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Monday, October 16, 2017
PLANO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS HOURSOctober 16, 2017 (Plano, TX) - To better serve our membership, the Plano Chamber will adopt new business hours starting on Monday, November 6, 2017. Monday through Thursday, the office will be open from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. On Fridays, the office will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 1:00 p.m. These hours will also apply to the LegacyTexas ...read more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE TEXAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK October 9, 2017 (Plano, TX) - In celebration of Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, four Collin County chambers will present a joint Business After Hours event to be held at Valliance Bank, 5900 S. Lake Forest Dr. in McKinney at 5:30 PM on October 19, 2017. The four participating chambers are Allen Fairview Chamber of ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
PLANO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECOGNIZED FOR MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS EXCELLENCE June 28, 2017 (League City, TX) - Local chambers from across the state of Texas convened Wednesday, June 20, 2017 for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Annual Excellence Awards. The awards honor organizations for exceptional efforts in marketing, communications, and media outreach. Awards are judged in seven ...read more
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
PLANO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Named recipient of Communications Excellence award  PLANO, TX (June 20, 2017) — The Plano Chamber of Commerce has been named a winner of an industry award that recognizes communications and marketing work. Presented annually by Alexandria, VA-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the Communications Excellence awards program is designed to celebrate ...read more
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
PLANO CHAMBER ANNOUNCED AS CHAMBER OF THE YEAR FINALIST  PLANO, TX – June 13, 2017 – The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) has announced the Plano Chamber of Commerce as a 2017 Chamber of the Year finalist, sponsored by WebLink International.  As a finalist, the Plano Chamber of Commerce will compete among other chambers of commerce within its category. In the final phase of ...read more
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
SENATOR VAN TAYLOR RECOGNIZES COLLIN COUNTY TODAY IN THE SENATE  AUSTIN, TX – State Senators Van Taylor and Craig Estes today recognized Collin County residents, elected officials, civic leaders, and business professionals in the Senate Chamber. A large delegation of Collin County residents were in Austin for "Collin County Days," a biannual event hosted every legislative session by the local ...read more
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Monday, March 27, 2017
PLANO, TX, March 15, 2017 – With an increasingly competitive job market in Plano, creating an environment where employees love to work has become more important than ever.  WHO: Atma Iyer, Capital One Financial Services; Toni Howard Lowe, USAA; and Kelly Martin, Texas Health Resources; and Moderator Steve Stoler, City of PlanoWHAT: Plano First Quarterly Luncheon SeriesWHEN: Thursday, April 6, ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
LEADERSHIP PLANO SPEAKER SERIES FEATURES CARY EVERT AS ITS INAUGURAL SPEAKER PLANO, TX - Cary Evert, recently retired Hilti North America President and CEO, will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Leadership Plano Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Courtyard Theater in downtown Plano.  Evert will speak on "Investing in People," and share his insights as CEO of ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Leadership Plano, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, February 03, 2017
UBER’S IMPACT: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AT THE PLANO FIRST EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST SERIES  PLANO, TX, February 3, 2017 – Creating a new marketplace can yield great rewards, but is not without challenges. Leandre Johns, one of the early leaders of the fast-paced global expansion of Uber, will share his experiences from introducing Texas to the ride-share service in 2012 to expanding Uber’s presence ...read more
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Monday, December 19, 2016
Plano Chamber Announces 2017 Board of Directors  PLANO, TX - December 19, 2016 - The Plano Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to welcome the 2017 Board of Directors. These individuals were selected on an application basis or as an elected position associated with a Chamber program. Please welcome our 2017 Board of Directors and Executive Committee. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEECraig PerryEDENS Board ...read more
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Texas Judge Blocks Overtime Rule  PLANO, TX – November 23, 2016 – On Tuesday, November 22, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman granted a nationwide injunction against the new Department of Labor overtime rule, which extends overtime pay to about 4.6 million workers nationwide and was set to go into effect on December 1. It is not known whether the injunction will permanently block the ...read more
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Friday, November 04, 2016
“Purple Promise”: FedEx Office Innovates Customer Service  PLANO, TX – November 4, 2016 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce held its most recent installment of the Plano First Quarterly Luncheon Series on Tuesday, November 1 at the Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center. The series, sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, features C-suite executive speakers to provide insight on ...read more
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Monday, October 17, 2016
THE PLANO CHAMBER CELEBRATES TEXAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK  Plano, TX – October 17, 2016 - Texas Chamber of Commerce Week is a week-long celebration of the work chambers of commerce do throughout Texas. The Plano Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a jam-packed week of celebrating what makes the Plano Chamber a 5-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce: our members.  Belonging to a chamber ...read more
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Plano Chamber of Commerce to Host Hospitality & Restaurant Job Fair  SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 - The Plano Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair to assist with the growing need to fill positions in the hospitality field within our community. Potential employees from the DFW Metroplex are invited to attend the Job Fair on Monday, October 17, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Collin College Spring ...read more
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Lawsuit Filed Challenging Department of Labor’s Overtime RulePlano, TX - September 21, 2016 - The Plano Chamber of Commerce joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Association of Business, more than 40 other chambers of commerce throughout the state of Texas, and other business organizations and sector-specific business groups in filing a lawsuit against the new Department of Labor overtime ...read more
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
BEST OF PLANO 2016Plano Chamber Announces Award RecipientsPlano, TX - September 14, 2016 - The Plano Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2016 Best of Plano Award recipients. The honorees will be celebrated at a gala on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Marriott Dallas-Plano at Legacy Town Center. The awards ceremony will also honor the Plano Chamber of Commerce’s ...read more
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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
BEST OF PLANO 2016: Plano Chamber Announces Award Recipients  PLANO, TX, September 9, 2016 - The Plano Chamber is proud to announce the 2016 Best of Plano award recipients. This unforgettable and inspirational evening will honor the best and brightest business and community leaders of 2016. Join us as we celebrate our platinum anniversary and honor an outstanding line-up of award recipients on ...read more
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Plano Chamber opens new headquarters August 24Expands services through LegacyTexas Business Center partnership PLANO, Texas, August 22, 2016 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce is set to open its new headquarters on Wednesday, August 24. Located at 5400 Independence Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, Texas 75023, the Plano Chamber will offer expanded services and amenities through a partnership with ...read more
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
PLANO FIRST: STATE OF THE CITYPlano City Leaders Discuss Growth, Development, and the Future of Plano  PLANO, TX – August 9, 2016 – Join the Plano Chamber of Commerce at the upcoming Plano First Executive Breakfast Series, featuring a panel discussion between Plano city leaders, including Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, Plano City Manager Bruce Glasscock, Plano Police Chief Greg Rushin, and Plano Fire ...read more
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Monday, June 27, 2016
Nominations Open for the 2016 Citizen of the Year  Is there someone in the Plano community who comes to mind when you think of an “outstanding citizen?” If so, then consider nominating them for the Plano Chamber’s most prestigious award, Citizen of the Year.  Every year, this award is presented to a Plano citizen in recognition of his or her personal contributions over a period of years (outside ...read more
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Monday, June 20, 2016
Best of Plano 2016 Award Nominations Now Open  The Plano Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Best of Plano awards ceremony. Best of Plano awards recognize Community Partners, Small Business Persons, Corporate Citizens, Business Executives, and more! 2016 will also welcome the very first Rising Star Award to recognize an outstanding young professional under 40.  The ...read more
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Friday, June 17, 2016
A Conversation between Fehmi Karahan, President & CEO of The Karahan Companies, and Mayor Harry LaRosiliere  PLANO, TX – June 1, 2016 – Join the Plano Chamber of Commerce at the upcoming Plano First Quarterly Luncheon Series, featuring a conversation with Fehmi Karahan, President & CEO of The Karahan Companies, and Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. Sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital ...read more
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
LEADERSHIP PLANO: Distinguished Leadership AwardLisa Raskin Selected for Leadership Plano 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award April 14, 2016 (Plano, Texas) - Leadership Plano has selected Lisa A. Raskin to receive the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award. The award will be formally presented at a public reception to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Courtyard Theater in Plano.  ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Leadership Plano
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison to Speak at Plano First Quarterly Luncheon  PLANO, TX – March 23, 2016 – Join the Plano Chamber of Commerce at the upcoming Plano First Quarterly Luncheon Series, featuring keynote speaker Marvin R. Ellison, Chief Executive Officer at JCPenney. Sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, this luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 ...read more
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The Plano Chamber of Commerce supports the Plano Independent School District's 2016 Bond Package and encourages the members to vote IN FAVOR of the bond package on May 7, 2016.WHY SUPPORT THE BOND PACKAGE On May 7, 2016, Plano ISD voters will decide on a $481 million bond proposal to fund initiatives recommended by the Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Task Force. The Plano business community ...read more
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Monday, February 01, 2016
PLANO, TX – February 1, 2016 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce commemorated its 70th anniversary during the Plano First Quarterly Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Plano Centre. Sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, the Annual Meeting featured member awards, chronicles of Chamber history, and “birthday” cupcakes in celebration of 70 years of service to ...read more
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
The Plano Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2016 Women's Division Board of Directors: Director: Emily Zoog, Green BankDirector-Elect/Co-Programs: Shawn Hoffman, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital PlanoCo-Programs: Sonja Kabell, USANA Health Services, Creating Healthy LifestylesCo-Connections: Lindsey Littleton, The Botsford GroupCo-Connections: Maria Mott, Signs by ...read more
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Plano Chamber Supports Small Business Saturday  PLANO, TX – November 25, 2015 – Today, the Plano Chamber of Commerce announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 28th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.   “When you shop Plano first, the money you spend here stays here ...read more
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Discover the Power of Collaboration at Plano First Quarterly Luncheon  October 16, 2015 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce brings together leaders in the North Texas business community to discuss how a win for Plano is a win for the region in the next installment of the Plano First Quarterly Luncheon Series.  Jamee Jolly, President/CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, and Dale Petroskey, ...read more
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
BEST OF PLANO AWARDS 2015Local Honorees Included Haggard Family and Olin Jaye  Plano, TX – October 13, 2015 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce honored its Best of Plano award recipients during a gala dinner on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Hotel. Nearly 400 local business and community leaders gathered to celebrate this year’s honorees at the elegant and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Plano Chamber to Recognize Jaye’s Accomplishments & Community Involvement at Best of Plano  Plano, TX - September 8, 2015 – At this year’s Best of Plano awards ceremony, the Plano Chamber of Commerce will recognize Olin Jaye, President of Olin Jaye & Associates, LLC, as the 2015 Citizen of the Year. Jaye and his fellow honorees will be celebrated at dinner on Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 6:30 ...read more
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Plano, TX - August 26, 2015 - The Plano Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award to Tammy McSwain, Chief Executive Officer of ARTA Travel. Tammy will receive the award at this year’s Best of Plano Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Hotel at 5805 Granite Parkway in Plano, Texas.   The ATHENA Award ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
LEADERSHIP PLANO SELECTS 2015-2016 CLASS 33 PARTICIPANTSPlano, TX – August 18 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Plano Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 36 members of Leadership Plano Class 33. The new roster of community leaders includes civic and community-focused, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to the continued growth and improvement of Plano. ...read more
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
BEST OF PLANO AWARDS 2015Plano Chamber Announces Award Recipients  The Plano Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2015 Best of Plano award recipients. The honorees will be celebrated at a gala dinner on Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park Hotel at 5805 Granite Parkway in Plano, Texas.   “Best of Plano honors those individuals and companies ...read more
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
U.S. Chamber Awards Plano Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star AccreditationPlano, TX - The United States Chamber of Commerce this week awarded the Plano Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation, the highest rating, for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.   “Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local ...read more
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