Message From Our CEO Katie Simmons: Boom! Our 2017 Community Vision Report was intended to kickstart a conversation about the future of Chico - and, wow, did it ever! A handful of members instantly thanked us for our candor and offered to be part of the solution ...
On behalf of our Board of Directors, we offer you the 2017 Community Vision report to kick off an important community conversation about taking responsibility for Chico's future. Major businesses tell us we're at a tipping point.
"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 downtown.
"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.
"Tuesday, May 16, 2017 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 property based improvement district.
"Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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. The final budget meeting will be June 6, when the council will have to make some tough calls about funding.
"Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 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.
"Tuesday, March 21, 2017 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.
March 28, 2017 (CHICO, CA) The Chico Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch Hour event with guest Assemblyman James Gallagher this 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.
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, 441 Main Street Chico.
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 at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico.
"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.
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 Room, 441 Main Street, Chico.
Chico Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Applications for Business & Professional Advancement Scholar
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.
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” within Chico’s business community.
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 with the Chico Police Department: Thursday, October 20th , 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at FAFCO, Inc located at 435 Otterson Drive in Chico.
"Chico - 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., and continue to 6th Street ending at 4th St. and Broadway..
"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’ emergency shelter in Butte County.
Thursday, September 30, 2016: This week, at their regularly scheduled September Board meeting, the Chico Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose Proposition 57, the Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act of 2016, and strongly urges members and citizens to take note.
September 8, 2016 (CHICO, CA) Next Friday, 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: Friday, September 16th , 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Azad’s Martial Art Center located at 313 Walnut Street #150 in Chico.
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, and both police departments, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase public safety in the mile radius around campus.
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 Vision for "Moving Chico Forward." It can be found here: http://chicochamber.com/public/uploads/Chamber_Moving_Forward_Newsletter_FINAL.pdf.
September 6, 2016 CHICO, CA The Chico Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Chico Business Association will co-host the 2016 Chico City Council Candidate Forum.