Chambers of Commerce Join to Celebrate Texas Chamber of Commerce Week
October 09, 2017
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE TEXAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK
- 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 Commerce, Frisco Chamber of Commerce, McKinney Chamber of Commerce, and Plano Chamber of Commerce.
Texas Chamber of Commerce Week (October 16 - 20, 2017) is a celebration of the contributions and dedication of chambers of commerce and the professional staff that serve them. Beyond ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking ceremonies, local chambers of commerce work with their school districts and local colleges to ensure an educated workforce. They offer training and education in areas including entrepreneurship and leadership. Chambers advocate at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure a healthy business climate. As recently witnessed, chambers of commerce also act as a resource or “ground zero” in times of disaster.
The Plano Chamber recently adopted the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce, which serves a community that was seriously impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They are working together to identify Dickinson Chamber’s short-term and long-term needs.
“We look to support not just the chamber, but also to see how we might best assist the business community in Dickinson, one of the hardest hit areas,” stated Jamee Jolly, President/CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.
The four Chamber Presidents/CEOs will each speak briefly at the joint Business After Hours to address four specific areas of importance for chambers of commerce: community, advocacy, connections, and prosperity.
“Chambers are in the business of promoting strong and prosperous business environments throughout the communities we serve. Through positive economic policies, advocating for job creation, and providing valuable resources for our members, we are fostering prosperity and economic stability,” said Jolly, who will speak about prosperity.
Registration for the joint Business After Hours is free to chamber members through their prospective chambers websites: Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce at allenfairviewchamber.com; Frisco Chamber of Commerce at friscochamber.com; McKinney Chamber of Commerce at mckinneychamber.com; and the Plano Chamber of Commerce at planochamber.org.
About the Plano Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1946, the Plano Chamber represents over 1,200 businesses and community organizations in Plano and the surrounding area. Accredited as a 5-Star Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing business development and economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.
Jamee Jolly, President/ CEO