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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: Political, Chamber, Press Release
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
Friday, October 28, 2016
Please join us in welcoming these new Chamber members and support them by doing business with them. Altitude Trampoline Park - Richardson 110 W Campbell Rd, Suite 400 Richardson, TX 75080 (469) 941-4350 Altitude Trampoline Park in Richardson features high-energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, a rock climbing wall, and much more entertainment for families, groups and individuals. Visit ...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
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Health and Wellness Expo on Aug. 11 had 50 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 Snap Kitchen, Pei Wei and Afrah. See photos from event on the Chamber's Facebook page. Every age group could find something of ...read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first annual Chamber Bowling Tournament brought out some competitive spirits as corporate teams and determined individuals made new contacts and friends while in the midst of pins and beer. More than 80 showed up, some even sporting their team T-shirts. June 16 was an unusually hot day, so the bowling and a/c environment was perfect. The winning team was from Alamo Drafthouse, and they're ...read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Shamm Authentic Mediterranean 310 E Main St Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 238-7000 Super Chix at CityLine 1551 East Renner Rd. Suite 830 Richardson, TX 75082 http://superchix.com/ Super Chix, home of the Last True Chicken Sandwich , hand-cut fries, and fresh frozen custard. Mr. Gattis 1312 E. Belt Line Road Richardson, TX 75081 Through quality ingredients and family friendly restaurants, ...read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Aprima Medical Software moves corporate headquarters Includes 250 employees in 55K-square foot office in Richardson Aprima Medical Software, Inc., a leading provider of innovative electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management solutions (RCM) for medical practices, has signed a lease for an approximately 55,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at 1010 E. ...read more
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, Education, Chamber
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
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
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
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
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
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
The tornado that ripped through parts of Garland and Rowlett in December left more than a hole in those communities. It left a hole in people’s hearts, too - especially those people who lost photos and other precious memories in the storm. The National Disaster Photo Rescue (NDPR) is attempting to help tornado survivors rescue their photos. The organization has a team of volunteers in North ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
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
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: Chamber, Education, Economic, General News Article
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
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Chamber has developed a program that connects Richardson citizens to quality products, services and dining experiences available from Chamber businesses. Shop/Dine Richardson provides Chamber retailers and restaurateurs an affordable advertising opportunity to a targeted audience of e-mail subscribers. Drive traffic to your business faster than any other local advertising channel. Click to ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Adolfson & Peterson Construction 1600 N. Collins Blvd. Ste. 2000 Richardson, TX 75080 (972) 387-1700 From learning environments at public universities to private affordable housing developments, Adolfson & Peterson Construction has a broad project portfolio with a diverse clientele. At the end of the day - bringing forth a client's vision is its top priority. To do that requires that ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 15, 2016
The Chamber board of directors recently approved the 2016-2020 strategic priorities updated by our Strategic Plan Task Force. The Chamber remains committed to driving business success, increasing member engagement in the Chamber and the community, increasing brand awareness, advocating public policy, growing technology and ensuring financial stewardship. This year, the task force added driving ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Friday, January 15, 2016
Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business from Richardson’s Economic Development Partnership, went prospecting for foreign companies looking to establish a U.S. operation at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. He met with companies from France, Germany, Israel, China and Taiwan. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, January 15, 2016
EarlyNet has a new location. The Chamber’s weekly, early morning networking/referral group now meets at the Taco Joint – 100 S. Central Expressway, Suite 36 – near Alamo Drafthouse and Half Price Books in Richardson. The cost for the meeting is only $2. If you choose to eat breakfast, you may purchase it directly from the Taco Joint. Door prizes and plenty of networking is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Economic
Friday, January 15, 2016
by Chris Coats NeighborsGo Yes, the excitement continues in Richardson as more businesses keep popping up seemingly overnight around the city. “Yes, it’s pretty exciting to be in Richardson,” said Sue Walker, the director of economic development for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. “I think the market is really on fire here. We’ve had a great year.” ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 15, 2016
Resolve to get more involved Getting more involved with the Chamber doesn’t just help the Chamber. It helps your business, as well. When you join a committee, you meet other members who are potential customers, suppliers and employees. You also have the opportunity to learn new skills that could enhance your profession and fast track your career path. Plus, you get to shape the programs the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
It’s an election year, which means the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee is working proactively to keep its attention on the issues important to voters. The committee’s January meeting featured guest speaker John Gonzales, director of congressional and public affairs, southwest/south central region, for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Gonzales shared statistics from a Politico ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community, Political
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) is working with Denver-based Atlas Advertising on a campaign to attract more young professionals to live and work in Richardson. The goal of the campaign is to replenish out workforce and to communicate that Richardson has more than hundreds of job openings. It also has amenities that millennials enjoy, like parks and trails, unique dining ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Ken Hutchenrider, Chairman of the Board for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, and President of Methodist Richardson Medical Center What challenges and opportunities do you anticipate for local businesses in 2016 ? Richardson continues to benefit from continued growth and unceasing announcements of businesses moving into the area. With our Richardson Economic Development Partnership’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Canyon Creek Art has partnered with Richardson ISD schools to engage and inspire young artists while helping individual schools raise funds for their art departments. The Busy Fingers art program gives kids an opportunity to create a work of art at school, which is then framed by Canyon Creek Art and displayed at an art show held at the school. Parents may purchase their child’s artwork, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Register by Feb. 1 for primary elections held March 1 If member businesses want to help increase voter turnout in Texas (which is abysmally low), they can request the Chamber’s new volunteer deputy registrars to come and register their employees or send their employees to the Chamber office. Chamber employees Molly Ulmer and Kedzie Arrington were deputized recently by the Dallas County and ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, General News Article