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Chicostart Weekly Webinar Series Resource Files

Here you will find the resource files for Chicostart Weekly Webinar Series and our Partner as well as links to recorded Webinars.

COVID-19 A HR Reopening Toolkit For Small Business

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COVID-19 A HR Reopening Toolkit For Small Business. Presented by Jackie McClain with SCORE/Greater Chico Area and Chicostart.The Greater Chico Area SCORE Chapter has volunteers ready to assist you. They can help you answer questions and assist you in developing a plan that is best for your

Weekly Webinar – Working Social Media 101 with Mark Sorenson CEO of Social High Rise

“Working Social Media 101” –

This webinar will be focusing on the working experience running a full service social media company. CEO Mark Sorenson from Social High Rise will take a high level drill down into Social Media. From finding your social presence and creating magic with a practical  approach of principles.  Be ready to let our Social Media marvel go through your business. Let us break down your social media and how it can be baller ready.   This will be open to Q&A on how to apply in practice Marks experience with social media platforms. We’ll be asking an audience volunteer to run through their business to view actual examples. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend this critical topic in this time of COVID-19.

Mark Sorenson CEO at Social High Rise
Founder/CEO at Social High Rise, background in sales/entrepreneurship. I beat cancer, so that’s cool. Runner, dad, optimist, extrovert.

COVID-19 A Reopening Toolkit For Small Business

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CSU, Chico Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems.

06/15/20 Webinar –
“Remote Sensing for Regenerative Agriculture— Past
Barriers, Present Status & Future Potential”

The first topic-focused Regenerative Ag Network Zoom call to discuss the status of remote sensing. This moderated, one-hour group discussion, led by Rob Trice of The Mixing Bowl, will feature lead-off comments from three RAN participants:

Marc Horney, Assoc. Prof., Rangeland Resource Management, Cal Poly
Arian Aghajanzadeh, Head of Sustainability, Bountiful Ag
Kris Covey, Visiting Asst. Prof., Environmental Studies, Skidmore

PPP Paycheck Protection Program Updates with Phil Aviles, US Bank

July 8, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Philip Aviles
Bio info:
Started banking career in 2007 and have been with US Bank for roughly 11 years. Began my banking journey as a personal banker and most recently managed the Willows and Corning Offices for US Bank until joining the commercial team in June 2019 Born and raised in Chico (first child born at Enloe Hospital in 1981) and I received a degree in Communications from Sonoma State University with an emphasis in Public Relations.
My family consists of my wife Megan Aviles and 2 miniature dachshunds Poppy and Simon
I am a member of the Chico noon Rotary Club
I enjoy mountain and road biking in my free time along with golf when I can

Weekly Webinar’s
As a Grow with Google Partner, Chicostart has “START”ed with Google webinars so small businesses can take advantage of these, and other value add partners webinars. Some in this series are produced by “GROW” with Google, Jedi, Cleanstart, WOBI and others. We are pleased to share with our Entrepreneur and Tech Community to help you “THRIVE”.

We hope you will participate in the weekly webinar series. We are always open to your feedback and suggested topics. Please email your comments, questions or ideas to

Grow with Google Workshop – Reach Customers Online

Reach Customers Online (60 minutes)
Suggested audience: Small Business Owners

45m: Presentation time

15m: Attendee work time

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.