Caring enterprise

It’s been three months since the Camp Fire was sparked in rural Butte County, but we all know it’s going to take years, perhaps even decades, for our region to heal from the most destructive wildfire in state history. The road ahead is indeed long and complex, fraught with many challenges.

Here at the CN&R, we’re committed to telling the stories about those efforts, helping our readers with the journey ahead. That includes those about difficulties and loss, as well as kindness and generosity—and especially when those elements combine. Such is the case with this week’s cover package, our Business Issue.

For this special annual look at the local business community, it seemed only fitting that we share some of the remarkable ways companies have cared for employees affected by the devastating blaze. They range from impressive fundraisers and donations to the literal creation of a small community.

Of course, there are hundreds of examples around the region of businesses going above and beyond. Since we can’t write about all of them, readers are invited to share their examples via letter to the editor.

Happy reading and writing!