Welcome New January 2018 Members

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 36 new business members in the month of January. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the links below.

Membership Thank You

Advanced Background Solutions
Altair Global*
Bill Cody’s Party Time Texas
Camp Bow Wow Plano
D.R. Wilkes Consulting
Danyell Lanier
DFW Headshots
Empowered Success, Inc.
Encircle Wealth Advisors
ExecuStay Corporate Housing
Firehouse Movers Inc.
Firestone Complete Auto Care – 2105 West 15th St.
Firestone Complete Auto Care – 2480 Avenue K.
Firestone Complete Auto Care – 3200 W. Parker Rd.
Harris Team Realty
Holy Temple Cathedral of Praise Ministry
Jason Ruiz State Farm Agency
Keller Williams Realty – The Wolfe Team
La Pawz Dog Care
Landmark Bank Mortgage Center
Little Greek Fresh Grill
Longhorn Steakhouse
Lorie Burch
Mark Phariss
NameLogic
P&K Research
Pegasus Technology Solutions
Penny’s Gift Baskets, LLC
Pep Boys
Pinnacle Prep School
Plano Lifestyle Publications
Ruthies Rolling Cafe
Sarah Depew
Sharon Hirsch
The Taggart Firm, LLC
Tuearis Cyber

Are you interested in learning more about the Plano Chamber of Commerce and what your business can gain from joining the Plano Chamber? CLICK HERE for information about member benefits, services, and programs or contact Tracy Bartholomew, Director of Membership Development, at tracyb@planochamber.org.

Don’t forget to visit the Plano Chamber Business Directory the next time you are looking for products, services, or a fun night out with friends! Remember to support local businesses and Shop Plano First.

Welcome New December 2017 Members!

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 19 new business members in the month of December. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the link below.

Membership Thank You

Adams Survey Company, LLC
American Vision Windows Inc.
Award Solutions, Inc.
Byron Bradford
Capitol Wealth Strategies DFW
Integrative Veterinary Wellness PLLC
Kehr Technologies
Law Office of Preston Park, PLLC
M Chest Pharmacy – Plano
McDermott Park
Pockets Menswear
SpectrumVoIP, Inc.
Studio 6 – Plano East
Supporting Strategies – Dallas
Synergy Homecare of Northwest Dallas
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Clean Can Company
The Giovanna
Union Bear Brewing Co.

Are you interested in learning more about the Plano Chamber of Commerce and what your business can gain from joining the Plano Chamber? CLICK HERE for information about member benefits, services, and programs or contact Tracy Bartholomew, Director of Membership Development, at tracyb@planochamber.org.

Don’t forget to visit the Plano Chamber Business Directory the next time you are looking for products, services, or a fun night out with friends! Remember to support local businesses and Shop Plano First.

Meet the Candidates Before the Primaries

As the March 2018 Primary Elections draw nearer, it is vital to meet the candidates for each office before your visit the ballot box. Attend each of the upcoming Candidate Forums in 2018 to learn more about the candidates, their qualifications, and their plans for our region.

Texas Legislature Candidate Forum | January 11

State Candidate Forum

Senate District 8 encompasses much of Collin County, including most of Plano. There are four candidates for this seat, with each party’s candidate to be decided in the primary.

Texas House District 66 represents the northwest region of Plano with a small segment of North Dallas. There are two candidates for this seat, one from each main political party.

Texas House District 67 covers most of central and east Plano as well as portions of Allen, Richardson, and Dallas.

Texas House District 89 is currently held by Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, who is retiring. This wide-ranging district represents potions of Plano and surrounding cities in Collin County.

Congressional District 3 Candidate Forum | January 31

Congressional Candidate Forum

The Third District of Texas encompasses the majority of Collin County including all of Plano, surrounding cities, and portions of unincorporated land in Collin County. With multiple candidates running for the Democrat, Republican, and Independent candidate spot, the Plano Chamber is co-hosting this Candidate Forum with the Richardson Chamber. Please CLICK HERE to register for this forum.

Collin County Commissioners Court Candidate Forum | February 6

County Candidate Forum

With rapid growth and development, the need for strong leadership within Collin County is imperative for its future success. Hear from the candidates for Collin County Judge and the Collin County Commissioners, Precinct 2 and Precinct 4, which represent Plano.

 

As an advocate for business in the Plano area, the Plano Chamber’s fundamental purpose is to create and sustain a competitive advantage for businesses in the City of Plano and the North Texas region. CLICK HERE to view the Plano Chamber’s advocacy initiatives.

For more information about upcoming programs, please visit the Events Calendar.

Welcome New November 2017 Members!

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 20 new business members in the month of November. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the link below.

Membership Thank You

CAP Family Companies
Coldwell Banker Apex Realty, LLC
Consilium Wealth Advisory
Courtney Manor Apartments
Dean Lindsay Interactive – Business Growth & Performance Coaching
Elite Pro Roofing
Jason’s Deli
JLL
KW Commercial – Central Commercial Group
Law Offices Of Richard C. McConathy
Lionheart Children’s Academy At First Baptist Plano
Loi Graphics Inc.
Miller Law Office, PLLC
Monthly Wisdom Program – Rich Cavaness Coaching
Nekter Juice Bar – West Plano
New Smile Dentistry
North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship
Oil & Resin
Save The Date! Parties & Events
Velocity Transport

Are you interested in learning more about the Plano Chamber of Commerce and what your business can gain from joining the Plano Chamber? CLICK HERE for information about member benefits, services, and programs or contact Tracy Bartholomew, Director of Membership Development, at tracyb@planochamber.org.

Don’t forget to visit the Plano Chamber Business Directory the next time you are looking for products, services, or a fun night out with friends! Remember to support local businesses and Shop Plano First.

Small Business Saturday – Share Your Photo to Win!

 

Small Business Saturday

Together with American Express, the Plano Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us in uniting communities and supporting your favorite local retailers on Small Business Saturday and year-round. Did you know that over 99% of the businesses across the state of Texas are small businesses? This is all the more reason to patronize these establishments, because when small businesses succeed, we all do.

As we gear-up to celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 25, we want to hear from our Plano Chamber MVPs – our members!

Do you have that favorite local hot spot that is your “go-to” for a unique experience? And on a fun note, would you like to win a $50 gift card? Then join us in supporting our community by not only saying that you shop small, but showing that you shop small. Keep reading to find out how to spread the Plano love!

Please share your photos on social media, using the hashtag #LovePlano #ShopSmall. These photos may be featured as a finalist and win a $50 gift card!

Follow these steps for the perfect #LovePlano #ShopSmall photo:

  • Pick it up! The #LovePlano Cutout that is! #LovePlano Cutouts will be available at the Plano Chamber Business Center – don’t forget to get one. *Friendly reminder that our offices are closed Thursday, 11/23 – Friday, 11/24 for the holiday.
  • Make it creative! Showcase your favorite small business by featuring their storefront, interior, or even their logo in your #LovePlano Cutout. Take it near or from afar, take it as a selfie or with other shoppers…just make it unique and fun!
  • Share it! Upload your photo to Facebook (make sure to make your post public, so we can see it), tag the Plano Chamber’s Facebook page, and be sure to use #LovePlano #ShopSmall. The deadline to post your photo is Sunday, November 26, so post early or miss your chance to win!
  • Vote! The top 4 finalists will be selected and announced on Monday, November 27. Encourage your friends to vote for your photo before the contest ends at 5 PM on Tuesday, November 28.

Have questions? Please reach out to Tracy Bartholomew, Director of Membership Development.

Welcome New October 2017 Members!

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 40 new business members in the month of October. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the link below.

Membership Thank You

 

Allen Americans Hockey Club
AMX Premium Cleaning
Audi of McKinney
Britton Homes
C2 Education
Corporate Chess
Edible Arrangements
Edward Jones – John D. Powell
Elite Hail Solutions Texas
First United Bank
Front Burner Restaurants*
Frontgate
George P. Johnson Experience Marketing
Greek Isles
Haywire*
Home Care Assistance of Plano
Hyatt Place Dallas / Garland / Richardson
K1 Speed Inc.
Legacy Food Hall*
Level Up Media Agency
Lifesavers Preventative Health
Lockton Dunning Benefit
Mytaxfiler
Plano Birthplace
Primrose School of Plano at Preston Meadow
Prosperity Bank
RC Services
RPM Agency
Service Metrics Group
Sewell Automotive Companies
Signarama of Plano
Stonewater Roofing, LLC*
Stretch Zone Plano
Tammy Cromer Photography
The Keeper*
The Lash Lounge
Unlawful Assembly Brewing Company*
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
West Plano Dental
WeWork

Are you interested in learning more about the Plano Chamber of Commerce and what your business can gain from joining the Plano Chamber? CLICK HERE for information about member benefits, services, and programs or contact Tracy Bartholomew, Director of Membership Development, at tracyb@planochamber.org.

Don’t forget to visit the Plano Chamber Business Directory the next time you are looking for products, services, or a fun night out with friends! Remember to support local businesses and Shop Plano First.

Share Your Video! #PlanoChamberMyChamber

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The Plano Chamber of Commerce is excited to join Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) and chambers statewide in celebrating Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, which runs Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20.

This week celebrates the often unseen work of local chambers of commerce, outside of networking events and ribbon cuttings. As we celebrate this week, we want to hear from our organization’s MVPs – our members!

How has the Plano Chamber impacted your business? Have you sharpened your professional skills at our educational seminars? Do you attend Public Policy Committee meetings to stay up-to-date on important legislation affecting business? Did the Plano Chamber connect you with a big client or job? Keep reading to find out how to share your story!

Please share your brief testimonial video on social media, using the hashtag #PlanoChamberMyChamber. These brief videos (15-30 seconds, suggested time) may be re-posted to our social media and possibly featured at an upcoming Chamber event.

Follow these steps for the perfect #PlanoChamberMyChamber video:

  • Introduce yourself! Let us know your name and your company name, if you’d like.
  • Keep it simple. Start by stating “My Chamber is ____.”
    • For example: My Chamber is strong. My Chamber is vibrant. My Chamber is diverse. My Chamber is my connection to the business community.
  • Make it personal! In 1-3 sentences, share how the Plano Chamber has helped your business, why you choose membership with the Chamber, how many years you’ve been a member, etc.
  • Wrap it up! Please end your video by stating, “That’s why the Plano Chamber is my chamber.”
  • Share it! Upload your video to Facebook (make sure to make your post public, so we can see it), tag the Plano Chamber’s Facebook page, and be sure to use #PlanoChamberMyChamber.

Have questions? Please reach out to Katie Gimenez, Director of Marketing and Communications.

WELCOME NEW SEPTEMBER 2017 MEMBERS!

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 22 new business members in the month of September. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the link below.

Membership Thank You

Chen Malin LLP
Connect Hearing
Dan Greer – Merrill Lynch
DK Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration
Express Weight Loss Clinic
Functional Health Centers Plano
Imagecare Dental Group
LGS-Crestcom
M Wilcox Design
Make Your Mark Studios
Martin Commercial Roofing
Mirora Translations US LCC 
Nielsen’s Painting and Remodeling 
Novara Solutions, Inc*
Ovation Health & Life Services, Inc
Proforma Green Marketing
Scooter’s Coffee
Sunrise Funds Network
The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club
Tree House*
USA Mobile Drug Testing – Plano
Vote Brian Chaput

Are you interested in learning more about the Plano Chamber of Commerce and what your business can gain from joining the Plano Chamber? CLICK HERE for information about member benefits, services, and programs or contact Tracy Bartholomew, Director of Membership Development, at tracyb@planochamber.org.

Don’t forget to visit the Plano Chamber Business Directory the next time you are looking for products, services, or a fun night out with friends! Remember to support local businesses and Shop Plano First.

WELCOME NEW AUGUST 2017 MEMBERS!

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 26 new business members in the month of August. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the link below.

Membership Thank You

A Box Financial 
A+ Insurance Services
ActionCoach DFW
AFLAC – Bill Cunningham
Amanda Rider: Freelance Writer and Editor
B2B CFO
Blue Goose Cantina / Aw Shucks
BrightStar Care of Plano
Brown & Brown Insurance*
Crayola Experience Plano
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc.*
Dallas Nursing Institute
Dogtopia of Plano
Groggy Dog
Heights Venture Architects, LLP
LegalShield
Managing to Excellence Corp.
McKinley Home Maintenance
Metro One Loss Prevention Group Inc.*
Red Door Escape Room – Plano
Restore Cryotherapy Centers Southwest, LLC
The Glass Guru of Plano
The Mansions at Spring Creek 
Tommy Bahama
TransOcean Tourist LLC
Wing Daddy’s Sauce House

Are you interested in learning more about the Plano Chamber of Commerce and what your business can gain from joining the Plano Chamber? CLICK HERE for information about member benefits, services, and programs or contact Tracy Bartholomew, Director of Membership Development, at tracyb@planochamber.org.

Don’t forget to visit the Plano Chamber Business Directory the next time you are looking for products, services, or a fun night out with friends! Remember to support local businesses and Shop Plano First.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Texans Helping Texans. That’s what our great state is all about. Businesses and individuals across the country are stepping up to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in the aftermath. Below is a non-comprehensive list of local member businesses collecting donations, volunteering, and providing services to those in need. (Please Note: this list is not comprehensive and will be updated regularly with new opportunities to help. Please check back regularly.)

1418 Coffeehouse – Collecting nonperishable food, clothes, and personal hygiene products through September 1.
American Red Cross – Text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 or sign up to volunteer at redcross.org. 
Carter BloodCare
– Blood and platelet donations
CityCentral
– Accepting sporting equipment, athletic shoes, backpacks, diapers, wipes, and dog food donations.
City of Plano
– The City asks all donations be delivered to Trusted World. CLICK HERE for an updated list of supplies needed.
College Hunks Hauling Junk
– Collecting diapers, formula, socks, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products on September 14 at the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
– Donating 20% of all sales from August 31-September 4.
Holiday Warehouse
– Collecting clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, bottled water, dog/cat food, diapers, formula, and more. A portion of all proceeds on September 4 will be donated to disaster relief efforts.
Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano
– Collecting toiletries and other donation items to distribute to relief operations.
iFratelli Pizza Plano West
– Sponsoring a lunch on September 3rd at Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano for anyone displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Minnie’s Food Pantry
– Toiletries, new socks and underwear, diapers, bottled water, non-perishable foods
Norma’s Cafe Plano – Collecting clothes, pillows, blankets, toiletries, pet products, school supplies, and more.
North Texas Food Bank – Collecting food and monetary donations to send to evacuees, first responders, and the Houston area as requested by local and state officials.
Plano Magazine – Collecting diapers, formula, socks, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products on September 14 at the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk.
Sharon Corsentino Mediations – 10% of profits from September and October will be donated to hurricane relief efforts.
The Barre Code Plano – Donating $10 from every Labor Day Leap & Lunge Bootcamp on September 4th to Hurricane Harvey medical relief efforts. Sign up HERE.
Two Men And A Truck – Dog/cat supplies for animal shelters.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas – A dedicated relief fund has been established to provide support to victims. 100% of funds collected will be distributed to nonprofits supporting relief efforts. CLICK HERE to donate.