September 4, 2018
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Be a Champion for the Environment!
Share your passion for the environment and Plano. Sign up for the Fall 2018 Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Champion program! Over five weeks, participants will meet like-minded residents while learning about the environmental well-being of our community through sustainability. Classes are Thursdays, September 20 through October 18, 6-8 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Pkwy.

After graduation, LGIP Champions "pay it forward" by sharing their new knowledge with the community through the City's Live Green in Plano outreach efforts. Answer the Champion's call to learn and serve HERE
Smart Business Tips
5 Unspoken Rules That Lead
to a Toxic Culture

The fact that  toxic workplaces are the fifth leading cause of death may not be overtly known by leaders, but many are starting to at least intuit that such a culture ain't good for health. An increasing number of  empathetic leaders are  actively trying to avoid being a contributor to a toxic culture. T he last thing we need is to have unspoken rules ruling the roost and quietly poisoning a workplace. 

Here are the five most common unspoken rules that can run a workplace--in the wrong way. 

CLICK HERE to read more from
Notes from the Chamber
Plano Pulse  is a new podcast by the Plano Chamber that keeps you in tune with the heartbeat of our local business community. In our latest episode, we are joined by Garrett Landry of The Williams Family Foundation and Commit Partnership to discuss accountability in public education, effective predictors of success, and what can be done to move the needle on educating our next generation of the workforce in Texas.  Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexasBecome a sponsor of Plano Pulse: CLICK HERE for information. 

Who's Who of Plano | Sponsor Best of Plano 2018!
Partnering with the Plano Chamber as a Best of Plano sponsor is an excellent way to gain visibility with key players in the local business community. For sponsorship opportunities, please view our sponsorship packet. For further information, please contact Ariel O'Brien.

Application forms for Plano Prime Class 2 are now available! This community awareness program gives participants, ages 55 and over, a pathway to become informed about the city of Plano, connect and engage with fellow citizens, and leverage their potential for service in nonprofit and community organizations. The deadline for all application materials is Wednesday, October 31. Questions? Contact  Tracy Bartholomew .

Are You a Leadership Plano Graduate?
Was your life positively impacted by the Leadership Plano program? Support future leaders while promoting your LP Class by contributing to Leadership Plano! The September 15, 2018 deadline is fast approaching to be recognized in the Class 36 Profile Book! CLICK HERE to donate today!
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, September 5 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Shift your connections into high gear during Business After Hours at Mercedes-Benz of Plano. Generate new relationships while experiencing the luxe hospitality of the showroom. CLICK HERE to register today!
Thursday, September 6 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Mercedes-Benz of Plano

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

Are you looking for an opportunity for community involvement, to learn more about the Plano Chamber of Commerce, gain additional exposure for your business, and have a lot of fun? Become a Plano Chamber Ambassador! The first step is attending the Ambassador Focus Forum. 
Friday, September 7 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Support Plano families over good food, good friends, and great conversation at the Young Professionals of Plano Peanut Butter Brunch! Bring 2 plastic jars of unopened peanut butter, which will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank's annual Plano Peanut Butter Drive. CLICK HERE for to RSVP. A ttendees will pay individually after brunch. 
Saturday, September 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Bulla Gastrobar
Mark Your Calendar
Honor Patriot Day while connecting with fellow young professionals, ages 25-40, at Hub Streat. Wear your favorite red, white, and blue gear to enter to win a special door prize.  CLICK HERE to register today!
Tuesday, September 11 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Hub Streat

Join us for the latest installment of the Women's Division Executive Speaker Series, a quarterly focus at our luncheon that connects corporate leaders with the local business community. CLICK HERE to learn more about this powerful networking opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Friday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 12 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for!
Friday, September 14 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Plano alumni are invited to welcome Class 36 and send them off on their retreat! The send-off will be followed by a special alumni-only breakfast at Norma's Café. CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP today! Each attendee will pay individually after breakfast.
Saturday, September 15 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Join the Young Professionals of Plano for a fun community service project by painting curbs at the Love Where You Live Clean-Up Day! The City of Plano will provide everything - all you need to provide is yourself. CLICK HERE for details and to register today!
Saturday, September 15 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Northeast Bible Church

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Day Spa 15 - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 6 | 4:30 p.m. | 930 E. 15 St., Ste. 500 | Plano, TX 75074
Captain D's - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 11 | 4:30 p.m. | 603 E. 15th St. | Plano, TX 75074
SpectrumVOIP - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 18 | 10 a.m. | 7600 Windrose Ave., Ste. 350 | Plano, TX 75024
Roofing Solutions - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 20 | 10 a.m. | 538 Haggard St., Ste. 410 | Plano, TX 75093
Industrious - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 20 | 4:30 p.m. | 7250 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 400 | Plano, TX 75074


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