Trade Associations
Trade Associations
Association / Organization Description
California Business Roundtable Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of California CEOs focusing on big picture issues affecting California businesses. These issues include infrastructure, education, energy, and government reform.
California Farm Bureau Federation Promotion of agricultural interests.
California League of Food Processors California League of Food Processors services include:
  • Legislative Activities - Analysis of all legislation affecting the business of food processing that comes before the State Legislature
  • Drafting and sponsoring proposed legislation designed to fill the specific needs of food processors
  • Legislative Representation - full service, professional representation of the industry before all levels of California government
  • CLFP members join together to fund ongoing research to improve upon both raw product coming into our plants and finished products we manufacture
  • CLFP Pesticide List Program
  • ICLFP maintains industry statistics for the U.S. Processed Tomato and Canning Peach industries
  • Annual Tradeshow
California Manufacturing and Technology Association Business advocacy with the state government; legislative updates, conferences.
California Solar Energy Industries Association Directory of solar energy providers and industry information.
International Council of Shopping Centers The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) promotes the shopping center industry and its role in the commercial distribution of consumer goods and services by:
  • Providing educational programs and publications in all aspects of shopping center development, finance, management, marketing and other specialized areas of professional interest
  • Conducting meetings and other programs designed to promote the exchange of ideas among members and to facilitate the conduct of their business
  • Collecting and disseminating information pertaining to the shopping center industry, including statistical data and other statistical research
  • Developing and maintaining professional certification programs to encourage high standards for shopping center professionals
  • Advocating the interest of the shopping center industry to local, state/provincial, federal and international governmental bodies
  • Publicizing to the general public promotional and educational shopping center business information
  • Events
California Manufactured Housing Institute Industry research, promotion, government relations.
Medical Device Manufacturers Association Advocacy, information, employee recruitment.
Society of the Plastics Industry SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show.
Source: California Business Roundtable (, California Farm Bureau Federation (, California League of Food Processors (, California Manufacturing & Technology Association (, California Solar Energy Industries Association (, International Council of Shopping Centers (, Manufactured Housing Institute (, Medical Device Manufacturers Association (, Society of the Plastics Industry ( (Dec 2015)

Local Industry / Business Associations
Organization / Phone Programs and Services
Yuba City Downtown Association
(530) 755-1620
The Yuba Community College District can deliver on-site training solutions for any size company. We offer customized workshops, seminars and classes (college credit or not-for-credit) to increase your employees’ skill level. Results may meet and/ or exceed your business goals. Below are a few activities:
  • Farmers Market
  • Christmas Stroll
  • Garden Club
Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce
(530) 743-6501
The Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce focuses on core competencies of business retention and expansion, community building, legislative advocacy and membership services. Members have a variety of networking opportunities through the Chamber; we offer seminars and classes and advocate for a strong economy and sound business practices through the Government Affairs Committee.   The Chamber of Commerce assists local economic development agencies in promoting the Yuba-Sutter business community and advocates for a strong local economy. To achieve that mission we promote the needs and concerns of businesses; we develop new business resources and disseminate important information on business development services.
Yuba Sutter Farm Bureau
(530) 673-6550
Serves to unite the farmers of the two-county region, promote and protect common interests. The Farm Bureau fosters the development of commodity marketing and purchase of farm supplies on a cooperative nonprofit basis.
North State Building Industry Association
(530) 671-3918
The North State Building industry Association is a community-based organization of builders and associates committed to leading the industry and ensuring its integrity by working together to:
  • Provide education and resources for our members and the public
  • Promote well-planned, growing communities through responsible development, and
  • Give back to the community through the collective strengths and talents of its members
BIA provides the following services and events:
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Morning Briefing - a weekly email update on issues affecting the industry
  • BIA Buzz E-Newsletter
  • Business Exchange Breakfast - member networking event
  • Business Exchange Breakfast Book - lists building projects, supplies, and services offered by subcontractor and associate members
  • North State Builder - the BIA's bi-monthly publication of member news
  • Golf Tournaments - for members only
  • Home Tour - every October, annual public tour showcases the region's newest homes
  • Sales events for networking and professional development
Source: Yuba City Downtown Association (, Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce (, Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau (, North State Building Industry Association ( (July 2011)