January 15, 2019
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In the Know
NTTA Adding Lanes to the
Sam Rayburn Tollway

If you drive Sam Rayburn Tollway regularly, you'll notice construction starting west of Denton Tap Road to the U.S. 75 ramp. The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding a fourth lane in the median in both directions to improve capacity. For the most part, traffic won't be disrupted. However, three bridges in the Legacy area will require full closures at some point during the project. The  Sam Rayburn Tollway Fourth Lane Project   is projected to be complete in 2021.
Smart Business Tips
5 Things Average Managers Will Fear but Good Leaders Will Do
In this social economy, we work in an era in which  trust and transparency are the new currencies. You'll find these virtues ingrained in the DNA of the world's  best work culturesBut where does it all start? I posit that it originates with  leaders as "caretakers"  of the people who make up these wonderful, human-centered organizations.

When you look under the hood, there are certain undeniable attributes that define these leaders in action. These attributes filter down to the frontline employees who, in turn, become inspired to chase a common purpose and produce meaningful work.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, we are joined by Jeff Beckley, Immediate Past Chair of the Plano Chamber Board and immediate past host of the Plano Pulse podcast. You'll meet our new co-host, 2019 Board Chair LaMonte Thomas, who joins President/CEO Jamee Jolly in discussing the highlights of Jeff's year as Board Chair, including winning "Chamber of the MILKY WAY" and the Chamber's three year strategic plan. Jeff also turns the table on LaMonte to ask a few questions of his own.  Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas

Introducing the Plano Chamber App!
We are proud to announce the launch of the new Plano Chamber App, which is now available on iTunes and Google Play. The app provides Plano Chamber members and Plano residents with access to Chamber resources on the go, including special interest push groups, hot deals and discounts, access to media such as the Plano Pulse podcast, and more! Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available now, CLICK HERE for more information. 

New Year, New Plano Chamber Relocation and Community Guide! 
Have you received your copy of the Plano Chamber's 2019 Relocation & Community Guide? If not, check your mailbox, pick up a copy at the Chamber office, or  CLICK HERE to view the online directory. This publication is an outstanding resource featuring information about our city and business community, as well as a handy list of our member businesses. A special thanks to all of our members who supported this publication as advertisers. 

North Texas Regional Leadership Day | Alumni Welcome!
If you are a Leadership Plano Alumni, we would like to invite you to join us for the upcoming North Texas Regional Leadership Day (NTRLD) at Dallas Baptist University. NTRLD is an annual collaboration between North Texas leadership programs that educates and connects leaders from across North Texas' business, civic, and non-profit arenas. Deadline is February 4, and you can CLICK HERE to register.
Nominate a Great Leader in 2019 | Leadership Plano Distinguished Leadership Award Nominations
The deadline for nominations for the Distinguished Leadership Award (DLA) 2019 is February 15. This is your opportunity to help recognize a Leadership Plano graduate who has made a significant contribution to our community. For more information, contact us at leadershipplano@planochamber.org.
Benefits of Membership
Proud Member of the Plano Chamber!
Do your customers and clients know that you are an active and engaged member of the Plano Chamber? Let them know by displaying the Plano Chamber's 2019 membership plaque at your place of business. Inserts were mailed to all members along with your 2019 Relocation & Community Guide. If you need an acrylic frame, just pick one up at the Plano Chamber office! You can also p romote your membership on your website and email signature by adding your "Proud Member" logo. Log in to the member portal and click on the Resources folder to download a logo.



Upcoming Events
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for!
Friday, January 18 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 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 professionals, and learn about cost-effective marketing opportunities. CLICK HERE  to register.
Wednesday, January 23 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Learn from a small business panel representing small and medium sized business on their journeys to success. Registration Deadline: Monday, January 21 at 5:00 p.m. CLICK HERE to register today!
Wednesday, January 23 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, January 25 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Join us to learn from certified QuickBooks instructor and adjunct professor Theresa Oliver on the basics of bookkeeping and the tips and tricks of QuickBooks. Powered by Capital One CLICK HERE  to register
Monday, January 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Learn more about City of Plano updates and developments during Coffee with the City. This session provides you an opportunity to interact with city management on topics of interest over a casual cup of coffee. CLICK HERE to register.
Tuesday, January 29 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
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, February 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Join the Young Professionals of Plano (YPP), ages 25-40, for an evening of networking and crafting Valentine's Day cards for local seniors! The Plano Public Library will lead the activity while you get to enjoy craft coffee, tasty treats, and new network connections.  CLICK HERE  to register.
Tuesday, February 5 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Mudleaf Coffee

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, February 6 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours
Join us for our February Business After Hours at The Heart Hospital Baylor - Plano and get ready to mix and mingle with connections you'll be sure to LOVE.  CLICK HERE  to register.
Tuesday, February 12 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Whole Body Chiropractic - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, January 24 | 1:00 p.m. |
2233 W. 15th St. | Plano, TX 75075
Apple Spice - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, January 31 | 10:00 a.m. | 1100 Jupiter Rd., Ste. 190 | Plano, TX 75074


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