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Oroville Economic Alliance wins gold at International MarCom Awards

Oroville, CA, Feb 13, 2018 ( via COMTEX) --

The Northern California city that received national attention in February 2017 following serious damage to the Oroville Dam now has a reason to celebrate: the Oroville Economic Alliance recently garnered notice from the International MarCom Awards with a three-part video series that won a Gold Award for excellence in messaging and production quality. The video series, which is available to view on the Oroville Economic Alliance YouTube channel, was developed to share real success stories from thriving businesses throughout Butte County. The City of Oroville, which has positioned itself as "California's Business Oasis," aims to attract the attention of companies looking to expand or relocate to a business-friendly area of the golden state.

"It's an honor to be recognized for sharing a meaningful, business-focused message that reflects everything we value in Oroville," said Sandy Linville, President and CEO of Oroville Economic Alliance and the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce. "As we work to counteract the negative impact that last year's emergency had on public perception of our area, these videos are helping us tell our story in an authentic way that explores the features and characteristics of our community that matter to businesses looking for a new home."

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The Oroville Economic Alliance is a coalition of business advocates and local agencies promoting economic development in Oroville and all of Butte County. The area is home to more than 220,000 people and lies in close proximity to many of Northern California's most prosperous regions. The organization promotes initiatives aimed at streamlining the process by which new businesses enter and take root within the local economy, while also emphasizing the availability of skilled labor and abundant, affordable land.

The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement in marketing and communications. The awards process is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization that consists of several thousand creative professionals. This year's competition received more than 6,500 entries from 19 countries. Approximately 24 percent of MarCom entrants received a Gold Award for exceeding high industry standards.

To learn more about the Oroville Economic Alliance and view the videos, visit

About Oroville Economic Alliance Oroville Economic Alliance is a private and public-sector coalition united in its goal--and passion--for bringing business from across the country and around the world to Oroville and Butte County. Known as "California's Business Oasis," Oroville is unique for its business-friendly combination of abundant affordable acreage, ready workforce, strategic location, and lowest-priced, highest-quality water in the nation. Participating members of the alliance include South Feather Water & Power Agency, Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Oroville, Butte County and Oroville Economic Development Corporation. For more information, visit

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