August 20, 2019
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Gear Up for the Next Plano Citizens Academy
Looking for a City experience like no other? Apply for the 2019-20 Plano Citizens Academy . This 12-month program shows you the ins and outs of City of Plano operations including transportation, economic development, Parks and Recreation, and the Plano Animal Shelter. Participants will gather monthly for two-hour sessions at locations across Plano. 

Interested? CLICK HERE to watch a quick video, then review the schedule, and fill out an application no later than Sunday, September 1. Classes start October 1!
Smart Business Tips
The Most Important Hires You'll Make Are Your First Employees. So How Do You Spot a Good One?
We all know how important employees are to any company. Payroll is often your biggest expense. It takes A-plus  employees to build a successful business , and if you're going to spend most of your waking hours at work, why not spend it with people you enjoy?

Having spent my career in companies of all sizes, I do think there are specific qualities that make up a phenomenal early-stage employee--the person you want in the trenches with you when you've got fewer than 50 employees.

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Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, our hosts chat with Michael Thomas, Executive Director of My Possibilities . Listen in to learn more about the early days and evolution of My Possibilities, companies that are making strides in cultivating neurodiversity in the workplace, and what the future holds for this dynamic local nonprofit

Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, WORKSUITES

The Secret Life of a High School Intern - An Intern Blog
School's back in session and our Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program intern, Lydia Williams, has embarked on her junior year at Plano East Senior High. CLICK HERE to visit the Chamber Buzz blog and read about Lydia's favorite part about her internship, as well as the lessons she picked up from her coworkers this summer. 
Benefits of Membership
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 log in to your member portal to post today.



Upcoming Events
Learn to break through the noise and make real human connections at this interactive workshop. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register for this unique opportunity!
Tuesday, August 20 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
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. 
Wednesday, August 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Success in Business: Summer of Social Media - Creating Content that Works
Join the Plano Chamber for the Summer of Social Media. This summer we will take a deep dive into growing, selling, and creating for your business on social media. August focuses on Creating Content that Works with Jason Wheeler.  "Seas" the day and REGISTER NOW.
Wednesday, August 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, August 30 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
ONE Plano Nonprofit Lunch
Open exclusively for representatives of nonprofit organizations, this bi-monthly lunch brings in speakers on topics relevant to our nonprofit community. For more information and to register CLICK HERE.
Friday, August 30 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Plano First Executive Breakfast Series
Your customers are listening, but who are they listening to? Find out what's behind this explosion of influencer led marketing and brand connection. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot today!
Thursday, September 5 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Gleaneagles Country Club

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Life Skills Autism Academy - Ribbon Cutting
August 27 | 10:00 a.m. | 6500  Pinecrest Dr., Ste. 700| Plano, TX 75024


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