Thursday, March 3, 2016

Things are changing around here! Angela Cole, who has been with the Chico Chamber for nearly 10 years after graduating from Chico State, is departing to explore exciting career opportunities. Please join me in thanking her for her years of dedicated service to our members and the business community. Meanwhile, our team is growing! We have announced an opening for a brand new position: Associate Vice President. Please contact me if you are interested in joining our dynamic and hard-working team as we leverage the voice of business to move Chico forward.

In March, Team Chico's monthly Community Safety Meeting for businesses and community members will be hosted by the Chico Mall in the Food Court. Join us on March 10th from 9-10am for a discussion with the Chico PD on Nextdoor.com, the new Chico PD app, and safety measures your business can take. Complimentary goodies will be provided by Panera Bread.

In January, Team Chico visited with nearly every business in and around the Rio Lindo area and the Chico Airport Business Park. In February, we checked in with businesses along the 20th Street corridor and Forest Avenue area. At the end of this month, Team Chico will be circling back to check in with businesses in the Mangrove and Vallombrosa areas. We visit businesses each month with updates on infrastructure projects, safety issues, and just to see how things are going. We make a concerted effort - the Chamber, City, DCBA, AFWD, and 3CORE - to solve the problems brought to our attention. Keep an eye out for us and let us know how your business is doing!

Last month, the City presented an update on their financial status and outlook. If you missed the presentation, take a few minutes and click through it here. Rest assured, we're following the civic fiscal discussion closely so that we can keep you informed and know how to best advocate for your needs.

Have a great month and let's hope for a few more weeks, at least, of rain.

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