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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Welcome to our newest Chamber members! Lux Nails 905 N. Jupiter Rd. # 165 Richardson TX 75081 (214) 812 9030 http://luxnailsparichardson.com/ Come relax with us at Lux Nails & Spa. Enter into our ultra modern decor and experience the finest in spa manicures, spa pedicures, facial services, waxing - and don't forget to set your appointment for our luxurious eyelash extensions. Each lash is ...read more
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
From corporate executive to small business owner. Success in either case is built with relationships. Dan Bertoncini and his wife, Michele, have grown their business, SpeedPro, with customer relationships. Dan extends those relationships by working as an Ambassador for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, along with supplying the signage at many Chamber events. “Being a part of the chamber ...read more
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Welcome to the newest members of The President’s Club -- Silver level: Clay Cooley Volkswagen of Richardson on 75. (Clay Cooley is pictured, center, with Richard Ramey from LegacyTexas and Mayor Paul Voelker at a Growth & Mobility Luncheon.) The Clay Cooley Auto Group has 13 locations throughout the Metroplex. Cooley started as a dealer 20 years ago, selling used cars on a dirt lot. ...read more
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Economic development and growth were among the highlights of 2016, according to the Mayor’s recent State of the City presentation. Mayor Paul Voelker and members of the Richardson City Council recently shared the City’s most significant 2016 achievements. These achievements were concentrated in the areas of infrastructure enhancements, economic development and community reinvestment, ...read more
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Several exciting Richardson developments are hot topics. The City Council recently approved a mixed-use development at the northeast corner of Central Expressway and Main Street. The 14.5-acre development will include residential, commercial and restaurant space. It is the first significant private sector development in the downtown area since the adoption of the Main Street/Central Expressway ...read more
Categories: Economic
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
By Richardson standards of recent years, 2016 was relatively quiet with the pace slowing due to a major presidential election, the ongoing rehab of several key Richardson office properties and a wave of new property owners settling into place. Nevertheless, as 2016 wrapped up, the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) had recorded 20 Richardson expansion and relocation projects that ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The Chamber’s board of directors are tasked with leading our organization by creating annual goals in the best interest of our membership and ensuring the financial stability of our organization. All of our board members are volunteers who give countless hours to help make the Chamber successful. We are pleased to present to you the Chamber’s 2017 executive committee. See the board ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The Chamber board of directors approved our organization’s annual goals at a recent board meeting. Read on to learn how we will be working with you, our members, to achieve goals that will affect you and the local business community in 2017. The goals are available here . The program of work is available here . The Chamber is organized into seven different divisions. To support these ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The Chamber is hosting two trips – one to the state capital and one to the nation’s capital -- so local citizens, businesses of all sizes and community leaders can meet face to face with lawmakers and present our 2017 Legislative Agenda . The Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee crafts legislative priorities for the Chamber every legislative year. Those priorities are based on ...read more
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Richardson Chamber’s legislative agenda for 2017 has been approved by the Public Policy Committee and Board of Directors. These priorities address issues that are vital to Richardson businesses and citizens, especially in the areas of economic development, workforce development, education, transportation, water and local government. View the legislative agenda here . Significant ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Political
Monday, October 31, 2016
The Richardson Chamber Board has approved next year's slate of top leadership in the executive committee. Join us as we welcome and appreciate their commitment of time and energy. Chairman of the Board - Bryan Marsh, vice president, Digital Realty Trust 1st vice chair, economic division - Amanda Rockow, vice president for public affairs, University of Texas at Dallas Vice chair, member ...read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016
While the Chamber has many offerings that are available to members and non-members alike, the Chamber is successful in cultivating the business community in Richardson because of the investment of paying members. The Chamber has been foundational in building Richardson for the last 70 years. All businesses benefit from economic development, with new companies, jobs and restaurants flocking to ...read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Chamber has long advocated for funding of the Cotton Belt line by DART, first proposed at its inception 30 years ago. On Tuesday night, the DART board passed its 20-year financial plan that contained provisions to fund moving forward with the east-west Cotton Belt line that would connect DFW Airport through Addison, UT Dallas, Richardson, CityLine and up into Plano. Transportation fuels ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic
Monday, August 15, 2016
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the new members of Leadership Richardson , class XXXII, for the 2016-2017 program year. Beginning in September, they will meet once a month to learn about the inner workings of Richardson as well as develop their personal leadership skills. Upon graduation in May, we will have a new cadre of community leaders. Congratulations!! Learn more ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, August 08, 2016
Raytheon receives highest honor from OSHA Raytheon’s EO Innovations business unit received the highest possible certification, Star, under OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The VPP recognizes employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, August 08, 2016
The Richardson Chamber has joined the Texas Association of Business' (TAB) Texas 2050 plan, a framework for long-term economic growth. The plan five pillars for progress: education/workforce development, infrastructure, investment capital, innovation and tools to compete. The Texas Association of Business’ Economic Development Committee is helping lead a coalition of economic development ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
Monday, August 08, 2016
The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee recently heard from Texas Representatives Angie Chen Button, Jeff Leach and Linda Koop about their most pressing concerns for Texas businesses during the upcoming legislative session. Button is chair of the Economic & Small Business Development committee and a member of the Ways & Means and Rules & Resolutions committees. She acknowledged the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Political
Monday, August 08, 2016
Starting a business requires considerable knowledge and resources. Start with a source you can trust – the new Richardson Small Business Resource Guide . This free guide contains step-by-step advice; information about legal, funding, real estate and business development resources; and information about doing business with the City of Richardson. Get your copy online or at the Richardson ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, August 08, 2016
The 27th Annual Golf Classic is more than just a day of golf. Some of the biggest business deals and job offers are made on the golf course. The Chamber Golf Classic helps you connect with current and potential clients, suppliers, employees and employers. Register as a foursome or register alone and we will place you on a team. The four-person scramble will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Canyon ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Sunday, August 07, 2016
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) has launched a new talent attraction campaign and microsite in an effort to better tell the city’s story and attract millennial workers to live, work and play in Richardson. “Richardson is seen as a worldwide hub of innovation that has diversified beyond its global Telecom Corridor ® reputation to be at the forefront of a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Friday, July 29, 2016
Join the Chamber at the Richardson Civic Center for an afternoon of exploring your local health options. Learn about and taste local organic foods and find out what fun recreational activities are available right here in Richardson. The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Health and Wellness Expo Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 Arapaho Road. The expo will run ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive review, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded it with 5-Star Accreditation for the second time. Only 31 of the 338 chambers in Texas are accredited, and, of those, only about a third have achieved the prestigious five-star rating. In the United States as a whole, only one percent of chambers receives the ...read more
Thursday, May 26, 2016
A view from the Chamber board room by Beth Kolman, Community Relations Manager, Cisco Systems and RCC board of directors The Richardson Chamber of Commerce offers many valuable programs and services to the community; one shining example, in which I personally participated, is Leadership Richardson. And with this year’s program application deadline rapidly approaching, now is the ideal time ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Monday, March 14, 2016
Watch a video of the proclamation and the entire REDP presentation to the council at the City of Richardson website. Bill Sproull and the Chamber’s economic development team delivered a presentation to the Richardson City Council at a recent council work session highlighting Richardson’s economic development successes in 2015 and strategies for continued success in 2016. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Washburn Realty Group 738 Newberry Dr. Richardson, TX 75080 (214) 477-1658 Washburn Realty Group offers a simple, stress-free real estate experience. Its realtors live in and have extensive knowledge of the local market. They know what it takes to negotiate today’s competitive, multiple offer market and win the deal. At Washburn, they listen to your needs and communicate with quick ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Saturday, March 12, 2016
2015 was a very successful year for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. We saw growth both locally and internationally and were able to influence legislation that benefited our community, as well as the state of business in Texas. I am pleased to share with you some of our 2015 accomplishments. International As an international business entrepreneur with 25 years of history in Richardson, I took ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education
Saturday, March 12, 2016
The Chamber has developed Shop/Dine Richardson, a new email program connecting Richardson's communities to the quality products, services, and restaurants available from Chamber businesses. Shop/Dine Richardson is the best way to discover local and neighborhood shops, food and services. By shopping, dining and using local services, you get great neighborhood deals and help the City's ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Saturday, March 12, 2016
(Originally published in Richardson Today) The Richardson Chamber of Commerce was founded by community leaders in 1946 to prepare for economic growth following World War II. At the time, Richardson was not considered an ideal location for business and industry, because of its wide open landscape and its distance from accessible roads. That changed in 1951 when Collins Radio moved its Texas ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Saturday, March 12, 2016
First Choice Emergency Room will serve as a drop-off location for Operation Gratitude from March 28 through April 10. Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that seeks to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of our military and first responder communities, as well as provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. First Choice ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political
Saturday, March 12, 2016
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 70 years at this year’s Annual Meeting on March 31. U.S. Senator John Cornyn will be speaking to an expected audience of around 600. The event will be hosted at the Renaissance Hotel at highway 75 and Lookout Drive in Richardson. Networking will begin at 11 am, with the program beginning at noon. As part of the event, Dr. David Daniel, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, February 29, 2016
On Monday, Feb. 8, the Public Policy Committee hosted RISD representatives to speak on the proposed bond program. Speakers included Superintendent Dr. Kay Waggoner, Deputy Superintendent Tony Harkleroad, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone and Executive Director Karah Altman. Working with Board of Trustees, teachers and administrators from across the district, RISD developed a list of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Community
Monday, February 15, 2016
Staffing Innovations 1222 E. Arapaho, Suite 314, Richardson, 75081 (469) 802-8300; (469) 628-7232 Staffing Innovations, LLC is a premier staffing firm built on a foundation of 5 simple principles – commitment, focus, partnerships, passion and trust. Since inception, Staffing Innovations has delivered unsurpassed talent placement that is continually fueled by strategic planning, customer ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, February 15, 2016
Rebecca Stenoien understands volunteerism. Coordinating volunteers is one her jobs as the fund development and marketing associate for the Warren Center in Richardson. When the golf committee needed volunteers for the Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic, she didn’t hesitate to sign up. “It’s about people helping people. In order to be part of something, you have to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, February 15, 2016
Sue Walker, the Chamber/REDP’s economic development director, will retire from her position March 1. Sue has been at the Chamber 13 years and has been instrumental in our city’s economic development efforts. Her knowledge and expertise will be greatly missed. Sue came to the Richardson chamber in March 2003. During her 13 years at the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, she has worked on ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, February 15, 2016
Wingate by Wyndham gives back to local tornado relief Wingate by Wyndham Richardson, located at 1577 Gateway Blvd. in Richardson, is the "Giveback Hotel" and is excited to announce its plans to continue giving back in 2016! Wingate Richardson offers discounted rates to all guests with the ability for them to make their own donations. A portion of the room rate is given back to the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Friday, February 12, 2016
Three of the largest office leases signed in DFW last year, excluding renewals, happened in Richardson according to an article published by bisnow.com. All three Richardson leases were in the top half of the list. According to John Jacobs, executive vice president for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership, the three leases are expected to result in more than 5,000 jobs coming into the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Friday, February 12, 2016
The Chamber board of directors approved our organization’s annual goals at a recent board meeting. Read on to learn how we will be working with you, our members, to achieve goals that will affect you and the local business community in 2016. Promote business success. The RCC will establish a task force of Collins/East Arapaho area stakeholders, city officials and community residents who ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, February 12, 2016
Staffing Innovations, LLC, is a premier staffing firm built on a solid foundation of simple principles – commitment, focus, partnerships, passion and trust. Since inception, Staffing Innovations has delivered unsurpassed talent placement that is continually fueled by strategic planning, customer experience, professional relationships and effective staffing solutions - all tailored to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Friday, February 12, 2016
Jenny Mizutowicz, director of marketing for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership, recently earned the distinguished designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Jenny was one of only eight economic development professionals nationwide to qualify for this certification during the most recent set of qualifying ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Richardson/UT Dallas U.S. Ignite committee recently learned it will receive a grant to deploy and connect the City of Richardson to the GENI network, which connects participating cities to test new high speed (1GB to 100GB) applications. US Ignite ( www.us-ignite.org ) is a federal government initiative sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology and the National Science ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Senator John Cornyn, senior U.S. Senator from Texas and the majority whip, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Chamber annual meeting Thursday, March 31 at the Renaissance hotel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chamber will be celebrating its 70 th anniversary. The Annual Meeting is the Chamber's opportunity to share our successes from the previous year, while recognizing and thanking ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political