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Small businesses in Chico are struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

Marco Day, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Local businesses are struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to apply for federal aid to continue operations. There are two programs in California developed for small businesses to obtain aid from the U.S Small Business Administration.  The Paycheck Protection Program is a lo...

California will increase minimum wage in 2020

The Student Services Center us home to many student employment opportunities on campus, including the office where Sophia Graves works. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

December 10, 2019

Minimum wage is set to increase in California from $12 to $13 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2020.This increase only applies to employers with 26 or more employees. Employers with 25 employees or less will pay $12 an hour starting Jan. 1.Chico State’s student employee rate is already set to increase ...

Paradise businesses recover after the fire

Nic's is one of the few restaurants in Paradise that reopened after the fire. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Jessie Imhoff and Hana Beaty

November 3, 2019

Many local businesses in Paradise had to close following the Camp Fire. Many businesses either had their buildings and inventory burned, or owners were unable to return to their business, leaving rows of empty buildings in the town. One year later, as the town continues to rebuild, businesses new...

City council proposes sales tax increase

Bird in Hand owner Bob Malowney shares his thoughts on a sales tax increase. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

October 20, 2019

The Chico City Council discussed the possibility of increasing sales tax in Chico in a council meeting Tuesday. If successful, the change would make the sales tax in the city go from 7.25% to 8.25%.A voter survey was taken by EMC Research to decide if voters would approve a tax increase measure. The resul...

Doc Burnstein’s has soft opening in new downtown location

Max Palmer working as a scooper during the soft open. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

October 1, 2019

Despite Cold Stone Creamery closing, Chico did not go without an ice cream place close to campus for long. Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab opened in its place, holding its soft opening on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.That Thursday was not their first soft open at their Chico location. Their first sof...

Career fair brings companies like Intel, Pepsi Co. and Yelp

Signs throughout campus advertise Wednesday's career fair that welcomes students of all majors to attend. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

September 25, 2018

Signs are posted all around campus for the upcoming career fair, and here is everything to know in order to be prepared for this Wednesday. Students will have almost 100 companies to speak with face-to-face like Pepsi Co, Intel and Yelp.“We here at the career center have been trying really hard to b...

Business department, university recognized for excellence

Suzie Nakao, Melanie Higgins, Xeng Thao, Jose Barron (left to right) and other graduate students in the Colleges of Business (BUS), Communication And Education (CME), Engineering Computer Science And Construction Management (ECC) were honored during their Master's Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Chico, Calif. The business department has achieved accreditation and high praises in 2018.
Photo courtesy of Kelsey Horne and Jason Halley, University Photographer.

Natalie Hanson

January 25, 2018

Public Affairs announced that the College of Business achieved a re-accreditation and recognition this week.The business department received the prestigious five-year recognition from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The college has been fully accredited by AACSB sin...

Rouse and Revolt’s billboard compares President Trump to Hitler

The advertisement was placed on billboard Wednesday. Screenshot image.

Jacqueline Morales

October 5, 2017

Rouse and Revolt, a business in downtown Chico, was forced to take down its advertising billboard Thursday morning after receiving criticism for comparing President Trump to Adolf Hilter. The billboard was located at the intersection of East 3rd Avenue and Mangrove above Liberty Income Tax. The tax business ...

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Alejandra Fraga

May 18, 2017

Chico City Council discussed the possible adoption of a resolution of intent to establish a Property and Business Improvement District for downtown Chico Tuesday."The business and property owners got together and came up with the idea of doing what many other cities have done," said Chris Constantin Assistant...

Tesla Motors coming to career fair

Past career fairs at Chico State. Photo courtesy of the Career Center.

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017

Phi Chi Theta, Delta Sigma Pi, and the Career Center are pulling out the big guns for the upcoming career fair. The Business SAP and IT career fair is one of the largest on campus and attracts many large and prestigious companies. Companies that are attending: Tesla Motors PepsiCo Pocket Points Che...

Humans of Chico State: Koichi Matsumoto

Koichi Matsumoto, student and outdoorsman. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Jae Siqueiros

October 31, 2016

Koichi Matsumoto is a sophomore business major with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and small businesses. He is a transfer student from Japan and an avid outdoorsman. "In Japan, I really like to go mountain hiking, not rock climbing per se but just hiking up the mountains and in the cold and in the...

Open forum on provost and vice president for business and finance searches

Kaley Wise

October 2, 2016

Members of the campus search committees met with the firm Academic Search on Friday morning during an open forum to discuss the appropriate qualifications necessary for selecting the provost and vice president for the Business and Finance Department. The forum was “open mic” in order to ...

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