Our Mission is to promote responsible business development, tourism & growth in the overall best interest of the Corning area through services & representation of the business community.
We are honored to support milestone events of our beautiful community. Through memberships with the Corning Chamber of Commerce, investments go back into the community to organize and host such events as the Installation Dinner at the beginning of the year, the annual Olive Festival & Car Show every October, the Hometown Christmas every December and well as other events throughout the year. Theses events draw thousands to Corning and offer something for everyone!
Keeping the Chamber strong is vital for the business community of Corning and its citizens. The Corning Chamber of Commerce networks with businesses continuously through Corning in the Evenings, Ambassador programs and supporting local events through the Chamber resources. We have membership levels for individuals, non-profit and businesses. As well as sponsorships with customized benefits.
We also commit our services to involvement with clubs and organizations. Promotion and support through community involvement is how we do our part to continue these programs in our area. We actively take part with the Corning Rotary Club and the Veterans Memorial Hall just to name a couple. We offer discounted memberships for these groups.
The City of Corning, known as the "Olive Capital" is located 110 miles north of Sacramento in the fertile valley of Northern California right off Interstate 5. An agriculturally based community with “small town” charm, Corning is home to the largest olive processing plant in the U.S. as well as award winning olive oil producers and product retailers. Though olives are our main crop, other area crops are walnuts, almonds, prunes, and figs.
We are 5 miles from the Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area at the Sacramento River and 1 ½ hours to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Corning has three excellent travel centers, many first-class motels, RV accommodations, and the Rolling Hills Casino and Resort making Corning an ideal destination for West Coast travelers. The weather in Corning has dry and hot summers as well as crisp and wet winters. Year around we have travel accommodations for every season and activity.
If you would like to inquire more about becoming a Chamber Business Member, see what benefits and networking we can work with you towards or sign up as a volunteer and donate your time to our community events, please reach out to us during our regular business hours. We will be here to answer all your questions and work cooperatively for the business of you and Corning as a whole.
The award is selected based in part of the following criteria:
Staying Power: a substantiated history as an established business
Growth in numbers of employees: a benchmark to the judge the impact of the business on the job market.
Increase in sales and/or unit volume: an indication of continued growth
Innovative products or services: illustration of the creativity and imagination of the nominee
Responds to adversity: example of problems faced in the nominee’s business and the methods used to solve them
Contributions by nominees to aid community-oriented projects: using his or her personal time and other resources
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Hometown Christmas committee has started planning for this year. Soon we will be sharing this years theme, sending out applications for the our contests we have set and sharing details we are working on for parade options. We here at the Corning Chamber of Commerce along with the Hometown Christmas committee are working together to make sure that this season is celebrated with all the Hometown Christmas anticipation.
Please keep in mind that we will only be allowed to host events that have been approved by Public Health and follow all pandemic regulations set before us.
If you would like to participate or volunteer your time to this holiday event then feel free to reach out to the Chamber of Commerce and join in. We are always welcome to those who want to make a difference or be a part of something for the community.
The City of Corning, California (pop 7663). was incorporated in 1907 and provides a full range of municipal services including Police, Fire, Parks,and Recreation, Library, Public Works and Municipal Airport. Located just 25 miles Northwest of Chico and 17 miles South of Red Bluff. Corning is perhaps best known for its award-winning olive products.
Agriculture plays an important role in this rural community. Other important crops include almonds, walnuts, peaches as well as cattle and sheep ranching.