2017 North State Economic Forecast Conference

Oroville, California
Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017 Tradeshow Exhibitors 

Action News Now 
Action News Now is the shared news brand for television stations: KHSL, KNVN, the CW, and Telemundo in the Chico-Redding DMA. Action News Now is dedicated to delivering “Coverage You Can Count On” to the nearly 175,000 Northern California households who watch Action News Now every month, with an additional 2 million+ monthly mobile & online pageviews.

Action News Now is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of viewers and advertisers, alike, with live, breaking, local news & weather, plus national news, live sports & programming from major networks: CBS, NBC, The CW, and Telemundo.

Action News Now produces over 65 hours of local news content every week including:
• Chico-Redding’s longest-running local newscast on CBS-12
• The area’s ONLY 4PM live newscast on NBC-24
• LIVE, local news at 10PM on the CW
• The region’s ONLY local Spanish newscast on Telemundo
• Updates & Facebook Live events on the most followed local news Facebook page at nearly 100,000 “Likes”

PLUS every local newscast is streamed Live on ActionNewsNow.com & the Action News Now mobile app! For more information and Coverage You Can Count On, visit ActionNewsNow.com

Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD)

Alliance for Workforce Development is a regional nonprofit providing workforce development, business, and human resource services; dedicated to enhancing the quality of life throughout our communities, by assisting all businesses, organizations, and job seekers with their pathways to success. We believe the best way to achieve our mission is to help create a stable and prosperous business community.  Our Business Service Representatives (BSR) team can help develop business plans, employee handbooks, recruit and train employees, conduct Labor Market Information (LMI) research, and provide labor law and business loan information.  For business start-up, expansion or revitalization.

Butte County 

CalAsian Chamber of Commerce

In 2010 the CalAsian Chamber was founded to give a voice to the over 600,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API) owned businesses in California. Today, the CalAsian Chamber is the largest statewide ethnic chamber in California, with the mission to grow and empower the API business community throughout California. California’s over 600,000 API-owned businesses generate over $181 billion in annual revenue; employ over 910,135 Californians with an annual payroll of over $26 billion.

CalAsian Chamber advocates for policies, legislation and programs that will help California’s API-owned businesses community reach new markets and provide growth opportunities. CalAsian Chamber works consistently on creating sustainable communities through economic development and focuses on providing access, education and opportunities for California’s API and small business community.

California State Controller’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division
Established in 1959, California’s unclaimed property law requires banks, corporations, and other entities to report and transfer property to the State Controller’s Office when there has been no activity for a certain period of time, generally three years. Common types of unclaimed property are bank accounts, stocks, bonds, uncashed checks, wages, life insurance benefits, and safe deposit box contents. The Controller protects this lost property in perpetuity and works to reunite it with the rightful owners. 

Coldwell Banker Commercial DuFour Realty
Commercial to the core!
Exceptional commercial real estate service comes down to exceptional professionals.  Whether you are looking to acquire, sell, lease, or develop commercial property, Coldwell Banker Commercial professionals provide expert guidance through every aspect of the commercial real estate transaction.  Coldwell Banker Commercial offers a vast network, local expertise and a global reach, delivering tangible results every time and working tirelessly on the client’s behalf.  We are invested in your success.  Contact us today for a free consultation.

Founded in 1972, Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty has 56 full time sales associates and their licensed assistants. In 1982, we joined forces with Coldwell Banker to become Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty. Locally owned and operated, we provide residential and commercial property services and have received numerous awards as a Premier Office. The professionals at Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty represent the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry, and the true dedication to their clients distinguishes them from the competition


CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education

The Geospatial Mapping & Data Visualization Program is a fully-online professional development program intended primarily for natural resources industry professionals with little to no experience in geospatial technology.

Whether you are a skilled management professional, an entry-level worker, or new to the industry, the Geospatial Mapping &Data Visualization Program will help you build competencies in theoretical and applied geospatial concepts and techniques.

The Program

This program addresses competencies in the following key geospatial areas:

·         Core theoretical foundations

·         Common data formats

·         Industry-standard software platforms

·         Data-driven decision making

·         Implementation and integration of spatial data

The self-paced online program begins with a core module that provides a concise foundational understanding of geospatial terms, geographic data, and the core abilities of geospatial technologies. Program participants can then choose from focused modules that build on that learning by providing applied training within specific software environments and workflow requirements, typically on a shorter timeline.

In addition to the online materials, the course offers access to instructors with applied professional experience via e-mail and/or video chat. Participants will also conduct a series of applied exercises utilizing regional data to replicate common industry workflows. Finally, participants will be assessed via online tests consisting in multiple choice and short answer responses.

Edward Jones
The Edward Jones philosophy is that service to the individual is of utmost importance. It’s more than 13,000 financial advisors provide this personal brand of service by discussing client’s individual investment needs on a one-on-one basis. Having cultivated a previously untapped market of individual investors, Edward Jones financial advisors provide quality long-term investment opportunities that include a broad mix of municipal, government, and corporate bonds; mutual funds; common stocks; and tax-advantaged securities.

Glenn County Health & Human Services
The mission of the Glenn County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is to help communities become healthy and prosperous through effective and innovative services and partnerships. HHSA has offices in Willows and Orland and oversees health services; social services and safety-net programs; adult, child, and family protective services; housing and energy-efficiency assistance; community development initiatives; employment and training services; and business/economic development services. Christine Zoppi serves as Executive Director. For more information about the HHSA, please visit our websites at http://www.countyofglenn.net/dept/health-human-services/welcome or www.countyofglenn.net.

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.

GO-Biz has staff dedicated to support businesses who are experts in the following areas:
California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)
California Competes Tax Credit
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
International Affairs and Business Development
Permit Assistance
Small Business Assistance
Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)

Other GO-Biz affiliations include:
California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank)
Visit California
California Film Commission

Graphic Fox
For 40 years, The Graphic Fox has provided traditional single and full color offset printing to the North Valley Business Community. Our customer service team specializes in helping you achieve a professional image. The Graphic Fox is a quality-oriented company that takes great pride in its reputation for serving the customer’s needs. Our employees assist in designing, preparing, printing and finishing your projects. We offer traditional offset printing, as well as high speed digital printing.

Grow Manufacturing Initiative 
Grow Manufacturing Initiative began in 2013 as a means to educate and prepare the talented individuals of the North State for a future in manufacturing, thus creating a thriving economy. Launched initially as the North State Manufacturers’ Directory, GMI organized the annual Manufacturing Expo in Chico and promoted training at all levels. In 2014, GMI developed six Train the Trainer programs, which are available to all levels of education and include programs for incumbent workers. Each training program focuses on a specific area within manufacturing that has seen recent and dramatic changes due to the introduction of new technologies. With new funding from a SlingShot grant and PG&E Economic Vitality Grant, GMI has expanded its goals. In 2016 they will focus on three objectives: 1) Building a 21st century workforce, 2) creating a strong manufacturing network, and 3) assisting manufacturers to access resources. Manufacturing is extremely important to Northern California for the economy as well as the related jobs that it provides. However, for manufacturing to prosper, there needs to be commitment to manufacturing talent and development. GMI is an opportunity for partnerships among industry, education and workforce to address the needs of manufacturers and design training for young talent. Follow new developments at growmanufacturing.com, where you can also subscribe to our eblasts, or contact Maya Grunder, project coordinator, at (530) 345-0364 ext. 25.

Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers & Geologists
Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists (H&K) is a multi-discipline consulting firm, incorporated in 1993. The 45-person firm provides geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, and construction quality assurance services, including materials testing and special inspection. Its materials testing laboratories are fully approved by the California Division of the State Architect (DSA), Caltrans, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). H&K’s projects include roadways and bridges, schools, essential services facilities, dams and levees, photovoltaics, communication towers, landslide repairs and retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations, coffer dam excavation dewatering, groundwater resource and contaminant transport remediation, sanitary landfill design and construction, mine reclamation, earthquake fault and liquefaction geologic hazards, and residential and commercial developments. The firm is headquartered in Nevada City, with additional offices located in Chico, Yuba City, Truckee, Fresno, and Murphys. H&K is a California small business enterprise known for its value engineering and innovative designs that solve unique geotechnical problems.

KPAY/Deer Creek Broadcasting
KPAY/ Deer Creek Broadcasting (DCB) is a radio broadcast company based in Chico, California.  General Manager and Owner is Chico State alumni, longtime on-air personality and former KHSL-TV GM Dino Corbin.  
DCB Staff consists of local on-air talent and highly-trained and tenured radio broadcast professionals.
Deer Creek Broadcasting is the only locally-owned radio group in the market, consisting of four Chico radio stations:
  • 103-5 THE BLAZE, Chico’s #1 country station in the market playing hit country 
  •  Mix 95-1, Chico’s #1 adult contemporary lite rock station www.kmxi.com
  • 1290 KPAY, Chico’s exclusive News-Talk station, offering local & national news, sports, syndicated talk radio www.kpay.com
  • Radio Mexico 97.7, Butte County’s only Hispanic station www.khhz.com

Land Bridge Alliance
Land Bridge Alliance is a California non-profit organization formed to explore a new east-west rail corridor connecting Humboldt Bay’s deepwater harbor to the national rail network in the Sacramento Valley. The Land Bridge Alliance is dedicated to serving the North State by supporting an open and publicly-accessible process to develop factual information through the ongoing $276,000 “Upstate California Railconnect Feasibility Study” which is funded by CalTrans and administered by the Trinity County Transportation Commission.  The Land Bridge Alliance was formed through a need by community members to have an organization that could accept private funding to go toward the $69,000 feasibility study grant match and to provide educational outreach for the concept of an east-west rail line.

North State Public Radio is the regional affiliate of NPR and carries nationally recognized news and information programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air,  This American Life, and Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! 

North State Public Radio receives the majority of its funding from direct listener support from thousands of enthusiastic listeners, and it is the single largest gift recipient associated with CSU, Chico. 

The station also receives significant support from local businesses throughout the North State region. North State Public Radio is the only broadcast entity that serves the entire 10-county North State region with emergency information via the national Emergency Alert System. 

North State Public Radio is licensed to the CSU, Chico Research Foundation and consists of two full-power transmitters: KCHO 91.7 FM in Chico and KFPR 88.9 FM in Redding, plus six field translators. 
Northeastern Small Business Development Center
Through a grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA), and other regional partners the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center is a leading economic development network recognized for excellence in service to the small business community.  Our mission is to create strong regional economies through the support of small businesses.  Our offices provide pre-paid consulting and low or no-cost training to small businesses in 23 Northeastern California counties. The mission of the network of Northeastern California Small Business Development Centers is to grow the economy of Northeastern California by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.

Northern Valley Indian Health

True to the mission of its founders, Northern Valley Indian Health’s central purpose is to provide health services to eligible American Indians in the service areas of Colusa and Glenn Counties and portions of Butte and Tehama Counties. Medical and Dental services are provided to the general community as well.

NVIH has Medical clinics in Willows, Woodland, in Chico at the Children’s Health Center, and at our main Chico site. We also have Dental clinics in Willows, Chico, Woodland, and Red Bluff, as well as a Mobile Dental Clinic.

Oroville RMDZ
The Oroville Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) provides businesses located in the RMDZ with the business assistance resources of CalRecycle and the City of Oroville. If your business is located in the RMDZ CalRecycle can assist you in locating feedstock materials, promoting your products through the RecycleStore.com, identifying funding sources, including CalRecycle loans of up to $2,000,000, facilitate your research with data and technical reports on recyclable materials and manufacturing processes, locating a site, and marketing your recycled-content products to State agencies and other public markets. Visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov to learn more about incentives and services available to you through the Oroville RMDZ. The City of Oroville also provides direct loans to businesses that hire employees in the city portion of the Oroville RMDZ. City loans can be used in conjunction with CalRecycle loans. City business loans are not restricted to recycling businesses. City loans can be used for business expansion costs including real estate, equipment, and working capital. One new full-time job must be created for each $35,000 of City loan funding. City loans can also be used in conjunction with other funding sources. Contact Rick Farley at farleyrc@cityoforoville.org for either RMDZ or City of Oroville loan questions or information.

Pacific Gas & Electric

PG&E’s is committed to the economic vitality of the communities we serve. For some large energy-intensive companies, energy can be a significant cost of doing business and influences a company’s location. That is why we offer the Economic Development Rate (EDR) to help eligible businesses grow or maintain jobs in California.  Along with the ED Rate PG&E also offers assistance with identifying ways to become more energy efficient. By pairing the ED Rate and Energy Efficiency we help companies create a strong synergy that will ensure sustainable growth in our local economies.

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company was founded in 1997 by Ben Gregersen and John Dundon. Ben and John discovered they had a common interest in making the best quality artisan cheeses using traditional methods, while working together in the Gregersen’s Family Creamery, Foothill Home Dairy, a Sacramento Landmark for over 40 years.

Ben and John began introducing their cheeses at local farmers markets and soon after demand for the products increased and their cheeses were sought out by local retail stores. In 2003, the company’s successful growth allowed them to relocate the creamery 100 miles north of Sacramento to Willows, California, where we are located today.

Ben and John are both hands-on owners and operators of Sierra Nevada Cheese Company.

The Center for Economic Development 
The Center for Economic Development at CSU, Chico is committed to helping communities prepare and plan for future growth. Helping communities and businesses in planning, community development, employment generation, natural resource management, workforce development, alternative energy advancement, and leadership training is the CED’s goal. With these goals in mind, it is the philosophy of the 
CED to:
Provide the highest quality economic development assistance to the communities of Northern California.
Promote the transfer of information and knowledge from the university and other sources to economic development and planning practitioners, and the general public.
Establish and foster partnerships between workforce development entities, community and vocational colleges, policy makers, communities, and all organizations that are in support of assisting growth in Northern California.

Transfer Flow

Transfer Flow’s family of dedicated employees supports our customers, community, and country by engineering and manufacturing superior quality “Made in the USA” fuel systems and vehicle accessories. For more than 33 years, our replacement, auxiliary, and refueling tanks have successfully fueled adventures around the world, and are consistently the fuel tank choice for fleet vehicles from some of our nation’s largest companies. 

We are driven by ACCOUNTABILITY.
We are driven by EACH OTHER.

We’re dedicated to providing a safe, organized and productive working environment for our employees, and committed to providing safe, reliable and legal OEM and aftermarket fuel systems and related products to our customers. Our company goals include continued employment for more than 100 north state residents. We do this by expanding our technical, manufacturing, and work force capabilities. Our expanded fuel system offerings mean more work for more people. Transfer Flow’s production scope is about more than fuel systems…it’s about the people working hard to make products available from a manufacturer in the U.S.A. – Lisa Johnson, CEO Learn more by visiting our website: www.transferflow.com

Tri Counties Bank
Tri Counties Bank exists for only one purpose: improving the financial success and well-being of our shareholders, customers, communities and employees.

US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration is an independent federal agency that works to assist and protect the interests of American small businesses. We administer our programs through district offices throughout the United States and provide additional services through a network of resource partners: Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, U.S. Export Assistance Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veteran’s Business Outreach Centers.  All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Why Exhibit at the Trade-Show?

  • Showcase your organization and your products or services with an exhibit booth or table at the 17th Annual North State Economic Forecast Conference.
  • Connect with new customers or clients.
  • Generate brand awareness.
  • Reach a captive audience with face-to-face interactions. 


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