November 20, 2018
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Smart Business Tips
5 Leadership Blind Spots That Limit Your Ability to Keep Up With Change
While the willingness and ability to  change  is recognized and espoused by every business owner or founder I am asked to advise, far too many of you seem to be  stuck in a rut , or very slow to actually decide what changes are necessary to survive and thrive.

You may not be blind to the changing market and technology, but being blind to internal traps that can be just as devastating.

Here is our joint list of some common traps that you and your company leaders must avoid at all costs:

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, our hosts are joined by Jay Barksdale with The Davis Advocates for a discussion of the results of the 2018 midterm elections. Tune in to learn more about voter turnout, election surprises, and the potential impact of the election results. Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas. 

Get  Noticed! Sponsor an Episode of Plano Pulse
A limited number of Plano Pulse Episode Sponsorships are available for the remainder of 2018 and 2019. Episode sponsors receive a 20-30 second on-air commercial read by our hosts at the opening of each podcast episode. Sponsorships are available for $50 per episode, making this a highly cost-effective and fun way to gain exposure for your company with Plano's business community.    CLICK HERE  for information.
Benefits of Membership
Get Involved! Connect! Grow!   
The Plano Chamber offers a wide variety of members-only volunteer and leadership opportunities. Getting involved provides opportunities for personal and professional growth while gaining visibility for your business and supporting the Plano Chamber! We are currently recruiting volunteers for 2019 with opportunities including the Ambassador's Club, Women's Division, Young Professionals of Plano, Business Development Committee, and more. To learn more about the many ways to get involved with YOUR Plano Chamber,  CLICK HERE .

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the power of vision boarding. CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Friday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Plano Chamber Office is Closed!
Please note that the Plano Chamber office will be closed from Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23. We will reopen on Monday, November 26 at 8:00 AM. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!
Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23 | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
No Business Interchange
No Business Interchange. Chamber Office closed.
Friday, November 23 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Join us to learn about Microsoft Office 365, an integrated solution bringing together best-in-class productivity tools, security, and device management. Kumar Nandigam, President of TekPros, will share updates about exciting tools and developments. Powered by Capital One CLICK HERE to register
Tuesday, November 27 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.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 business leaders, and learn about cost-effective marketing opportunities. CLICK HERE  to register.
Wednesday, November 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Success in Business
Learn insights, tools, and tips for successful time management from Bart Kohnhorst, President of LGS-Crestcom. Registration Deadline: Monday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m. CLICK HERE to register today!
Wednesday, November 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Join us for the latest installment of the Plano First Quarterly Luncheon Series, featuring Vivek Sankaran, President and COO of Frito-Lay North America. Mr. Sankaran will provide an overview on how Frito-Lay is innovating its portfolio, as well as how it's operating in today's changing retail landscape. Tables, tickets, and a limited number of Premium Tickets are available. CLICK HERE for more information and to register you and your colleagues today!
Thursday, November 29 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, November 30 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Share the joy of the holiday season during Business After Hours! 'Tis better to give than receive; bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Plano Santas and be entered into a separate prize drawing. CLICK HERE to register today for a not-so-silent night of networking!
Tuesday, December 4 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
 
Leadership Plano Holiday Party
Jingle and mingle with Leadership Plano to celebrate the holidays! Oh, what fun you'll have with live music, tasty refreshments, and good tidings with friends - old and new. CLICK HERE to register today!
Wednesday, December 5 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Are you interested in public affairs and learning more about issues that affect your business? Meet your new state legislators before they head to Austin for the 86th Texas Legislative Session! This program will consist of the monthly Public Policy Committee Meeting at 7:30 AM, followed by the Legislative Send-Off Breakfast at 8:30 AM. CLICK HERE for more details and to register today!
Tuesday, December 11 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Marketing Brainology - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, November 27 | 4:30 p.m. |
5501 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 116 | Plano, TX 75023
 
Solstice Senior Living  - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, December 6 | 4:30 p.m. |
1940 W. Spring Creek Pkwy. | Plano, TX 75023

 

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