April 3, 2018
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In the Know
Water Wise
Tips From City of Plano
Beginning April 1, the City of Plano recommends a maximum of twice-a-week watering of lawns and landscapes. Try to avoid watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or when rain is in the forecast. Follow our schedule (based on the last digit of your home address):
  • Even digit: Monday & Thursday
  • Odd digit: Tuesday & Friday
Visit  plano.gov/water with questions or for additional information.
Smart Business Tips
3 Remarkably Powerful Leadership and Life Lessons From Jazz
As work and life throw you and your leadership constant change, you can handle the chaos using the same strategies a jazz musician would employ.

1. Master the art of improvisation.  According to Frank Barrett, jazz pianist and professor of management at the Naval Postgraduate School, "Musicians prepare to be spontaneous. Managers and executives can do the same." Missed deadlines, forgotten meetings, a presentation that malfunctions -- jazz not only requires you keep up with the music, but it asks you contribute, no matter what notes are or are not planned. 

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
Meetings & Briefings in a Snowy Washington, D.C.
The Plano Chamber recently partnered with the Allen Fairview Chamber, Frisco Chamber, and McKinney Chamber to take a delegation of business and community leaders to Washington D.C. for a series of briefings and meetings with elected officials. CLICK HERE to view the Chamber Buzz blog's recap of this productive trip - and a surprising amount of snow for Texans!

Golf is in Full Swing This Spring!
Mark your calendars for the 28th Annual Plano Chamber and Toyota of Plano Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday, May 7 at The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Hills Course. This un-FORE-gettable tournament offers an excellent opportunity for you to raise your visibility while lowering your handicap. Individual and foursome registrations are now open, and sponsorships are available beginning at $150.  For more information, please CLICK HERE or contact Ryan Minter . Not a golfer? Not a problem! CLICK HERE to participate in the Prize Pull.
Benefits of Membership
Have You Been Missing Out On This Great Membership Benefit? 
Did you know that EXCEL members and above receive ad placement on the six most popular pages on planochamber.org as a benefit of membership? Don't miss out! Take advantage of this great benefit and increase your company's exposure. For additional information on reserving your ad space (subject to availability) and artwork specifications for the Digital Branding Package, contact our Director of Marketing & Communications,  Katie Gimenez



Upcoming Events
Don't forget to join us for today's Plano First Quarterly Luncheon! With continued job growth and expansion, navigating the transportation and mobility needs has become more important than ever. Join a group of local experts to learn more on how Plano is responding to increased growth. Registration for this event is closed.
Tuesday, April 3rd | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center

Public Policy Committee
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.
Wednesday, April 4 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Mix and mingle with fellow professionals while enjoying responsibly-sourced bites, beers, and birds at Farmbyrd Rotisserie & Fry. Don't chicken out -  CLICK HERE  to register today to join us at this brand-new neighborhood restaurant!
Thursday, April 5 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Farmbyrd Rotisserie & Fry

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
Friday, April 6 | 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, April 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Mark Your Calendar
Get creative with forming your network during YPP's Live After 5 at Painting with a Twist in Lakeside Market! Enjoy food from Taverna Rossa and mingle with fellow young professionals, ages 25-40, during this casual networking event. CLICK HERE to register today!
Tuesday, April 10 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Painting with a Twist
Changing the way you think, can change the way you live.  Explore the process and steps that will transform your thinking to a happier and healthier life.  CLICK HERE  to learn more about this opportunity. Registration Deadline: Friday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
Friday, April 13 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
InTouch Credit Union - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, April 12 | 10:00 a.m. | 5640 Democracy Dr. | Plano, TX 75024
Genecov Orthodontics  - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, April 12 | 4:30 p.m. | 5926 W. Parker Rd., Ste. 300 | Plano, TX 75093
Hub Streat - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 17 | 4:30 p.m. | 1212 E. 14th St. | Plano, TX 75074
Thursday, April 19 | 4:30 p.m. | 2101 Waterview Pkwy. | Richardson, TX 75080


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