEO Katie Simmons: 2018 has arrived and so has our annual chance to start fresh. I'm curious: what are your business goals for 2018 and how can the Chamber help you achieve them? This is what we're here for, after all: to help Chico achieve it's best and highest quality of life and to help businesses succeed. Drop me a note if you get a chance and challenge all of us to think bigger and dream a little bit more...

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December 2017 News From The Chamber

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for 2018! I'm a big fan of civic engagement and there's no better time to get involved than an election year. We'll get the conversation rolling in January when we publish the results of our inquiry into City revenues and expenditures at our Business Summit & State of the City Address on January 26th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the CARD Center. It's free, open to the public, and we want you there!

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Press Releases

2018 Business Summit & State of the City Address

December 19, 2017   CHICO, CA The Chico Chamber of Commerce will co-host the official 2018 Business Summit & State of the City Address with the City of Chico on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the CARD Community Center located at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico.  This annual event is free and open to the public BUT RSVPs are required as seating is limited. The event is expected to reach maximum capacity.

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Public Invited to Community Development Update on Nov 9

October 31, 2017   CHICO, CA:  On Thursday, November 9th, 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.

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Chamber Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

October 18, 2017 (CHICO, CA)    The Chico Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for our annual educational scholarship, the Business & Professional Advancement Scholarship, spearheaded by the Chico Young Professionals Organization (YPO).

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80th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony Reservations Open

October 16, 2017   (CHICO, CA) Reservations are now open for the Chico Chamber of Commerce’s 80th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony.  The event celebrates “Rising to the Occasion” and will take place Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in The Big Room at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

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Chico Make A Difference Day 2017

October 16, 2017 (CHICO, CA) Saturday, October 28, 2017 Chico’s community and local organizations will be taking part of a national movement, Chico Make a Difference Day, #MDDayChico. Chico Make A Difference Day is the largest single-day of volunteering in the country.

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Community Development Update - August 17th

August 16, 2017   CHICO, CA:  Tomorrow, Thursday, August 17th, the City of Chico, Chico Chamber of Commerce and Valley Contractors Exchange will host a Community Development Update from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. in the Old Municipal Building Conference Room, 441 Main Street Chico. This free event occurs quarterly and is open to the public.

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Tickets Still Available For The Chico Chamber Of Commerce 2017 Summer

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. with attendance expected to reach 400+.

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Community Development Update on May 18th

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.

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