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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Patricia H. Sharp is a Manager in Human Resources for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies. She leads a team that provides support for Agency field executives around change management, performance and talent management. Patricia has 23 years of experience with State Farm. She joined State Farm in 1993 and has served in a variety of professional and leadership positions in Auto Claims, ...read more
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
JPaul Roofing and Construction is our latest President's Club member. The team includes insurance specialists and roofing experts who pride themselves on maintaining quality partnerships. J Paul Roofing specializes in all types of roofing including roof repairs, roof replacements, inspections, and cleaning. Special thanks to CEO Jason Paul for his support of the Chamber's vision. Contact ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Nominations open for Tech Titans awards The Tech Titans Awards Gala is the single-most prestigious event honoring North Texas companies and individuals that leverage technology in extraordinary ways. The gala celebrates creators, innovators and adopters alike - companies of all sizes, executives, individual employees, investors and teachers. Basically, anyone or any organization that develops ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
The Richardson Chamber recognized some outstanding members at this year’s annual meeting for their service and dedication to the Chamber in 2016. The choice is rarely an easy one, because the Chamber has so many members who go above and beyond to make our organization successful. This year, the following members were selected as the best of the best. Rookie of the Year Cory Stevens ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
While Richardson is home to many international high-tech companies, the prospects for more will soon be easier to identify. Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, along with Charlie Chen, CEO of DFW Technology and former Richardson Chamber of Commerce chairman, and Hubert Zydorek, UT Dallas International Business professor, have launched the Center for ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Read on for all that a local Richardson business person might be curious about going on around Richardson. City Council elections will conclude on Saturday. Three of the places are contested, and more information about voting and videos from the candidates are available on the Chamber's website . Construction on a revitalized public safety campus will begin in July at Beltline and ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, May 01, 2017
Finding the hottest new talent is a major goal of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. Intern Luciana Arteaga-Nemtala and Jenny Mizutowicz, director of marketing, attended the SXSW Interactive Job Expo to generate awareness of the Real Richardson talent attraction campaign. Along with Raytheon and RealPage, two major Richardson employers, the group spoke with hundreds of conference ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Leadership Richardson is a unique opportunity for participants to enhance their personal and organizational leadership as it relates to community trusteeship. The program explores all aspects of the community, including: arts and culture, business and economic development, local government, health care, public education, public safety and social services. Over a nine-month period, September ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
The Chamber's Collins/East Arapaho Task Force has made significant progress developing recommendations in 2016 and making presentations during 2017. The result is a recommendation to city leaders and stakeholders to promote the area as an innovation district with access to resources, transportation and location advantages. The 1,000-acre area is bounded roughly by Campbell Road on the north, ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
More than 300 members of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce celebrated the successes of 2016 and honored outstanding volunteers at its 71 st Annual Meeting in April. Keynote speaker Victor Crawford, chief operations officer for Aramark, shared insight into Aramark's business, the state of the hospital and healthcare industry, and a perspective on the growing trends related to health and ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
RCC Ambassador Marilyn Jones is a top real estate agent with Ebby Halliday. She recently won the retention drawing for making the most member calls. With 20+ years in corporate and non-profit business administration, she says her focus is on service and simplifying the process for buyers, sellers, and investors. She treats each person with the same honesty, integrity, and care that she would want. ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
There’s a bumper sticker that easily can be modified for Bob Townsend – he wasn’t born here, but got here as soon as he could. And once here, he made a huge mark: mayor, city councilman, Texas Instruments employee. His dedication to his adopted home town has earned him the Citizen of the Year from the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Frank Kozel, 2015 COY, presented this ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
The Health and Wellness Expo in April had 48 exhibitors and roughly 400 attendees. Attendees saw everything from hospital representatives and dentists to gyms and trainers, massage therapists and supplement vendors. Not to mention healthy food options from Afrah, NAM Noodles and More, and Thai Thumbz. View photos from the event. A drawing will be held for two FitBits provided by the chamber to ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
A delegation of about 20 attended the first Federal Policy Conference and Tour in our nation’s capital. Randy Ford from National Write Your Congressman and a member of the chamber’s Public Policy Committee helped organize the trip and served as tour guide. He arranged for the group to stay at the member’s only University Club. On Sunday, April 2, the group met for dinner and the ...read more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Strike up a conversation and spare no networking opportunities at the Chamber’s annual bowling tournament, Friday, June 16 at Chamber member Plano Super Bowl on Ave K in Plano. The event promises to be a fun afternoon filled with networking, bowling, food, prizes and more. The great thing about a bowling tournament is just about everyone knows how to play. Even if you don’t, ...read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Richardson Chamber recognized some outstanding members at this year’s annual meeting for their service and dedication to the Chamber in 2016. The choice is rarely an easy one, because the Chamber has so many members who go above and beyond to make our organization successful. This year, the following members were selected as the best of the best. Pictured in photo President Bill ...read more
Monday, March 13, 2017
If you are a small business interested in making connections and improving your day-to-day operations, the Richardson Chamber Business Network will benefit you from day one. Morning Networking Connect with other connected small business owners. This traditional EarlyNet group offers a wealth of referrals to open the door to new subsets of Richardson business opportunity. The format for the ...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
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, 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: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
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: Community, General News Article, Press Release
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