Feb. 15: The annual State of the City and Business Summit will be hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce. Details: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Chico Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave. Cost: free, but reservations required, at 891-5556.Topics will include Chico, downtown, the economy and the business climate.
Feb. 22: Introduction to Online Marketing will be presented by Butte College Small Business Development Center. At the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd. Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at door. Reservations 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com The training introduces the beginning steps of online marketing, exploring marketing fundamentals and how the new platforms of exposure have changed the game. Covers how new technology shapes traditional marketing theory.
Feb. 27: Chico Business Forum will be presented by the Chico Chamber of Commerce. Details: 3-5 p.m. at the Old Municipal Building, 441 Main St. The city’s Management Team will be provide an update to the business community. Time for questions. No cost.
Feb. 28: “ServeSafe Food Safety Training and Certification” will be offered by the Small Business Development Center at Butte College. Details: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico. Cost: $120 prepaid or $130 at the door includes textbook. $80 prepaid and $90 at the door without the books. Reservations: 895-9017 or www.buttecollegesbdc.com State law requires retesting and recertification every five years. The course includes the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe exam, essentials, manual, test sheets and certificate.