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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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November 2017 News From The Chamber

Message From Our CEO Katie Simmons: Businesses make data-driven decisions; the Chamber is no different. When our Board of Directors formed the Task Force on City Revenues & Expenditures earlier this year it was with the express intention of leaving no stone unturned. 

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80th Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony

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. Click here for more details. 

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Press Releases

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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Tickets On Sale For the Chico Chamber of Commerce Summer Bash

April 4, 2017   (CHICO, CA) Tickets are now on sale for the Chico Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Bash honoring the 35th Anniversaries of Bird in Hand and Made in Chico 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 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, 441 Main Street Chico.

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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 at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico. 

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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.

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