The Orion

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...

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...

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