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Tuesday, September 16 2014
The Richardson ISD is accepting candidates for the 2014-15 class of Inside RISD (IR), a community leadership program for any interested parents, businesses, nonprofits, partners, volunteers or residents. The idea behind IR is to give stakeholders an in-depth view of how a district the size and scope of RISD operates in every facet, from classrooms and academics to governance and finance. The ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Monday, September 08 2014
The charter for the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States —the federal agency that provides export credit to businesses—will expire on September 30. If lawmakers don’t take action this month to extend it, the trade financing or loan guarantees that helped facilitate $37.4 billion in U.S. exports in 2013 will cease to be available. The 200,000 American jobs that the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, August 19 2014
Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, recently attended the 2014 White House Forum on Economic Development earlier this month in his role as chairman of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The forum convened the country’s economic development leaders to discuss economic development priorities and provide feedback to the Obama ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Thursday, August 14 2014
Building on its long-term support of education, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual New Teachers Luncheon Aug. 14 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. More than 450 new RISD teachers were welcomed by Kay Waggoner, RISD superintendent, while The Honorable Tonya Parker, presiding judge of the 116th Civil District Court in Dallas County, served as the luncheon’s keynote ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Political
Monday, August 11 2014
Business owners, meet business coach Ron Barker. Ron is the owner of Focal Point Business Coaching and is a relatively new Chamber member. He also is proof that getting involved at the Chamber pays off. Ron was only a member about three months before earning the title Ambassador of the Month from the Chamber in June. “Being selected ambassador of the month is a real honor and provides an ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
Becoming the title sponsor of the Chamber Golf Cassic has its perks – like having the whole event named after your business. A title sponsorship for the Chamber's longest running event is an effective way to get your company's name and products out to hundreds of potential customers while supporting both the Chamber and the Richardson community. For example, see ' [Your Company] ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
If there’s one word to describe BOLT Motorsports, Inc., it is passion for automotive performance. Every vehicle BOLT Motorsports sells and every performance enhancement BOLT Motorsports installs ignites the passion its customers have for their dream cars. BOLT Motorsports is a Performance Sports and Import Luxury Automobile Dealership focused on exotic sports cars and luxury import ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
This time of year typically brings out two kinds of shoppers – those who love back to school shopping and those who loathe it. No matter which one you are, you will benefit by using the Local Proud search engine to shop local this year. Local Proud is a local search engine designed to help consumers find local businesses owned and operated by local people. It also provides information to ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
Linda Hem Law Office of Linda Hem, P.C Peov Linda Hem created her practice after her experience as lead attorney with a local law firm, representing various clients in and around the North Texas region. Ms. Hem has grown her firm based on professionalism and building relationships with her clients. She attended the University of Dallas as a Partners in Excellence Scholar and earned a Bachelor of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, August 11 2014
RCC members are eligible to receive a 25 percent discount on export training provided by the North Texas District Export Council (NTDEC), thanks to a special agreement between the Chamber and NTDEC. International trade (importing and exporting) is a complex business, and this type of specialized training helps companies reduce their risk while increasing their competitive advantage. Your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Community
Monday, August 11 2014
To support Dallas-Fort Worth families in need, local Richardson employer Yahoo! is providing free school supplies at its Richardson campus on Saturday, Aug. 23. This event, called Yahoo! For Good, will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supplies include (but are not limited to) backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks and more. Supplies will be distributed to the first 800 families on a first come, first served ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
If you are a Chamber member, and you don’t currently advertise your business in the Dallas Morning News , we have a special program that could benefit you. Our new partnership with the Morning News will provide a select group of businesses the opportunity to participate in newspaper advertising. The objective is to enable you to advertise your business along with other Chamber members . ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, August 11 2014
Demand for technology professionals in the DFW market is extremely high. To help you find the right people to fill your open IT positions, the Metroplex Technology Business Council and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce are offering your company the opportunity to meet hundreds of technology professionals at our North Texas Technology Hiring Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The event will be held at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
US Health Advisors – May Ross 2695 Villa Creek Dr., Suite 207 Dallas, Texas 75234 (214) 557-5414 The mission of US Health Advisors is to protect its customers from financial hardship due to unforeseen illness or injury. Simply stated, they provide peace of mind in keeping the promise of financial protection afforded by their insurance coverages. US Health Advisors is committed to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Community
Monday, July 14 2014
The newly renovated Canyon Creek Country Club will be the perfect venue for this year’s Richardson Golf Thursday, Oct. 7. Canyon Creek’s 18-hole golf course is one of the best-kept secrets in North Dallas. Hidden from any street’s view, it provides a secluded, distraction-free atmosphere for you to network with potential customers, suppliers and employees. Renovations inside the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, July 14 2014
Your membership benefits are about to get even better, thanks to a new mobile app now available through the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. My Chamber App is a location-based marketing application that helps you drive more traffic to your business, while staying connected to the Chamber and other members. It is the only mobile app for chambers of commerce that works with iPhones, iPads, Androids ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
Meat Maniac--purveyor of tasty meats and the unusual Meat lovers rejoice! A new and unique retailer has come to Richardson to help you get your bacon (or jerky or wild game) fix. Meat Maniac is the name, and, judging from its unusual selection of products, this place will resonate with meat enthusiasts. “We celebrate bacon and all sorts of tasty meats,” said Torrey Morgan, company ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
Local ice cream shop featured in AAA magazine In honor of National Ice Cream Month, local ice cream shop Sweet Firefly was featured in the July issue of Texas Journey , a magazine for AAA members. Of the eight shops featured statewide, Sweet Firefly was the only Richardson establishment, and its salted caramel ice cream was selected as the magazine’s cover photo. Chamber members ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
Ticket sales pay for teachers' meals, donations sought for door prizes Public education is important to Richardson. That message will be impressed on teachers new to the Richardson Independent School District at the 56 th annual New Teachers Luncheon, Wednesday, August 13. The keynote speaker for this event is Judge Tonya Parker, presiding judge of the 116 th Civil District Court in Dallas ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
Yanni's Greek Café 280 FM 544, Ste #108 Murphy, TX 75094 972-424-9494 The owners of Yanni’s Greek Café strongly believe a Mediterranean lifestyle is one that leads to a longer, healthier and happier life. The restaurant features traditional Greek cuisine. Leg of lamb, beef, chicken & gyro are presented in a variety of dishes, from the Greek-style sandwich wrap to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
If business is booming and you just can’t get away for a vacation this summer, don’t forget about all the great things to do here in your own city. Richardson is an oasis of activity. Here are 10 ways to enjoy Richardson this summer. International tour of restaurants Richardson is known for its cultural diversity. Its restaurants are just as diverse. No time to get away this summer? No ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, July 14 2014
Volunteers are a huge part of what makes the Richardson Chamber a successful organization. We know it looks like the events we host magically go off without a hitch, and there’s a reason for that. We have volunteers behind the scenes making it all happen. Golf Committee Have you ever attended our annual RCC Golf Classic? Our Golf Committee organizes, promotes and administers this big event. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
The Tech Titans gala is just a month a month away. Will you be present to experience the excitement as this year’s winners are crowned the best of the best in North Texas technology? Will you be live to witness the teachers and students selected to receive scholarship money from the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC)? You don’t want to miss this technology event of the year ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
The Richardson Chamber is a reputable organization in our community, so it comes as no surprise that every once in a while, someone uses our name when they aren’t affiliated with us. If you ever have a doubt about someone trying to earn your business, or if our name comes up on something that seems too good to be true, don’t hesitate to call our office at (972) 792-2800 and ask us ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, July 14 2014
Adolfson & Peterson Construction is a U.S.-based, privately held firm that is consistently ranked among the top 50 construction managers and general contractors in the nation. Founded in 1946, the company has built longstanding commitments to the regions in which it operates and is known nationally for its innovative and collaborative approaches within the building industry. Adolfson & ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
Kory Aoyama Regional Sales Director – Mid Markets for the North Texas Region Kory Aoyama joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) in 1989 and is currently serving as the regional sales director – mid markets for the north Texas region. As the regional sales director, Aoyama is responsible for directing new sales activities through his staff, consultants and brokers for the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, June 17 2014
Oncor is a regulated electric transmission and distribution service provider that serves 3.2 million homes and businesses across the state to about 10 million Texans. Using cutting edge technology, more than 3,000 employees work to safely maintain reliable electric delivery service with the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas. That system is made up of about 119,000 miles of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
The lazy days of summer are upon us. That means finding ways to get people out of the parks and the pools and into your business for a little retail therapy. Here are 10 tips to help you drive more traffic to your business during these lazy summer months. Create free events Consumers love free events, especially if you offer free food or a free gift. If you own a clothing boutique, think about ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
The Richardson Chamber Nominating Committee chaired by Chris Luna, 2013 chairman of the board, is accepting nominations to the board of directors for terms beginning January 1, 2015. 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 seven times per year and actively participate in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber
Monday, June 16 2014
Help welcome new RISD teachers The Richardson Chamber seeks your help to welcome teachers who are new to the Richardson Independent School District for the upcoming school year. This 56-year tradition in Richardson is our way of showing support for local education. This year’s New Teacher Luncheon will be Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
The Richardson Chamber is dedicated to acting as a voice to further the legislative goals of our membership. By working within the public policy process, we aim to produce pro-business results by holding legislators accountable. This could not happen without the hard work and commitment of our Public Policy Committee and the dedicated tri-chairs, Eron Linn, DART; Scott Jessen, Citadel Partners; ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political
Monday, June 16 2014
Jenny Mizutowicz married her soulmate Cameron Poth in April. The couple honeymooned in Peru. Jenny manages our HR Committee and does marketing & research (as well as social media) for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. What should you call her now? Her Polish heritage wins out. She’s still Jenny Mizutowicz. There’s just a Mrs. in front of it now. Molly Ulmer is a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, June 16 2014
If you haven’t attended one of our events or programs, you may not be getting the most of your Chamber membership. Chamber events and programs are designed to help you network with other members of the Chamber and Richardson community. They also provide opportunities for professional growth, but that can only happen when you attend. We believe so strongly in the power of our programs, that ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
Angela Lopez started her banking career in June 2001 with Compass Bank and worked with them for 4 ½ years. In 2005, she began working for Colonial Bank, which was bought by BB&T in 2009. She has nearly nine years of management experience and nearly six years of lending experience. She had a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a finance concentration from the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, June 16 2014
Richardson officials greet Thailand ambassador Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka, Mayor Pro Tem Bob Townsend and Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, recently attended the first Thai Culture & Food Festival at the Thai Temple in North Dallas. They served as official VIPs. The trio welcomed to the United States the ambassador of the kingdom of Thailand, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
Networking is probably the most effective and least expensive marketing method you can use to build your business or practice. Unfortunately, many professionals are not comfortable in a networking environment. They either don’t know what to say, don’t like approaching strangers, or are introverts who don’t feel comfortable talking to people in general. We have compiled some tips ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
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 ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, June 16 2014
Congratulations to Leadership Richardson Class XXIX on their graduation from the program in May. This year’s graduation was extra momentous, because the program graduated its 1,000th student. This is a powerful testament to the success and longevity of the Leadership Richardson program. Please join us in congratulating this year’s class of graduates: Robbie Baty Cushman & Wakefield ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
Texas Republic Bank 690 W. Campbell Road Suite #100 Richardson, TX 75080 972-685-2040 Texas Republic Bank is a friendly, professional bank committed to providing the best banking experience possible. The bank calls it “banking like it oughta be.” As a true community bank headquartered in the fastest growing city in the U.S., Texas Republic offers a full complement of products and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
Stage 3 water restrictions remain through summer The Texoma pipeline extension project responsible for the construction of 46 miles of pipeline from Lake Texoma to the Wylie Water Treatment Plant is complete. The pipeline extension will enable the North Texas Municipal Water District to transport water from Lake Texoma to the Dallas metroplex, increasing the local water supply. The North Texas ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
The Chamber is hiring a field service representative to be part of our member services department. We are seeking entry-level candidates desiring a full-time opportunity to start their sales career. Exceptional presentation, closing, communication and customer service skills are essential for success. The perfect fit is an outgoing, confident, entry-level and driven individual. In this ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, June 16 2014
by John Jacobs, EVP of economic development Through the first third of the year, Richardson expansion and relocation projects doubled the average four-month output of new or retained jobs and commercial real estate occupancy for the previous five years. We had two big projects that pushed jobs and square foot occupancy to double those five-year averages. They were State Farm's February ...read more
Monday, June 16 2014
Every year, the Richardson Chamber undergoes a financial audit to ensure the fiscal stability and financial responsibility of our organization. This year, the MB Group 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. The MB Group issued the following ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Thursday, May 22 2014
Chamber President Bill Sproull spoke at the World Investment Conference in his role as chairman of the International Economic Development Council. Bill spoke on the challenges and opportunities facing investment promotion agencies in working within their own governments to bring business investment into their regions, and how the site selection process has changed the role of investment ...read more
Wednesday, May 21 2014
The Richardson City Council has recently approved a rezoning request for the location of the old Continental Inn. The hope is that the site will be a 'Restaurant Park', which will be a destination place to fit in with the culture. The rest of the Spring Valley rehab will start next fall. Several new restaurants will be calling Richardson home in the coming months. Take a look at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 20 2014
Richardson’s CityLine development was named the year’s top mixed-use development deal at the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals awards recently. CityLine is southeast of the President George Bush Turnpike and US 75 and will be anchored by State Farm and Raytheon. At full build-out, the CityLine project will contain about 6 million square feet of office space, two ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 20 2014
Courtesy Nissan gives back In the past three years, Courtesy Nissan has given $21,595.00 to the community and to the Chamber. Recently, they held a member appreciation event and ceremony to celebrate that support. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tiff’s Treats spreads kindness ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 20 2014
May was a busy travel month for Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. He made a three-country economic development trip to Germany, France and Sweden. The trip included a visit to the CeBIT Conference in Hannover, Germany. This five-day event is one of the largest computer and telecommunications ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, May 20 2014
The Richardson Chamber is coordinating a nine-day trip to Italy for members and the community in partnership with Collette Tours. The trip will run from Nov. 8 – 16 and will include seven touring days in Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan. The cost is $3,249 per person for double occupancy or $3,599 per person for single occupancy. The cost includes: All transportation – air and ground ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 20 2014
The HR Group is a commercial and residential construction and roofing company based in Richardson. Established in 2003, The HR Group was founded on the philosophy of building a business around client relationships, quality production and dependability. The company strives to be the prime leader in the construction and development industry, while delivering the highest level of cost-efficient ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, May 20 2014
Mena’s Tex Mex 1851 N Greenville Ave. Richardson, Texas 75081 (972) 235-3600 With 25 years of experience in Tex Mex and Mexican food, the Mena’s family is inviting you to come and enjoy some of their delicious dishes chosen from the recipes they have gathered over the years. Because their chefs are passionate about their work, the restaurant creates dishes exclusively from the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, April 30 2014
J.J. Pearce High School senior, Emily Waddell, was selected for Richardson ISD’s Professional Internship Program (PIP) this spring and is finishing her internship at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. She says the experience has truly been valuable and will help her as she transitions into college and her future career. Emily has a great example to follow through her internship ...read more
Categories: Education, Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 30 2014
All voters who live in the Richardson Independent School District are encouraged to vote for RISD Board of Trustees Places 6 and 7, both of which are contested. Early voting began April 28 and will end May 6. Early voting locations within the RISD include, the Richardson Civic Center, Fretz Park Library, and Bethany Lutheran Church. On Saturday, May 10, voters may vote at their local precinct ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, April 23 2014
The success of the Chamber’s Local Proud program and the businesses who participate is no mystery. The program is led by experienced professionals with qualified backgrounds to assist retailers develop their marketing programs. Meet the professionals who can help elevate your business in the Richardson community without breaking your budget. Drew Snow Drew Snow is the Vice President of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, April 23 2014
The Chamber’s public policy committee heard testimony recently from representatives of the Richardson ISD regarding how the district plans to implement the state’s new graduations requirements defined by House Bill 5. When the 83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5 into law in 2013, high school graduation plans changed for all students who will be freshmen during the 2014-15 school ...read more
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Event: Dress for Success Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm Location: Industrial Warehouse 521 N. Interurban St. Richardson, 75081 LIMITED Parking and seating available. Carpool if possible! Women in Leadership’s next Women on the Go event is April 23 - a full fashion show featuring Richardson-based designer Paulette Martsolf of Allie-Coosh. The show will give women an ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, April 22 2014
The new Methodist Richardson Medical Center opened April 14 on President George Bush Highway at Renner Road in Richardson. This spectacular 125-bed hospital features a dedicated Women’s Pavilion, well-appointed Labor and Delivery suites, a level III NICU , a high-risk breast surveillance clinic and robotic surgery. The new facility also is technology advanced. It has eight fully ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, April 22 2014
The Chamber’s sister organization, the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), is accepting nominations for the 2014 Tech Titans awards. These awards recognize innovation in technology in North Texas. They acknowledge large companies, small companies, executives, individual employees, investment catalysts, students and teachers who have made huge strides in technology, as well as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Raytheon Company recently announced plans to move its operations in the city of Garland to a new state-of-the-art office complex to be built east of the CityLine development in Richardson. Raytheon will occupy 489,000 square feet in three buildings located near the intersection of President George Bush Turnpike and between Plano and Wyndham roads. Plans are to begin the move in the fourth quarter ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, April 22 2014
The Richardson Chamber hosted its 57th Annual Meeting on Monday, April 7. The event featured Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, who discussed changes in the industry and similarities with other businesses in North Texas. As part of the event, Dr. Clayton Oliphint, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church Richardson, was recognized as the 2013 Citizen of the Year. The Chamber also recognized ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, April 22 2014
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) has been recognized as the second most productive economic development agency on the Dallas Business Journal's list of largest economic agencies in Dallas/Fort Worth. The list is based on the value of deals completed in 2013. According to the list, REDP executed 36 deals in 2013 with a total value of $558.86 million. The Richardson ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Applications due June 15. Leadership Richardson is accepting applications for its 30 th anniversary class, which will begin in September and go through May 2015. Candidates must live and/or work in Richardson or the Richardson ISD boundaries. Candidates who do not meet this requirement, but who are significantly involved in the Richardson community, should contact Pam Krause . Leadership ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Summer camp is one of the most effective ways to help students discover new interests and strengthen current ones. This summer, the Richardson Chamber is encouraging members to expose the children in their lives to at least one opportunity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). It may spark a passion they didn’t realize they had and could actually have a ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, recently received a certificate of achievement from the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service division. The award recognized Mike’s efforts to help the U.S. Commercial Service team and the North Texas District Export Council educate local businesses about export opportunities. U.S. & Foreign ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, April 22 2014
The needs of young professionals are different from others in the workforce. Today’s young professionals have a strong sense of purpose. They want to know that what they are doing makes a difference. They want camaraderie.The Chamber’s Richardson Young Professionals ( RYP) group offers all of that and more. RYP is a network for young-minded professionals in the Richardson community. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Are you getting the most of your Chamber membership? At the Richardson Chamber, we constantly strive to provide greater value to our members. Some that depends on you. If you are paying your annual membership dues, but not attending events and programs or getting involved in a committee, you may are missing out on some truly valuable membership benefits. Check out these eight tips for getting ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Congratulations to our March Referral Madness winner Donna Illig of Al’s Fair and Square. She received a $100 Amazon gift card from the Chamber for leaving the most reviews of other Chamber members on social media sites. Pictured: Donna with RCC Communications Director Amy Alexander The Chamber developed the March Referral Madness campaign to encourage our members to review each other on ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber
Tuesday, April 22 2014
If you would like to travel to Italy with other North Texans at a special rate, the Chamber has an offering which might interest you. The trip will be Sat. Nov. 8 through Sun. Nov. 16. Learn more at one of our low-pressure information sessions at the Richardson Chamber office, 411 Belle Grove Drive. Italy presentation dates: Thursday, April 24 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am Tuesday, April 29 | 11 am - 1 pm ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Allie-Coosh is a fashion line and Dallas boutique selling original fashions by designer Paulette Martsolf. Paulette studied in Toronto and Paris and honed her skills in the industry before launching her own line. She travels to New York, Los Angeles, Paris or wherever fashion trends are made to explore fabrics and accessories and to obtain design inspiration. Each collection is created in the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Charlie Chen Chairman/CEO DFW Technology Charlie (Wen-Tsann) Chen was born and raised in Taiwan where he finished his undergraduate degree in Atmospheric Science at National Taiwan University. In 1980 he journeyed to the USA to pursue his further study and completed his Master’s and continued as a PhD candidate in Atmospheric Science. Realizing the PC revolution in 1983, he changed his major ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, March 17 2014
Representatives of the Richardson Economic Development partnership recently attended the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Gaming Expo in Austin to generate awareness of Richardson as a gaming hub. North Texas has a prevalence of gaming companies, including Richardson-based Nerve Software and id Software – the creator of Doom, Quake, Rage and Wolfenstein 3D. The University of Texas at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Monday, March 17 2014
The volunteer efforts of our members both past and present have made the Richardson Chamber of Commerce one of the largest and most active chambers of commerce in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. When business professionals lend their time and expertise to lead the Chamber, it enables us to offer enhanced programs and more opportunities for you to grow professionally. Getting actively involved in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, March 17 2014
Networking and professional development opportunities with the Women in Leadership (WIL) group come in all shapes and sizes and varying times of the day. The next scheduled evening event – part of the Women on the Go series - is a full fashion show on April 23 featuring Richardson-based designer Paulette Martsolf of Allie-Coosh.Women on the Go is an after-hours networking series designed to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, March 17 2014
John L. Mottram CPA, LLC is a growing Dallas CPA firm which emphasizes personalized service in accounting, audit, tax, technology and management services. Their reputation as a quality, local firm serving domestic and inbound international clients of varying sizes in diverse industries is earned through prompt, responsive service and quality work. The firm and its professional staff offer the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, March 17 2014
The Richardson Young Professionals (RYP) are co-hosting an area-wide happy hour with the Young Professionals of Plano on Thursday, March 27 for anyone 40 years old and younger. The event will offer an evening of new contacts, conversation, appetizers and happy hour specials. A cocktail ambassador from Porton Pisco will be on hand to advise about drink selection. The happy hour will run from 5:30 ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, March 17 2014
IntegraCare Home Health 1100 Business Parkway, Ste 100 Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 231-6285 IntegraCare is a visionary home health, hospice and community services agency serving communities throughout Texas. IntegraCare works tirelessly to provide quality care and deliver on the promise of what in-home health care should be. Patients and their families immediately notice that IntegraCare ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, March 17 2014
Local Proud receives excellence award Local Proud, the company that helps Chamber members promote their businesses, was recognized recently by the US Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC) for enhancing the commitment and contribution of small businesses through services to their customers and community. According to the USIEC, small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer-driven ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, March 17 2014
Staff members of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) presented an overview of their group achievements in 2013 and goals for 2014 at the City Council’s work session. They highlighted the record number 11,278 new, announced or retained jobs (not including State Farm) and the real estate impact on Richardson from projects like State Farm, Associa, Extend Health, Alamo ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, March 17 2014
Amanda Rockow joined The University of Texas at Dallas in October 2006 as the university’s Vice President for Public Affairs. In her position, Amanda serves as the chief government and community relations officer for the University. She also interacts with elected and community officials to maintain awareness regarding legislative proposals, requests and issues that may affect University ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, March 17 2014
Richard Wright is no stranger to networking. As the marketing director for Tavern on Main Street Bar and Grill, his job is to bring in customers, help brand the tavern and book parties and other engagements in the tavern’s private upstairs room. Being a Chamber Ambassador helps his business while helping the Chamber. “I like the additional contacts I meet as an Ambassador. It helps me ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, March 17 2014
Do you know what your customers are saying about you online? The web has become a popular platform for people to review their experiences at local businesses such as restaurants and retailers. Websites and mobile apps such as Yelp , Foursquare and Google Places allow users to rate restaurants and post public reviews about the experience they had. These reviews can be an effective form of free ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber
Friday, February 21 2014
A positive online review is one of the most valuable tokens of thanks a small business can receive. With the increasing popularity of online review sites, customers are relying more and more on what other people say about establishments before they decide if they themselves will visit them. An online review can make or break a small business. We at the Richardson Chamber encourage our members to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Friday, February 21 2014
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 is ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Friday, February 21 2014
Aboca's Italian Grill has served the Richardson area for more than 20 years with great Italian food for both lunch and dinner. The menu includes a full selection of appetizers, salads, pasta and oven-baked dishes, chicken, veal, seafood, sandwiches, pizza and desserts. Need a place to feed the masses? The restaurant recently renovated and added a new event room for parties up to 100 people. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Friday, February 21 2014
Katie Patterson is the executive director of the Richardson Adult Literacy Center (RALC), a nonprofit organization that provides free English as a Second Language instruction to adults who live or work in the Richardson/RISD area. Under her two-year tenure, the RALC has increased the number of adult students it serves from 130 to more than 600. In addition to her work at RALC, Katie also directs ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber
Friday, February 21 2014
Southern Journeys, Inc., is an award-winning travel company offering great vacations at wholesale prices. Their primary focus is providing affordable family vacations to popular destinations all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Southern Journey and its affiliates have been in various aspects of the travel business since 1968. Their vacation and travel experiences have enabled them ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Thursday, February 20 2014
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse 1251 W. Campbell Road, Suite 240 Richardson, TX 75080 972.664.9494 Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse in Richardson is a Texas barbecue legend. They serve up century-old barbecue recipes like their homemade barbecue sauce and famous onion rings. Also on the menu you’ll find: pulled pork, pulled chicken, turkey, ham, sausage, jalapeno sausage, chopped beef, sliced ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, February 20 2014
Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka delivered the annual State of the City Address Jan. 29 at the Alamo Drafthouse. Mayor Maczka's remarks focused on the City Council's goals and the city's major accomplishments during 2013. Some of the accomplishments highlighted by the mayor included: A charter change for representative government with the direct election of the mayor An upsurge in ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Political
Thursday, February 20 2014
Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Chamber Annual Meeting slated for Monday, April 7. The Annual Meeting is one of the Chamber’s most prominent events. The high-profile luncheon attracts prominent business and civic leaders, government officials and Chamber members. This year’s theme is ‘Connections can help you ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, February 20 2014
The Richardson Chamber supports efforts to give the kids in our community the best opportunities, especially in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Chamber has compiled a list of STEM-focused summer camps already accepting registrations for 2014, and we have created a special page on our website to help these important camps get noticed. So far, offerings include camps in the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community
Thursday, February 20 2014
NETWORK of Community Ministries book drive needs your book donations The Richardson-Plano Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi will be hosting a children’s book drive to benefit the NETWORK of Community Ministries. The goal is to provide one book for every child seen at NETWORK, thus improving literacy among Richardson children. If you can help, please bring several new or like new children’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, January 27 2014
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, has triggered many questions for small business owners about how the law will affect them. To help our members navigate the complexities of the ACA, the Chamber has a page on its website with resources for small businesses, large businesses, sole proprietors and the self-employed. You also will find a list of Chamber members with the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Monday, January 27 2014
John Carona, CEO, president and chairman of Associa, the largest homeowner association management company in the United States, spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Chamber’s Growth and Mobility luncheon Jan. 15. Associa oversees about 9,000 homeowner associations in 31 states, Mexico and Canada. Located in Dallas, Associa recently leased 62,500 square feet of space at 1225 Alma in Richardson. ...read more
Monday, January 27 2014
The Richardson Chamber has new staff members to continue providing excellent service to our valued members. Sylvia Palmer is the new member services manager. She is managing the engagement call process – reaching out to all chamber members to be certain we are delivering tangible value and great service. Sylvia also will be working with the Ambassadors Club and Richardson Young ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, January 27 2014
Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka will deliver the annual State of the City Address at 6 p.m., Jan. 29 at the Alamo Drafthouse . The event is free and open to the public. Mayor Maczka’s remarks will focus on the City Council’s goals and the city’s major accomplishments during 2013. Alama Drafthouse is located at 100 S. Central Expressway, #14, in Richardson. Citizens are encouraged ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political
Monday, January 27 2014
Networking with other Chamber members is one of the most effective ways to grow your business. In 2013, EarlyNet generated nearly 1,300 referrals for Chamber members. Loveable Smiles alone received 99 of these referrals. “I truly believe that the outreach to us from the Chamber and its members has been instrumental to our success as a business,” said Cindy Korenman of Loveable Smiles. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, January 27 2014
The Richardson Fire Department will receive its official Class 1 ISO rating March 1. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) is a leading supplier of statistical, underwriting and actuarial information for the property/casualty insurance industry. The ISO rating is used to measure the quality and effectiveness of fire protection in a community. Additionally, it allows residential and commercial ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, January 27 2014
Alamo Drafthouse comes to the rescue during recent ice storm Alamo Drafthouse is being hailed as a neighborhood hero after opening its doors free during the December ice storm. Alamo provided free heat, free power outlets and wifi, free coffee, free soup and free family movies for several days while the Metroplex was shut down. Owner Bill DiGaetano got the word out on Facebook: “Alamo ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber
Monday, January 27 2014
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse in Richardson is a Texas barbecue legend. They serve up century-old barbecue recipes like their homemade barbecue sauce and famous onion rings. Also on the menu you’ll find: pulled pork, pulled chicken, turkey, ham, sausage, jalapeno sausage, chopped beef, sliced beef and pork ribs. Order them alone, on sandwiches as plated dinners or as even family size ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
Monday, January 27 2014
As a start-up company owner in the mid-1990s, focused on the emerging Internet, Joe has experienced the Internet explosion (and bubble) from the beginning. He is in high demand as a speaker and advisor on business solutions and making the web really work for you. At Einstein’s Eyes, he has developed web expertise that has led to speaking engagements including SBDC, IEEE, Chambers of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, January 27 2014
Over 1 million members choose Anytime Fitness because it's convenient, affordable, and fun. With 24/7 access to thousands of clubs around the globe, members can workout on their terms. Fitness has never been so easy. Anytime Fitness fits busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles. Workout when it’s best for you—day or night! Clubs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, December 17 2013
Repertory Company Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre serving the Richardson/North Dallas area for 27 years. Each season the theatre presents Broadway musicals, classic plays and special presentations performed by its acclaimed REP Company of actors (54 talented performers from the metroplex). Its School of Musical Theatre has year round workshops and classes for ages 6-18. REP Theatre ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, December 17 2013
When people ask me about my involvement with the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, I tell them how proud I am to be part of an organization that cares so much about the well-being of its members, its community and the local business environment. I am convinced we have the hardest working, most dedicated staff and volunteers of any Chamber out there. They work tirelessly to make our Chamber the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Monday, December 16 2013
The leadership provided by the board of directors is part of what makes the Richardson Chamber so strong. During a typical three-year term, the board members spend countless volunteer hours ensuring that The Chamber maintains financial stability and stays true to the mission. This month, four valued members will complete their tenure on the board, as defined by Chamber bylaws. Please join us in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Monday, December 16 2013
At its December meeting, the Richardson City Council approved ZF 13-13, a zoning change request regarding the 58.5-acre Palisades area of Richardson. Palisades is west of Central Expressway and bound by Palisades Parkway, North Collins Boulevard and Palisades Creek Drive. Zoning was changed from local retail/technical office to planned development of a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, December 16 2013
If you still have marketing dollars you have to spend this year or risk losing next year, make an investment in your brand. Chamber members are claiming sponsorships for 2014 now. Choose something from our list of available sponsorships or let us create custom solutions that fit your marketing needs. Sponsorships come in all shapes and sizes. Pick up something as small as a hold sponsorship at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Monday, December 16 2013
The Mayor’s Office of International Business Development partnered with a delegation from Marseilles, France to host a reception recently at the Eisemann Center. “A Taste of Provence” featured food and wine from the south of France and allowed local officials and business leaders to learn about many of the technology companies around Marseilles. The Provence Promotion ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, December 16 2013
Richardson has a long history with technology, even spawning the Telecom Corridor. In the 90s, the interest in technology spurned a committee that eventually was rebranded as a tech association that encompasses all of North Texas. The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), housed out of the Chamber offices, is the largest technology trade association in Texas, representing a quarter ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, December 16 2013
The Richardson Chamber will be co-hosting a Republican candidate forum for Texas House District 102 with the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Prestonwood Country Club. All four Republican candidates have been invited to the forum, which is open to the public. The candidates include: State Representative Stefani Carter (incumbent), Adryana Boyne , Linda Koop and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political
Monday, December 16 2013
One of the challenges for business owners is finding a way to be discovered by consumers without spending a fortune on advertising. Local Proud could be your answer. Local Proud is a search engine just for Richardson-owned businesses. All of them are located in Richardson, and all of them are Chamber members or sponsors. Unlike the larger search engines, your business won’t get lost in a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, December 16 2013
Have you been following our Elf on the Shelf, Rich, as he makes his way through Richardson? Use our website (under Events, click photos) and our Facebook page to see photos of our elf’s journeys, as well as our many Chamber events. Photos of our December Signature Lunch and the December Women in Leadership event are already online, as well as most of the ribbon cuttings we’ve done ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, November 19 2013
Rio de Janeiro looking to partner with Richardson Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, recently traveled to Brazil for a conference. While there, Skelton was invited to meet with Eliseu Kessler, city alderman of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Kessler arranged meetings with high-level executives of RioSoft, the software industry association of southern Brazil, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, November 19 2013
Katie Patterson honored with Altrusa award Congratulations to Chamber board member Katie Patterson for being honored as an Oustanding Woman of Today by the local Altrusa chapter. Patterson is director of the Richardson Adult Literacy Center. Outstanding Women of Today is a distinguished honor for professional accomplishments. Women are nominated for exemplifying determination and innovation, and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, November 19 2013
The Chamber has been encouraging Richardson residents to keep their money and other support local this holiday season. For our members, we want to go a step further and encourage you to support each other. One of the greatest benefits of Chamber membership is the network you create for yourself and for your business. Use this holiday season to expand your network by shopping at, eating at or using ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, November 19 2013
Proposition 6 passed on election day with 73 percent approval in the state and 80 percent in Dallas and Collin counties. The legislation appropriates $2 billion from Texas' Rainy Day Fund toward a State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT). SWIFT will finance water infrastructure projects undertaken by water improvement districts around the state. Both local and large-scale water ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, November 19 2013
Canyon Creek Learning Center and Daycare 2800 Custer Pkwy Richardson , TX 75080 (972) 231-4753 Canyon Creek Learning Center and Daycare is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children who enroll in their program. They provide a fun education centered on the total development of the child. They recognize each child as loved and created by God, unique in talents and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, November 05 2013
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP), Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Richardson Rotary Clubs today honored seven outstanding Richardson-area businesses and organizations for their contributions to the economic vitality of the City of Richardson. View the photos on our Facebook page . Visit our YouTube channel to see videos prepared by the City of Richardson CITV ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, October 23 2013
More than 140 golfers gathered at Sherrill Park Golf Course in Richardson for the Chamber’s annual golf classic. The event, combined with the weather, provided the perfect opportunity for golfers to kick back, have some fun and network with fellow members, clients and potential customers. Golfers were treated to food, door prizes and contests as they made their way through the 18-hole ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 22 2013
As we enter the holiday season, it is a good time to reflect on the need to support your friends and neighbors who provide goods and services through locally owned small businesses. That includes entertainment. When the family is in town for Thanksgiving, what will you do to entertain them? Luckily, there is one place to go for all these needs - www.localproud.com . Be sure to select Richardson. ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, October 22 2013
Atmos donates $5,000 to Leadership Richardson Congratulations to Jeanne Hooker, who retired from Atmos Energy Sept. 30. Jeanne was Chairman of the Chamber board of directors when the Chamber received its five-star accreditation and has been an active Chamber member. In honor of her retirement, Atmos Energy donated $5,000 to the Leadership Richardson Scholarship Fund. At her retirement party, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 22 2013
Owens Spring Creek Farm to shut down permanently in November The Owens Spring Creek Farm on Lookout Road in Richardson will be closing for good in November. The sausage plant has already ceased operations, resulting in the loss of about 100 jobs. The Richardson Chambers joins the many citizens who are lamenting the loss of this great landmark in our city. “This is the passing of an era of a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, October 22 2013
If you are a restaurant owner or employee, how would it make you feel to have customer come in and order from the menu using their smartphone or tablet provided by your restaurant? Would you be open to your servers wearing devices that will detect what customers are ordering and automatically put the order into your computer? Some of these trends are coming to restaurants service by 2020, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, October 22 2013
EarlyNet, the Chamber’s weekly early morning networking/referral group is now featuring guest speakers the third week of every month. Speakers will share their expertise on topics relevant to small businesses and the Richardson business community. EarlyNet is adding these speakers to provide even more value to one our most popular networking events. EarlyNet meets every Wednesday morning ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, October 22 2013
Promote your business during the holidays on the Chamber's "Holiday Gift-Giving" board on Pinterest, a site where users publicly share, browse and collect photos of items or projects they love. The Chamber is hosting a holiday shopping board, where Chamber members can advertise by pinning pictures. The Chamber Pinterest page will then be promoted to Richardson residents through ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 22 2013
The Line Sports Bar 940 E. Belt line Road Suite 154 Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 231-8419 Enjoy gourmet pizza with homemade sauce and dough made fresh daily, live music on Saturday nights and only the best drink selections. The Line has happy hour every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring friends and watch a game on the 150" big screen, while enjoying traditional recipes, fantastic sandwiches, ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, October 21 2013
Kathy's Choice Catering and Tea Room is one of Dallas’s premier caterers, earning a reputation for exceptional foods, creativity, presentation and customer service. Kathy’s Choice provides full-service catering and party planning for corporate events, weddings, in-home social gatherings and in-office breakfasts and luncheons. Kathy’s also has a tea room open to the public for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Economic
Monday, October 21 2013
If you could only choose one word to describe Diana Gell, it would have to be passion. She has a passion for life, a passion for people, a passion for Pomeranians and a passion for business – both hers and yours. Her passion is what makes her such an effective Ambassador for the Chamber. “I chose to be an ambassador because I truly enjoy meeting companies who have chosen to be a part ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber, Community
Monday, October 21 2013
By guest blogger, Nico Martini Nico's company Hypeworthy is a member of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Contact Nico [nico.martini@hypeworthy.net] for help marketing your small business via social media The rules of marketing have changed. You’re no longer allowed to tell your customer what to buy. With the advent of the Internet, the newest form of currency in the world of the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, October 21 2013
Richardson’s Telecom Corridor has long been known as the home of many top tech companies, and recently the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) earned international recognition for that legacy and its worldwide reach. The Telecom Corridor recently became only the eighth area in the country to receive membership in the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Monday, September 23 2013
Nothing is more powerful than a group of women who have a mission and a desire to accomplish that mission. Perhaps nobody knows this better than Susan Kassen, Courtenay Tanner and Elizabeth Hart, tri-chairs of the Richardson Chamber’s Women in Leadership (WIL) committee. “Women make things happen, particularly powerful women,” said Kassen, a realtor with Ebby Halliday. Women in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 17 2013
Sandra has been with Restland Funeral Home for 7 years and is the Director of Community Relations. She attended Central Michigan University and the University of Texas at Dallas. Sandra has been a resident of Richardson since 1982. She is an active member of Richardson Chamber of Commerce and was selected as the 2009 Volunteer of the Year. She is on the boards of many community organizations that ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber
Monday, September 16 2013
Congratulations to the Chamber members who were newly elected or re-elected to serve on the Richardson Chamber board of directors. Their term will begin or resume in January 2014. Visit the board page for a full list of the current members. Elected Board – newly elected Charlie Chen, DFW Technology Sandra Moudy, Restland Memorial Park & Funeral Home Amanda Rockow, UT Dallas Elected Board ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Monday, September 16 2013
Leadership Richardson begins another year of preparing future community leaders Leadership Richardson is pleased to announce its class XXlX for the 2013-2014 program year.These class members have successfully completed orientation and are ready to begin learning about the needs of the Richardson community and how they can best serve those needs. Leadership Richardson would like to thank Richland ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community
Monday, September 16 2013
Player spots for the golf outing Oct. 4 at Sherrill Park golf course are nearly sold out, but there’s more fun to be had for non-golfers too. The Chamber relies highly on volunteers to help check in golfers, man various holes on the course and handle many other details that make this event fun for everyone. Best of all, when you volunteer, you still have access to the same people who are ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber
Monday, September 16 2013
Michelle’s Homestyle Cooking was founded in 2004. It is a family owned and operated specialty restaurant, providing good ole comfort and soul food. The Richardson location is in the shopping strip mall at the southwest corner of Beltline and Plano roads. It serves both breakfast and lunch and will eventually serve dinner, as well. Some local favorites include: smothered pork chops, sizzling ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, September 16 2013
The Richardson Chamber and Richardson Local Proud partner to promote and support Richardson retailers, restaurants and not-for-profits right here in Richardson. Local Proud adds significant value to Chamber benefits with its website and community search engine, while providing the best of both memberships for one easy price. “Local Proud helps small businesses by getting the word out about ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Chamber
Monday, September 16 2013
Each month we give you tips and advice on how to market your small business successfully via social media. We are switching it up a bit this month to show you examples of how members of our community are doing it right. The following are exceptional examples of Richardson Chamber members using social media well to market their businesses. Alamo Drafthouse Dallas – Ft. Worth Since Alamo ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, September 16 2013
Slate 2701 Custer Road Richardson, TX 75081 (214) 444-4294 At Slate , the purpose is simple - to help you create the perfect event for your guests, in every way. This venue provides a "clean slate" for you to build on, so you can create your own, unique experience. Slate is located in II Creeks Plaza. Pearl Cup Coffee 2701 Custer Parkway Suite 917 Richardson, TX 75080 Pearl Cup Coffee ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Chamber
Monday, September 16 2013
Aaron MacPhie graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting. He later earned his Certified Public Accounting (CPA) certificate and joined Bland, Garvey, Eads, Medlock + Deppe, P.C . with nearly a decade of experience in tax and accounting, including five years with big four accounting firms. Just this week, he's joined ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Monday, September 16 2013
This year’s Richardson Business Trade Show was a huge success, with more than 500 attendees and a sold-out group of 76 exhibitors. Special thanks to presenting sponsor BB&T Bank and all of our sponsors for helping make this trade show one of the very best the Chamber has ever had. The trade show helped small business owners bring more exposure to their brand and provided consumers the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Chamber
Tuesday, September 03 2013
How can your business support education in Richardson? Small businesses are making a difference by supporting education in Richardson. Dr. Douglas Crosby is on a mission to encourage fourth graders at Greenwood Hills Elementary to become strong readers and writers. Dr. Crosby supports an authors’ program and donates funding to have students' stories hard bound into a book. He then pays ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest