12/15/2016: What's Happening In and Around Frisco?
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"Dallas is our Suburb"
Story by Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal
With its $5 Billion Mile under construction along the Dallas North Tollway and its record of nation-leading population growth, Frisco has been on a roll, with no signs of slowing down.

One of the entities helping the city grow is the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, led by Tony Felker, president and CEO.

Frisco grew a whopping 32 percent between 2010 and 2015, boosting its population to 154,407. The city posted an average annual population growth of 5.32 percent, ranking first in that category as well. The Frisco Chamber has 1,300 members, which ranks it No. 5 in North Texas, according to Dallas Business Journal research.

"One of the things we talk about all the time is we're not your grandfather's chamber," Felker said. "We don't want to be viewed the way chambers have historically been viewed ... We're going to shake it up. We're going to do things differently." Watch Video/Read More....
Frisco Number Ones Gala Finalists Announced
Frisco Number Ones Gala Finalists Announced
New Frisco Chamber Board Members
Each year, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors conducts a process to appoint new or re-appoint Board Members. The Frisco Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of four new members to the Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Ann Anderson, Peter Burns, Matthew Reiter, and C. John Scheef III. 

All four of our newest Board Members exemplify the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have these individuals serving on our Board of Directors," said Tony Felker, President and CEO, Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Matthew Reiter filled a vacant position effective October 18, 2016. The other new Board members will be officially introduced at the Annual Meeting on February 3, 2017, but will take office effective January 1, 2017. Retiring Directors, Rich Allen, Tour de Profit Business Coaching, and Paul Boyd will continue to serve until December 31, 2016.
The Board of Directors for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce has approved the 2017 Legislative Agenda created by the Governmental Affairs Committee. View the 2017 Legislative Agenda HERE .
I s your Business Ready for the NFL?

You don't want to miss this dynamic workshop to help your business achieve great results in 2017 and beyond! Mike Weddington was a force to be reckoned with on the football field and continues to be in the business arena.  
  • January 24, 2017 
  • Registration opens at 7:30 AM 
  • Light Breakfast and Coffee
  • Program - 8:00 to 9:30 AM
  • Networking to Follow
Free to Chamber members and only $15 to future Frisco Chamber of Commerce members. Please Register Here.
Enter to Win Tickets and Future Ticket Releases

FCS Playoffs are down to four teams. James Madison University will face North Dakota State University on Friday, December 16 at 6:00 PM CST on ESPN2. Youngstown State University will face Eastern Washington University on Saturday, December 17 at 5:30 PM CST on ESPN2. The winner of each bracket will play each other on Saturday, January 7 here in Frisco.

Should tickets be returned from the participating teams who ultimately advance to Frisco, they will be offered to the general public.  The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will keep you posted!  Read More......
Texas A & M Commerce
Collin College and Texas A&M University-Commerce signed a dual-admissions agreement  on February 26, 2004. This agreement allows Collin students who meet A&M-Commerce transfer admissions requirements to apply for dual admission status at A&M-Commerce while completing their studies at Collin College. Read More...

Member in the News
Eagle Gun Range Raises Over $2000 for Lewisville Police K-9 Unit

Owner David Prince presented LPD with the check at the range.  "We wanted to make sure the officers knew that they were appreciated and there are a lot of our customers that appreciate them," Prince said. "We're just grateful for our law enforcement."

Captain Mike Lane said there's a lot of costly equipment that is used in the canine unit.

"The protective suits the officers wear to decoy in, those things are $1,500," he said of the padded suits officers wear to train dogs with. "And of course they wear down because every time they use them, they're getting chewed on." Read More...
Former FBI special agent to lead Sikich LLP's investigations team in new Dallas office
Sikich LLP recently announced the hiring of former FBI Special Agent Frederick M. Bennett, who will lead the firm's new Dallas office and the investigations team within the dispute advisory practice.

"Fred brings valuable corporate investigative experience to our firm," said Sikich CEO Jim Sikich. "He will help expand the capabilities of our growing dispute advisory practice. Further, he will help drive our continued expansion in the booming Dallas market and across the state of Texas."

Bennett spent more than 20 years as a special agent and assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Dallas field office. As head of Sikich's investigations team, he will work primarily with corporate general counsel and outside counsel on internal corporate and financial fraud investigations across industries.

"I am excited to join a first-class dispute advisory practice," Bennett said. "The talented team at Sikich is adept at working through large amounts of data and evidence to quickly determine legal implications for our clients. I look forward to joining forces and providing high-quality investigative services to attorneys in the Dallas area and across the country."

Sikich's dispute advisory practice provides fraud management and prevention, forensic investigation, damage analysis and valuation to the government, legal and corporate communities. The Dallas office is the firm's second in Texas. Sikich also has a growing presence in Houston.

Bennett, a CPA who is also certified in financial forensics, earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and his MBA in finance from George Washington University.
Chamber Events
12/19  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - V Smile Family Dental
1/3 Team B2B Referral Partners - Advanced Networking Group and Referral Team
1/5 Get On Track @ 7:16 AM, presented by S MD Consulting & Accounting, LLC. Breakfast sponsored by Fit First Hiring
1/9 Membership 101 at 12:00 Noon, sponsored by Cotton Patch Cafe
1/10 WEB Monthly Networking Mixer Lunch
1/12 Get On Track @ 7:16 AM, presented by SMD Consulting & Accounting, LLC. Breakfast sponsored by Haiman Hogue, PLLC
1/12 Free Situational Awareness Training by First Defense Solutions
1/17 B2B Referral Partners - Advanced Networking Group and Referral Team

Events Around Frisco
Here's a wonderful holiday tradition - the annual Winter Wonderland Public Ice Skating sessions at Dr Pepper StarCenter-Frisco.  Enjoy the festive holiday decorations, the skaters chalet with snack bar and skate with Santa, Pikachu and Olaf at selected sessions.  All Frisco Chamber members and their families will receive FREE SKATE RENTAL. More information HERE.
December 17
5:00 PM
Santa and his Elves drop in from the North Pole!  Don't miss all your holiday favorites such as the 4-lane inner-tubing snow slide, carriage rides, trackless trains, Skate the Square and new this year; Santa's workshop, Frosty the inflatable, snow play areas, snomaze and more! For complete details, click HERE.

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