6/08/2017: 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.
Leadership Frisco Class XXI applications are due by 
5:00 PM on Friday, June 9, 2017.
Runoff Election
The June 2017 Runoff Election will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017. The election will elect a candidate to fill Place 6 on the City Council. Bobby Roberti and Brian Livingston are the two candidates that had the highest percentage of votes in the May 6, 2017 General Election but neither candidate won 50% plus one vote.

Your vote in local elections is important!   More Information...
Leadership Frisco Applications Due
The Leadership Frisco Advisory Council is accepting applications in Spring 2017 for the 2017-2018 year for Leadership Frisco Class XXI. 

Class XXI will start in September 2017. Please download and follow the detailed Application Instructions prior to filling out the 2017-2018 Leadership Frisco Application. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 PM on June 9, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

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HCL Technologies Becomes First Trustee-Level Partner with Frisco Chamber of Commerce
Growth is the name of the game in Frisco. This was reiterated Tuesday as the Frisco Chamber of Commerce announced its first trustee-level partnership with HCL Technologies, a global IT services company.
"It's really about partnerships and it's about growth," said Tony Felker, Frisco Chamber of Commerce president/CEO. "Today, specifically, we're celebrating the new partnership with HCL and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce."

HCL is a forerunner for other companies in Frisco, helping define what a trustee-level partnership means. While it means added benefits from the chamber, there is also an added expectation that the company will give back to the community. Read More...
Frisco is paving the way for innovation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by testing and integrating new technology into its transportation system.
The city is working on several projects to improve traffic flow, and private companies have begun to look to Frisco as a testing ground for new technological advances.

These companies, including Audi, Traffic Technology Services, Uber and Google, are helping implement these new projects.

"I want Frisco to be a model for cities across the country as far as how we use innovative tools and technologies to get our traffic flowing," Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said. "As we continue to grow, [we will need] these technologies to maximize efficiencies throughout every department in the city." Read More...

State of the City Luncheon and Leadership Frisco Class XX Graduation.
Please join the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and newly elected Mayor Jeff Cheney at the 2017 State of the City Luncheon. Mayor Jeff Cheney will deliver his State of the City Address on June 21, 2017.  In an effort of transparency, the Mayor's address will lay out his 100 Day Plan to deliver on commitments and critical objectives outlined during the campaign. Mayor Cheney is eager to move Frisco towards this vision. These 100 days will be an exciting time of positive change for Frisco and for our residents. Mayor Cheney wants everyone to know his 100 Day Plan and what they can expect from him. More information and registration HERE.
In The News
Collin College Plans to Offer Three Bachelor Degrees - An Initiative the Frisco Chamber of Commerce has been Advocating For Over the Last Two Legislative Sessions!

Collin College is now closer to being able to offer at least three bachelor's degrees.

Senate Bill 2118, which would allow Texas community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, received approval from both the Texas House and Senate on May 28, 2017.

If Governor Greg Abbott approves, the bill will become law and will allow Collin College to offer not only a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree but also a bachelor of applied technology degree and a bachelor of applied science degree.

In a news release, Collin College District President Neil Matkin gave thanks to the Senate and House representatives who were in support of the bill.
Frisco ISD Maintains Tax Rate
During a special meeting on Monday, the Frisco ISD board of trustees adopted the 2017-18 combined tax rate of $1.46 per $100 valuation, which has not changed since 2012.

Although there was no change to the tax rate, district residents would be paying up to 8.3 percent more in taxes as a result of rising property values, FISD Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Pickens said.
Pickens said that rising property values benefit the interest and sinking fund; however, the district does not retain funds from rising property values to support the day-to-day operations budget, which also accounts for 80 percent of staff salaries. Read More...
Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting
Please join us for the Governmental Affairs Committee meeting on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM in the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Event Room.   We will be discussing the wrap up of the Legislative Session as well as the upcoming Special SessionAll Chamber members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Friends of the Family
Denton County Friends of the Family is the sole provider of comprehensive services to victims of sexual and domestic violence in Denton County and serves members of the Frisco community. Last year alone they provided 30,000+ hours of direct client services to thousands of women and children who are victims. We know that this is an issue that impacts our business communities and we can be a resource.

Friends of the Family has extended an invitation to our Chamber members to tour the Outreach Office and gain updated insight into the state of the agency and how they are able to help. Friends of the Family is also  able to provide training at no cost to any businesses in the County. For more information, 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!

Upcoming Speakers:
Stonebriar Centre Pop Up Summer Market
Vendors have the opportunity to display and sell products at Stonebriar Centre's Pop Up Summer Market. For vendor information, contact Careen Plummer.
Chamber Events
6/9 Frisco Entrepreneur Speaker Series Learn, Earn & Return. Guest Speaker Rodrigo Martineli
6/12 June 2017 Membership 101 at 12:00 Noon. Sponsored by Cotton Patch Cafe
6/13 WEB Monthly Networking Mixer - Evening
6/14 New Resident Packet Stuffing
6/15 Get On Track @ 7:16 AM - "Third Thursday" Presented by SMD Consulting & Accounting, LLC. Breakfast sponsored by Texas Health Prosper
6/16 Frisco Entrepreneur Speaker Series Learn, Earn & Return. Guest Speaker Tiffany Swartz
6/16 Senior Service Alliance (SSA) Meeting
6/17 Frisco Young Professionals Hall Park Clean Up
6/20 Team B2B Referral Partners - Advanced Networking Group and Referral Team
6/21 State of City Luncheon and Leadership Frisco Class XX Graduation
6/22 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Watermere at Frisco
6/23 Frisco Entrepreneur Speaker Series Learn, Earn & Return. Guest Speaker Anne Barr
6/26 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Boxcar House Furniture
Additional Events and More Details
Events Around Frisco
Celebrate Dad!
Sci-Tech Discovery Center and the National Videogame Museum, both located inside the Frisco Discovery Center, are celebrating Father's Day with discounted tickets for dads on Sunday, June 18, 2017 with $5 tickets for Dads and Granddads. Sci-Tech pricing and business hours can be found HERE.
Treat Dad!
The National Videogame Museum (NVM) in Frisco will celebrate dads on Father's Day with half-priced admission tickets. Normally $12, the tickets for dads will be $6 plus tax and can be purchased at the door. More information about NVM can be found  HERE .
Camp Games & Trains
The National Videogame Museum and the Museum of the American Railroad have teamed up to offer a brand new summer camp for middle school children in North Texas. Called Camp Games & Trains, the weekly camps provide children entering grades sixth through eighth with hands-on opportunities to explore the videogame and railroad industries. Use code SUMMERFUN for $50 off.  Read More...
Frisco Rotary Farmers Market
The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market meets every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (or sell out). The Farmers Market is located in the parking lot behind the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.  Open May through October 21, 2017.
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Saturday 8 AM,  Sunday 1 PM,  Monday 4 AM, Tuesday 2 PM

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Many of our Frisco Chamber of Commerce members host shows on KVGI Radio. See the schedule HERE.
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