December 4, 2018
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In the Know
Tour the Renovated Fire Station 1 and
Fire Administration Building

Celebrate the reopening of Fire Station 1 and Fire Administration on Thursday, December 6, 3-5 p.m. They are opening their house to you for a free come-and-go open house. Stop by 1901 K Ave. and b ring the kids to see their new space and meet the Plano Fire-Rescue team serving you.

Learn more on the Plano Fire-Rescue Facebook page.
Smart Business Tips
Want Better Leaders on Your Team? Start Doing These 3 Essential Things
Part of your job as the boss is to develop  young talent into the  next generation of leaders for your company.  With the right guidance, those with a knack for  inspiring others  can continue to develop into the next level of management. The earlier you start the leadership path, the faster you can begin to scale your company. This takes more off of your plate, giving you the freedom to grow the business.

Whether you're looking to improve your current managers or start to foster new ones, here are three strategies to get the ball rolling:  

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, we explore the state of the economy in North Texas. Our special guest is Jesus CaƱas, senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Listen as they discuss topics including the North Texas housing market and the impact of tariffs and trade wars on the economy.  Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas

Have You Heard? Plano Pulse Sponsorships Available
A limited number of Plano Pulse Episode Sponsorships are available for the remainder of 2018 and 2019. Episode sponsors receive a 20-30 second on-air commercial read by our hosts at the opening of each podcast episode. Sponsorships are available for $50 per episode, making this a highly cost-effective and fun way to gain exposure for your company with Plano's business community.    CLICK HERE  for information.

Set Up Your Employees For Success
Help your young professional employees sharpen their skills, build business relationships, and give back by joining the Young Professionals of Plano! YPP events are open to all Plano Chamber members between the ages of 25 and 40 with monthly programs ranging from after-hours networking to roundtable breakfasts featuring executives and elected officials to community service opportunities. CLICK HERE for more details.
Benefits of Membership
New Member Benefit! Introducing the Collin County Employers Health Plan Cooperative
    
The Plano Chamber is part of the Collin County Employers Health Plan Cooperative,  which grants small businesses access to affordable health coverage options as an Ass ociation Health Plan (AHP). AHPs  allow small businesses to band together by geographic location to obtain healthcare coverage as if they were a single large employer, which can potentially strengthen negotiating power with insurance providers. CLICK HERE if you are a small business owner with 2-50 employees and would like to know more information regarding this potential benefit .

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
Share the joy of the holiday season during Business After Hours TONIGHT! 'Tis better to give than receive; bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Plano Santas and be entered into a separate prize drawing. CLICK HERE to register today for a not-so-silent night of networking!
Tuesday, December 4 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
 
Jingle and mingle with Leadership Plano to celebrate the holidays! Oh, what fun you'll have with music, tasty refreshments, and good tidings with friends - old and new. CLICK HERE to register today!
Wednesday, December 5 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for!
Friday, December 7 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Learn more about legislative issues affecting the community and matters of public policy that can affect your business at this month's Public Policy Committee Meeting. Meet Plano's newest state delegation as they prepare for the 86th Texas Legislative Session at the Legislative Send-Off Breakfast, which will begin immediately following the Public Policy Committee at 8:30 AM.  CLICK HERE to register.
Tuesday, December 11 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Kick off a happy holiday season with fellow young professionals, ages 25-40, at YPP Live After 5! Eat, drink, and be merry at LOCL, NYLO Hotel's restaurant. Warm some hands and hearts with our warm clothes drive. We'll be accepting caps, gloves, scarves, and gently-used coats for all ages. CLICK HERE to register today!
Tuesday, December 11 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | NYLO Hotel

Speaker Michelle Prince helps you to realize your greatness and provides a roadmap so you can step into all that you were created to be in order to make a greater impact in this world!  CLICK HERE  to learn more about this event.  Registration Deadline: Friday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, December 14 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Solstice Senior Living - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, December 6 | 4:30 p.m. | 1940 W. Spring Creek Pkwy. | Plano, TX 75023

Plano Family Dental  - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, December 11 | 4:30 p.m. |
3405 Silverstone Dr., Ste. 100 | Plano, TX 75023
 
Bank of England  - Ribbon Cutting
Friday, December 14 | 9:00 a.m. |
5400 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200 | Plano, TX 75023

 

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