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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum for Texas Senate District 8 in Collin and Dallas counties Feb. 27. Senator Van Taylor's departure to run for Congress has left an open seat in the Texas Senate. Hear from candidates for SD 8 and their plans for our region at a moderated candidate forum. Candidates Angela Paxton (R), Brian Chaput (D) and Mark Phariss (D) will ...read more
Categories: Political
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
iDream 2018 brought together Richardson 7th-graders with local employers to learn about future career choices.Not only did 7th-graders learn about different careers, they also learned that the road to success is not necessarily a straight one. “I liked how some people wanted to be something else but ended up being another thing and still succeeded,” said one student.The program was an initiative ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Richardson has won the 2017 fDi strategy award recognizing City’s soft landing services for international businesses   fDi Magazine’s year-end fDi Strategy Awards recognize “best of the best” from year’s award submissions; Richardson has previously earned honors three times in magazine’s bi-annual “American Cities of the Future” Awards   On the heels of being honored earlier this year, for a ...read more
Categories: Economic
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker presented an impressive and in-depth State of the City at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 31. View the entire presentation or easy to read bullet points here. For a more business-targeted take on the presentation, read on. The City Council is working with DART on plans for a flyover for the Cotton Belt Line to go into CityLine. Originally there ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Learn from leading motivational speakers at Leadercast presented by First United Methodist Church and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Leadercast is the world's largest annual, one-day leadership event, with more than 100,000 attendees via simulcast at more than 700 locations across 20 countries. The program consists of inspirational speakers and their leadership-focused messages. It will ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Editor’s note: Amanda has worked in Richardson for the past 11 years. She is Vice President for Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas. Amanda and her husband Jeff have two small girls whose hands-down favorite family activity each year is the Wildflower Festival.  I am thrilled to serve as chairman of the Chamber’s 2018 board of directors. During the last 11 years, I have ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
What began as a one-man shop almost 70 years ago is now one of the largest award-winning engineering and architecture  companies in the Southwest. The Richardson-based, employee-owned firm has 15 offices across Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Chamber Silver member, Halff has been a member of the Richardson Chamber for about 40 years.   Through a smart, agile management strategy, ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Amazon has narrowed the field on potential cities for its headquarters, and Richardson is in a great position to capture that prize, said Richardson’s Mayor Paul Voelker. "We're one of few cities in the nation that have the right pieces in place to chase one of the world's largest mega-deals," Voelker said in a recent article from the Dallas Morning News. He recently presented his State of the ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
The chamber’s Health and Wellness Expo hosted 44 vendors at its annual fair focused on local companies on Friday, Jan. 12 at the Richardson Civic Center. The expo informs consumers about products and services available from our members, which encourage good health and fitness, increase mobility, address special needs care, and provide nutrition. More than 300 attendees attended the public and ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
The Chamber continues to focus on fostering local businesses and entrepreneurs, by introducing two new programs to connect local executives in tangible ways – the Peerspectives program, and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce (RCC) Executive Advisory Board program.  The PeerSpectives program was created by the Edward Lowe Foundation, and has been operating for more than 13 years across the U.S. It ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
RagingWire’s new Dallas TX1 Data Center has received “Design Team of the Year in the Datacenter Dynamics Awards, the most prestigious global award in the data center industry. TX1 was named a finalist in two categories for the Datacenter Dynamics Awards – “World’s Most Beautiful Data Center” and “Best Design Team.” The “Design Team of the Year” award recognized the architects, engineers, and ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
As the chamber leadership began working on priorities for 2018, they looked at the progress the chamber made during 2017 and how we continue to improve the business ecosystem in Richardson. A more in-depth annual report will be produced next quarter, but here is a snapshot based on 2017 goals fed from the 5-year strategic priorities. 1.     Promote business success & lead technology growth – ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Primary voting is important, especially in Texas where party lines are strong. This year, early voting for the primaries will begin Tuesday, Feb. 20, and continue through Friday, March 2. Primary elections will be Tuesday, March 6. Voter information is available on the chamber website. http://richardsonchamber.com/pages/voting-info If you would like to have a voter registration drive at your ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Officials with Methodist Richardson Medical Center (MRMC), members of the Richardson City Council and other local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking for an expansion at the MRMC Renner Road campus. The $85-million project will add close to 100,000 square feet to the hospital (two additional floors including 150 private patient rooms and a surgical operating room) and replace some surface ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Krishna Upadhyaya earned her blue Ambassador jacket for ambassador activities and was awarded in January. Krishna is the owner of the local PMI Star of Texas property management franchise. She has extensive experience in real estate in the Richardson area. She knows the schools for PISD & RISD and surrounding school districts. She has served on the PTA board for Otto Middle School and is ...read more
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Real Richardson.com highlights the ways in which a Richardson lifestyle is attractive to young professionals. Introduced in July 2016, the website is now more informative, interactive and mobile-friendly. It’s a valuable tool for young families, millennial workers and recent college grads, as it provides information on living, working and experiencing Richardson with job opportunities, housing ...read more
Sunday, December 10, 2017
A new hotel is being planned for US 75 and E Lookout Dr. The 150-room hotel will be a Four Points by Sheraton and six-stories tall. Berry Appleman Leiden or BAL Global, as it is known, is a San Francisco based law firm specializing in immigration. The firm has 18 offices, including ones in London, Shanghai, Dubai, Melbourne, Johannesburg and Geneva. BAL is expanding its Dallas footprint and has ...read more
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Public school funding was one of the issues, and certainly not the simplest, issues facing the 2017 Texas Legislature. To help bring some clarity, the Public Policy and Education & Workforce committees partnered to bring elected officials involved in education and workforce issues together to discuss the challenges of the 85th legislative and special sessions.  Pictured are the legislators with ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Sunday, December 03, 2017
Welcome to Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., the newest silver member of the President’s Club. Jacobs is one of the largest, most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. Chamber member Lisa Chill, who has served on the ...read more
Sunday, December 03, 2017
Amanda Rockow believes in the power and responsibility a strong chamber has in its community. “The Richardson Chamber is a major force in our community, and I challenge all businesses to get involved in our activities,” said the 2018 chairman of the board. “Membership provides opportunities to be a part of Richardson’s success in a meaningful way and gives members access to the tools to enhance ...read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Nine local businesses are being celebrated at this year’s Richardson EDGE awards at the 35th annual event, Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Holiday Inn Richardson.  EDGE is the economic development growth and expansion initiative of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). Each year, REDP, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Richardson Rotary Clubs recognize Richardson companies ...read more
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Richardson Chamber Education & Workforce Committee brought together more than 80 city, civic, business and school board leaders recently for the first-ever State of the District Luncheon. Noah’s Event Center provided a wonderful venue and the chamber's President Bill Sproull facilitated the discussion.   "Connections are critical for our students to succeed and for our communities to ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
America has a new job shortage in trade skills. For every five baby boomers retiring in a trade job only one new worker is available. That’s an astounding statistic recently reported by CBS News. Couple that with the havoc created by the recent hurricanes, and you have a labor crisis. Not in specialized H1-B, high-education, high-tech jobs, but in skilled trades, such as electrical, plumbing and ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Texas legislators have finally returned to their districts after considering nearly 12,000 bills during the regular and special legislative sessions. Governor Greg Abbott signed more than one thousand bills passed by the 85th Legislature. Below are how some of the most important bills these sessions address the Richardson Chamber’s legislative agenda.  Economic development  Chamber position: ...read more
Categories: Political
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that class XXXIII of Leadership Richardson has been selected. The 2017-18 program year will begin in September.   The 42 members of Leadership Richardson will meet once a month to learn about Richardson and what it takes to run a city, while also developing their own leadership skills and building a network of civic minded ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, June 26, 2017
During the most recent legislative session, the Richardson Chamber has been closely following and advocating for several pieces of legislation that benefit the local business community. Below are the highlights from the session:  The budget was signed by Governor Abbott, only line-item vetoes for $120 million in spending from $217 billion budget.     Several education and workforce development ...read more
Monday, June 26, 2017
The Richardson Chamber hosted its second annual bowling tournament at chamber member Plano Super Bowl on Friday, June 16. The tournament, sponsored by Sooner Management, brought in more than 110 participants from the Richardson area.  The bowling tournament was started to bring chamber members together for an event during the summer heat, and was hugely successful thanks to the cooperation of ...read more
Monday, June 19, 2017
Randy Ford, President and COO of National Write Your Congressman and member of the chamber’s Public Policy Committee, helped plan and facilitate the chamber’s inaugural Federal Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.   “It was great to have a delegation from Richardson in Washington DC,” says Ford. “It was important because Richardson is such a vibrant and diversified business community and our ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Congratulations to Mary G. Windsor, the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Month for June. Windsor joined the ambassadors program earlier this year.  “I truly enjoy getting to know the other members of the chamber,” says Windsor, “and I also like having a network of people and businesses that I can count on for myself and to refer to friends and clients.”  Windsor started her business, Grace by Design, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Monday, June 12, 2017
Melinda Pepperl has worked with Fossil Group since January 2010 as an in-house corporate counsel, and specializes in handling transactional corporate, real estate, marketing and advertising legal matters.  Pepperl has made it her mission to connect small and large business in the Richardson area so that important leadership skills are shared throughout the community.  “Being in a leadership role ...read more
Monday, June 05, 2017
This article originally appeared in D CEO - Healthcare by Olivia Nguyen. Read more here. Methodist Richardson Medical Center has expedited plans and started construction on its $85 million expansion project. It will build its third cardiac catheterization lab at the center as well as a new parking garage. According to Methodist Richardson, it sped up construction plans due to “an increased ...read more
Friday, June 02, 2017
Applications are still being accepted for the 2018 Leadership Richardson graduating class. To learn more, click here. For more information, contact Kim Quirk.  This month Leadership Richardson graduated its Class XXXII of future community leaders. The program, which consists of monthly all-day classes about all facets of community leadership, has graduated over a thousand local participants since ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Richardson Chamber Member Roger Wakefield, owner of Texas Green Plumbing, won the American Standard Plumber Know How contest and will be their designated Plumber Expert, American Standard. Wakefield will be representing the Richardson community through social media posts in which he offers advice to the plumbing community nationwide.  “It is such an honor,” said Wakefield. “To be named the first ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The following article appeared in the Dallas Business Journal here.  Chamber President Bill Sproull shared with the Dallas Business Journal some of the benefits for companies in Richardson and what the Chamber is doing to help redevelop aging areas such as the East Arapaho Task force.What’s Richardson’s biggest asset in terms of economic development? Workforce is definitely No. 1. Access to top ...read more
Categories: Community, 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 member four ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Community