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Business Associations

These business and trade associations provide information, advocacy, and networking opportunities for businesses.

Local Business Associations

LeTip professonal business leads organization
Chico Rotary Rotary club located in Chico
Oroville Rotary Rotary club located in Oroville
Chico 20/30 North State association of young professionals
Downtown Chico Business Association Association that represents approximately 450 businesses in downtown Chico
Valley Contractors Exchange Non-profit association of contractors and construction professionals

Business Information and Support

Buzgate.org Global resource network for small business
California Chamber of Commerce Statewide information and advocacy. Publications for sale include annual benefits survey, and employee handbook software
California Small Business Association Export helpline available to members, insurance and retirement plans, business advocacy in state and federal government.
Connectory Business-to-business networking
MANEX: The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence Strategic planning, marketing strategies, distribution and channel strategies, in/outsourcing
Team California Non-profit umbrella marketing organization for California economic development organizations.
UC Small Farm Program Statewide program focused on challenges and opportunities for small and moderate scale farmers.

Business-to-Business Networking

ryze.com Business networking site
LinkedIn.com Business networking and job recruitment websit

Trade Associations

Butte County Farm Bureau Local advocacy and networking
California Business Roundtable Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of California CEOs focusing on big picture issues affecting California businesses. These issues include infrastructure, education, energy, and government reform.
California Farm Bureau Federation Promotion of agricultural interests
California League of Food Processors Membership directory, legislative advocacy
California Manufacturing and Technology Association Business advocacy with the state government; legislative updates, conferences.
California Solar Energy Industries Association Directory of solar energy providers and industry information
International Council of Shopping Centers Events, resources, information
Manufactured Housing Institute Industry research, promotion, government relations
Medical Device Manufacturers Association Advocacy, information, employee recruitment
Butte-Glenn Medical Society  Physician organization, promoting and protecting public health
Sierra Business Council Membership based organization focusing on business sustainability  
Society of the Plastics Industry Tradeshows, information, political action



Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) Startup resources, mentoring, funding, networking for development-stage technology companies

Provides information, investment, and networking opportunities to Sacramento-area technology entrepreneurs and executives

Angel/Venture Capital Groups

Angel Capital Association Alliance of angel investor groups in North America
National Venture Capital Association Trade association of venture capital firms
North Bay Angels Angel investor group located in San Francisco Bay Area
Sacramento Angels Angel investor group focused on Northern California companies
Sierra Angels Angel investor group focused on Northern Sierra, California, and Nevada companies

International Trade

California International Business Association International business directory for international trade opportunities with California; originally an arm of the California Trade & Commerce Agency
Federation of International Trade Associations A searchable database of international trade resources