January 21, 2020
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In the Know
Exposure to a second language at a young age considerably improves a child's early literacy development. With a combination of flash cards, DVDs, and games, the bilingual backpacks offered by Plano Public Libraries help English-speaking children learn a new language and support English as a Second Language (ESL) children with their English skills. CLICK HERE to watch as Janet shares her experience with Bilingual Backpacks.
Smart Business Tips
5 Factors Shaping the Future of Work in 2020 and Beyond
A narrative of fear around the  future of work  has dominated the conversation. Fear that robots will  take our jobs , fear that A.I. will dehumanize the workplace, and fear that the workplace as we know it today will change drastically.  I'll let you in on a secret: The workplace as we know it is already changing. A 2019 McKinsey  study  on the future of work found that at least 30 percent of activities at about 60 percent of all occupations are technically automatable. 

Workplace automation allows us to actually work smarter, leaving more time to focus on building a human-first workplace. So as we think about the future of work in 2020 and beyond, let's let automation do its work, and instead focus on these five factors already shaping  today's top workplaces.

CLICK HERE to read more from  Inc.com.
Notes from the Chamber
In this episode of Plano Pulse, our hosts chat with Bill Brock, owner of White Rock Films, LLC and the podcast pro behind Plano Pulse. Listen in to learn more about the power of video to promote your business and tips for aspiring podcasters. 

Plano Pulse is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor, WORKSUITES
Benefits of Membership
Office Depot - Who Doesn't Love Cost Savings?
Is it time again to run out to the office supply store for another box of paper? Then consider participating in our Office Depot partnership program today! Plano Chamber members shopping at Office Depot can receive significant savings of up to 60% OFF a list of 400+ products for your business, including office supplies, break room supplies, green products, copy and print services, and more. CLICK HERE to retrieve your store purchasing card now!



Upcoming Events
Weekly early-morning networking worth getting up for! 
Friday, January 24 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce
Increase your commitment to the Plano Chamber by becoming a Plano Chamber Ambassador. As an Ambassador you will be the first to meet new business members for potential business and social contacts. CLICK HERE t o learn more .
Tuesday, January 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, January 31 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Plano Chamber of Commerce

At this year's Annual Meeting, we will welcome Mayor Harry LaRosiliere for a State of the City Address, as well as updates from Chamber leadership, passing of the gavel, and introduction of our 2020 Board of Directors. CLICK HERE for additional information. 
Thursday, February 6 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park

Today's Inspiration

Ribbon Cuttings
Cleansmart Express Car Wash - Grand Opening
January 23 | 4:30 p.m. | 2520 E. Plano Pkwy.| Plano, TX 75074
January 30 | 10:00 a.m. | 1110 E. Parker Rd.| Plano, TX 75074
January 30 | 4:30 p.m. | 4200 Horizon North Pkwy.| Dallas, TX 75287


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