08/18/2016: What's New At Your Frisco Chamber?
Many Frisco Restaurants Support A Vote AGAINST

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce Newsletter will now be delivered to your inbox every other week! We will keep you informed (and hopefully entertained) daily on social media!
Frisco ISD Quadruple Header at The Star
If you did not get tickets to any or all of the sold out Frisco ISD games on Saturday, August 27, you can still listen live on TSRN! You won't want to miss the interviews, including Frisco Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Tony Felker!
30th Annual John Weinberg Golf Tournament
Opportunities are now available for the 30th Annual John Weinberg Golf Tournament on September 19. You can find more information HERE.

The $5B Mile Takes on a Life of Its Own

Photo credit_Vernon Bryant_The Dallas Morning News

All parts of the $5B Mile can be seen from this vantage point. The one mile section of Dallas North Tollway including The Star, Wade Park (under construction), Frisco Station, and The Gate (both not under construction yet). Read more...
More Numbers In The News
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TRE Vote - Yes To Frisco Teachers
Early Voting for the Tax Ratification Election (TRE) continues through August 23. (You can even vote early on Saturday August 20 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.) Election Day is August 27. Know the facts! Find important information regarding voting times and locations  HERE.

Yard signs are available at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Service Academy Forum for the Third District of Texas - Collin County
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson will be holding a free information session for students interested in learning about their options for a top-notch education at one of the four U.S. Service Academies. The forum will be on Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 AM at the Collin College Preston Ridge campus, located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco for interested students and parents. Please note that completed academy applications are due to Congressman Johnson's office no later than Monday, November 14. If you have any questions regarding the Academy appointment process, please feel free to contact Gabriella Pate via email or at (469) 304-0382. Read more...

U.S. Service Academy Nominations - Denton County
The website of U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess provides information regarding nominations for students. Nomination packets for the Class of 2021 (entering the service academies in Summer 2017) may be requested by sending an email to Robin Vaughan. Please provide name, home physical address (and mailing address, if different), home and cell phone numbers, email address, school and graduation date. 
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) teaches middle and high school go-getters how to start and run their own, REAL businesses.

The application for this year's YEA! class is due no later than 5:00 PM on September 30, 2016.
YEA! Alum Signs Record Deal
16 year old Mateo Meija, a 2016 graduate of the YEA! Frisco class hosted at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, is the CEO of Impact Music Productions.  At the age of 13 he was inspired to create his own music.  In early August 2016, Mateo signed a record deal with Honor Roll Entertainment.  Impact Music Productions creates high-quality beats and sounds at an affordable price for local artists to share their message with the world.  He is working on a full album and his music, along with his newest song called DR3AM$, is available on soundcloud.
Business After Hours
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring you another monthly Business After Hours on September 1.  The event is co-hosted by Noah's Event Venue  and Bonnie Ruth's Cafe  et Patisserie and will be held at Noah's Event Venue at 5280 Town SE Square Drive in Plano.  Registration is required for this event.

Business After Hours Sponsor
Interested in sponsoring our next Business After Hours? Contact Kathy Erickson by email or phone at (972) 335-9522. 

Chamber Events
September 1  Business After Hours

Sports in Frisco
Members In The News
All Blood Types Are Missing and Carter BloodCare Needs Your Help
Please help spread the urgent and time-sensitive
message! Carter BloodCare currently has a lower-than-preferred level of all blood types and urges you to
make an appointment to give or attend a blood drive in the next few days.

This week Carter BloodCare is participating in the #MissingType campaign and the blood center
is experiencing an actual Missing Type situation. Please fill in the gaps with your blood type so it
is there for local hospital patients.

Donate before August 21 and recieve a free "Missing Type" T-shirt. You can now make your appointment using one of the scheduling options below:
1. Schedule online - carterbloodcare.org
2. Call 817-412-5433 (LIFE)
3. Text "DONATE4LIFE" to 444-999
School Supply Drive
As you wrap up your back to school errands, please pick up an extra box of pencils, some Kleenex, folders, paper and/or pens. Then come to the Frisco Farmers Market on Saturday, August 20 to drop off the supplies! The donations will be passed along to the teachers at FISD Title 1 schools, who will use the surplus of supplies to help the kids in our community that need them the most! Read more....

If you would like to benefit the Frisco Education Foundation, you can purchase a Frisco-Opoly game from the Frisco Chamber of Commerce for only $10 (a $25 value). $5 from each sale goes to the Frisco Education Foundation

Advanced Insurance Group will give the Frisco Education Foundation $10 for every comparison quote until September 19. Contact Debra Lockwood at (469) 964-6292 for additional information.
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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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