February 19, 2019
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In the Know
Plano ISD's Academy High School Needs Your Assistance!
The Plano ISD Academy High School will be hosting an Internship Fair on Thursday, March 7th from 1:00 - 3:30, where 100+ motivated teens will be seeking an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional work environment.

They are looking for companies of all sizes in the Plano area willing to offer a 30-hour unpaid summer internship.  If your company could use the extra help and is interested in participating, please contact  Kim Kamen, PTSA Internship Coordinator for additional details. 
Smart Business Tips
3 Prime Examples That Prove You Were Born to Be a Leader
What has remained true about leadership that will remain unchanged through the centuries is the fact that leadership is about people and relationships. If one holding the esteemed title of leader is not committed to either, that person is not a leader, nor does he or she deserve being in such a privileged role.
So what does it take to raise your own bar by the standards mentioned above? Exceptional human leaders display three characteristics. 

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, we are joined by Jerry Cosgrove, Director of Public Works for City of Plano. Listen to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into powering our city's roads, recycling, water, and more!  Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas

Don't Miss Out on This App-ortunity!
Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available now for the Plano Chamber's newly launched app.  CLICK HERE for more information.  The app provides Plano Chamber members and Plano residents with access to Chamber resources on the go, including special interest push groups, hot deals and discounts, access to media such as the Plano Pulse podcast, and more! Download the app today! It is available now on iTunes and Google Play.
Benefits of Membership
Promote Your Events With This Members-Only Opportunity!
Is your company celebrating a special event, such as a milestone anniversary, business promotion, or community event? Take advantage of the Plano Chamber's community calendar to drive attendance and visibility. Only Plano Chamber members have the opportunity to post events, but the calendar is visible to everyone visiting our website. CLICK HERE  to check out the events currently listed on our community calendar or login to your member portal to post today.

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Swypit. 
Friday, February 22 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Open exclusively for representatives of nonprofit organizations, this bi-monthly lunch brings in speakers on topics relevant to our nonprofit community. CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.
Friday, February 22 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Maximize Your Membership
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, February 27 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Many people confuse marketing and sales, learn how to have conversations that making closing the sale a natural part of the process!  CLICK HERE  to learn more about this opportunity. Registration Deadline: Monday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club

Plano's business and community leaders will visit Austin for Plano Legislative Days. This program is a joint effort between City of Plano, Plano Chamber, and Plano ISD to create a forum of citizens, elected officials, and business professionals working together for the greater good of our community. CLICK HERE for more information (registration is now closed).  
February 27-28 |The Driskill Austin | Austin, TX
Mark Your Calendar
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Swypit. 
Friday, March 1 | 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, March 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Reclaim your productivity with a new plan for getting things done. You will walk away with a fresh perspective and actionable ideas. CLICK HERE to register.  Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 1 at 1 p.m. 
Tuesday, March 5 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 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, March 6 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Share all that your business has to offer and gain new insights during this this relaxed after hours event. CLICK HERE to register. 
Thursday, March 7 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Industrious Plano

Join the Young Professionals of Plano (YPP), ages 25-40, in March to make new contacts and mingle. Our host will provide first-class appetizers and a complimentary margarita. Make plans to join the fun! CLICK HERE to register. 
Tuesday, March 12 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Meso Maya

Join Collin County chambers of commerce, elected officials, community leaders, and business professionals in a two-day program in Austin during the 85th legislative session. Receive updates on the current session, advocate for Collin County, and impact potential legislation that affects local businesses. CLICK HERE to register online today! 
March 26-27 | Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel | Austin, TX 

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, February 26 | 4:30 p.m. | 701 E. Plano Pkwy., Ste. 414A | Plano, TX 75074
 
Owens Home Furnishings - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, February 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 904 N. Central Expy. | Plano, TX 75074
 
Instant Imprints - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, March 5 | 4:30 p.m. | 2411 Coit Rd., Ste. 140 | Plano, TX 75075

Plano Symphony Orchestra - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, March 7 | 4:30 p.m. | 1635 Dorchester Dr. | Plano, TX 75075

 

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