September 19, 2017
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Community Vigil in Downtown Plano
On Wednesday, September 20th, the Plano community will come together to light candles in a show of unity against domestic violence and to pay respects to the eight individuals who lost their lives on September 10th. The vigil, which has been organized by Junior League of Collin County, will be held at 6:30 PM at McCall Plaza in downtown Plano.  
Smart Business Tips
Power through Your Mid-Week Slump
If your business has you worn out by mid-week, give yourself a little pick-me-up to spur motivation. While the weekend is often considered the time to relax or reward yourself, it seems a long way away when you are getting up Monday morning, so plan something every Wednesday that you can look forward to.

Whether you simply treat yourself to some frozen yogurt or make dinner plans with friends, planning activities that you enjoy and scheduling them throughout the week will help you look forward to every day, instead of having to tough it out until Friday.

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Notes from the Chamber
Increase Your Expertise. Earn a Digital Marketing Certificate!
Propel your digital business marketing plan to the next level during this unique series presented by the Plano Chamber and Collin Corporate College. Each of the six classes focus on a different aspect of marketing that is vital to you and your business. Attendees can take one class to boost their skills or all six classes to earn the certificate. BUNDLE all six classes and SAVE! CLICK HERE for more details. 

Federal Court Invalidates New Overtime Rule
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has granted summary judgment for a diverse coalition of 55 business groups, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Plano Chamber of Commerce, challenging the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) redefinition of exempt employee qualifications. The decision effectively nullifies the DOL rule in its entirety. Had the rule gone into effect, it would have more than doubled the minimum salary level for exempt white collar employees from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually). CLICK HERE to learn more. 
Benefits of Membership
Increase Your Online Presence - Put Your Directory Listing to Work! 
Boost your visibility online by upgrading to the Enhanced Online Directory Listing. This package includes a direct link to your website, the ability to expand your company information, and the opportunity to post your logo, photos, videos, and much more! For more information, contact Tracy Bartholomew



Upcoming Events
Early morning networking worth getting up for! CLICK HERE for more information.  Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
September 22 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber
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 and professional business leaders, and learn about cost-effective marketing opportunities. CLICK HERE  to register.
September 27 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Discover vital strategies to protect your business from legal issues. Learn techniques to help prevent your business from getting sued, protect your intellectual property, and key agreements and contracts you may need. Registration Deadline: Monday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m. CLICK HERE to register.
September 27 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Welcome and salute Leadership Plano Class 35 at the Leadership Plano New Class Reception. Registration Deadline: Friday, September 22. CLICK HERE to register.
September 28 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | The ArtCentre of Plano
Early morning networking worth getting up for! CLICK HERE for more information.  Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
September 29 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber
Put on your boots and join us for a fun night of music & dancing, Texas BBQ, delightful drinks & dessert bar, and more! Ambassadors are welcome to bring a spouse or significant other, and the event is also open to prospective Ambassadors. You don't want to miss it! CLICK HERE to register.
September 29 | 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. | Event1013 
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.
October 4 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Whether you are considering running for public office or helping current and future candidates learn what it takes to make a difference. CLICK HERE for more information and to register today!
October 7 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration


Ribbon Cuttings
BBVA Compass Bank - Plano Main - Ribbon Cutting
September 19 | 4:30 p.m. | 1420 Independence Pkwy.| Plano, TX 75075
September 26 | 4:30 p.m. | 5201 W. Park Blvd. |Plano, TX 75093
Emily's Place, Inc.  - Ribbon Cutting
September 28 | 10:00 a.m. | 1813 K Avenue | Plano, TX 75074
September 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 5151 Headquarters Dr., Ste. 145 |Plano, TX 75024
Akorbi - Ribbon Cutting
October 5 | 4:30 p.m. | 6504 International Pkwy., Ste. 1500 | Plano, TX 75093

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