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Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

3CORE
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

3CORE runs a Small Business Disaster Interruption Loan Program for businesses unable to secure sufficient financing through Federal disaster programs or traditional banking channels. 3CORE also has a Business Resource Liaison program to connect businesses to various service providers based on specific business needs.

Service Costs:
3CORE loan programs may be subject to loan fees and costs, these fees and costs can be financed.  Business services are available at no cost to businesses.

Service Area: 
3CORE serves businesses in Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties.

Eligibility Requirements:
Businesses applying for the Small Business Disaster Interruption Loan Program must have been affected by a disaster such as COVID-19, the Camp Fire, or PSPS.

Contact Information: 
Phone: (530) 893-8732
Website: www.3coreedc.org
Alliance for Workforce Development
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD) offers training assistance for existing workforce, and recruitment assistance for additional staffing needs. AFWD also has wage reimbursement available towards the cost of training newly hired employees.

Service Costs:
AFWD offers these services at no cost to businesses.

Service Area:
AFWD offers these services to all businesses.

Eligibility Requirements:
Recruitment assistance is available to all. Wage reimbursement through On the Job Training’s depends on candidate needs.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 961-5125
Website: www.afwd.org
Butte College - The Training Place
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

Butte College The Training Place provides COVID-19 customized workforce training and performance consulting based on needs. Training includes a remote worker series, managing virtual teams, essential business supervisor training, employee relations, labor law guidance, employer playbook training to manage physical distancing, traceability, and communication. Rapid re-employment skills training is also available.

Service Costs:
Yes.  Please contact for more information on costs.

Service Area:
All businesses located in Butte County and their other California business locations.

Eligibility Requirements:
There is no eligibility for training services. However, companies, who meet eligibility requirements can apply for Employment Training Panel COVID19 funding.

Contact Information:
Email: thetrainingplace@butte.edu
Phone: (530) 895-9015
Website: butte.edu/thetrainingplace/
Butte College Small Business Development Center
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

Butte College SBDC provides business plan consultation for recovery and pivoting business models for success; financial projections and forecasting to access capital; planning and implementation for recovery; online marketing and website development to access customers online; and guidance on the implementation of SBA Disaster funds (PPP & EIDL) for maximum forgiveness, to meet SBA requirements, and for business sustainability and success.

Service Costs:
Yes.  Please contact for more information on costs.

Service Area:
These services are available to any business located within Butte County.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a “for-profit” business.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 895-9017
Website: https://www.buttecollegesbdc.com/
Chico Chamber of Commerce
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COVID-19 Resources and Services

The Chico Chamber provides up to date information for businesses in the areas of finance, Human Resources, legal landscape, customer outreach and engagement, marketing, and current city and county policies regarding COVID-19. The Chamber also has disposable surgical masks, hand sanitizer and signage available to businesses at no cost.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
Serving ALL businesses

Eligibility Requirements:
None.  The Chico Chamber serves all businesses, members and non-members.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 891-5556
Website: www.chicochamber.com

Downtown Chico Business Association
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COVID-19 Resources and Services

The Downtown Chico Business Association assists downtown businesses in navigating financial, legal, human resources, public health information and education, and local ordinances, policies and protocols. The DCBA also provides disposable masks, hand sanitizer, and signage to businesses at no cost. The DCBA can assist with the process of designating parking for curbside pick-up and creating temporary parklets for outdoor dining. The DCBA is also helping downtown businesses in creating an online presence and launching an online marketplace for all downtown businesses.

Service Costs:
Yes.  Please contact for more information on costs.

Service Area:
Downtown Chico

Eligibility Requirements:
Being one of the 420 businesses residing in Downtown Chico and therefore a part of the Downtown Chico Business Association.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 345-6500
Website: www.downtownchico.com

Downtown Oroville
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

Downtown Oroville can design and print posters for windows to let customers know of current services and operating hours. Downtown Oroville is also offering social media assistance and promotion of downtown businesses through various media outlets.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
Only for businesses located in Downtown Oroville.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 552-1233
Website: www.downtownoroville.com
Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

The Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce is providing face masks, hand sanitizer, and signage to businesses at no cost. Gridley Chamber is also offering assistance with questions related to COVID-19 awareness and providing regular updates on the chamber’s social media pages. The Chamber office space is available if businesses need additional social distancing space. Gridley Chamber can also create flyers and post online when businesses re-open or have announcements.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
These services are offered to Butte County businesses.

Eligibility Requirements:
None.  The Gridley Chamber offers assistance to any business in need.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 846-3142
Website:
www.gridleyareachamber.org/

North State Planning and Development Collective
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

The North State Planning and Development Collective offers technical assistance to businesses to aid in transitioning their business models as a result of COVID-19 with a particular emphasis on businesses within the manufacturing sector.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
Businesses in the manufacturing sector.

Eligibility Requirements:
Manufacturing sector including food and beverage and agricultural production and processing.

Contact Information:
North State Planning and Development Collective
Jason Schwenkler, Executive Director jschwenkler@csuchico.edu

Oroville Chamber of Commerce
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

The Oroville Chamber is providing face masks, hand sanitizer, and signage to businesses at no cost. Oroville Chamber maintains a comprehensive COVID-19 online information portal on their website, including information on businesses that have re-opened.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
All Businesses

Eligibility Requirements:
We ask individuals to show that they’re a business operator. (Usually a business card)

Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 655-GOLD
Website: www.orovillechamber.com
Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce
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COVID-19 Resources and Services:

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is providing face masks, hand sanitizer, and signage at no cost to businesses. PRCoC is providing information on financial tools, reopening guidelines,resources supporting remote work, and transitioning to online business models. PRCoC has upgraded their online business directory to optimize visibility and marketing potential for members and is promoting members and local organizations offering products or services to support reopening. PRCOC has also reopened the Ridge WorkSpace.

Service Costs:
None

Service Area:
Most services available to all businesses within county; “member only” exceptions are online business directory and free work space for displaced workers.

Eligibility Requirements:
Business in Butte County.

Contact Information:
Phone: (530) 877-9356
Website: paradisechamber.com