April 2, 2019
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In the Know
The Great American Cleanup is Back!
Help Keep Plano Beautiful!
The City of Plano is hosting their annual Great American Cleanup, Saturday, April 13th. This event is the perfect volunteer opportunity for coworkers, families, neighbors, and friends. All volunteers are encouraged to attend the post-cleanup celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chase Oaks Church for free food, music, games, prizes, and more. Visit plano.gov/GAC to register and for more information.
Smart Business Tips
6 Tips to Get Your Elevator Pitch Off the Ground Floor
The  elevator pitch shouldn't be too hard to write, right? Yet it has taken me nearly three years as a small-business owner to create mine -- and I'm in public relations and should know better. 

What finally inspired me to do it: writing an elevator pitch for a friend and client who happens to be in the same networking group I'm in. In writing my client friend's elevator pitch, I realized I'd put mine off long enough and am happy to report we both have new ones to try out when our business group next meets. If this is a task that's been on your to-do list for too long, here are six tips to get your elevator pitch off the ground floor.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, our hosts chat with Shannon Kmak, 2018-2019 President of Junior League of Collin County (JLCC). Listen in to learn about the impact of JLCC's nearly 1,000 members on our community, as well as Shannon's dream project if she had an unlimited budget. Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas  
Benefits of Membership
Office Depot - Who Doesn't Love Cost Savings?
Is it time again to run out to the office supply store for another box of paper? Then consider participating in our Office Depot partnership program today! Plano Chamber members shopping at Office Depot can receive significant savings of up to 60% off a list of 400+ products for your business, including office supplies, break room supplies, green products, copy and print services, and more. CLICK HERE to retrieve your store purchasing card now!

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
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, April 3 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Come hear from the candidate vying to be your Plano ISD and Collin College Trustees. Free to attend.  CLICK HERE for more information.  Registration Deadline: April 1st at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4 | 7:30 a.m. -  9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Shake off the winter chill with a little Spring Fever! Join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship.  CLICK HERE to reserve your place!
Thursday, April 4 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Yeager Office Suites Plano
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Swypit. 
Friday, April 5 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Join the Young Professionals of Plano (YPP), ages 25-40, in April to make new contacts and mingle with the "brand warriors" at Propac Agency. Enjoy a cocktail and take a tour of this unique space.  CLICK HERE to sign up today.
Tuesday, April 9 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Propac Agency
 
Speaker Darlene Ellison will walk us through ''The Evolution of She''- overcoming obstacles, building relationships, inspiring each other, mentoring young women and, simply, loving life - both in our professional and family lives.  CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Friday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club

Join the Plano Chamber for a City Council Candidate Forum and learn more about the candidates running to represent you in the Plano City Council election this May. To register and more information please CLICK HERE.
Thursday, April 11 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Gleneagles Country Club
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, April 12 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Learn more about City of Plano updates and developments over a casual cup of coffee during Coffee with the City. Limited space is available.  CLICK HERE to make a reservation.
Tuesday, April 16 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Join us for the latest installment of the Plano First Quarterly Luncheon Series, featuring Keynote Speaker Avi Kahn -CEO, Hilti North America. For information on individual tickets and tables CLICK HERE.
Thursday, April 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
April 4 | 4:30 p.m. | 7500 Windrose Ave., Ste. B 193 | Plano, TX 75024
April 11 | 4:30 p.m. | 6839 Communications Pkwy. | Plano, TX 75024

 

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