January 2, 2018
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Last Chance to  Recycle Your Christmas Tree, Holiday Lights and Big Boxes!
Don't miss the best holiday recycling opportunity of the year. Live Christmas trees, garland and wreaths can be recycled into Texas Pure Products mulch and compost. Holiday lights also can be recycled through the City's electronics recycling program.

Before you take trees and greenery to the drop-off locations, remove all ornaments, lights, decorations, tinsel and the tree stand (no plastics or metals). For a list of locations, contact  Environmental Waste Services Customer Service at (972) 769-4150. Drop-off locations will be open until today - Tuesday, January 2. 
Smart Business Tips
Feeling Scattered? Try These 
5 Refocusing Rituals
If there's anyone out there not feeling dizzy after a topsy-turvy 2017, I'll eat my hat. Between the  debate over remote work , Facebook's near-daily changes affecting  branded content , and the fact that  robots might take our jobs , we're being pulled in a hundred directions. 

Times like this require mindful refocusing - especially if you've got big audacious  goals for 2018. It's one thing to make New Year's resolutions, but setting yourself up to actually manifest them is quite another. To that end, try these five rituals that help you regain your focus. 

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
Proud Member of the Plano Chamber! 
Do your customers and clients know that you are an active and engaged member of the Plano Chamber? Let them know by displaying the Plano Chamber's membership plaque at your place of business. Inserts will be mailed to all members this month. If you need an acrylic frame, just pick one up at the Plano Chamber office! Contact the Chamber for information about adding a Proud Member logo to your website or social media. 

Join Us In Welcoming Plano Prime Class 1
Leadership Plano and the Plano Chamber are delighted to welcome Class 1 of the new Plano Prime Program for adults 55 plus. The first session, Your City Government, will be held on January 16, 2018, at City Hall. The class includes  Ellie Barash,  Cheryl Dorrance,  Gary Ford,  David Gillespie,  Lacee Gomel,  Howard Greisdorf,  Ashley Morris-Johnson,  Kathy Noble,  JoAnn Prindle, and  Karen Standlee.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Plano Prime and other Leadership Plano programs.
Benefits of Membership
Gain Referrals Through the Plano Chamber Online Directory! 
Every day, Plano Chamber members and the general public contact the Chamber to connect with local businesses for the products and services they need. Start 2018 right by updating your online directory listing to showcase your business to potential customers and allow them to connect with you quickly. Make sure you are utilizing all the online tools such as keywords, job postings, hot deals, member to member discounts, and more.  CLICK HERE to learn more about managing your Plano Chamber directory listing. 

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
Are you interested in public affairs and learning more about issues that affect Plano and Collin County? Join the Public Policy Committee for our monthly meeting as we work with all levels of government, local businesses, and partner organizations to confront challenges and address leading issues.
Wednesday, January 3 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
Friday, January 5 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Join the Young Professionals of Plano (ages 25-40) for this unique opportunity to network with four of Plano's elected officials from the school, city, and county levels. Learn how they first became involved and how you can increase your civic engagement.  CLICK HERE for more information and to register.  Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5 at 2:00 PM.
Tuesday, January 9 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Judy Hoberman explores the 5 "rules" to incorporate into your daily life to crumble self-doubt and maximize your self-assurance.  CLICK HERE  to learn more about this month's luncheon. Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5 at 2:00 PM.
Wednesday, January 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club

Join us in kicking off the New Year at our 2018 Ambassador Retreat! Wear your game day attire as we announce 2018 Ambassador teams, enjoy great food and drinks, and gear up the for the amazing year ahead.  CLICK HERE   to register. Open to Ambassadors only.
Wednesday, January 10 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Texas Legislature Candidate Forum
Meet the candidates for Senate District 8 and House Districts 66, 67, and 89. Learn why they are running for state office and where they stand on key issues facing our business community during a moderated Candidate Forum.  Registration Deadline: Monday, January 8 at 5:00 PM.  CLICK HERE to register today!
Thursday, January 11 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | event1013

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
January 12 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Join the Plano Chamber of Commerce as we commemorate another year of service to our members and the community. Come hear from Jeff Moseley, CEO of Texas Association of Business and connect with business and community leaders and meet our 2018 Chamber leadership. Registration is required to attend and the deadline is  Friday, January 19.  CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
Tuesday, January 23 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Centre

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Award Solutions, Inc. - Ribbon Cutting
January 2 | 10:00 a.m. | 5830 Granite Pkwy., Ste. 950 | Plano, TX 75024

Tree House - Ribbon Cutting
January 18 | 10:00 a.m. | 2201 Preston Rd., Ste. A | Plano, TX 75074
 
The Lash Lounge - Ribbon Cutting
January 18 | 4:30 p.m. | 4801 W. Park Blvd. | Plano, TX 75093

 

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