Frisco Chamber of Commerce: News to Note

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From: Angel Floyd [mailto:afloyd@friscochamber.com]
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 4:20 PM
To: Geoffrey Davis
Subject: Frisco Chamber of Commerce: News to Note

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

We would like to thank everyone who attended our “State of the City” Quarterly Luncheon on June 25. Your participation and support make these events possible and drive their success. We once again congratulate the new graduates of Leadership Frisco and look forward to their continued contributions to Frisco. If you missed the luncheon, here’s a recap of its highlights.

TCCE RECOGNIZES FRISCO EFFORTS

During the 2010 Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) annual conference, held June 26-29, the Frisco Chamber received two significant recognitions – a first place media award for its official city map (designed by Community Matters, Inc.) and a seat on the TCCE’s board of directors, an appointment granted to Tony Felker . Being state-wide honors, these distinctions help spotlight Frisco among the more than 300 chambers in Texas .

NEW CHAMBER STAFF MEMBER

We are pleased to introduce Tracy Wilson as the newest member of the Frisco Chamber staff. As an account executive, Tracy will work to ensure the business community is aware of our local chamber presence and the benefits of becoming members. She will also be our main contact for banner ads and ChamberVision. So if you know someone interested in learning more about the chamber and possibly joining, please refer them to her. And if you haven’t already met her, please be sure to introduce yourself next time you visit our office.

JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

We encourage you to use all the benefits available to you as a chamber member, including our many regularly scheduled networking opportunities. They are a great way to promote your business and stay connected to other business professionals in the community.

Get On Track

Thursday mornings @ 7:46 a.m. (breakfast/pre-networking begins @ 7:16 a.m.)

Frisco Chamber of Commerce

This month’s sponsors: Foodelz.com, Texas Spine Consultants, The Vision Team of Keller Williams

Averaging about 85 attendees, Get on Track is a great way to meet new members and keep your name in front of other local businesses. Providing each attendee a 30-second presentation to highlight any upcoming specials or promotions, these gatherings are full of energy and unconventional at times. Breakfast and coffee are provided.

New Member Orientation: Frisco Chamber 101 (Free)

Monday, July 12 from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Whether you’ve been a member of the chamber for 10 days or 10 years, we highly recommend you attend one of these sessions and learn how get the most from your benefits. Complimentary lunch, donated by Steve Zeigler of Jersey Mike’s, will be provided for two representatives from your company. Reservations must be made by Friday, July 9.

W.E.B. (Women Enhancing Business) Happy Hour

Tuesday, July 13 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

NYLO Hotel

8201 Preston Road , Plano

Have fun while networking with fellow women business owners and professionals. Contact us for more details.

Ambassador Luncheon

Tuesday, July 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Not just for ambassadors, this event is open to anyone interested in learning more about their membership and its benefits as well as for anyone wanting to learn how to become an ambassador and what being one entails. Registration price is $12 per person or $20 after July 16.

Business After Hours

Thursday, July 29 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Arora Family Chiropractic

4040 Legacy Drive, Suite 203 , Frisco

Dr. Arora and his staff are going all out for this event, providing catered food as well as non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages free-of-charge to all attendees. In addition, several great door prizes will be given away. Click here for more details.

Speak up Frisco! Moves Meetings to Chamber

Speak up Frisco! Toastmasters club, a multi-ethnic group serving the greater Frisco/McKinney/Allen/Plano area with weekly meetings open to anyone interested in expanding their communication and leadership skills, will meet on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The club has waived local dues for Frisco Chamber members, leaving only international dues of $54 per year and a one-time $20 membership fee payable. On July 22, a special presentation on the “30-second elevator speech” will be provided. For more information, contact Peggy Way.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Warren Paul Harris Photography: Tuesday, July 20 @ 10 a.m.

O’Reilly Auto Parts ( Main Street ): Wednesday, July 28 @ 2 p.m.                                                                                                                 

COMMUNITY CORNER

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

July 28 – 31 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Frisco Police Department, Frisco Fire Department and Frisco Rotary Club – along with Carter Blood Care – are sponsoring the Third Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive . During this four-day, four-location event, each donor will vote for their favorite hero (police or fire) and receive a goodie bag and Battle of the Badges T-shirt. For more information on how to help support this event, click here.

LOOKING TO THE NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE…

It can be difficult to think toward the end of summer, especially when it feels like it’s just begun; however, we’d like you to keep the following dates and events in mind when planning your calendar. We also hope that, with each, you will see the opportunity to increase exposure for your business, network with other professionals from the area, gain insight into what’s happening in and around Frisco and, lastly, have some fun. As always, your participation and support of these events makes all the difference to their success.

New Teacher Breakfast

This year, the New Teacher Breakfast will be held on Aug. 13 at Heritage High School . Welcoming more than 400 new teachers to the Frisco Independent School District, it’s a great opportunity to build your brand awareness and show your appreciation to the education professionals who will be teaching and caring for Frisco’s future leaders. Get involved as a presenting sponsor, table sponsor or individual teacher sponsor. In addition, if you’d like to donate a door prize and/or gift bag items (must be educational in nature or provide monetary value/savings), contact us for submission deadlines.

“State of the State” Quarterly Luncheon Presented by SMU-in-Plano

Our next luncheon, “State of the State,” will be held on Aug. 13 from 11:15 a.m. – 1 pm. The exact location has yet to be determined. Senator Nelson and Representatives Paxton and Solomons will be our guest panel, providing updates on legislation that impacts our area, including redistricting. Table sponsors to date: Centennial Medical Center. For available sponsorship opportunities, contact us.

Frisco Corporate Challenge

Join us on Aug. 17 for our first Frisco Corporate Challenge, a day of friendly competition as companies from the area go head-to-head against each other in a variety of intellectual and physical challenges. Held at Fieldhouse USA and coordinated by GDX Group Dynamix, activities will range from trivia to volleyball. So get your game face on and start thinking of the mix of skill sets that will be required to build the “winning” team. Contact us for more information and details of sponsorship categories.

John Weinberg Golf Tournament

On Sept. 20, enjoy playing golf while supporting the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Join us for a day of camaraderie, networking and team building that enables you to showcase your business products and/or services on one of the area’s finest private courses, Stonebriar Country Club. Morning and afternoon flights will be available on a first-come, first-choice basis. Contact us for sponsorship options and benefits.

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