February 18, 2020
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In the Know
Do you know a high school student who wants to beef up their college applications? Students who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2020 are invited to apply to the Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program . Applications are due on Friday, March 6.
 
The paid internships are 8-weeks long with 20-40 hours per week commitment, June 8 through July 31. All students must attend the all-day Intern Prep meeting on Saturday, March 28 to be eligible for the April 24 Job Fair. CLICK HERE to learn more about eligibility, participating businesses, and more.
Smart Business Tips
3 Big Trends About the Future of Work Every Leader Should Know About
The  rise of automation, a data privacy crisis, and global economic instability make imagining the  future of work extremely difficult. 

To gather perspective on the workplace of the future, I sought advice from  Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP of human capital management (HCM) innovation at Ultimate Software.  For 2020, she has identified three issues that "require immediate and intentional action" if organizations want to thrive in the future of work.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
February is American Heart Month and we are learning more about heart health in this episode of Plano Pulse with our guests, Emily Gerstner and Joanna May from American Heart Association (AHA). Tune in to learn more about health equity for women, the differences in symptoms of a heart event for men and women, and simple heart healthy behaviors that you can implement starting today. CLICK HERE to learn more about Project Baseline.

Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, WORKSUITES

Are you interested in joining the next Leadership Plano (LP) class? If so, CLICK HERE to add your name to our list of interested community members. LP is dedicated to educating, developing, and empowering current and future leaders for the community and motivating them to serve civic, charitable, and business organizations. The program spans nine months from September through May. The insight participants gain as they explore the inner workings of the community form the foundation for long-term involvement in Plano in a variety of leadership roles. Applications will be available in early Spring 2020. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Benefits of Membership
Swypit: Merchant Services Discount
Plano Chamber of Commerce members can save up to 40% in fees and a free 90-day trial. Swypit offers free set up, credit card terminals, replacement, and upgrades when necessary for as long as you are a customer in addition to same day and next day funding programs.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
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. CLICK HERE to register.
Wednesday, February 19 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, February 21 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Increase your commitment to the Plano Chamber by becoming a Plano Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. Register HERE.
Tuesday, February 25 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Many professionals and business owners go to sleep every night with that gnawing feeling that opportunities are falling through the cracks. Register HERE and learn how to put the processes in place to maximize your revenue per customer.
Wednesday, February 26 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, February 28 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Open exclusively for representatives of nonprofit organizations, this bi-monthly lunch brings in speakers on topics relevant to our nonprofit community. CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.
Friday, February 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, March 6 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Collin County Chambers come together to better educate ourselves on issues that are important to our members - issue like trade, education, and healthcare. We also strive to build better relationships and have face-to-face contact with those that are elected to serve us in DC.
Tuesday, March 24 - Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | Hyatt House Washington DC/ The Wharf

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cuttings
February 20 | 4:30 p.m. | 18010 Dallas Pkwy. | Dallas, TX 75287

February 20 | 11:30 a.m. | 3020 Legacy Dr., Ste. 290 | Plano, TX 75023

February 27 | 4:320 p.m. | 8200 Preston Rd., Ste. 100 | Plano, TX 75024

 

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