June 18, 2019
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A Thank You Letter to the
Plano Chamber Membership 


"Dear Plano Chamber Members,

My amazing journey of leadership with the Plano Chamber of Commerce began in September 2010, when a group of board members met with me to extend an offer for employment. Little did I know what an adventure the next 8+ years would be. As I wrap up my final days here at the Plano Chamber, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to each of you and to the greater Plano community for an enriching, collaborative, and productive tenure."
 
Continue reading at the Chamber Buzz blog.
Smart Business Tips
3 Ways to End Chronic Complaining at Your Company
I just happened to be walking past the TV not too long ago and saw the Today show's third hour, the one where they deal with less serious topics. The anchors were talking about something they were doing all week, a " complaint  cleanse."  Here are three things I'm going to do as part of my own "complaint cleanse," and I invite you to join me.  Start now,  and we can all head into the summer with good intentions.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulseour hosts sit down for a conversation with Texas State Representative Jeff Leach. Listen in to learn more about the 86th Legislative Session, including details about House Bill 3 (public school finance), Rep. Leach's insights into Speaker Bonnen's leadership style, and a rundown of some of the session's more unusual legislation, including the Lemonade Stand bill. Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, LegacyTexas  

Now Accepting Board Applications!
Plano Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Board of Directors. This amazing group of business and community leaders is composed of directors and advisory directors that serve to provide leadership and guidance for the organization. Board terms begin in January 2020. CLICK HERE  for details and a link to the application. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, August 15th.

Interim President/CEO Named
Kelle Marsalis, the Plano Chamber's current Vice President, will be named Interim President/CEO beginning Thursday, June 20. Jamee Jolly's last day with the Plano Chamber is Wednesday, June 19. A Presidential Search Committee has been named and the position has been posted via industry websites and job boards.

Plano ISD's New Teacher Orientation and Luncheon focuses on introducing new-to-the-district teachers to the Plano ISD culture, connecting them to key district personnel, and welcoming them to the Plano ISD family. Partner with the Plano Chamber and contribute to this luncheon by becoming a sponsor.  To learn more about sponsorships, CLICK HERE .

Best of Plano Nominations Open Now!
The Plano Chamber is accepting nominations for Best of Plano 2019 ! Submit a brief online application no later than Friday, July 19 for consideration. Awards include Small Business Person of the Year, Community Partner of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and more.  CLICK HERE to review the criteria and submit your nominations!
Benefits of Membership

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
The Plano Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit with the Plano state delegation as they return after the 86th Legislative Session. Register today or learn more by  CLICKING HERE .  
Tuesday, June 18 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Mexican Bar Company

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Arthur Blake Insurance. 
Friday, June 21 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Held monthly, this ceremony welcomes new Plano Chamber Members with a ribbon cutting and photo opportunity.
Friday, June 21 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Join YPP for coffee with a view. On June 25th, you will hear from Felix Lozano, Partner in Charge, Whitley Penn. Join us to learn about Felix's path to success and tips for taking your career to the next level. CLICK HERE to learn more about the series and register today!
Tuesday, June 25 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Whitley Penn

Meet & Greet: Plano City Council 
Meet your newly elected Plano City Council members for coffee and conversation and learn more about their goals for Plano. Register today or learn more by CLICKING HERE.
Tuesday, June 25 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.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.  CLICK HERE to register.
Wednesday, June 26 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Success in Business: Summer of Social Media - Growing & Engaging Your Audience
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. June focuses on Growing & Engaging Your Audience featuring Marissa Stone of The Systems Lounge. "Seas" the day and REGISTER NOW.
Wednesday, June 26 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Entrepreneur, investor, and nationally renowned restaurateur, Phil Romano will share from his experience in developing ideas into thriving businesses, his plans to help others bring their business dream to fruition, and what he has learned along the way. CLICK HERE to register.
Thursday, June 27 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! Powered by Arthur Blake Insurance. 
Friday, June 28 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
No Business Interchange this week.
Friday, July 5 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
CBD American Shaman of Plano - Ribbon Cutting
June 20 | 4:30 p.m. | 3801 W. George Bush Tpke., Ste. 130 | Plano, TX 75075
 
Riverbend Sandler Pools - Ribbon Cutting
June 27 | 430 p.m. | 4016 W. Plano Pkwy | Plano, TX 75093

 

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