May 21, 2019
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Attend Sunset at Memorial Park
Join our community to honor the military men and women who lost their lives serving our country. On Monday, May 27, 7-8 p.m., gather for  Sunset at Memorial Park  at the Veterans Memorial. A motorcycle ride to the memorial begins at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion. The 45-minute program begins at 7 p.m.. The names of 42 Plano veterans will be read, followed by placement of wreaths, folding of the flag and a 21-gun salute. This is a free event presented by American Legion Haring-Blaine Post 321 and Casey Joyce All-America VFW Post 4380.

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Smart Business Tips
The 5 Best Ways to Make Business Connections, According to Master Networkers
Last month, during Austin's SXSW festival, Inc.  brought together a host of high-profile business executives and innovative entrepreneurs at the  Founders House . Naturally, it was a group that was highly experienced and savvy in  the art of networking . Some of the luminaries in attendance passed on their best tips for making connections at such events or anywhere you're trying to meet potential business partners and develop new opportunities. Here are their five key lessons.

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Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulseyou'll hear from two diversity and inclusion (D&I) experts, Tatsumi Paredes with Toyota North America and Toni Howard Lowe, about misconceptions about D&I, trends and future challenges in the D&I field, and suggestions to help small businesses start implementing more inclusive business practices. Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas  

Don't 'Fore'go This Great Marketing Opportunity!
Score a hole in one for your company and donate a prize for the 29th Annual Plano Chamber & Mercedes-Benz of Plano Golf Tournament! Prizes should appeal to a wide audience, such as gift certificates, bottles of wine, tickets, etc. Donors will be listed on signage at the event and recognized from the podium in front of 130+ golfers. CLICK HERE for more details or go directly to the DONATION FORM. Donation deadline: Friday, May 24.

Leadership Plano Accepting Applications
Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our network of community leaders? We are now accepting applications for Leadership Plano Class 37! The deadline to apply is Saturday, June 15 at 5 PM.  For more information visit .
Benefits of Membership
New sponsorship opportunities available for the upcoming 2019-2020 New Member Welcome Bag! Designed with small business in mind, this exclusive opportunity will connect you with approximately 360 new members annually. Find out more information about how to get started now by filling out the sponsorship form and contacting Christine Wunderlich.



Upcoming Events
Join the Young Professionals of Plano (YPP), ages 25-40, in May to make new contacts and mingle. Expand your contacts list while enjoying food and drink "Born in Texas".  CLICK HERE to register. 
Tuesday, May 21 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Mexican Bar Company 

Maximize Your Membership
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, May 22 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Join us for an interactive marketplace facilitating valuable connections as you expand your business' reach. Interact with some of Plano's largest companies and gain insights into their procurement process. Procurement participants include companies such as JCPenney, NTTA, and Toyota.  CLICK HERE  for more information. Registration Deadline: Monday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m.   
Wednesday, May 22 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Arthur Blake Insurance. 
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Arthur Blake Insurance. 
Friday, May 31 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Join us for the 29th Annual Plano Chamber & Mercedes-Benz of Plano Golf Tournament! Held at Pecan Hollow, this beautiful course will serve as the perfect setting for a day of building connections and friendly tournament play. Register as an individual or a foursome. CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.
Monday, June 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Pecan Hollow Golf Course

Public Policy Committee Meeting
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, June 5 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Join us for a celebration of our growing community with mixing and mingling at Intertrend Communications. Register HERE and be sure to bring plenty of business cards!
Thursday, June 6 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Intertrend Communications

Ambassador Focus Forum
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, June 7 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Spring Creek Chiropractic - Ribbon Cutting
May 23 | 4:30 p.m. | 4105 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Ste. 510 | Plano, TX 75024
May 30 | 4:30 p.m. | 3801 E. Plano Pkwy., Ste. 150 | Plano, TX 75074
Intertrend Communications - Ribbon Cutting
June 6 | 4:30 p.m. | 7920 Preston Rd., Ste. 300 | Plano, TX 75024


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