November 6, 2018
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In the Know
Your Vote is Your Voice.
Election Day is TODAY!
Didn't get a chance to vote early? Election Day is TODAY, Tuesday, November 6th! CLICK HERE to find voting locations, the Do's and Don'ts of navigating your business' advocacy role, candidate videos, a Collin County Fact Sheet, and more! Most voting locations are open until 7:00 PM. CLICK HERE to find the location nearest you.
Smart Business Tips
3 Things Leaders Can Give to Employees That Will Make Them Want to Stay
Of all the headaches a leader must face, one that becomes an ongoing issue is employee retention. The business networking site LinkedIn reported that 10.9 percent of its members changed jobs in 2017 alone. 

Let's face it: job turnover is expensive (six to nine months of an employee's salary) morale-sapping, requires an intensive amount of time on retraining, and is often a big waste of everybody's time when you can avoid it in the first place.

What's a better use of your time? Focusing on how to give your employees what they need so they'll give you what you need: their loyalty.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, we will meet LaMonte Thomas - President, North Texas and Oklahoma for Cigna and 2018 Board Chair Elect of the Plano Chamber. You'll learn about Cigna's community involvement initiatives and trends in the healthcare industry, as well as LaMonte's vision for the Plano Chamber in 2019. Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor,  LegacyTexas Become a sponsor of Plano Pulse:  CLICK HERE  for information.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Plano Prime Applications Due November 15
The application deadline for  Plano Prime Class 2 has been extended to November 15. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this community awareness program that gives participants, ages 55 and over, a pathway to become informed about the city of Plano, connect and engage with fellow citizens, and leverage their potential for service in nonprofit and community organizations. Financial assistance is available. Contact  Tracy Bartholomew with all questions.
Benefits of Membership
Promote Your Events With This Members-Only Opportunity!
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 login to your member portal to post today.

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
Celebrate Election Day with fellow young professionals, ages 25-40, at YPP Live After 5! Grab a slice of fun at Dough Society and wear your I Voted sticker to get a complimentary drink ticket. CLICK HERE to register today!
Tuesday, November 6 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Dough Society
 
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, November 7 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Join the Collin County chambers of commerce as we recognize Judge Keith Self for his service to our region upon his retirement. CLICK HERE to register.
Thursday, November 8 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | McKinney Chamber of Commerce

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for!
Friday, November 9 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Nothing But Networking (held quarterly) includes fast and furious networking. CLICK HERE to learn more about this powerful networking opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Friday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Gleneagles Country Club
Mark Your Calendar
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, November 16 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Join the Young Professionals of Plano in the fight against hunger as we volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank! All volunteers must sign up in advance. CLICK HERE to sign up today!
Saturday, November 17 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | North Texas Food Bank
 
Let's get ready for some football! Leadership Plano alumni are invited to the 7th annual Leadership Plano Tailgate Party! Huddle with your LP class to compete in a cook-off while the Dallas Cowboys take on the Atlanta Falcons. Kick-off is at noon and LP classes can compete for prizes. CLICK HERE for more details and to sign up today!  
Sunday, November 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Heritage Farmstead Museum
 
This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the power of vision boarding.   CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity.  Registration Deadline: Friday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Happy Thanksgiving! Plano Chamber Office is Closed!
Please note that the Plano Chamber office will be closed from Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23. We will reopen on Monday, November 26 at 8:00 AM. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!
Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23 | 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, November 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Join us to hear from Bart Kohnhorst on how maximize time personally and professionally and how to recover time to spend on your most valuable activities. CLICK HERE to register.
Wednesday, November 28th | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Join us for the latest installment of the Plano First Quarterly Luncheon Series, featuring Vivek Sankaran, President and COO of Frito-Lay North America. Tables, individual tickets, and a limited number of Premium Tickets (which include entry into the pre-event Meet & Greet) are available. CLICK HERE for more information and to register you and your colleagues today!
November 29 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Republic Finance, LLC - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, November 8 | 10:00 a.m. |
3509 E. Park Blvd., Ste. 200 | Plano, TX 75074
 
Flexsin Technologies, Inc.  - Ribbon Cutting
Friday, November 9 | 9:00 a.m. | 
5400 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200 | Plano, TX 75023
 
  The Turning Point - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, November 13 | 10:00 a.m. |
3325 Silverstone Dr. | Plano, TX 75023

 

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