September 17, 2019
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In the Know
Liberty Playground Opens at Windhaven Meadows Park 
Join the City of Plano and Liberty Mutual Insurance as they unveil the City's latest universally-accessible playground in the new Windhaven Meadows Park ! The 123-acre park opens Monday, September 23 at 11 a.m. Liberty Playground is a place for those of all abilities to play and enjoy natur e with features including 40% sensory play activities/60% physical play structures, a sensory garden with wooden elements and 1,800 square feet of water features, and more!

CLICK HERE to join the opening celebration, which will feature special guest, 17-time Paralympic Medalist Tatyana McFadden. 
Smart Business Tips
4 Books Bill Gates Says You Should Read Right Now
Bill Gates carries a tote bag full of books almost everywhere he goes, according to his  recent interview with the Wall Street JournalLike  fellow billionaire Warren Buffett , Gates loves to read and does so often. In fact, he told the Journal that he gets through about one book a week, amounting to roughly 50 a year. Gates discussed some of his current reads, including  "These Truths"  by Jill Lepore and "every word" novelist David Foster Wallace has ever written.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, our hosts sit down with Christopher Day, Commercial Recycling Supervisor for City of Plano. Listen in to learn more about the difference between commercial and residential recycling programs, what really happens when you accidentally throw trash in the recycling bin, and how your business can take steps towards becoming more sustainable through recycling. 

Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, WORKSUITES
Benefits of Membership
Office Depot - Who Doesn't Love Cost Savings?
Is it time again to run out to the office supply store for another box of paper? Then consider participating in our Office Depot partnership program today! Plano Chamber members shopping at Office Depot can receive significant savings of up to 60% off a list of 400+ products for your business, including office supplies, break room supplies, green products, copy and print services, and more. CLICK HERE to retrieve your store purchasing card now!

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, September 20 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Held monthly, this ceremony welcomes new Plano Chamber Members with a ribbon cutting and photo opportunity.
Friday, September 20 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

The world of search engine optimization is complex and ever-changing. Join us to understand for an intro to the basics, and even a small amount of SEO knowledge can make a big difference in your small/medium business.  CLICK HERE   to reserve your spot.
Monday, September 23 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

This 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 fellow members, and learn about cost-effective marketing opportunities.
Wednesday, September 25 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Learn how to maximize Small Business Saturday to benefit your business at this interactive workshop! Brainstorm best practices, discover innovative marketing opportunities at all budget levels, and begin the next steps to reach your year-end goals. Space is limited so  REGISTER NOW .
Wednesday, September 25 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, September 27 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Offering an array of community, educational and health services and resources, the Fall Fair is free and open to families who reside in Plano or attend Plano schools.
Saturday, September 28 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Plano Event Center
 
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, October 2 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours
Mix, mingle, and play a few games while enjoying some food and drinks at Business After Hours. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards! CLICK HERE to learn more and register today!
Thursday, October 3 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Lords Indoor Sports

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Pappy's Pet Lodge - Ribbon Cutting
September 17 | 10:00 a.m. | 4380 Mapleshade Ln. | Plano, TX 75093
 
Auberge at Plano - Ribbon Cutting
September 19 | 10:00 a.m. | 3690 Mapleshade Ln. | Plano, TX 75075
 
Outlaw Fit Camp - Ribbon Cutting
September 19 | 4:30 p.m. | 4757 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 104 | Plano, TX 75093
 
September 26 | 10:00 a.m. | 6801 K Ave., Plano, TX 75074
 
Disc Spine Institute - Ribbon Cutting
October 1 | 5:30 p.m. | 6200 Preston Rd. | Plano, TX 75024

 

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