July 16, 2019
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In the Know
Your City Needs You! Serve on a City Board or Commission
The annual City of Plano Boards and Commissions application process is underway. Explore the Boards and Commissions Overview to find the service opportunity that fits you best. Attend the information session on Thursday, August 22, 6-7:30 p.m. at Haggard Library. Representatives will answer your questions about each board. Hurry, applications are due by Friday, August 23.
Smart Business Tips
4 Common Misconceptions You Have About Networking
"I hate networking."  I hear this phrase when working with clients all too frequently, and it's usually accompanied by the person claiming they're not good at networking and need to find a way around it, because it's simply not going to work for them.

I get it. I've also been that person dreading going to professional mixers or after-work drinks, not knowing how to  get out of a conversation that seems to drag on a little too long, and feeling like I'm imposing on someone or have nothing interesting to say.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, our hosts dive into the topic of public safety in Plano with our special guest, Officer David Tilley - Public Information Officer with the Plano Police Department (PPD). Listen in as Officer Tilley shares how the PPD approaches serving our diverse community, the scams our residents should be aware of, and the one factor that he thinks keeps Plano topping the "safest cities" lists. 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 .

Last Chance to Nominate the Best of Plano!
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!

Our Members are Listening - Get Heard, Gain New Customers!
Now entering its second year,  Plano Pulse is the Plano Chamber podcast keeping our members and the community in touch with the heartbeat of local business. Sponsorships are available now for 2019-2020 at the Presenting and Episode levels. Don't wait! Secure your sponsorship today!  CLICK HERE for information.
Benefits of Membership
Finding a cost-effective meeting space can be tricky, but your Plano Chamber membership includes access to a variety of meeting rooms  to fit your needs. Looking for a place to work remotely that's quiet and provides complimentary coffee?  Drop by to use the Business Center anytime! Scheduling of private rooms is subject to availability and restrictions or fees may apply.  CLICK HERE for information or to secure a room reservation! 

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
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

Any small business can get turned upside down by an unexpected disaster, but having a plan in place can help get you back in business. In this presentation you will get help from disaster experts and learn to create an emergency kit, protect your data, review you insurance coverage and so much more. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Monday, July 22 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.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

Join the Plano Chamber for the Summer of Social Media. This summer we will take a deep dive into growing, selling, and creating for your business on social media. July focuses on Social Selling on LinkedIn featuring Terry Sullivan of BuzzPro. "Seas" the day and REGISTER NOW
Wednesday, July 24 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, July 26 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, August 2 | 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, August 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
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, August 7 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Service First Automotive  - Ribbon Cutting
July 16 | 10:00 a.m. | 4641 Hedgcoxe Rd. | Plano, TX 75024

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

July 19 | 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber Offices - 5400 N. Independence, Suite 200 | Plano, TX 75023
 
It's a Secret Med Spa  - Ribbon Cutting
July 19 | 12:00 p.m. | 8232 Preston Rd., Ste. 115 | Plano, TX 75024
 
Lone Star Vision - Ribbon Cutting
July 25 | 4:30 p.m. | 5044 Tennyson Pkwy., Ste. B | Plano, TX 75024

 

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