September 18, 2018
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Release Your Inner Child 
at the InTouch Credit Union 
Plano Balloon Festival 
Bring a blanket, take a seat and experience Plano's signature community event, the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival . Over 45 hot air balloons are expected to take to the sky. Watch balloon launches, special balloon shapes, balloon glows and balloon fly-in competitions. You'll also enjoy tasty food, vendor booths and live music. Take a tethered balloon ride or sign up for the half marathon, relay, 5K and 1K races. 

Purchase tickets online, at any Texas InTouch Credit Union branch or at the gate. Take the Balloon Flyer bus from the DART Parker Road Station to the festival gate for FREE. Parking near the event is $5-$10. 
Smart Business Tips
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Notes from the Chamber
The Plano Chamber has partnered with the City of Plano to support the Plano Families First Fall Fair. If you are looking to hire multiple employees, consider participating as a job fair exhibitor. The Plano Families First Fall Fair is designed to provide Plano families with access to free health screenings, fitness activities, a job fair, and more. Expected attendance is approximately 3,000! CLICK HERE to sign-up as a job fair exhibitor. 

Who's Who of Plano | Sponsor Best of Plano 2018!
Partnering with the Plano Chamber as a Best of Plano sponsor is an excellent way to gain visibility with key players in the local business community. For sponsorship opportunities, please view our sponsorship packet

Now Accepting Plano Prime Applications!
Applications for Plano Prime Class 2 are now available! This community awareness program gives participants, ages 55 and over, a pathway to become informed about the City of Plano, engage with fellow citizens, and leverage their potential for service in nonprofit and community organizations. The Wednesday, October 31 deadline is fast-approaching.
Benefits of Membership
Show Us Your Swag! 
Be the first to welcome the Plano Chamber's newest members by including your company's "swag" in our New Member Welcome Bag! Designed with small business in mind, this exclusive opportunity will connect you with approximately 360 new members annually! CLICK HERE to find out more or fill out the sponsorship form to get started now.  

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
Friday, September 21 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Open to restaurant and hospitality representatives, this casual event is an opportunity to connect with industry peers. CLICK HERE to learn more and register today. Registration Deadline: Monday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Urban Rio

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, September 26 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Learn how to maximize Small Business Saturday (held in November) to benefit your business at this month's interactive workshop! CLICK HERE to learn more and register today. Registration Deadline: Monday, September 24.
Wednesday, September 26 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
Friday, September 28 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
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 3 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Welcome and salute Leadership Plano Class 36 at the Leadership Plano New Class Reception! Enjoy refreshments and reconnect with LP alumni and community leaders. CLICK HERE to register today! Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | ArtCentre of Plano
 
Young professionals from ages 25-40 are invited to join us for this unique breakfast event as executives engage with attendees, share their insights, and answer your questions. Tickets are extremely limited and will close on Monday, October 1 or when sold out, whichever comes first. CLICK HERE to register today!
Thursday, October 4 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Hilti North America

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for!  
Friday, October 5 | 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, October 5 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
SpectrumVOIP - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 18 | 10 a.m. | 7600 Windrose Ave., Ste. 350 | Plano, TX 75024
 
McDonald's - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 18 | 4:30 p.m. | 6201 Independence Pkwy. | Plano, TX 75023

Roofing Solutions - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 20 | 10 a.m. | 538 Haggard St., Ste. 410 | Plano, TX 75093
 
Industrious - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 20 | 4:30 p.m. | 7250 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 400 | Plano, TX 75074
 
Link Staffing Services - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 27 | 4:30 p.m. | 2301 Ohio Dr., Ste. 110 | Plano, TX 75023

 

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