Member Spotlight: Camille Borg Law PLLC

The Plano Chamber membership team is thrilled to present our NEW monthly Member Spotlights! Each month, we will be highlighting different Plano Chamber of Commerce members to continue connecting our members with each other and the Plano community at large.

The Plano Chamber would like to welcome and spotlight a proud eight year member, Camille Borg Law PLLC. Heather Wagemann, our Membership Engagement Manager, asked Camille Borg Law’s Founding Attorney, Camille Borg, a few questions about their business, membership, and their role in the community.

1. What would you like readers to know about Camille Borg Law PLLC and what you specialize in?

Camille Borg Law PLLC is a woman owned and operated two-attorney family law firm with a narrow focus of helping individuals and families navigate the legal process of divorce, custody, child support, adoption, and parent defense during a Child Protective Services investigation. In addition to practicing law, Camille Borg and Carissa Crews are trained mediators and offer mediation services. While the litigation attorneys zealously represent clients in court if needed, our philosophy is to help minimize the trauma that one incurs during a lawsuit by helping the client find resolutions outside of court. The firm motto is “Hope. Heal. Thrive.” We give hope to hopeless individuals in challenging legal situations by educating clients and advising on how the law can help them out of their predicament. We protect our clients and help generate a safe space for them to heal. Eventually, we send our client on to thrive.

2. Why did you choose to join the Plano Chamber of Commerce?

I became a Plano Chamber of Commerce member concurrently with beginning my business back in 2014 and have maintained my membership since. I have enjoyed being an active member of the Business Interchange networking meeting on Friday mornings, which has helped me make many friendships and connections that have helped me in my business. I have had the honor of receiving referrals from Chamber members which has helped grow my business and impacted my career progress.

3. Tell us about your involvement in the community.

Our firm donates time, services, and money to both legal and non-legal non-profits in Collin County. Our attorneys do pro bono legal work for financially disadvantaged folks needing help. We offer flexible limited scope representation to give people access to justice. We also have a passion for assisting victims of domestic violence and homelessness.

4. What part of your work environment is your favorite?

Take advantage of the networking opportunities, even if your job does not require networking to get business. The Chamber members are the cream of the crop of the community, and the connections you make will bring you friendship and support in times you may otherwise have wanted to give up. Your clients will value your vast knowledge of the community and the best companies within it.

Welcome New December 2021 Members!

 

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 11 new business members in the month of December. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the links below.

Black Rifle Coffee Company
Carrara
Clark’s Consulting Firm, LLC
Harmony School of Innovation
Neora – Hilary Clary
Nerfies
Optimal Windows
Reef Technology
The Steward Groupe
Tossed and Sauced
Total Men’s Primary Care (Preston)

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 membership@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.

Member Spotlight: Apricot Lane Boutique

The Plano Chamber membership team is thrilled to present our NEW monthly Member Spotlights! Each month, we will be highlighting two different Plano Chamber of Commerce members to continue connecting our members with each other and the Plano community at large.

The Plano Chamber would like to welcome and spotlight one of our newer members, Apricot Lane Boutique. Heather Wagemann, our Membership Engagement Manager, asked Apricot Lane Boutique’s Owner, Bailey Lee, a few questions about their business, membership, and their role in the community.

1. What would you like readers to know about Apricot Lane Boutique and what you specialize in?

We are a women’s boutique located at the Shops at Legacy offering trendy and current styles for your everyday life, whether you are running errands or looking for that special dress for a girl’s night out. We provide a one-on-one shopping experience that includes personal shopping, styling and more. At Apricot Lane Legacy we are dedicated to uplifting the community through woman empowerment and strive to make our shoppers feel confident and beautiful in every way.

2. Why did you choose to join the Plano Chamber of Commerce?

I joined the Chamber of commerce to network with small business owners in the community

3. Tell us about your involvement in the community.

As a female business owner, I constantly strive to work with and help empower other female entrepreneurs. We do this in a variety of ways, from partnerships with other businesses or charity organizations, to carrying select products from local vendors or vendors who support a cause.

4. What part of your work environment is your favorite?

Making customers smile. It may sound cheesy but the reason I fell in love with fashion was because of the impact I saw firsthand that it has on a woman’s confidence. When styling a customer, you can not only build a relationship but also help build their confidence and that is why we do what we do.

MBR Spotlight: Archer Western Herzog

The Plano Chamber membership team is thrilled to present our NEW monthly Member Spotlights! Each month, we will be highlighting two different Plano Chamber of Commerce members to continue connecting our members with each other and the Plano community at large.

The Plano Chamber would like to welcome and spotlight one of our Top Investors, Archer Western Herzog. Heather Wagemann, our Membership Engagement Manager, asked Archer Western Herzog’s DEI and Compliance Manager, Marvin Jackson, a few questions about their business, membership, and their role in the community.

 

1. What would you like readers to know about Archer Western Herzog and what you specialize in?

Archer Western Herzog (AWH) is the design build contractor for the DART Silver Line $1.8B Regional Rail Project.  AWH is a joint venture between Archer Western and Herzog.  Archer Western., Regional Office in Irving Texas, is a division of the Walsh Group a Chicago, IL based company.  Archer Western/The Walsh Group, founded in 1898 serves a diverse client base across twenty-one regional offices across North America. Archer Western is a recognized as a national expert and proven performer in a wide range of projects in the building, civil, transportation and water sectors.  Herzog is a leading rail transit and heavy civil contractor based out of St. Joseph, Missouri.  Herzog, founded in 1969, provides the full gamut of railroad services throughout North America including: construction, operations, maintenance, testing, rail equipment innovation and leasing. Collectively AWH has worked on a majority of the light, passenger and freight rail in the North Texas area.

2. How has being an active member of the Plano Chamber of Commerce impacted your professional development/career?

Being a multi-year active member has afforded AWH a platform to connect with local community leaders, spiritual leaders, and city leaders.  Our membership has allowed the Chamber to advocate on our behalf, serve as a resource for business and connections both locally and regionally and serve the community.

3. Tell us about your involvement in the community.

AWH has been given the opportunity to give back directly to the Plano faith-based, , educational and business community.  Going on our second year, we participated with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in the Douglass Community during the Holiday season with a sleeping bag/blanket and socks drive.  We have participated with the Mayor’s internship program by sponsoring students to gain valuable work experience through summer employment and training programs.  AWH has also participated in STEM, STEAM and ACE programs for students across the region most recently the Richardson ISD iDREAM program.  AWH has also worked with the Historic Downtown Plano Association to provide presentation to local stakeholders.  AWH staff and field personnel in Plano’s local offerings such as XOXO Coffee, 1418 Coffeehouse, Lockharts and Urban Rio.

4. What piece of advice would you give to our newest members?

One way to ensure you receive the full benefits of the Chamber is to stay engaged at all levels.  Take advantage of networking events like “Coffee with the City”, programming such as “Legislative Virtual Summit”, Chamber committees like Public Policy Committee and the membership list and services.

Welcome New November 2021 Members!

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 17 new business members in the month of November. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the links below.

360 Painting of Plano
Amy Avila
Bodybar Pilates Plano
Cody and Sons Plumbing, Heating and Air
Encore Bank
Fogo De Chao – Legacy West
Hardcore Fitness Plano
Hatcher Kimrey Insurance
Holland & Knight
Ikon Mortgage, Inc.
It’s A Sensory World!
Mary Kay – Tracy Cantu
New Horizons Of North Texas – NHNTX, Inc
Origina Inc.
Seven Twelve Management Group
Texas Legends
Yum! Brands

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 membership@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.

Member Spotlight: ER Near Me Plano

The Plano Chamber membership team is thrilled to present our NEW monthly Member Spotlights! Each month, we will be highlighting different Plano Chamber of Commerce members to continue connecting our members with each other and the Plano community at large.

The Plano Chamber would like to welcome and spotlight one of our healthcare members, ER Near Me Plano. Heather Wagemann, our Membership Engagement Manager, asked ER Near Me Marketing Ambassador, Debra Lynn, a few questions about their business, membership, and their role in the community.

1. What would you like readers to know about ER Near Me Plano and what you specialize in?

The state-of-the-art equipment and minimal wait times are only part of what makes ER Near Me the best option for emergency medical treatment.

Our caring staff welcomes patients with open arms, offering emergency medical assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  From the moment you walk into an ER Near Me facility, our expert medical team works to ensure you receive the highest level of care.

No matter the injury or illness, each member of ER Near Me clinical and support team is ready and equipped to provide you with the concierge emergency care you deserve. Our facilities feature onsite diagnostic equipment, including a full clinical laboratory, X-ray, CT scanner, and ultrasound machine.

The average wait time is less than 10 minutes and average total time spent inside our ER is two hours. Our goal is to provide the best care and get you feeling better as soon as possible!

2. Why did you choose to join the Plano Chamber of Commerce?

I chose to join the Plano Chamber of Commerce to meet and connect with local businesses in Plano.  It has been a pleasure meeting so many amazing professionals who go above and beyond to support each other in business and in the community.

There are many benefits to being a member of the chamber in addition to business connections.  The Chamber provides opportunities to become aware of what goes on in the local, state, and federal levels.  This organization does a great job of informing business owners of issues that could affect their businesses through hosting speakers, meet and greets with local officials, virtual meetings, and in person events.

I enjoy participating in different events hosted by the Chamber.  There are many options that provide education and opportunities to make important connections.

3. Tell us about your involvement in the community.

ER Near Me is very involved in our community.  We love supporting the local schools, churches, and community organizations.  ER Near Me is a proud sponsor of local high school sports, as well as many local events here in Plano.  We have hosted blood drives at our facility and collected coats/blankets during the winter storm last February.

4. What part of your work environment is your favorite?

My favorite part of my job is building relationships and being able to be a resource for the great people I meet here in Plano.  I am constantly inspired by the kindness of our business community and their willingness to help others.

 

 

 

Member Spotlight: InTouch Credit Union

The Plano Chamber membership team is thrilled to present our NEW monthly Member Spotlights! Each month, we will be highlighting two different Plano Chamber of Commerce members to continue connecting our members with each other and the Plano community at large.

The Plano Chamber would like to welcome and spotlight one of our long-time members, InTouch Credit Union. Heather Wagemann, our Membership Engagement Manager, asked InTouch Credit Union’s Senior Community & Business Development Representative, Joshua Franzen, a few questions about their business, membership, and their role in the community.

1. What would you like readers to know about InTouch Credit Union and what you specialize in?

As a credit union, we are a non-for-profit financial co-op, which means our members (account holders) are also owners of the credit union. Members guide us to help make business decisions to better enhance the banking experiences provided by us.

This has helped us create more robust products and services to meet the growing and evolving nature of banking. For example, we launched our Save to Win® savings account a couple of years back. This is a combination certificate of deposit and savings account which also rewards members with entries into a cash prize raffle (see www.itcu.org/save-to-win for more information.) We wanted to launch this to help empower people to save and to show the power of saving over time.

We also specialize in financial education and capability. We have Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors on staff to address specific financial situations, and we also have partners to assist with more complex questions and/or who have longer operating hours for those who may need assistance after our branches close for the day. As a result, we have been recognized numerous times for our program and our impact.

2. How has being an active member of the Plano Chamber of Commerce impacted your professional development/career?

The chamber has opened numerous doors for us- from business opportunities to professional development and education programs, and friendly networking events.

Working with the chamber and its members has given us insight to what our businesses and communities are looking for and what we can do to help provide those missing elements. In a way, the chamber helps keep us grounded and motivated in our mission of “working for you and your financial well-being.”

These events have also helped us tailor products and services to better meet the needs of the growing community. Changes in our products, giving up to two days access to direct deposits, lowering fees, etc. have come from interactions with the community which the Plano Chamber helped get us in front of, while also getting feedback for us.

This, of course, helps me grow and expand on my own knowledge to be a more valuable team player for ITCU, and more importantly a more knowledgeable professional to assist our member-owners.

3. Tell us about your involvement in the community.

We are very involved in our community. Our employees and members participate in our donation drives and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Examples of these would be our food and toy drives or highway cleanups. We’ve even partnered with schools and youth groups to bring financial education lessons to students (and at times parents).

We like to emphasize the community element to our members: by banking with us at InTouch Credit Union, their business is reinvested into local organizations that serve the community. We’ve helped with hunger initiatives, healthcare, housing, education, and more!

4. What piece of advice would you give to our newest members?

My best piece of advice is to get involved. Your chamber experience is what you make of it, so maximize it out! There are so many opportunities to network, partner, promote, etc. for yourself and for your business. It also doesn’t hurt to get creative and ask questions.

Member Spotlight: SESSION Pilates

The Plano Chamber membership team is thrilled to present our NEW monthly Member Spotlights! Each month, we will be highlighting two different Plano Chamber of Commerce members to continue connecting our members with each other and the Plano community at large.

The Plano Chamber would like to welcome and spotlight one of our newest members, SESSION Pilates. Heather Wagemann, our Membership Engagement Manager, asked SESSION Pilates’ Director of Marketing, Molly Brown, a few questions about their business, membership, and their role in the community.

Pictured (L-R): Molly Grace Brown – Director of Marketing, Brittany Grignon – Founder & Creator, West Gissinger – Director of Operations

1. What would you like readers to know about Session Pilates and what you specialize in?

SESSION Pilates is not your typical reformer Pilates workout. In that, I simply mean that we take a more modern approach to the workout. Brittany Grignon, founder and creator of SESSION Pilates has trained all of our instructors to put an innovative spin and an athletic touch on the traditional reformer workout. Think a high-energy, music-driven, full-body workout that puts emphasis on the group-fitness aspect with up to 15 people per class. Our instructors keep you connected to the movement for 50-minutes by minimizing time wasted between exercises with clear, intentional transitions. To put it simply, we like to say that it’s an opportunity to check out of your day and into your body.

2. Why did you choose to join the Plano Chamber of Commerce?

The Plano studio is our fourth location, but it is our first outside of Dallas. So, while we have successfully opened three studios in the last five years, they were all in Dallas — a market that we have grown to know very well. We’ve known for a while that Plano was going to be the next addition for us, but we also knew that it was going to take a different approach being that we were opening in a totally new market — a market where most people don’t know anything about SESSION. One of the things they might not know is that we are big on community. It is one of the pillars that we have built SESSION around. Enter the Plano Chamber of Commerce. Months before our opening, I started having intentional conversations with anyone who would talk to me about Plano and marketing a business here. Through that, I had heard whispers of the Plano Chamber being instrumental for the success of small businesses in the area… Fast forward to Brittany and I attending our first Women’s Division Nothing But Networking event… We’ve been hooked ever since!

3. Tell us about your involvement in the community.

As I mentioned, community is key for us. It’s really a win-win. The more involved we get and the more good we can do, in turn gives us more face time in the community.  From donating auction items to schools or nonprofit events to extending special memberships to teachers as a way to show our gratitude for all that they do to popping up at trunk-or-treat events like we did last Sunday — we are always looking for more that we can do for the community. Since we opened in 2016, we have hosted monthly donation-based classes that solely benefit The Family Place, and we are now a proud partner of Lovepacs after meeting and connecting with Mimi Connor through Friday Mornings at The Chamber!

4. What is one thing you hope to learn during your first year as a member?

In my first year, I hope that the chamber leads to meaningful connections with other business leaders in the community. I can confidently say that, after just a few short months, we’ve already gained so many new connections and met so many wonderful members of the Plano Chamber. I can only imagine what the next year will bring!

Welcome New October 2021 Members!

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 14 new business members in the month of October. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the links below.

Anthology Senior Living
Carlotz
CoachingByNadya
Dentek Systems
Fairlease
Foundation School of Autism
Hoogendoorn & Co.
Inogen
Kona Grill
On Call Physical Therapy and Wellness
Pronail Roofing & Solar
Regal Research and Mfg.
Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care Centers
Twisted Root – East Plano

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 membership@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 September 2021 Members!

The Plano Chamber was thrilled to welcome 13 new business members in the month of September. Learn more about each member business and the services they offer by clicking the links below.

Absolute Touch Specialized Cleaning
Ameriprise Financial Services — Elizabeth Sullivan
Anderson Injury Lawyers
Eflat Inc.
J Ellis Art
Kitchen Tune-Up
Leezaspace
Metroplex Care Group – Plano
Moonbeam Designs and Interiors
NYLO Dallas Plano
Performance Faction
Tech Elevator
TLE Consulting, LLC

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 membership@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.