February 6, 2018
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In the Know
Don't Miss It! State of the City 2018
Join the City of Plano on Thursday, February 15 for the annual State of the City address, where Council and Mayor Harry LaRosiliere will highlight the City's successes from the past year and provide insight on the year ahead. The program begins at 7 p.m. and doors to the lobby open at 6 p.m. Arrive early to explore opportunities to volunteer within your city, ask questions, and chat with City representatives at the "Plano Faces Fair." Admission is free. CLICK HERE for additional information. 
Smart Business Tips
9 Ways To Run Effective Meetings So You Can Get On With Your Day
Let's face it, meetings can be a real drag. We all hate doing them, but we also feel they're a necessary evil to ensure people work well together. For such a straightforward concept - essentially a bunch of people in a room discussing an idea - we really do make a meal out of it sometimes.

With an average of 11 of our working hours spent in meetings a week, we really need to reduce the amount of unnecessary meetings we're in and increase the productivity levels in the ones we simply can't avoid.  We've asked our Experts how they run meetings effectively and here are some of my favorite answers.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
Early Voting is Just Around the Corner!
The Democratic and Republican Primary Elections will take place on Tuesday, March 6, but voters can vote from Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, March 2. CLICK HERE to find the Early Voting dates, times, and location nearest you. Don't forget: eligible voters may vote at any of the Early Voting polling locations within their county - not just their precinct. Not sure if you're registered to vote? CLICK HERE to confirm. 

Member-Only Partnership Opportunity Available!
Promote your business and support local professionals by sponsoring the YPP Topgolf Tournament on Tuesday, March 6! This tournament is presented by Young Professionals of Plano, but open to all ages and skill levels. CLICK HERE for sponsorship opportunities and benefits. Interested? Contact Catherine Riggle for more details.

New Year, New Plano Chamber Publications! 
Have you received your copy of the Plano Chamber's 2018 Relocation & Community Guide? If not, check your mailbox, pick up a copy at the Chamber office, or CLICK HERE to view the online directory. We have also released our 2017 Annual Report, which you can view HERE . This document highlights the Plano Chamber's accomplishments over the past year, including a membership overview and financial snapshot, overview of our advocacy efforts, recognition of award recipients, updates, and much more. 
Benefits of Membership
Proud Member of the Plano Chamber!    
Do your customers and clients know that you are an active and engaged member of the Plano Chamber? Let them know by displaying the Plano Chamber's 2018 membership plaque at your place of business. Inserts were mailed to all members in January along with your 2018 Community & Relocation Guide. If you need an acrylic frame, just pick one up at the Plano Chamber office! Contact the Chamber for information about the Proud Member logo for your website or social media. 



Upcoming Events
Collin County Commissioners Court Candidate Forum
With rapid growth and development, the need for strong leadership within Collin County is imperative for its future success. Come hear from the candidates for Collin County Judge and the Collin County Commissioners Court, Precincts 2 and 4.  CLICK HERE t o register today!
Tuesday, February 6 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Are you interested in public affairs and learning more about issues that affect Plano and Collin County? Join the Public Policy Committee for our monthly meeting as we work with all levels of government, local businesses, and partner organizations to confront challenges and address leading issues.
Wednesday, February 7 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Network with fellow young professionals, ages 25-40, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere at this month's YPP Live After 5.  CLICK HERE   to register your young professionals today!
Thursday, February 8 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Taverna Rossa

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
Friday, February 9 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
From home to business, from desktop to web and the devices in between, Office 2016 delivers the tools you need to get the work done. Learn from Kumar Nandigam, President of TekPros about exciting tools and developments. CLICK HERE to register. 
Monday, February 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Hear from a real-life business tax expert and CPA, Jeff Beckley, who will break down the new law in everyday language. You will learn about tax reform facts and fiction and key planning tips for your business under the new rules. CLICK HERE to register. 
Tuesday, February 13 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Nothing But Networking (held quarterly) includes fast and furious networking.  CLICK HERE  to learn more about this powerful networking opportunity. Registration Deadline: Friday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 14 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
Friday, February 16 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Join us for a panel discussion on designing the future of higher education. Limited seating is available. Please CLICK HERE to reserve your seat for this insightful event.  
Thursday, February 22 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Gleneagles Country Club

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
McDonald's - Ribbon Cutting
February 15 | 10:00 a.m. |  400 Jupiter Rd. | Plano, TX 75074

Express Weight Loss Clinic - Ribbon Cutting
February 20 | 10:00 a.m. | 230 W. Parker Rd., Ste. 210A | Plano, TX 75075

Dogtopia - Ribbon Cutting
February 22 | 10:00 a.m. | 1501 Preston Rd., Ste. 600 | Plano, TX 75093 

ImageCare Dental Group - Ribbon Cutting
February 22 | 4:30 p.m. | 6841 Coit Rd. | Plano, TX 75024


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