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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
Friday, February 14 2014
Investing in our future Provide opportunities for our students to get experience By Ken Hutchenrider President, Methodist Richardson Chair RCC Community Division As a business owner in our great community, it is imperative that I consistently look toward the future to determine human resources needs versus supply. This is my number one concern in order to remain a viable and successful business ...read more
Categories: Education
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
Monday, January 27 2014
The Chamber board of directors has consolidated some of the goals for 2014 to target the efforts of the organization. Efforts are targeted toward strengthening Richardson's business community at its core with jobs and space occupancy while expanding the membership to previously under-represented market segments. President Bill Sproull has a video discussing the various goals. • Finalize ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, January 27 2014
In a new program with the Ambassadors, members of the team may earn a navy blazer with a Richardson Chamber badge after a certain number of events and retention calls made. Ambassadors are the face of the Chamber and have a major presence at ribbon cuttings, insuring the success of the program. The Ambassador Committee consists of Richardson Chamber Member professionals who act as liaisons ...read more
Categories: Chamber
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
Monday, July 22 2013
Brad Lipton is vice president of Maverick Commercial Real Estate. His responsibilities include marketing and leasing of approximately 45 projects in DFW for more than 3,000,000 square feet in addition to representing several clients throughout DFW. He has more than eight years of experience in this field. Brad is also responsible for all marketing information, including creating more than thirty ...read more
Monday, July 22 2013
Nobody gets everything they want when state lawmakers meet in Austin every two years. But by the time the 83rd Texas Legislature wrapped up in May, most of the items on the Richardson Chamber of Commerce’s agenda had received the green light. To view a full wrap up of Chamber priorities, please view our print piece in PDF form. Many of this legislature’s accomplishments centered on ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Political
Monday, July 22 2013
Trade shows are one the most effective and affordable ways to market your business to both customers and suppliers. According to MerchantCircle.com, trade shows cost 38 percent less than sales calls, and 83 percent of trade show attendees have some type of buying power. Become a statistic by reserving your booth space now for the annual Richardson Business Trade Show at the Richardson Civic ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, July 22 2013
Children’s Choice Learning Center at the Shire 2121 Infocom Drive Richardson , TX 75082 (972) 516-0400 Children's Choice Learning Center at The Shire is a full-service center offering an array of programs that reflect the latest knowledge and best practice in the childcare field. The center serves infants and children up to 5-years-old and offers a low child-to-educator ration. Its ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Thursday, May 02 2013
The City of Richardson was ranked third overall in the Americas in its size category in fDiMagazine’s bi-annual “American Cities of the Future” list. The list evaluates cities for their attractiveness for inbound foreign direct investment (FDI). Richardson’s overall ranking in the “micro city” classification, population 100,000 or less, puts it behind only ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release