About Us

Chico Chamber of Commerce Staff at our 80th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony

Come See Us!

Chico Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

441 Main Street, Suite 150
PO Box 3300
Chico, CA 95927
Phone: (530) 891-5556
Fax: (530) 891-3613

Toll free: (800) 852-8570

Stop By Our Office

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed for major holidays.*

*2018 Holidays Include:
New Years Day (Monday, January 1st)
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Monday, January 15th)
President’s Day (Monday, February 19th)
Memorial Day  (Monday, May 28th)
Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4th)
Labor Day  (Monday, September 3rd)
Veteran’s Day  (Friday, November 12th)
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd)
Christmas Eve Day (Monday, December 24th)
Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25th)
New Years Day (Tuesday, January 1st, 2019)


Katie Simmons | President/CEO

Katie Simmons


President & CEO since 2012, Katie has built critical public-private partnerships to leverage the voice of business for community good. A founding organizer of Team Chico, Katie stays focused on economic development as well as the Chamber’s #1 advocacy priority: public safety. A major focus beginning in 2015 is the Chamber’s Community Vision aimed to move Chico forward. Katie is a get-it-done kind of leader who feels privileged to see it through. (530) 891-5556 ext. 304

Kelsey Torres | Associate Vice President

Kelsey Torres

Associate Vice President

As Associate Vice President, Kelsey’s role is to grow membership and partnership in the Chamber to strengthen our ability to achieve our Community Vision and to move Chico forward. Contact Kelsey to learn about the many ways businesses can invest in our critical work in Chico and become a supporter of the initiatives geared toward a healthy economy and community. (530) 891-5556 ext. 307

Heather Ugie  | Member Services & Events Manager

Heather Ugie

Member Services & Events Manager

As Member Services & Events Manager, Heather helps members connect! She manages our weekly, monthly, and annual networking activities as well as member-to-member events and more. Heather is the first person every business should talk to when they’re ready to make the most of their membership value. (530) 891-5556 ext. 314

Michelle Woods | Operations & Communications Manager

Michelle Woods

Operations & Communications Manager

As the Operations & Communications Manager, Michelle’s role is to be sure the Chamber office runs smoothly and that our members are informed of the Chamber’s impact, events and every move in our growing community. (530) 891-5556 ext 306

Jennifer Horn | Visitor Center & Membership Assistant

Jennifer Horn

Visitor Center & Membership Assistant

As the Visitor Center & Membership Assistant, Jennifer will be the first smiling face you see when you enter our Visitor’s Center. She is here to help with any Chico questions you might have, as well as help Heather Ugie with our members. (530) 891-5556 ext 301 jennifer@chicochamber.com

Jeanette Joslyn | Accounting

Jeanette Joslyn


As bookkeeper and accounting consultant, Jeanette keeps the Chamber running smoothly, dotting all I’s and crossing T’s. She keeps a close eye on the Chamber’s day-to-day operations and works closely with the President & CEO. (530) 891-5556 ext. 305


The Chico Chamber of Commerce is a proud member of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)! The ACCE serves more than 7,500 chamber of commerce professionals, 1,300 chambers of commerce and hundreds of other businesses and organizations, like convention and visitors bureaus and economic development organizations. ACCE helps chambers of commerce and the people who manage them make a difference in the communities they serve.