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Steve Nettleton to be honored with Chico 2019 Legacy Award

The Chico Chamber of Commerce said it will honor the late Steve Nettleton with its 2019 Legacy Award.

Posted: Jan 3, 2020 1:12 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Chamber of Commerce said it will honor the late Steve Nettleton with its 2019 Legacy Award.

Nettleton is best known in the Chico community as a successful business leader and owner of the Chico Heat Baseball Team.

He also helped make Nettleton Stadium at Chico State possible.

He and his wife Kathy volunteered and donated to many community causes including the Boys and Girls Club, Chico State, and Enloe Medical Center.

The Fred Davis Legacy Award was established in 2015 to honor the memory of Fred Davis who served as Chico’s City Manager for 33 years, a city official for over 45 years, and serving the Chico community for over 62 years until his death in 2015.

The award is presented to members of the Chico Chamber of Commerce whose lifelong service to the city and community is an example to be followed. This prestigious award is only given when warranted and is presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner when applicable.

“The Chamber of Commerce is proud to present this award in honor of Steve as a reflection of our esteem for the significant impact he made on local business, the north state economy and family recreation in Chico,” said Jolene Francis, incoming Chamber Board Chair.

Nettleton died January 2019, at the age of 79.

The award will be presented at the 82nd Annual Dinner & Business Awards taking place Thursday, Jan. 16, at Sierra Brewing Company Big Room.

The cost to attend the event is $100 per guest. Seating is limited so those looking to attend must reserve seats. Reservations will not be available at the door. For more information on the event, CLICK HERE.

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