3/31/2017: What's Happening In and Around Frisco?
The  mission of Frisco Chamber of Commerce is to protect and 
promote commerce through advocacy, resources, and connections.
Know Your Candidates!
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will be hosting two forums:
Municipal Candidate Forum
 on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. All municipal candidates (Mayoral and City Council Place 5 and 6) have been invited to join this moderated forum.
Collin College Board of Trustees and Frisco ISD Board of Trustees Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. All Board of Trustee candidates (Collin College and Frisco ISD) have been invited to join this moderated forum. The Collin College Bond proposal will also be discussed. 
Both forums will be held at Grace Church at 8440 Grace Street in Frisco Square.
Registration for the forums is not required.
The 2017 General Election will take place on May 6, 2017. Early voting begins April 24, 2017. 
Join us on 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 
f rom 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for Business After Hours, hosted by Haiman Hogue, PLLC, located at 2595 Dallas Pkwy #100 in Frisco.

Registration is requiredand is free for Chamber members, $15 for non-members. Register HERE.
Listen Live on Wednesdays 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

New Replay Times:
Wednesday 8 AM Live
Wednesday 5 PM
Thursday 11 PM
Friday 5 AM
Saturday 8 AM
Sunday 1 PM
Monday 4 AM
Tuesday 2 PM

KVGIRadio.com, the KVGI mobile app. Find past shows on our website.

Many of our Frisco Chamber of Commerce members host shows on KVGI Radio. See the schedule HERE.
Invest Local
If you are an entrepreneur or would like to invest locally, join us at the next "Invest Local" event to be held at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  If you are an entrepreneur, you will learn more about entrepreneur activities through the Frisco Chamber.  If you are an investor, you will meet local entrepreneurs.  Both entrepreneurs and investors will learn how the Frisco Chamber can present you with opportunities to connect with others. Invest Local will meet on the 4th Wednesday each month.

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce Newsletter is delivered to your inbox every other week! We will keep you informed (and hopefully entertained) daily on social media!

In The News
Full Closure of Dallas North Tollway 
NTTA has coordinated this closure with the cities of Plano and Frisco. Delays are expected and drivers are urged to proceed with caution in the construction area. The closures will run from 11:00 PM on Friday, March 31 through 5 AM on Monday, April 3. Read more...
What Working at the CTE is Like
Mrs. Dianna Bacon, Frisco ISD graphic design teacher (and the teacher of our graphic design intern, Natalie) was recently featured in Frisco Enterprise. Mrs. Bacon was recognized by a former graphic design student, Andrea Shaver, as being the "best high school teacher," as part of Andrea's scholar's recognition program. As a result, Mrs. Bacon received an invitation to RIT.  Read more...
Texas Republic Bank is a Top 100 Performing Bank in the Nation....AGAIN!
Texas Republic Bank was recently included in SNL Financial's Top 100 performing Community Banks of 2016 with assets under $1 Billion.  Read more...

Tony Felker, President/CEO, traveled to Austin to meet with legislators at the Capitol during Collin County Days on March 28 and 29. These days provide the opportunity  to keep elected officials informed on what's happening in Frisco, as well as ensuring the legislators know the impact their actions have on the business community and North Texas . Tony, Mayor Maso, and other mayors from Plano, McKinney, and Allen, together with the McKinney Chamber, had the opportunity to meet with Speaker of the House Joe Strauss.

To see more about the Chamber's advocacy positions, click HERE.
Learn, Earn, and Return
Join us every Friday at 8:00 AM in the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Event Room for the Frisco Entrepreneur Speaker Series. Hear from local entrepreneurs each week! We know you are busy! We won't keep you long, however you are more than welcome to stay and network! Registration is not required, but appreciated!
Leadership Frisco Class XX Project
Leadership Frisco is a nine-month community leadership program sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to develop a pool of qualified, highly motivated individuals who are interested in expanding their leadership skills, deepening their sense of civic responsibility, and becoming more involved in the community as a whole.

Each year, members of Leadership Frisco select and complete a class project that benefits Frisco. This year's class project will benefit Frisco Fastpacs. More information...
Chamber Events
3/31 Frisco Entrepreneur Speaker Series - Learn, Earn and Return - "The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media"
4/3 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Summer Moon Cafe
4/4 CEO Power Panel Luncheon
4/4 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Texas Facial Aesthetics
4/4 Team B2B Referral Partners - Advanced Networking Group and Referral Team
4/5 Ambassador Luncheon, Chamber Event Room
4/6 Business After Hours - 5:30 PM - Sponsored by Haiman Hogue, PLLC
4/6 Get On Track @ 7:16 AM. Presented by SMD Consulting & Accounting, LLC. Breakfast sponsored by LIfestyle Frisco
4/6 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Oasis Accents
4/11 WEB Monthly Networking Mixer
4/12 New Resident Packet Stuffing
4/13 Get On Track @ 7:16 AM. Presented by SMD Consulting & Accounting, LLC. Breakfast sponsored by Transworld Business Advisors of Collin County
4/17 Municipal Candidate Forum
4/18 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Dillas Primo Quesadillas
4/18 Team B2B Referral Partners - Advanced Networking Group and Referral Team
4/19 Frisco Young Professionals' (Ages 21-40) Focus on Frisco Mayoral Candidate Forum
4/19 Education Candidate Forum
Events Around Frisco
Arts in the Square
Arts in the Square in Frisco Square is April 1 and 2, 2017 and will feature over 120 of some of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations. Read more...
Frisco 5-Star Corporate Challenge
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2017 Frisco 5-Star Corporate Challenge on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Dr. Pink Field. The Frisco 5-Star Corporate Challenge will pit local businesses against each other in a friendly competition while promoting team-building, business-to-business networking, and corporate wellness. Team events include: Quarterback Drills, Field Day Relay, GOAL!, Deck Out Dash, Trike Bike Relay, Lip Sync Battle, Basketball Shoot Out, as well as, Drag, Haul, Heave & Pull.
Teams have already begun practicing for the 2017 event! Videos from last year's Lip Sync Battle can be found on the Frisco Chamber of Commerce YouTube channel. Information about the Frisco 5-Star Corporate Challenge can be found HERE.
A portion of the registration fees will benefit the Collin College Foundation and the Frisco Education Foundation. A food drive will benefit Frisco Family Services.

Tech Titans Nominations Now Open
The Tech Titans Awards Gala recognizes the elite in North Texas technology - individuals currently transforming the high-tech industry and giving companies that competitive edge, as well as companies leading the way. The Tech Titans Awards Gala showcases the innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good.See a  list of categories or  start the nomination process. For additional information, you may contact  Keith Bryan.
Texas Big Star Half Marathon and 5K 
The North Texas Community Giving Foundation, in partnership with The Tug McGraw Foundation, is excited to present the second annual Texas Big Star Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, April 15, 2017. What started last year as the first endurance running event for the City of Frisco continues this year with an all-new course and Start/Finish. Of course, our wildly popular post-race Finisher Fest and beautiful medals and runner recognition awards return.  More info...
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If you think your business deserves a mention in our "Members In The News" section above, let us know by sending  Karen Kim, our Director of Marketing and Communications, an  EMAIL.
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