Jake Early T-shirts Available!

SUPPORT THE CAUSE!  Get this limited edition T-shirt, designed by local Chico Artist, Jake Early!  T-shirts are only $20 andLimited Edition Jake Early T-Shirts Supporting Clean & Safe efforts in Downtown Chico proceeds benefit Clean & Safe efforts in Downtown Chico.  

T-shirts available at Slice of Chico on Saturday, July 12th (booth located at 3rd & Broadway), at the Thursday Night Market (headquarter booth located at 3rd & Broadway) and at the DCBA office - 330 Salem Street.

On February 1, 2014 the DCBA took under its wings the Downtown Ambassador Program and the Jesus Center Clean-Up Brigade. Funds are needed to continue to support these two difference making programs. 

The mission of the Downtown Ambassador Program is to create a more welcoming downtown environment for the Chico community. The Downtown Ambassadors is a citizen engagement opportunity where volunteers contribute to a clean and safe downtown.   Ambassadors act as eyes and ears for public safety and social service partners by educating, assisting, and reporting as needed on various needs and problems.  

Performing cleaning services in the downtown corridor, two hours a day, six days a week, the Jesus Center Clean-Up Brigade not only keeps downtown clean, it also gives hope! The Brigade, consisting of four Jesus Center clients, has brought the group into contact with many business owners, community members and other homeless people. 

The Brigade exemplifies how collaboration among community groups such as the Jesus Center, the Downtown Chico Business Association and the North Valley Community Foundation can produce programs that simultaneously keep people off the streets and serve the community. 


Picnic in the Plaza a success!

Our inaugural Picnic in the Plaza took place on Friday, February 13th from 11am -1pm and was a great success!  Lorna & the Jazz Men entertained guests with their beautiful valentine's themed set; the Lil' Bloomin Hope flower cart was on hand with valentine's bouquets, and many downtown businesess donated prizes and baked goodies for our Clean & Safe Downtown Chico fundraiser!  Check back soon for information about future Picnics in the Plaza!



Shop, Dine & Save Friday - December 12th

The Downtown Chico Hometown Holiday Hospitality campaign includes FREE parking** every Friday until Christmas, shops OPEN LATE, roaming greeters giving out commemorative holiday buttons, candy canes, downtown maps & directories AND entertainment.

This Friday night's entertainment includes Seamless Magic by Kris Bentz,  Michael Taylor offering balloon art, Periwinkle the Clown, and Lorna & The Jazzmen playing your favorite tunes.


TNM Presents...City Plaza Nights!

Thursday Night Market Presents...City Plaza Nights!

The DCBA is now accepting proposals for our "TNM Presents...City Plaza Nights!" special event series. Please help us bring some family friendly events to the city plaza this year and pull our community together!  Let's make the Thursday Night Market the very best in can be!  Is YOUR organization up to the challenge?  Click HERE for the information!

Hometown Hospitality and FREE PARKING in Downtown Chico!

The Downtown Chico Business Association has partnered with the City of Chico this holiday season to spread some "Hometown Hospitality"...and FREE PARKING

Our primary mission for this campaign is simply to help create a more welcoming environment for our downtown guests during the holiday season!


Taste of Chico Applications Available!

The DCBA is now accepting applications for Taste of Chico Restaurants, Beverage Distributors, and Volunteers!  Please visit our Taste of Chico page to download yours today!


Downtown Chico is Open Late!


Featured Downtown Business - Robyn Marie's Shoe Closet

Robyn Marie's Shoe Closet is a family owned business located in the heart of Robyn Marie's Shoe Closetbeautiful Downtown Chico, CA. We pride ourselves on our affordable prices and wide selection of styles for women of any age. We carry tons of great brands such as Jessica Simpson, BCBG, Steve Madden, Madden Girl, MIA, Aerosoles, Skechers,Volatile, Saucony, Encanto, Reef, Rainbow and Havaianas flip-flops and much more!

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Join the more than 13,000 people and "Like" the Downtown Chico Facebook page!  You'll hear about upcoming events, special promotions, hear from your favorite Downtown Chico businesses, and stay up to date on all things Downtown Chico!

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Kudos! to you...

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Downtown Chico wouldn't be the special place that it is without the dedicated people and businesses that make up our community. The Kudos! Award recognizes an individual or business that has made a difference in Downtown Chico during the past year.


Downtown Chico, a look back to 1987

Downtown - Chico's Oldest Shopping Center

This poem was taken from an archived Downtown Chico poster produced in 1987...25 years ago! The poster also touts, “There’s just no other shopping center with the flavor, the goods or the services of Downtown Chico.” This statement still holds true today!


Downtown Chico is Your Home for the Holidays!

Downtown Chico will be Open 'til 8pm on Fridays during the holiday shopping season!Downtown retailers are open late this holiday season, with most stores open until 8pm on Fridays through December 23rd.

Downtown Chico, eager to welcome you Home for the Holidays this season. Downtown shopkeepers and restaurateurs look forward to the opportunity to host you, your family and friends during this joyous holiday season.

Holidays made easy with Creekside Cellars!

By: Deanna Voss, DCBA Intern

Looking to give a little taste of the wine country this Holiday season?  A bottle of fine Italian wine, freshly cut artisan cheese and stunning stemware is exactly what is needed – all available in Downtown Chico!

Celebrating its 13th Holiday season, locally owned Creekside Cellars first opened in 1998. With a strong passion for wine, Dennis and Brenda McLaughlin found a perfect fit by combining their passion with profession.


If you missed Black Friday - Do NOT miss this!

Written by Deanna Voss, DCBA Intern

The infamous Black Friday has now come and gone, but you still have a list of gifts on your holiday shopping list. If this sounds a little too familiar, don’t worry, there are still great deals for this year’s holiday shopping! Located right here in Downtown Chico, Diamond W. Western Wear is now offering its 2nd annual Pre-Holiday Sale with savings in every department!


Everything You Need and More…at Collier’s Hardware

By; Deanna Voss, DCBA Intern


Can I have some MO…barbecue sauce?

By: Deanna Voss, DCBA Intern

A thick, hickory smoke aroma hooks customers instantly. So appetizing, asmokin mos web page article few people may refuse to leave. Luckily, this savory aroma can be recreated in your home with flavors straight from the source because “Mo knows BBQ!”  

Celebrating nine years in business this upcoming January, Smokin’ Mo’s Barbecue continues to be Downtown Chico’s destination for good ole’ southern barbecue.


If You Want To Visit Paradise, Simply Go To Powell’s Sweet Shoppe!

Powell's Sweet ShoppeBy Deanna Voss, DCBA Intern

Oversized Jellybeans hang over the doorway and ‘Build me up Buttercup’ plays inside.  Your mouth begins to water the second you step through the front doorway. As you look around you half expect to cross a chocolate river but there is no need to worry, you don’t need a golden ticket to this paradise.


Read Any Good Books Latey? They're All Available at Lyon Books!

By: Paige Meza, DCBA Intern

Lyon Books

Lyon Books has been a leader in the Downtown Chico community for 7 years!


DCBA Recruiting For Executive Director Position

Please submit your cover letter & resume no later than Monday, January 17, 2011. 

The DCBA maintains an aggressive, well-rounded program designed to strengthen the organization, promote and market downtown Chico, retain, strengthen and attract new businesses and improve the common areas.
Position Summary
The Executive Director, an exempt position, is the chief operating officer of the DCBA and has the power to transact every day business for the association, within established policy guidelines.  The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the DCBA and is the primary contact with the community. The Executive Director develops and implements programs and strategies, approved by the Board of Directors, to meet quantifiable goals.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Board, its standing committees and DCBA staff (and contractors) to ensure that the mission and vision are clearly defined and followed, that the organization remains fiscally sound and that it maintains the highest ethical standards.

Complete job description available here

Interested candiadtes should send a cover letter & resume to: info@downtownchico.com


Celebrating the Magic of the Season!

Community Tree Lighting

Friday, December 3rd, Begins at 5:30 pm

Produced by the Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) and funded in part by the City of Chico, the Tree Lighting is a gift to the community.  Crowds will enjoy a musical program and participate in the countdown to light the tree. 

Standing at more than 55’ tall, the Blue Atlas Cedar is decorated by the City of Chico Tree Crew each year with more than 8,000 colorful LED lights.

And Kudos! Go To...

Kudos logoDowntown Chico just wouldn't be the special place that it is without the dedicated people and businesses that make up our community. 

The Kudos! Award was created to recognize an individual or business that has made a difference in Downtown Chico over the past year.