April 16, 2019
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Train to Help in an Emergency
Lend a hand when an emergency strikes our community by volunteering for Plano's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Fall CERT basic training begins Thursday, September 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. In eight sessions, you'll prepare for disasters with basic first aid, fire safety, and other disaster-related topics. Classes are held at the Emergency Operations Center.
You must live or work in Plano, be at least 18 years old, possess a valid drivers license, perform light-duty physical lifting, and pass a background check to apply. Only 10 spots are open,  CLICK HERE to learn more.
Smart Business Tips
8 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life
Sometimes changing your life takes lengthy soul-searching, years of therapy, or buckets of hard work. Other times, all you need is a flash of insight that shifts your perspective or rewires your thinking. And that can come in an instant. Or in a 20-minute TED Talk.

Speakers at the wildly popular speaking event cover everything from cave diving to racial injustice, but according to a  fascinating recent Reddit thread, just the right message sometimes collides with a prepared mind, changing the course of a life. Here are the talks Redditors swear changed their lives. Maybe the same thing will happen to you.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, our hosts chat with Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. Listen in to hear what Mayor LaRosiliere had to say about the Collin Creek Mall redevelopment project, the inspiration behind his creation of the Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program, and what he wishes you knew about what it's like to be Mayor. Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas  

Swing into Spring at our 29th Annual Plano Chamber Golf Tournament
Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Plano Chamber Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday, June 3, at Pecan Hollow Golf Course. This tournament offers an excellent opportunity for you to raise your sales while lowering your handicap. Sponsorships are available for every budget and begin at $150. All sponsorship and registration levels are now open, so contact the Plano Chamber early to reserve your spot! For more information, please  CLICK HERE .

Mark Your Calendars! Election Day is May 4!
May elections are just around the corner with Early Voting from April 22 to 30. CLICK HERE to find voting locations, the Do's and Don't of navigating your business' advocacy role, candidate videos, a Collin County Fact Sheet, and more! The Plano Chamber supports passage and asks for your vote in favor of the 2019 City of Plano Bond Referendum on the May 4th ballot. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Proud to Support: Collin Creek Mall Redevelopment  
The Plano Chamber is proud to support the revitalization of the Collin Creek Mall as the project works its way through approvals at the City of Plano.  The $1B mixed-use project will provide a fresh new look and purpose for the aging mall, renewing its place as one of Plano's many assets that enhances quality of life and amenities for our residents and attracts visitors from throughout the region. CLICK HERE to learn more on the Chamber Buzz blog. 
Benefits of Membership
Plano Chamber of Commerce members can save up to 40% in fees and a free 90-day trial. Swypit offers free set up, credit card terminals, replacement, and upgrades when necessary for as long as you are a customer in addition to same day and next day funding programs.  CLICK HERE to learn more.



Upcoming Events
In the next installment of our quarterly luncheon, The Plano Chamber welcomes Keynote Speaker Avi Kahn, CEO, Hilti North America. CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Hurry, registration ends today, Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
Perfecting Your Brand and Getting it Noticed: Join us for a lively panel discussion offering great branding tips and tricks you can take back to the office and start applying the very same day. CLICK HERE for more information. Registration Deadline: Monday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m.   
Wednesday, April 24 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Arthur Blake Insurance. 
Friday, April 26 | 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, April 26 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.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, May 1 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Arthur Blake Insurance. 
Friday, May 3 | 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, May 3 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Learn how to listen empathetically and build community without losing yourself. You'll discover making a great impact doesn't require sacrificing work/life balance. CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Friday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club

Join us for an interactive marketplace facilitating valuable connections as you expand your business' reach. Interact with some of Plano's largest companies and gain insights into their procurement process. Procurement participants include companies such as Cinemark, Hilti, JCPenney, Liberty Mutual, and NTTA.  CLICK HERE  for more information. Registration Deadline: Monday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m.   
Wednesday, May 22 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Signarama West Plano - Ribbon Cutting
April 25 | 10:00 a.m. | 6205 Coit Rd., Ste. 170| Plano, TX 75024


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