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Sunday, September 25, 2016
The RISD Excellence in Education Foundation hosted the 58th Annual New Teachers Luncheon ​Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. This year was the first time for the Foundation to host the event, which was previously hosted by the by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. “We were delighted to take on this tradition for Richardson ISD," said Chairman of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Richardson ISD's $437 million bond was approved by voters, with 66.98% of those casting ballots in support. The measure will provide new classrooms to accommodate growth, replace or repair aging infrastructure, upgrade classroom technology in every RISD school and provide equipment to offer more course options to prepare students for college and careers. "This is a landmark day in ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Chamber, Community
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
Pizza, beer and bowling. Does it get any better than that on a Thursday afternoon? Registration is open for the Chamber’s first annual bowling tournament next Thursday, June 16 at AMF Richardson Lanes on Central Expressway. Strike up conversations and spare no networking opportunities with potential customers, suppliers and business partners in a fun, casual environment. The event promises ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Calling potential 2016 board members Nominations accepted through July 1 You could have a say in setting the direction of Richardson’s business community and be among the first to hear about important city happenings as a member of the Richardson Chamber Board of Directors. The Richardson Chamber Nominating Committee chaired by Charlie Chen, 2015 chairman of the board, is accepting ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
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 ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
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. 11, a Feeding Children Everywhere meal bagging event will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richardson Civic Center. Individuals from ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
To help non-U.S. companies establish their businesses in North America, the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP), a division of the Richardson Chamber, offers a unique concierge program providing expert resources to ease critical business startup issues and assist firms in locating to Richardson. These resources are provided by REDP, local Richardson Chamber member companies and ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
The Mayor’s Office of International Business recently hosted Mr. Hiro Watanabe, executive director of the Texas Japan office in Tokyo. Mr. Watanabe’s and his office were instrumental in bringing Toyota to San Antonio several years ago. He accompanied Governor Hideaki Omura, governor of Aichi Prefecture, where Toyota and many Japanese companies call home. In April, Governor Omura signed ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Chamber members elected to school board Congratulations to Chamber members Katie Patterson and Eron Linn on their successful campaigns for RISD school board. Katie ran unopposed for Place 4. Eron retained his seat for Place 5, also running unopposed. Save the date: Network annual golf classic The 19th Annual Charity Gold Classic supporting NETWORK of Community Ministries will take place Friday, ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
BRY-JO is a full-service roofing and remodeling company with design/build capability. A family-owned business, BRY-JO has been providing quality craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service since 2000. BRY-JO enhances both the beauty and livability of a space for years to come. Michael and Maria Harris started BRY-JO to provide an alternative to substandard repairs and construction. While ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the ribbon cutting at Raytheon Raytheon celebrated the grand opening of its new facility last month at the CityLine development in Richardson. The facility houses Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services’ Cyber Security Operations Center, which supports its work in information processing, big data, cyber security, and weather data processing. Raytheon ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
The Chamber’s second annual Health and Wellness Expo will be Thursday, August 11 at the Richardson Civic Center. The expo informs consumers about products and services available from our members, which encourage good health and fitness, increase mobility, address special needs care, and provide nutrition. Last year’s event attracted more than 500 attendees. Methodist Richardson Medical ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
The New Teacher Welcome Fair gives you the chance to greet and interact with new teachers, hand out informational materials and provide new teachers with much-needed and appreciated supplies. Another benefit includes acknowledgements on the district’s social media pages and newsletter. 4th Annual RISD New Teacher Welcome Fair Tuesday, August 9 11:30 am- 1 pm Berkner High School 1600 E Spring ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, spoke at a special event hosted by the Public Policy Committee in May. Hegar discussed the job of the state Comptroller and what his goal is in that position. Hegar said the Comptroller is the “chief revenue estimator” for money in the Texas treasury. Doing his job well is important, because his estimates help the state legislature do ...read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Gold’s Gym 110 West Campbell Road #100 Richardson, Texas 75080 http://www.goldsgym.com/ Gold’s Gym is home to the most diverse group exercise classes and amenities in the industry. The Johnson Firm 2400 Lakeside Blvd., Suite 120 Richardson, Texas 75082 http://www.johnsonfirmpc.com/ The Johnson Firm is dedicated to helping veterans get the benefits they deserve. St. Mark Catholic ...read more
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: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
In keeping with tradition, the Richardson Chamber recognized some outstanding members at this year’s annual meeting for their service and dedication to the Chamber in 2015. 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. Citizen of the ...read more
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The International Business Concierge Program established in 2011 by the Chamber and the City of Richardson is now an official Chamber committee. The program was developed to help foreign companies get established in the Richardson area and to help local companies looking to increase their export business. It enables the Chamber to connect these companies with local service providers like ...read more
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Chamber leaders recently formed a task force to focus on an area in the heart of the Telecom Corridor®. The area is generally bounded by US 75 on the west, Plano Road on the east, Apollo Road on the south and up to Campbell Road on the north. RCC Vice Chair-Economic Division Bryan Marsh, who manages Digital Realty’s 70-acre data center park, is chairing the task force. The mission is to ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Chamber’s 2015 annual report is available both online and in print. Read about the Chamber’s successes over the past year and discover how those successes impacted the City or Richardson last year. 2015 was a phenomenal year for the Chamber and city in terms of economic development, education and workforce initiatives, local growth, public policy and much more. Read about those ...read more
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Frank Kozel, longtime Richardson citizen and “the go-to-guy” in the Richardson Tech industry when the Telecom Corridor was established, was honored as Citizen of the Year at the Chamber’s recent annual meeting. Kozel is best known for his efforts to make Richardson a rich planting ground for tech startups, as well as making it culturally rich. Kozel has a reputable history in the ...read more
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Richardson optometry professional Dr. David Frazee selected as new president of Texas Optometric association The Texas Optometric Association has designated its new president Chamber-member Dr. David Frazee. He was inducted on Feb. 20. Dr. Frazee is honored to serve as th e president of the Texas Optometric Association, of which he has also been a member. The Texas Optometric ...read more
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Pei Wei Asian Diner 1401 West Campbell Road, Suite 200 Richardson, TX 75080 (480) 888-3332 Pei Wei Asian Diner offers a menu of handcrafted, high-quality Asian cuisine featuring 35 bright, flavorful hand-cut ingredients. The restaurant provides a lively, casual dine-in experience as well as the flexibility, speed and convenience of take-away service to provide guests tasty options for a quick, ...read more
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: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
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
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
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
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
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: Community, Chamber, General News Article
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: Chamber, General News Article, Community
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: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
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: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
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: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
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
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
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: Community, Economic, Chamber, 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: Chamber, 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: Community, Chamber, General News Article
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: Chamber, General News Article, 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
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
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
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
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: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Political
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
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Congratulations to Sarah Saunders of New Leaf Concierge and Luke Hamlett of Supreme Lending (pictured with Membership VP Drew Snow and Chairman Charlie Chen) for receiving their blue ambassador jackets. Much like the famous green jackets awarded to golfers who win the U.S. Masters Tournament, the blue ambassador jacket is earned by the best of the best in our Ambassadors Club. They symbolize an ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Village at Mapleshade 3760 Mapleshade Lane Plano, TX 75075 (972) 964-8444 The Village at Mapleshade is an upscale assisted living community offering a boutique senior living experience. Ideally located to serve the Plano, Richardson, North Dallas and Carrollton areas, The Village at Mapleshade offers an active lifestyle with just the right supportive care. Beautifully designed for a carefree, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Chamber President Bill Sproull, in his role as the head of the Friends of UT Dallas, a support group to the university, recently visited with Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick during events surrounding Texas-OU weekend in October. He brought with him UT Dallas Interim President Dr. Hobson Wildenthal and UTD VP of Public Affairs Amanda Rockow. Rockow also serves on the Chamber’s Public ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Political, Community
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Thank you to the countless volunteers who go above and beyond to make the Chamber an organization which benefits our members, the business community and the city of Richardson. This month, please join us in recognizing the following outstanding volunteers: Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, Reese Brown and Lisa Chill These three individuals organized the International Concierge Luncheon we co-hosted in ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
A new insurance company has come to town, bringing with it more than 2,000 employees and America’s favorite small, green gecko. GEICO now occupies the former Fossil headquarters on Greenville Avenue. Read more about the move. They are also looking to hire 200 new positions during their relocation. Founded in Texas in 1936, GEICO is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Twelve local businesses were recognized at this year’s Richardson EDGE awards luncheon for their impact on the Richardson community. This annual event was held Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dallas-Richardson in a 33-year tradition. EDGE is the economic development growth and expansion initiative of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). Each year, REDP, ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Chamber
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
More than 100 candidates seeking technology and technical sales jobs attended the second annual Tech Titans Hiring Expo Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Richardson Civic Center. The expo was co-hosted by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Tech Titans. Companies like Raytheon, Bank of America and Intuit were among the 15 employers recruiting candidates for more than 200 positions. The companies are ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Richland College Garland Campus-Corporate Services Division is a Dallas County leader in the delivery of high quality training solutions. They design and integrate the most comprehensive training solutions to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. Clients such as BlueCross & BlueShield, Chipotle Restaurants, AT&T, Fujitsu Network Services, Ecolab, Texans Credit Union and Texas ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Education
Monday, November 16, 2015
If time was money, Bryan Marsh’s investment in the Chamber would make us a very wealthy organization. The vice president of portfolio management for Digital Reality in Richardson has become quite an asset to the Chamber and Tech Titans organizations, investing his time and talents to both. Digital Realty also has sponsored major events hosted by both organizations, including the Tech ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, November 16, 2015
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce was honored at Richardson Independent School District’s October school board meeting, for our Education Committee's service to the district. This committee facilitates the business community’s sustainable impact on building an emerging workforce by enhancing awareness of education needs amongst the business community and providing visible ways for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, November 16, 2015
If you have budget funds you need to use before year-end, or if you are trying to finalize your marketing plans for 2016, please consider a Chamber sponsorship opportunity next year. The Chamber strives to provide opportunities that maximize visibility and tangible value for our members, and we can customize a sponsorship that works for your budget and marketing goals. When you sponsor a Chamber ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, November 16, 2015
Saturday, Nov. 28 is Small Business Saturday, a day when consumers are encouraged to shop small, independent businesses. How will you promote your business to be sure consumers walk through your door? This is an ideal opportunity to kick-start the holiday shopping season at your business. Last year, consumers spent an estimated $14.3 billion at small businesses on Small Business Saturday. American ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Economic
Monday, November 16, 2015
Richardson residents voted FOR keeping Richardson moving forward in the Nov. 3 election on the city’s bond issue and city charter amendments. The bond package funds a six-year program that will improve Richardson's streets, sidewalks, parks, police and fire facilities. The charter amendments facilitate a comprehensive update to the city charter for the first time in more than two ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, Community, General News Article
Friday, October 16, 2015
Dec. 10 event to feature the Richardson Adult Literacy Center The diverse cultures of the Richardson community will take center stage at a special luncheon on Dec. 10 benefitting the Richardson Adult Literacy Center. A panel discussion centered around the theme of "Once Upon a Time - Stories of Richardson Immigrants” will feature immigrants that have settled in Richardson, their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, October 16, 2015
The Richardson Chamber Annual Golf Classic raised more than $3,000 for the Warren Center, which provides developmental therapy for children birth to five years of age to meet the individual needs of each child and family. Held Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Canyon Creek Country Club, the Classic attracted 144 golfers and dozens of volunteers. An award ceremony inside the country club immediately ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Friday, October 16, 2015
The speed of change and the ability to remain relevant during rapid change are major fears for three Richardson executives who participated in the recent “Ask the C Suite” panel discussion sponsored by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. “Business has become very perishable,” said Doug Moore, chief operating officer of Fujitsu Network Communications. Moore explained that ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Friday, October 16, 2015
One of Richardson’s greatest economic resources is its strong workforce. To maintain this workforce and ensure a robust economic future, the Richardson Chamber focuses a great deal of time and energy working with schools to groom the future workforce. These efforts would not be possible without the dedication of the Chamber’s Education and Workforce Committee. The purpose of the ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
4-L Engineering 420 N Dorothy Drive Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 276-5088 President's Club member 4-L Engineering is a quality mechanical service and contracting company specializing in engineering, contracting, service and service agreements on air conditioning, plumbing and mechanical systems. The company also does primary equipment, secondary equipment, special tests and non-destructive ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
UTD Master of Accounting students provide free manpower to companies The University of Texas at Dallas is offering an exciting and free opportunity for area organizations to partner with the Jindal School of Management Masters of Accounting students. Does your business have a problem or challenge on the “back burner” due to a lack of resources? Organizations can connect with students ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article
Friday, October 16, 2015
Bill Schaid has definite priorities in life. He believes it is important to get involved in church, family, business and the community. It’s his dedication to the community that makes him the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Month. Bill is a mortgage banker by trade, but he represents the Kiwanis Club of Richardson with his Chamber membership. In addition to serving as an ambassador, he ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Friday, October 16, 2015
Business developme nt trip to Asia promotes Richardson as ideal location for global expansion A delegation representing the Richardson Chamber and the Mayor’s Office of International Business traveled to Asia last month to attract foreign companies to Richardson and retain several large companies already here. Mike Skelton, the Mayor’s Office director, Bill Sproull, Chamber president ...read more
Friday, October 16, 2015
Tech Titans, the Chamber's technical association, is launching a new UAS (drone) forum to address the growing use of drones for commercial purposes. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are now being applied to a myriad of uses in the commercial sector. Due to recently enacted FAA policies that authorize certain commercial uses of drone technology , DFW businesses have questions about how they can ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Richardson Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo injected interest in healthy living during its Health & Wellness Expo on Friday, Sept. 18. More than 500 attendees visited 45 booths to find solutions to making their lives better. Title sponsor, Methodist Richardson Medical Center and A&E Pharmacy provided low-cost flu shots. Thanks to our platinum sponsors: Richardson Dentistry, ...read more
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Chamber is launching a new program for medical professionals which will help them promote their businesses. We are producing a 16-page, 8.5x11” full color magazine in conjunction with the Dallas Morning News . The magazine will be an advertorial format featuring full-page and half-page spots. Each spot will contain an ad and an article for the participating medical professional or ...read more
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) won two awards recently at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. REDP received the fDi American Cities of the Future 2015/16 for Best FDI Strategy in the small cities category. The award recognizes the organizations with the best specific strategies for bring foreign direct investment to ...read more
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Richardson is one of 15 U.S. communities drawing on a $6 million National Science Foundation Grant to jump-start a critical mass of “Smart City” gigabit applications addressing national priorities The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) and the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) are among 15 communities nationwide selected to participate in ultra-high-speed ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
At the July Education and Workforce Committee meeting, Patrick McCrane with the Chamber's sister organization, Tech Titans, introduced its database, STEMfire, which matches professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to local opportunities to engage with students to inspire them to follow a career in STEM. STEM jobs are projected to grow by 17% through 2018, making it ...read more
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The Public Policy Committee and Education & Workforce Committee partnered to host a special legislative wrap-up in July about the recent 84th Texas Legislative Session. Legislators Sen. Don Huffines, Rep. Angie Chen Button, Rep. Kenneth Sheets, and Rep. Jeff Leach answered questions and discussed the important policies and changes introduced at the Capital that impact Richardson businesses and ...read more
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Monday, September 14, 2015
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing tangible value to our members. This commitment doesn’t just benefit our members. It keeps our local economy strong and provides much needed support of community programs. Here are two examples of how the Chamber has made a difference recently. In August, the Chamber hosted a happy hour for professionals in the home services ...read more
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Municipal Bond Election includes four propositions totaling $115 million focused on public safety and infrastructure; Charter Amendment Election has 83 propositions that include changes for filling vacant seats on the City Council The Richardson City Council voted recently to call for two elections to be held on the November election day ballot. One is a bond election containing four propositions ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
Monday, September 14, 2015
Jobs are migrating to Richardson’s rich field of tech talent. Geico Insurance is moving 1,600 workers from Farmers Branch to the former Fossil headquarters on Greenville Avenue next year. Geico is taking 233,000 square feet in the building, which has been vacant since 2011. The Maryland-based company looked at multiple office locations in Richardson, Plano and Far North Dallas before ...read more
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Monday, September 14, 2015
BTH Bank isn’t your ordinary bank. On the contrary, it bills itself as a fresh, unique approach to banking. That encompasses many factors, including a commitment to offering customers beneficial products by giving them what they want to the extent this is practical. “We believe customers appreciate a fair and reasonable approach to banking,” said Camille Ussery, senior vice ...read more
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Tech Titans, in collaboration with UT Dallas, developed a website which helps people in STEM professions build relationships with North Texas schools districts. STEMfire.com is an online database that enables industry professionals to fulfill the specific needs of educators teaching STEM related subjects. Those needs may include speaking and volunteer opportunities in classrooms, judging ...read more
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Take advantage of free health screenings and learn new ways to live healthy at the Chamber’s free Health and Wellness Expo this Friday, Sept. 18 at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 Arapaho Road. The expo will run from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. The Health and Wellness Expo will feature health and wellness professionals from pediatrics to fitness, and senior living to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, September 14, 2015
You have a budget and you have so many ways to spend your marketing dollars. How can you be sure that sponsoring our Annual Golf Classic at the Canyon Creek Country Club on Oct. 6 is the right way to spend your money? A study conducted a few years ago by an Atlanta-based market research firm revealed some interesting information regarding businesses that belong to at least one chamber of ...read more
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Monday, September 14, 2015
The Richardson Chamber’s Public Policy Committee approved support for Proposition 7, a constitutional amendment that will appear on voters’ ballots this November. Prop. 7 would provide a new, stable source of funding for Texas transportation by dedicating certain portions of sales and use taxes to the Texas State Highway Fund (SHF). This amendment addresses urgent concerns about the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article
Monday, September 14, 2015
Please join us in welcoming Class XXXI of Leadership Richardson. For the next nine months, these participants will meet in all-day sessions once a month to learn about our city and how they can impact its future. The program explores all aspects of the community including arts and culture, business and economic development, government, health care, public education, public safety and social ...read more
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Congressman Pete Sessions was the speaker at the most recent public policy meeting. The public policy committee regularly lines up public officials and industry experts to keep their pulse on issues impacting our nation, state and city. The Congressman spoke on five issues: Republican House of Representatives, international tax/international tax reform, selling goods abroad, illegal immigration ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
Monday, September 14, 2015
A delegation representing The Mayor’s Office of International Business is currently in Asia with afocus on business development. Mike Skelton, the office’s director, Bill Sproull, Chamber president and CEO and Charlie Chen, the Chamber’s chairman of the board, will meet with Japanese and Chinese companies looking to expand their businesses to the U.S. The goal is to attract these ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, September 14, 2015
Bob Krombach has been a Chamber member about five years. In that time, he has given what seems like a lifetime of service. The account executive for member company Preferred Office Products has helped with just about everything. In January, he was elected to the Chamber board of directors. He has been a regular attendee at EarlyNet. He had made member visits and frequently attends ribbon ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, September 14, 2015
Minerva Consulting honored with six international videographer awards Minerva Consulting has been recognized as a recipient of six awards from the 2015 Videographer Awards : three Awards of Excellence, one Award of Distinction, and two Honorable Mentions. The Videographer Awards is one of the most coveted awards in the industry, recognizing outstanding achievement in video production. This ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, September 14, 2015
Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant and Pastries 314 E. Main Street Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 234-9898 Afrah offers authentic Lebanese fare influenced by a variety of Mediterranean flavors. Its food is a feast for the senses, famous for its Shawarma Pita sandwiches, fresh bread, pies, homemade gelato and baklava. Featured in the Dallas Morning News and D Magazine, Afrah offers the rich and exotic ...read more
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