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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Nine local businesses are being celebrated at this year’s Richardson EDGE awards at the 35th annual event, Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Holiday Inn Richardson.  EDGE is the economic development growth and expansion initiative of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). Each year, REDP, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Richardson Rotary Clubs recognize Richardson companies more
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Richardson Chamber Education & Workforce Committee brought together more than 80 city, civic, business and school board leaders recently for the first-ever State of the District Luncheon. Noah’s Event Center provided a wonderful venue and the Chamber's President Bill Sproull facilitated the discussion.   "Connections are critical for our students to succeed and for our communities to more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
America has a new job shortage in trade skills. For every five baby boomers retiring in a trade job only one new worker is available. That’s an astounding statistic recently reported by CBS News. Couple that with the havoc created by the recent hurricanes, and you have a labor crisis. Not in specialized H1-B, high-education, high-tech jobs, but in skilled trades, such as electrical, plumbing and more
Categories: Education
Friday, November 03, 2017
Small to medium-sized business CEOs will connect with their elite peers during an exclusive CEO roundtable program starting in January. The Edward Lowe Foundation, who is now working with the chamber, has an established pattern of helping executives connect in tangible ways.   PeerSpectives is a nationally renowned CEO roundtable program and will be limited to 8 to 12 CEOs. Experienced more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Local businesses continue to make a positive impact on the Richardson business community. Several will be recognized at this year’s Richardson EDGE awards luncheon. This annual event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Holiday Inn Dallas-Richardson in a 35-year tradition. Click for more details about how to register for the event.  EDGE is the economic development growth and expansion more
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Texas legislators have finally returned to their districts after considering nearly 12,000 bills during the regular and special legislative sessions. Governor Greg Abbott signed more than one thousand bills passed by the 85th Legislature. Below are how some of the most important bills these sessions address the Richardson Chamber’s legislative agenda.  Economic development  Chamber position: more
Categories: Political
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that class XXXIII of Leadership Richardson has been selected. The 2017-18 program year will begin in September.   The 42 members of Leadership Richardson will meet once a month to learn about Richardson and what it takes to run a city, while also developing their own leadership skills and building a network of civic minded more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, June 26, 2017
During the most recent legislative session, the Richardson Chamber has been closely following and advocating for several pieces of legislation that benefit the local business community. Below are the highlights from the session:  The budget was signed by Governor Abbott, only line-item vetoes for $120 million in spending from $217 billion budget.     Several education and workforce development more
Monday, June 26, 2017
The Richardson Chamber hosted its second annual bowling tournament at chamber member Plano Super Bowl on Friday, June 16. The tournament, sponsored by Sooner Management, brought in more than 110 participants from the Richardson area.  The bowling tournament was started to bring chamber members together for an event during the summer heat, and was hugely successful thanks to the cooperation of more
Friday, June 23, 2017
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership has been reaccredited by the International Economic Development Council. In combination with the Chamber's reaccreditation as a 5-star chamber from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the chamber is one of only two chambers who have the honor.  The REDP is one of only 58 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic more
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Bob Townsend, former mayor and the Chamber’s 2016 Citizen of the Year, passed away in June. He was long involved in city government and business development. The Chamber sends condolences to his wife, Lynn, and his family. The business community of Richardson was a beneficiary to his well-lived life. Read his obituary in the Dallas Morning News here.Read our story about his Citizen of the Year more
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Imagine driving into a crowded parking lot knowing exactly where to find the best empty space. This idea is on its way to reality by winning one of the top prizes in the Richardson US Ignite Smart Cities Gigabit Reverse Pitch. A team at UT Dallas developed the second winning idea: an application that allows students to practice interviewing medical patients through augmented reality. The more
Monday, June 19, 2017
Randy Ford, President and COO of National Write Your Congressman and member of the chamber’s Public Policy Committee, helped plan and facilitate the chamber’s inaugural Federal Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.   “It was great to have a delegation from Richardson in Washington DC,” says Ford. “It was important because Richardson is such a vibrant and diversified business community and our more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Friday, June 16, 2017
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee chaired by Ken Hutchenrider, 2016 chairman of the board, is accepting nominations to the board of directors for terms beginning January 1, 2018. The RCC board of directors is responsible for setting the Chamber’s strategic direction, both now and in the future. Members of the board meet 7 times per year and actively participate in the more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Friday, June 16, 2017
Event hopes to yield 100,000 bagged meals The Richardson Interfaith Alliance, in partnership with The Richardson Chamber, is hoping to prepare 100,000 meals to distribute in the community and internationally. We need your help to make it happen. On Sunday, Sept. 10, a Feeding Children Everywhere meal bagging event will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richardson Civic Center. Individuals more
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Congratulations to Mary G. Windsor, the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Month for June. Windsor joined the ambassadors program earlier this year.  “I truly enjoy getting to know the other members of the chamber,” says Windsor, “and I also like having a network of people and businesses that I can count on for myself and to refer to friends and clients.”  Windsor started her business, Grace by Design, more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Monday, June 12, 2017
Melinda Pepperl has worked with Fossil Group since January 2010 as an in-house corporate counsel, and specializes in handling transactional corporate, real estate, marketing and advertising legal matters.  Pepperl has made it her mission to connect small and large business in the Richardson area so that important leadership skills are shared throughout the community.  “Being in a leadership role more
Monday, June 12, 2017
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Every year, the Richardson Chamber undergoes a financial audit to ensure the fiscal stability and financial responsibility of the organization. This year, Judd, Thomas, Smith & Company conducted the audit and issued an unmodified opinion. This indicates a clean audit in which financial statements are presented in accordance with applicable financial reporting framework.   Judd, Thomas, Smith & more
Monday, June 05, 2017
This article originally appeared in D CEO - Healthcare by Olivia Nguyen. Read more here. Methodist Richardson Medical Center has expedited plans and started construction on its $85 million expansion project. It will build its third cardiac catheterization lab at the center as well as a new parking garage. According to Methodist Richardson, it sped up construction plans due to “an increased more
Friday, June 02, 2017
Applications are still being accepted for the 2018 Leadership Richardson graduating class. To learn more, click here. For more information, contact Kim Quirk.  This month Leadership Richardson graduated its Class XXXII of future community leaders. The program, which consists of monthly all-day classes about all facets of community leadership, has graduated over a thousand local participants since more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Richardson Chamber Member Roger Wakefield, owner of Texas Green Plumbing, won the American Standard Plumber Know How contest and will be their designated Plumber Expert, American Standard. Wakefield will be representing the Richardson community through social media posts in which he offers advice to the plumbing community nationwide.  “It is such an honor,” said Wakefield. “To be named the first more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The following article appeared in the Dallas Business Journal here.  Chamber President Bill Sproull shared with the Dallas Business Journal some of the benefits for companies in Richardson and what the Chamber is doing to help redevelop aging areas such as the East Arapaho Task force.What’s Richardson’s biggest asset in terms of economic development? Workforce is definitely No. 1. Access to top more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
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, 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 them 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 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, there’s plenty of 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 YearCory StevensDrew’s 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 Global 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 71st 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 wellness and 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 year’s award at the RCC 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 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 Cherry 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 more
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 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, 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 more
Monday, May 01, 2017
Read on for all that a local Richardson business person might be curious about going on around Richardson.Construction on a revitalized public safety campus will begin in July at Beltline and Greenville just east of downtown Richardson. Public funds came from the 2015 bond program. The jail will stay in the same location, while the police headquarters will receive a new building. The fire station more
Categories: Community
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 more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sue Thornton is no stranger to creativity. She uses it in her business, and she uses it in her work with the Chamber. Sue is our Ambassador of Month, but that’s only part of her involvement with our organization. Sue also is a tri-chair for Early Net, the Chamber’s Wednesday morning breakfast networking event. Her job is to book the five-minute commercials. She has been a Chamber member four more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Community