Ep 21 – YPO Dr Samia Yaqub – Start Here Go Anywhere – The Role of Butte College in our Local Communities

Chico Chamber Young Professionals Organization Leadership Luncheon

Dr. Samia Yaqub, Superintendent/President, Butte-Glenn Community College

Recently, our Chico Chamber Young Professionals had the pleasure of engaging with Dr. Samia Yaqub, Superintendent/President, Butte-Glenn Community College. Dr. Yaqub tells her fascinating journey from California to Beirut with her family and back again (with some pit stops) to California where her journey led her to her prominent position at Butte College.  Butte college just  turned 50 and has some exciting opportunities for our local communities such as the Promise Program. For more information about Butte College visitwww.butte.edu.

Thank you!

Ep # 19 – YPO Leadership Luncheon Entrepreneurial Panel

‘Tales of an Entrepreneur’

Ideal Fab Labs, Chico

April 18th the Chico Chamber Young Professionals Organization hosted “Tales of an Entrepreneur’, a panel of local business owners who have each faced challenges, risks, and rewards of launching and growing a business here in Chico. Panelists include:   

Arielle Danan, Owner & Founder, Beber – Fresh Almondmilk

Dan Richardson, Franchisee, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Chico

Mark Sorenson, Founder & CEO, Social High Rise

Kaliahna Baxter, Owner, Happy at Home

Conversation moderated by Dr. Colleen C. Robb, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Center for Entrepreneurship, California State University, Chico.

Listen in is as Dr. Colleen C. Robb addresses our entrepreneurs as to why they chose Chico to start their business, who helped them get to where they are, and what they think the most important skill universities should be teaching aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Chico Chamber YPO is presented by Golden Valley Bank.

The Chico Chamber Podcast is produced by Business Learning Systems.

Ep # 18 – YPO Leadership Luncheon With Farshad Azad, CEO of Azad’s Martial Arts

“How to Survive the Ride of an Entrepreneur”

Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center, Chico

On February 21st our Young Professionals Organization  had the opportunity to listen to Grandmaster Farshad Azad, local entrepreneur and CEO of  Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center.  Farshad has trained thousands of people interested in personal, corporate and executive safety issues. He has been the recipient of two Hall of Fame Awards by martial arts industries leading organizations for his contributions to martial arts world. He also coordinates the Chico Parade of Lights and Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade.

The take away: “Success only comes when you know your character, and the root of your character is a result of good habits and consistent actions”  Something we should all think about in everything we do. Enjoy the podcast! Chico Chamber YPO is sponsored by Golden Valley Bank.

Ep # 16 -YPO Leadership Luncheon with Ben Winter, Director of Business Development of Transfer Flow Inc.

“Longevity at a Business and Fostering my Career Along the Way”

Bidwell Park Golf Course, Chico, CA 

The Young Professionals Organization  had the pleasure of having Ben Winter, our Chico Chamber Board of Directors and also the Director of Business Development with Visionary Partner, Transfer Flow, Inc.

Growing up locally in the small town of Paradise, graduating high school, and narrowing up his college focus, Ben began his career at local and family owned company Transfer Flow, Inc.  Now, after 26 years, another area of focus is continued education. Understanding that time and new innovation requires Ben to arm himself with current data, ultimately helping foster his career and Transfer Flow.

The Chico Chamber Podcast is produced by Business Learning Systems. Chico Chamber YPO is sponsored by Golden Valley Bank.

Ep 14 – YPO Leadership Luncheon: “Chico, What the Tech!

Chico Chamber YPO Leadership Luncheon: “Chico, What the Tech?”

How is technology transforming Chico?   Do we have what it takes to bring tech companies to Chico?  Where can our younger generation get involved and move local technology forward?   Wendy Porter, Managing Director of Chicostart, moderates a local panel discussion featuring Kathryn Schifferle, CEO, Work Truck Solutions, Ryan Sanders, Build.com, Noelle Sadler, VP of Marketing, Lulus.com, and Andrew March, Co-founder, Compini.

Chico Chamber YPO is sponsored by Legacy Partner Golden Valley Bank.

Thank you to Champion Partner Business Learning Systems for support of this podcast.

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