August 6, 2019
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Plano Named America's 2nd
Hardest-Working City

Six of the country's 10 hardest-working cities are in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to a  recent ranking  by industrial equipment supplier Kempler Industries. Plano ranks No. 2 in the country, behind Washington, D.C. 

CLICK HERE to read more from Dallas Morning News.
Smart Business Tips
Chobani Billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya: To Be Truly Successful, Break These 3 Stupid Business Rules
Born into a family of nomadic sheep herders in Turkey, Hamdi Ulukaya  came to America with just $3,000 in his pocket and, through hard work, vision, and a bit of luck, managed to build a billion-dollar yogurt business.  But while Ulukaya might seem like the perfect example of old-fashioned business success, from the TED stage in April  he explained that his views on what it means to be successful are wildly different from the traditional business playbook. 

In fact, rather than seeing himself as the usual pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps capitalist hero, he thinks of himself as an "anti-CEO" calling the shots at his company from the " anti-CEO playbook." 

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Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, our hosts sit down with Jamie Schell, CEO and Owner of A.R. Schell & Son Insurance Agency . Tune in to find out the story behind his business' historic building in Downtown Plano, his insights into the insurance industry, and how the Schell family's community involvement helped to shape the Plano of today. 

Our Members are Listening - Get Heard, Gain New Customers!
Now entering its second year,  Plano Pulse is the Plano Chamber podcast keeping our members and the community in touch with the heartbeat of local business. Sponsorships are available now for 2019-2020 at the Presenting and Episode levels. Don't wait! Secure your sponsorship today!  CLICK HERE for information.

The Secret Life of a High School Intern - An Intern Blog
Our summer intern Lydia Williams is back with another edition of her The Secret Life of a High School Intern blog! CLICK HERE to visit the Chamber Buzz blog to read about Lydia's adventures in hot dogs for breakfast and her week at Yale University. 

Now Accepting Board Applications!
Plano Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Board of Directors. This amazing group of business and community leaders is composed of directors and advisory directors that serve to provide leadership and guidance for the organization. Board terms begin in January 2020.  CLICK HERE for details and a link to the application. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, August 15th.
Benefits of Membership
The Plano Chamber offers a wide variety of members-only volunteer and leadership opportunities. Getting involved provides opportunities for personal and professional growth while gaining visibility for your business and supporting the Plano Chamber! Opportunities are available through the Ambassadors Club, Women's Division, Young Professionals of Plano, Business Development Committee, and more. CLICK HERE to learn more about the many ways to get involved with YOUR Plano Chamber



Upcoming Events
Heat up your networking routine with YPP's Live After 5 at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Enjoy sips, bites, and business connections with fellow young professionals. Don't forget to REGISTER today.
Tuesday, August 6 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Are you interested in public affairs and learning more about issues that affect your business? 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, August 7 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours
Mix, mingle, and play a few games while enjoying some food and drinks at Business After Hours. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards! CLICK HERE to learn more and register today!
Thursday, August 8 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Main Event Entertainment - Plano

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, August 9 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Women's Division presents Nothing But Networking, the immensely popular, fast-paced table networking held quarterly. Register soon before seats sell out! CLICK HERE to learn more about the series and get your ticket today!
Wednesday, August 14 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, August 16 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Learn to break through the noise and make real human connections at this interactive workshop. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register for this unique opportunity!
Tuesday, August 20 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
This enhanced orientation is designed to help new, prospective, and existing members learn how to utilize their memberships for maximum effectiveness. Don't miss the chance to meet your Plano Chamber staff, connect with local business leaders, and learn about cost-effective marketing opportunities. 
Wednesday, August 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Success in Business: Summer of Social Media - Creating Content that Works
Join the Plano Chamber for the Summer of Social Media. This summer we will take a deep dive into growing, selling, and creating for your business on social media. August focuses on Creating Content that Works with Jason Wheeler.  "Seas" the day and REGISTER NOW.
Wednesday, August 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Original ChopShop - Preston - Ribbon Cutting
August 13 | 10:00 a.m. |2408 Preston Rd., Ste. 704c | Plano, TX 75093


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