October 16, 2018
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Join Us In Celebrating Texas
Chamber of Commerce Week! 
The Plano Chamber is one of over 600 Texas chambers that collectively distinguish themselves as the state's Voice of Business. Texas Chambers benefit our state through economic and community development. In the moments when no one is watching, Chamber professionals and volunteer leaders are working in the service of business to create an environment of prosperity and a place that people love to call home. 
 
Texas Chamber of Commerce Week is October 15-19, 2018. We will mark the occasion with special events and activities, including our Chamber President For The Day contest, a  Joint Business After Hours event in conjunction with the other Collin County Chambers, and more!
Smart Business Tips
9 Ways I Built a Stronger Small Business
in 20 Minutes or Less

I have a running list of non-urgent tasks that take about 15 to 20 minutes to accomplish. Most are the kinds proactive, business-building to-dos that I used to say that I could never get to. Here are a few of the ways that I try to get ahead when I'm lucky enough to win a little extra time in my day--and you can too.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, we're talking midterms. Our hosts are joined by Trisha Windham (The Davis Advocates) to discuss voter turnout, legislative priorities, and resources for doing your homework before you head to the polls. Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor,  LegacyTexas . Become a sponsor of Plano Pulse:  CLICK HERE  for information.

Get Out The Vote | Early Voting Begins October 22!
The mid-term elections are just around the corner with Early Voting from October 22-November 2 and Election Day on 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!

Let Your Sales Soar! Best of Plano Prize Pull
Promote your company for only $25 at the Best of Plano Prize Pull, sponsored by FedEx Office! Donate a fun and useful prize that participants can pay $25 to pull and instantly win a prize valued at $25 or more. Prizes will be given at random and should appeal to a wide audience. Insider Tip: Gain more visibility by donating several, smaller prizes, rather than one large prize. CLICK HERE to complete the form and return by Thursday, October 25.

Final Days to Apply! Plano Prime Applications Due October 31
Applications for Plano Prime Class 2  are now available! This community awareness program 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. The deadline for all application materials is Wednesday, October 31. 
Benefits of Membership
Brighten Up Your Online Presence | Make Your Membership Listing Work for You!
Boost your visibility online by upgrading to the  Enhanced Online Membership Listing . This package includes a direct link to your website, the ability to expand your company information, and the opportunity to post your logo, photos, videos, and much more! For more information, contact Kara Goodson

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
Meet the candidates running for local, state, and federal elected positions. Learn more about their goals for our city, region, and state during this Meet & Greet. CLICK HERE for details and to register today!
Wednesday, October 17 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Celebrate Texas Chamber of Commerce Week at our Joint Business After Hours, hosted by the Collin County chambers of commerce! CLICK HERE to register today!
Thursday, October 18 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Valliance Bank
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for!
Friday, October 19 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 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.  CLICK HERE to register.
Wednesday, October 24 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

Success in Business
Join us for an inside look at the workings of one of America's leading sports franchises. Learn how to create rapport for a winning team to keep your office humming like a fine-tuned machine from Mark Oristano. CLICK HERE to register today! Registration Deadline: Monday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for!
Friday, October 26 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Mark Your Calendar
Learn more about City of Plano updates and developments during Coffee with the City. This session provides you an opportunity to interact with Fire Chief Sam Greif and city management on topics of interest over a casual cup of coffee. CLICK HERE to register today!
Tuesday, October 30 | 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
 
Register today for Best of Plano 2018. Join us on Thursday, November 1st to celebrate Plano's best and brightest. Deadline to register is Friday, October 26th. CLICK HERE to register.
Thursday, November 1 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center

Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for!
Friday, November 2 | 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, November 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

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

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cutting
Sunbelt Business Brokers of Collin County, Richardson, & Garland, TX - Ribbon Cutting
Friday, October 19 | 9:00 a.m. | 5400 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200 | Plano, TX 75023
 
Dayspring Senior Living - Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, October 23 | 4:30 p.m. | 6400 Cheyenne Tr. | Plano, TX 75023
 
Profile by Sanford - Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, October 25 | 10:00 a.m. | 2100 N. Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 115 | Plano, TX 75093

 

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The Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing business development, 
and  economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.