July 2, 2019
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Public Forum on Services for Older Adults and Family Caregivers 
Are you an older adult, caregiver of an older adult, or person who's concerned about aging issues? If so, the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging (NCTAAA) wants to hear from you! Attend a public forum from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ to provide input for NCTAAA's strategic plan for aging services. To learn more about this come and go event, contact  Mike Hensley.
Smart Business Tips
Mark Cuban Says These 2 Words Separate Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream
Mark Cuban owns a variety of companies, including the Dallas Mavericks. He's a star on Shark Tank. He's an outstanding salesperson, and feels knowing how to sell is an all-important skill. He hates meetings, unless someone is writing him a check. He's a really nice guy

And oh, yeah: He's worth an estimated $4 billion.

Which might lead you to think Cuban has somehow discovered the "secret" to success.  So what does Cuban feel is the key to business success?

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, you will meet Tom Cao, Owner of Flowerama. Find out more about this local small business owner, including the career change that turned him into a flower whisperer, the most overrated flower (in his opinion), and his thoughts on whether or not his children will join the family business. Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas  

Plano ISD's New Teacher Orientation and Luncheon focuses on introducing new-to-the-district teachers to the Plano ISD culture, connecting them to key district personnel, and welcoming them to the Plano ISD family. Partner with the Plano Chamber and contribute to this luncheon by becoming a sponsor.  To learn more about sponsorships, CLICK HERE .

Now Accepting Best of Plano Nominations
The Plano Chamber is accepting nominations for Best of Plano 2019 ! Submit a brief online application no later than Friday, July 19 for consideration. Awards include Small Business Person of the Year, Community Partner of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and more.  CLICK HERE to review the criteria and submit your nominations!

Reach New Customers in the New Member Welcome Bag
New sponsorship opportunities are available for the upcoming 2019-2020 New Member Welcome Bag! Designed with small business in mind, this exclusive opportunity will connect you with approximately 300 new members annually. Find out how to get started now by CLICKING HERE.

Introducing The Secret Life of a High School Intern - An Intern Blog
Hello! My name is Lydia Williams and I am a Special Projects Intern at the Plano Chamber of Commerce for the summer of 2019. As an incoming junior at Plano East Senior High School, I was granted this opportunity through the Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program. I will be writing an Intern blog throughout this summer to share my experiences and thoughts while in this unique position.  CLICK HERE  to read my first blog post!
Benefits of Membership
Did you know that as a Plano Chamber member you can promote your company by offering discounts through our website? Discounts can be member-to-member only or hot deals available to the public. Sign in to your member portal to post or redeem deals today. 



Upcoming Events
Happy Fourth of July! Plano Chamber Office is Closed!
Please note that the Plano Chamber office will be closed from Thursday, July 4 - Friday, July 5. We will reopen on Monday, July 8 at 8:00 AM. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Thursday, July 4 - Friday, July 5 | Plano Chamber of Commerce

No Business Interchange this week. Plano Chamber Office closed.
Friday, July 5 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Take the next steps to increase your community involvement. Learn what it takes to be an effective board member and interact with local nonprofits who are ready to welcome young professionals to their board of directors. Learn more and register today  HERE .
Tuesday, July 9 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | My Possibilities
Hear from our esteemed panel of successful women business leaders the importance of being a servant leader, the personal rewards of giving back, and the positive effects it has on the growth of our community.  CLICK HERE
to learn more about this opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Friday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club

This fast-paced, structured event will put you face-to-face with dozens of local business professionals. Make connections and make them count!  CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.
Thursday, July 11 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Arthur Blake Insurance. 
Friday, July 12 | 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, July 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Arthur Blake Insurance. 
Friday, July 19 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Learn more about the City of Plano during Coffee with the City. This session provides you an opportunity to interact with new City Manager, Mark Israelson and city management on topics of interest over a casual cup of coffee. Join us by registering HERE.
Tuesday, July 23 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Young Professionals of Plano View From the Top Series
Join YPP for coffee with a view. On July 24th, you will hear from Avi Kahn, CEO, Hilti North America. Join us to learn about Avi's path to success and tips for taking your career to the next level.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the series and register today!
Wednesday, July 24 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Hilti North America

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Nest Burger - Ribbon Cutting
July 9 | 4:30 p.m. | 2540 E. Plano Pkwy., Ste. 114 | Plano, TX 75074
Learning Express of Plano - Ribbon Cutting
July 11 | 10:00 a.m.| 2412 Preston Rd., Ste. 140 | Plano, TX 75093
July 16 | 4:30 p.m. | 2030 G Ave., Ste. 1104 | Plano, TX 75074

Live Oak Pharmacy - Ribbon Cutting
July 18 | 4:30 p.m. | 2105 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Ste. 325 | Plano, TX 75023


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