November 21, 2017
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In the Know
Sit in on a Community
Cotton Belt Regional Rail Meeting
If you are curious about the progress of the Cotton Belt Corridor Regional Rail Project, pull up a chair at one of these upcoming community meetings: 
  • Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 p.m.
    Parkhill Junior High School Cafeteria
  • Thursday, November 30, 6:30 p.m.
    Richardson Civic Center
  • Thursday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
    Addison Conference Centre
Find a map of the Cotton Belt Regional Rail route and meeting information on          
Smart Business Tips
The Most Effective Teams Answer Yes
to These 5 Questions
Google  doesn't leave anything to chance . That's why the search giant recently spent two years studying 180 teams in depth to discover what sets groups that achieve great things apart from those that lag. As my colleague Michael Schneider explained when the research was first released, the answer appears to come down not to the size of the brains on the team, but instead to  how they interact with each other .
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Notes from the Chamber
Submit YOUR #LovePlano Cutout Photos!
Help us support  Small Business Saturday  by sharing photos showcasing our favorite local hot spots! Start by stopping by the Plano Chamber Office and picking up your  #LovePlano cutout. Snap a photo using your cutout and s hare publicly on Facebook, tagging the Plano Chamber and using the hashtags #LovePlano and #ShopSmall, for your chance to win a $50 prize! Make it fun, make it creative, and most of all...make it "small". For more information on how you can share the love to our small businesses,  CLICK HERE

Giving Thanks
The Plano Chamber of Commerce wishes you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving. The Chamber Office will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. We will reopen for regular business on Monday, November 27.
Benefits of Membership
Shop Small On Small Business Saturday, November 25
The Plano Chamber of Commerce is proud to support our small business members. Along with American Express, we invite you to join us in uniting communities and supporting your favorite local retailers on Small Business Saturday and year-round. Did you know that over 99% of the businesses across the state of Texas are small businesses? This is all the more reason to patronize these establishments, because when small businesses succeed, we all do. CLICK HERE to view a map of participating businesses. 



Upcoming Events
November 23 - 24 | Plano Chamber of Commerce Office Closed

The Plano Chamber office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24. Starting your holiday shopping this weekend? Don't forget to support local businesses by shopping PLANO FIRST and participating in Small Business Saturday!
November 24 | No meeting this week.

Join Women's Division for a fun holiday after hours networking event. CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. 
November 30 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Holiday Warehouse
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Sponsored by FedEx Office. 
December 1 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Cross one more task off your year-end list and build connections for 2018 at Business After Hours! 'Tis better to give AND receive. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Plano Santas and be entered into a separate prize drawing. CLICK HERE to register today!
December 5 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

A re you interested in public affairs and learning more about issues that affect Plano and Collin County? 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.
December 6 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Join Leadership Plano for a festive gathering celebrating the holidays! Enjoy the sounds of the Plano Symphony Orchestra Jazz Trio while reconnecting with Leadership Plano friends and fellow alumni. CLICK HERE to register.
December 6 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.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. 
December 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Plano Kitchen & Bar - Ribbon Cutting
November 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 1010 E.  15th  Street | Plano, TX  75074
McDonald's  - Ribbon Cutting
November 30 | 4:30 p.m. |
6001 W. Parker Rd. | Plano, TX 75093

Plano Children's Theatre  - Ribbon Cutting
December 7 | 4:30 p.m. |
6121 W. Park, Ste.  B216 | Plano, TX 75093


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