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Friday, February 12 2016
The Chamber board of directors approved our organization’s annual goals at a recent board meeting. Read on to learn how we will be working with you, our members, to achieve goals that will affect you and the local business community in 2016. Promote business success. The RCC will establish a task force of Collins/East Arapaho area stakeholders, city officials and community residents who ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Friday, February 12 2016
Staffing Innovations, LLC, is a premier staffing firm built on a solid foundation of simple principles – commitment, focus, partnerships, passion and trust. Since inception, Staffing Innovations has delivered unsurpassed talent placement that is continually fueled by strategic planning, customer experience, professional relationships and effective staffing solutions - all tailored to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Friday, February 12 2016
Jenny Mizutowicz, director of marketing for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership, recently earned the distinguished designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Jenny was one of only eight economic development professionals nationwide to qualify for this certification during the most recent set of qualifying ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, February 12 2016
Three of the largest office leases signed in DFW last year, excluding renewals, happened in Richardson according to an article published by bisnow.com. All three Richardson leases were in the top half of the list. According to John Jacobs, executive vice president for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership, the three leases are expected to result in more than 5,000 jobs coming into the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Thursday, February 11 2016
The Richardson/UT Dallas U.S. Ignite committee recently learned it will receive a grant to deploy and connect the City of Richardson to the GENI network, which connects participating cities to test new high speed (1GB to 100GB) applications. US Ignite ( www.us-ignite.org ) is a federal government initiative sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology and the National Science ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Thursday, February 11 2016
Senator John Cornyn, senior U.S. Senator from Texas and the majority whip, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Chamber annual meeting Thursday, March 31 at the Renaissance hotel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chamber will be celebrating its 70 th anniversary. The Annual Meeting is the Chamber's opportunity to share our successes from the previous year, while recognizing and thanking ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, January 19 2016
The Chamber has developed a program that connects Richardson citizens to quality products, services and dining experiences available from Chamber businesses. Shop/Dine Richardson provides Chamber retailers and restaurateurs an affordable advertising opportunity to a targeted audience of e-mail subscribers. Drive traffic to your business faster than any other local advertising channel. Click to ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Sunday, January 17 2016
Adolfson & Peterson Construction 1600 N. Collins Blvd. Ste. 2000 Richardson, TX 75080 (972) 387-1700 From learning environments at public universities to private affordable housing developments, Adolfson & Peterson Construction has a broad project portfolio with a diverse clientele. At the end of the day - bringing forth a client's vision is its top priority. To do that requires that ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 15 2016
EarlyNet has a new location. The Chamber’s weekly, early morning networking/referral group now meets at the Taco Joint – 100 S. Central Expressway, Suite 36 – near Alamo Drafthouse and Half Price Books in Richardson. The cost for the meeting is only $2. If you choose to eat breakfast, you may purchase it directly from the Taco Joint. Door prizes and plenty of networking is ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, January 15 2016
Resolve to get more involved Getting more involved with the Chamber doesn’t just help the Chamber. It helps your business, as well. When you join a committee, you meet other members who are potential customers, suppliers and employees. You also have the opportunity to learn new skills that could enhance your profession and fast track your career path. Plus, you get to shape the programs the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Friday, January 15 2016
The Chamber board of directors recently approved the 2016-2020 strategic priorities updated by our Strategic Plan Task Force. The Chamber remains committed to driving business success, increasing member engagement in the Chamber and the community, increasing brand awareness, advocating public policy, growing technology and ensuring financial stewardship. This year, the task force added driving ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, January 15 2016
Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business from Richardson’s Economic Development Partnership, went prospecting for foreign companies looking to establish a U.S. operation at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. He met with companies from France, Germany, Israel, China and Taiwan. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Friday, January 15 2016
by Chris Coats NeighborsGo Yes, the excitement continues in Richardson as more businesses keep popping up seemingly overnight around the city. “Yes, it’s pretty exciting to be in Richardson,” said Sue Walker, the director of economic development for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. “I think the market is really on fire here. We’ve had a great year.” ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, January 13 2016
Canyon Creek Art has partnered with Richardson ISD schools to engage and inspire young artists while helping individual schools raise funds for their art departments. The Busy Fingers art program gives kids an opportunity to create a work of art at school, which is then framed by Canyon Creek Art and displayed at an art show held at the school. Parents may purchase their child’s artwork, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Wednesday, January 13 2016
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) is working with Denver-based Atlas Advertising on a campaign to attract more young professionals to live and work in Richardson. The goal of the campaign is to replenish out workforce and to communicate that Richardson has more than hundreds of job openings. It also has amenities that millennials enjoy, like parks and trails, unique dining ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Wednesday, January 13 2016
Register by Feb. 1 for primary elections held March 1 If member businesses want to help increase voter turnout in Texas (which is abysmally low), they can request the Chamber’s new volunteer deputy registrars to come and register their employees or send their employees to the Chamber office. Chamber employees Molly Ulmer and Kedzie Arrington were deputized recently by the Dallas County and ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, January 13 2016
It’s an election year, which means the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee is working proactively to keep its attention on the issues important to voters. The committee’s January meeting featured guest speaker John Gonzales, director of congressional and public affairs, southwest/south central region, for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Gonzales shared statistics from a Politico ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, January 13 2016
By Ken Hutchenrider, Chairman of the Board for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, and President of Methodist Richardson Medical Center What challenges and opportunities do you anticipate for local businesses in 2016 ? Richardson continues to benefit from continued growth and unceasing announcements of businesses moving into the area. With our Richardson Economic Development Partnership’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, November 17 2015
Congratulations to Sarah Saunders of New Leaf Concierge and Luke Hamlett of Supreme Lending (pictured with Membership VP Drew Snow and Chairman Charlie Chen) for receiving their blue ambassador jackets. Much like the famous green jackets awarded to golfers who win the U.S. Masters Tournament, the blue ambassador jacket is earned by the best of the best in our Ambassadors Club. They symbolize an ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, November 17 2015
The Village at Mapleshade 3760 Mapleshade Lane Plano, TX 75075 (972) 964-8444 The Village at Mapleshade is an upscale assisted living community offering a boutique senior living experience. Ideally located to serve the Plano, Richardson, North Dallas and Carrollton areas, The Village at Mapleshade offers an active lifestyle with just the right supportive care. Beautifully designed for a carefree, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, November 17 2015
Chamber President Bill Sproull, in his role as the head of the Friends of UT Dallas, a support group to the university, recently visited with Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick during events surrounding Texas-OU weekend in October. He brought with him UT Dallas Interim President Dr. Hobson Wildenthal and UTD VP of Public Affairs Amanda Rockow. Rockow also serves on the Chamber’s Public ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Political, Community
Tuesday, November 17 2015
Thank you to the countless volunteers who go above and beyond to make the Chamber an organization which benefits our members, the business community and the city of Richardson. This month, please join us in recognizing the following outstanding volunteers: Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, Reese Brown and Lisa Chill These three individuals organized the International Concierge Luncheon we co-hosted in ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber
Tuesday, November 17 2015
A new insurance company has come to town, bringing with it more than 2,000 employees and America’s favorite small, green gecko. GEICO now occupies the former Fossil headquarters on Greenville Avenue. Read more about the move. They are also looking to hire 200 new positions during their relocation. Founded in Texas in 1936, GEICO is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, November 17 2015
Twelve local businesses were recognized at this year’s Richardson EDGE awards luncheon for their impact on the Richardson community. This annual event was held Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dallas-Richardson in a 33-year tradition. EDGE is the economic development growth and expansion initiative of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). Each year, REDP, ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Chamber
Tuesday, November 17 2015
More than 100 candidates seeking technology and technical sales jobs attended the second annual Tech Titans Hiring Expo Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Richardson Civic Center. The expo was co-hosted by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Tech Titans. Companies like Raytheon, Bank of America and Intuit were among the 15 employers recruiting candidates for more than 200 positions. The companies are ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Tuesday, November 17 2015
Richland College Garland Campus-Corporate Services Division is a Dallas County leader in the delivery of high quality training solutions. They design and integrate the most comprehensive training solutions to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. Clients such as BlueCross & BlueShield, Chipotle Restaurants, AT&T, Fujitsu Network Services, Ecolab, Texans Credit Union and Texas ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Education
Monday, November 16 2015
If time was money, Bryan Marsh’s investment in the Chamber would make us a very wealthy organization. The vice president of portfolio management for Digital Reality in Richardson has become quite an asset to the Chamber and Tech Titans organizations, investing his time and talents to both. Digital Realty also has sponsored major events hosted by both organizations, including the Tech ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, November 16 2015
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce was honored at Richardson Independent School District’s October school board meeting, for our Education Committee's service to the district. This committee facilitates the business community’s sustainable impact on building an emerging workforce by enhancing awareness of education needs amongst the business community and providing visible ways for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, November 16 2015
If you have budget funds you need to use before year-end, or if you are trying to finalize your marketing plans for 2016, please consider a Chamber sponsorship opportunity next year. The Chamber strives to provide opportunities that maximize visibility and tangible value for our members, and we can customize a sponsorship that works for your budget and marketing goals. When you sponsor a Chamber ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, November 16 2015
Saturday, Nov. 28 is Small Business Saturday, a day when consumers are encouraged to shop small, independent businesses. How will you promote your business to be sure consumers walk through your door? This is an ideal opportunity to kick-start the holiday shopping season at your business. Last year, consumers spent an estimated $14.3 billion at small businesses on Small Business Saturday. American ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Economic
Monday, November 16 2015
Richardson residents voted FOR keeping Richardson moving forward in the Nov. 3 election on the city’s bond issue and city charter amendments. The bond package funds a six-year program that will improve Richardson's streets, sidewalks, parks, police and fire facilities. The charter amendments facilitate a comprehensive update to the city charter for the first time in more than two ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Political
Friday, October 16 2015
Dec. 10 event to feature the Richardson Adult Literacy Center The diverse cultures of the Richardson community will take center stage at a special luncheon on Dec. 10 benefitting the Richardson Adult Literacy Center. A panel discussion centered around the theme of "Once Upon a Time - Stories of Richardson Immigrants” will feature immigrants that have settled in Richardson, their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Friday, October 16 2015
The Richardson Chamber Annual Golf Classic raised more than $3,000 for the Warren Center, which provides developmental therapy for children birth to five years of age to meet the individual needs of each child and family. Held Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Canyon Creek Country Club, the Classic attracted 144 golfers and dozens of volunteers. An award ceremony inside the country club immediately ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Friday, October 16 2015
The speed of change and the ability to remain relevant during rapid change are major fears for three Richardson executives who participated in the recent “Ask the C Suite” panel discussion sponsored by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. “Business has become very perishable,” said Doug Moore, chief operating officer of Fujitsu Network Communications. Moore explained that ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Friday, October 16 2015
One of Richardson’s greatest economic resources is its strong workforce. To maintain this workforce and ensure a robust economic future, the Richardson Chamber focuses a great deal of time and energy working with schools to groom the future workforce. These efforts would not be possible without the dedication of the Chamber’s Education and Workforce Committee. The purpose of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Friday, October 16 2015
4-L Engineering 420 N Dorothy Drive Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 276-5088 President's Club member 4-L Engineering is a quality mechanical service and contracting company specializing in engineering, contracting, service and service agreements on air conditioning, plumbing and mechanical systems. The company also does primary equipment, secondary equipment, special tests and non-destructive ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Friday, October 16 2015
UTD Master of Accounting students provide free manpower to companies The University of Texas at Dallas is offering an exciting and free opportunity for area organizations to partner with the Jindal School of Management Masters of Accounting students. Does your business have a problem or challenge on the “back burner” due to a lack of resources? Organizations can connect with students ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article
Friday, October 16 2015
Bill Schaid has definite priorities in life. He believes it is important to get involved in church, family, business and the community. It’s his dedication to the community that makes him the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Month. Bill is a mortgage banker by trade, but he represents the Kiwanis Club of Richardson with his Chamber membership. In addition to serving as an ambassador, he ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Friday, October 16 2015
Business developme nt trip to Asia promotes Richardson as ideal location for global expansion A delegation representing the Richardson Chamber and the Mayor’s Office of International Business traveled to Asia last month to attract foreign companies to Richardson and retain several large companies already here. Mike Skelton, the Mayor’s Office director, Bill Sproull, Chamber president ...read more
Friday, October 16 2015
Tech Titans, the Chamber's technical association, is launching a new UAS (drone) forum to address the growing use of drones for commercial purposes. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are now being applied to a myriad of uses in the commercial sector. Due to recently enacted FAA policies that authorize certain commercial uses of drone technology , DFW businesses have questions about how they can ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Thursday, October 15 2015
The Richardson Chamber’s Health & Wellness Expo injected interest in healthy living during its Health & Wellness Expo on Friday, Sept. 18. More than 500 attendees visited 45 booths to find solutions to making their lives better. Title sponsor, Methodist Richardson Medical Center and A&E Pharmacy provided low-cost flu shots. Thanks to our platinum sponsors: Richardson Dentistry, ...read more
Thursday, October 15 2015
The Chamber is launching a new program for medical professionals which will help them promote their businesses. We are producing a 16-page, 8.5x11” full color magazine in conjunction with the Dallas Morning News . The magazine will be an advertorial format featuring full-page and half-page spots. Each spot will contain an ad and an article for the participating medical professional or ...read more
Thursday, October 15 2015
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) won two awards recently at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. REDP received the fDi American Cities of the Future 2015/16 for Best FDI Strategy in the small cities category. The award recognizes the organizations with the best specific strategies for bring foreign direct investment to ...read more
Wednesday, September 16 2015
Richardson is one of 15 U.S. communities drawing on a $6 million National Science Foundation Grant to jump-start a critical mass of “Smart City” gigabit applications addressing national priorities The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) and the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) are among 15 communities nationwide selected to participate in ultra-high-speed ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
Tuesday, September 15 2015
At the July Education and Workforce Committee meeting, Patrick McCrane with the Chamber's sister organization, Tech Titans, introduced its database, STEMfire, which matches professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to local opportunities to engage with students to inspire them to follow a career in STEM. STEM jobs are projected to grow by 17% through 2018, making it ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, September 15 2015
The Public Policy Committee and Education & Workforce Committee partnered to host a special legislative wrap-up in July about the recent 84th Texas Legislative Session. Legislators Sen. Don Huffines, Rep. Angie Chen Button, Rep. Kenneth Sheets, and Rep. Jeff Leach answered questions and discussed the important policies and changes introduced at the Capital that impact Richardson businesses and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing tangible value to our members. This commitment doesn’t just benefit our members. It keeps our local economy strong and provides much needed support of community programs. Here are two examples of how the Chamber has made a difference recently. In August, the Chamber hosted a happy hour for professionals in the home services ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
Municipal Bond Election includes four propositions totaling $115 million focused on public safety and infrastructure; Charter Amendment Election has 83 propositions that include changes for filling vacant seats on the City Council The Richardson City Council voted recently to call for two elections to be held on the November election day ballot. One is a bond election containing four propositions ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
Monday, September 14 2015
Jobs are migrating to Richardson’s rich field of tech talent. Geico Insurance is moving 1,600 workers from Farmers Branch to the former Fossil headquarters on Greenville Avenue next year. Geico is taking 233,000 square feet in the building, which has been vacant since 2011. The Maryland-based company looked at multiple office locations in Richardson, Plano and Far North Dallas before ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
BTH Bank isn’t your ordinary bank. On the contrary, it bills itself as a fresh, unique approach to banking. That encompasses many factors, including a commitment to offering customers beneficial products by giving them what they want to the extent this is practical. “We believe customers appreciate a fair and reasonable approach to banking,” said Camille Ussery, senior vice ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
Tech Titans, in collaboration with UT Dallas, developed a website which helps people in STEM professions build relationships with North Texas schools districts. STEMfire.com is an online database that enables industry professionals to fulfill the specific needs of educators teaching STEM related subjects. Those needs may include speaking and volunteer opportunities in classrooms, judging ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
Take advantage of free health screenings and learn new ways to live healthy at the Chamber’s free Health and Wellness Expo this Friday, Sept. 18 at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 Arapaho Road. The expo will run from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. The Health and Wellness Expo will feature health and wellness professionals from pediatrics to fitness, and senior living to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
You have a budget and you have so many ways to spend your marketing dollars. How can you be sure that sponsoring our Annual Golf Classic at the Canyon Creek Country Club on Oct. 6 is the right way to spend your money? A study conducted a few years ago by an Atlanta-based market research firm revealed some interesting information regarding businesses that belong to at least one chamber of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
The Richardson Chamber’s Public Policy Committee approved support for Proposition 7, a constitutional amendment that will appear on voters’ ballots this November. Prop. 7 would provide a new, stable source of funding for Texas transportation by dedicating certain portions of sales and use taxes to the Texas State Highway Fund (SHF). This amendment addresses urgent concerns about the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
Monday, September 14 2015
Please join us in welcoming Class XXXI of Leadership Richardson. For the next nine months, these participants will meet in all-day sessions once a month to learn about our city and how they can impact its future. The program explores all aspects of the community including arts and culture, business and economic development, government, health care, public education, public safety and social ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
Congressman Pete Sessions was the speaker at the most recent public policy meeting. The public policy committee regularly lines up public officials and industry experts to keep their pulse on issues impacting our nation, state and city. The Congressman spoke on five issues: Republican House of Representatives, international tax/international tax reform, selling goods abroad, illegal immigration ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
Monday, September 14 2015
A delegation representing The Mayor’s Office of International Business is currently in Asia with afocus on business development. Mike Skelton, the office’s director, Bill Sproull, Chamber president and CEO and Charlie Chen, the Chamber’s chairman of the board, will meet with Japanese and Chinese companies looking to expand their businesses to the U.S. The goal is to attract these ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
Bob Krombach has been a Chamber member about five years. In that time, he has given what seems like a lifetime of service. The account executive for member company Preferred Office Products has helped with just about everything. In January, he was elected to the Chamber board of directors. He has been a regular attendee at EarlyNet. He had made member visits and frequently attends ribbon ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, September 14 2015
Minerva Consulting honored with six international videographer awards Minerva Consulting has been recognized as a recipient of six awards from the 2015 Videographer Awards : three Awards of Excellence, one Award of Distinction, and two Honorable Mentions. The Videographer Awards is one of the most coveted awards in the industry, recognizing outstanding achievement in video production. This ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, September 14 2015
Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant and Pastries 314 E. Main Street Richardson, TX 75081 (972) 234-9898 Afrah offers authentic Lebanese fare influenced by a variety of Mediterranean flavors. Its food is a feast for the senses, famous for its Shawarma Pita sandwiches, fresh bread, pies, homemade gelato and baklava. Featured in the Dallas Morning News and D Magazine, Afrah offers the rich and exotic ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, August 03 2015
Check out our Texas legislative recap and legislator scorecard for the 84th Texas Legislative Session. Our scorecard rates Richardson's legislators on 10 important bills that impact Richardson businesspeople and community members. The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee works year-round to ensure your voice is heard in Austin. Based on feedback from our members, the committee reviews ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article
Monday, August 03 2015
The extraordinary growth Richardson is experiencing in the retail and restaurant business is the result of many years of work by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership with property owners and local developers. At a recent Signature Luncheon, we heard from representatives of four companies committed to Richardson’s future. The highlights of what they discussed are below. View each ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, August 03 2015
The Mayor’s Office of International Business’ Mike Skelton has been working with several international companies to establish a presence in Richardson. So far in 2015, Katrein Group, a German communications technology company, relocated its North American headquarters from Medford, Oregon, to Richardson's Greenway Plaza II office complex early this year. VMN Plus, an Argentine ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Monday, August 03 2015
The Health & Wellness Expo is six weeks away, and promotional deadlines are less than a month away. Reserve your booth now to take full advantage of the benefits that come with it. The Chamber’s first annual Health & Wellness Expo will be at the Richardson Civic Center Friday, Sept. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public, but you will need a booth if you want ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, August 03 2015
The Chamber’s annual New Teachers Luncheon is next week, and we are in need of more door prizes. Would you help us support a local teacher? We are expecting more than 450 new teachers this year, and our goal is to have more than 150 door prizes to show them our appreciation as broadly as possible. Prizes should be at least $25 in value and can be anything a teacher might enjoy receiving as ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Monday, August 03 2015
It’s no secret that many business decisions are made on the golf course, but what about sponsorships? Is it really worth your investment to sponsor the Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic, Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Canyon Creek Country Club? Here are three ways that sponsoring this event could benefit your business. The captive audience is good for business Playing golf isn’t like ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, August 03 2015
Congratulations to Sue Thornton, who was recognized recently as the Chamber’s 2014 Ambassador of the Year. That honor is bestowed on the Chamber ambassador with highest volunteer activity level of the year based on a point system. Sue is a tri-chair of the EarlyNet program and frequently attends other Chamber functions, including ribbon cuttings. Two other Chamber ambassadors also reached ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, August 03 2015
Congratulations to Chamber members Inwood National Bank and Texas Republic Bank. Inwood Bank just missed the top 100, coming in at 102. Texas Republic came in at 142. This list was compiled by DepositAccounts.com . Each year DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the United States – more than 6,900 total. Each institution is graded on a number ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, August 03 2015
The Chamber’s Richardson Young Professionals (RYP) group grew significantly during the first half of 2015, indicating that young professionals are realizing the value of Chamber membership. Since January, RYP has grown by 20 members – double the growth rate of the entire previous year. Average participation at RYP events is also up significantly from 12 in 2014 to 33 in 2015. ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, August 03 2015
Resource One Credit Union 2475 Arapaho Rd Garland, TX - Texas 75044 (214) 319-3100 Resource One Credit Union is a member-owned, full service financial institution offering both personal and commercial services. Resource One Credit Union membership is available to persons who live or work in Dallas or Northwest Harris (Houston) counties or within a 10 mile radius of the Carrollton branch. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Friday, July 31 2015
The variety of ethnic foods available in Richardson is part of the city’s charm. Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant and Pastries has contributed to that local flavor for more than 10 years now. The family-run restaurant offers rich, exotic and authentic Lebanese fare influenced by a variety of Mediterranean flavors. Most of the dishes on the menu evolved from the recipes of the owners’ ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Friday, July 31 2015
Nominations accepted through August 10 The Richardson Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee chaired by Joe Constantino is accepting nominations to the board of directors for terms beginning January 1, 2016. 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 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Wednesday, July 29 2015
Ronda Moreland wasn’t necessarily pursuing a life in public policy, but it found her, in a manner of speaking. The self-proclaimed “policy wonk” has a background in sales and marketing, but that didn’t stop her from getting involved in politics. It actually equipped her for that calling. “I started using my background in sales and marketing to run campaigns,” ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 25 2015
by Dr. Fernando Medina and Dr. Terry Harris When you hear the words “teacher retention,” what comes to mind? Some individuals might think about the loss of investment in developing teachers, the impact on student growth, the challenges of classroom management, the perceived lack of familial support, lower salaries, etc. Teachers share that they leave because of leadership, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Education, Chamber
Thursday, June 25 2015
Each year, the Richardson Chamber hosts the Annual New Teachers Luncheon, which honors new teachers entering the Richardson Independent School District and demonstrates the business community’s support of quality education. The event is attended by about 650 people, including more than 400 new teachers and features a motivational keynote speaker. Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Time: 11:30 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 25 2015
The Chamber's Public Policy and Education & Workforce Committees are hosting a special wrap-up of the 84th Legislative Session on Friday, July 10 from 11:30 am – 1pm. Join us as elected officials discuss the important policies and changes introduced at the Capital that impact Richardson businesses and our community. The luncheon will be held in the Brazos Gallery of Richland College ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Thursday, June 25 2015
At our January Education and Workforce Committee meeting, Chip Izard presented on ways Richland College business programs support employees and employers through pre-employment coursework, internships and post-employment training. Chip Izard is the program administrator and associate professor for the business programs at Richland College. Richland offers a full array of programs designed to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Friday, June 12 2015
As part of the Chamber's Annual Meeting, the board likes to make a donation to the charity of choice for our speaker as a thank you. This year's speaker, now CEO of State Farm Michael Tipsord, along with the State Farm organization, are big supporters of Junior Achievement (JA). Tipsord was promoted from COO to CEO of State Farm in June. Pictured are Tracy Merzi, DBJ; Chamber President ...read more
Friday, June 12 2015
The Richardson Chamber is excited to announce that a long-time, respected and valued leader of Richardson’s education and civic community, Kim Quirk, will now be leading the Chamber’s Leadership Richardson program. Retiring Executive Director Pam Krause is leaving the 30-year program in good hands. Kim is a graduate of Leadership Richardson (2006) and has previously held a position on ...read more
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Congratulations to Pam Krause, the Chamber’s executive director of leadership and education since 1995. Pam retired from the Chamber, effective June 1. During her tenure at the Chamber, she managed programming and served as a liaison for all Chamber education initiatives. She was the face of our Leadership Richardson program for 20 years and leaves big shoes to fill. We will miss Pam but ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, June 09 2015
As a member of the Richardson Chamber, you have ample opportunities to get your business in front of our members and local consumers affordably by advertising on our website. How affordably are we talking? Get an enhanced directory listing for just $25 a year. Paperclips and staples probably cost more that, and they don’t get you the exposure a directory listing does. Get priority placement ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Alchemy Music Academy 500 N. Coit Suite 2085 Richardson, TX 75080 (214) 727-0233 Alchemy Music is a community-focused, owner-operated music school for all ages, offering an organic approach to music education in Richardson and surrounding communities. Its private and group music programs support the journey of learning music through engaging lessons in guitar, bass guitar, piano, vocals and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Reservations are coming in every day for the Chamber's new Healthy Lifestyle Expo scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18 at the Richardson Civic Center. It will be held in the Grand Hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The purpose of the expo is to inform attendees of products and services available from our members that encourage good health and fitness, increase mobility, address special needs care, provide ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, June 09 2015
The Texas Legislature recessed its 140-day session on June 1. In the coming weeks, we will be sending a final legislative report to anyone registered for our legislative updates. In the meantime, here are some updates on key bills related to the Chamber’s legislative agenda : HB 32 would permanently reduce the franchise tax rate by 25 percent for all businesses, providing an estimated ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Every year, the Richardson Chamber undergoes a financial audit to ensure the fiscal integrity and financial responsibility of our organization. This year, Judd, Thomas, Smith & Company conducted the audit and issued an unmodified opinion. This opinion indicates a clean audit in which financial statements are presented in accordance with applicable financial reporting requirements. Judd, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Tuesday, June 09 2015
UTD Jindal School of Management wants to partner with area businesses The Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas has a new initiative to partner with area small and mid-sized businesses. Does your company have a strategic project or problem to address? If so, a JSOM Masters of Accounting team can help you develop a solution. Completing employer projects for class credit will provide students ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Tuesday, June 09 2015
NOAH'S is a classically beautiful event venue that was built with you in mind. NOAH'S provides all of the event essentials for your meeting, seminar, training, conference, holiday party, wedding or other special event, as well as the flexibility and tools to make your event a success. NOAH'S open vendor policy allows you to bring in any vendor or non-professional persons or group. That ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, June 09 2015
Greg Kish devotes the majority of his law practice to personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and medical malpractice claims. Recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients, Greg has distinguished himself as one of the go-to trial attorneys in Texas. In addition, Greg handles an active wills, estate, and probate litigation practice, along with ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Saturday, May 16 2015
Mr. Rooter Plumbing DFW prides itself on being both trustworthy and knowledgeable for customers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Its professional plumbers have decades of experience in a wide array of plumbing services. Whether the problem is a clogged drain, a leaking water heater or blockage in a sewer or water line, customers can rely on their plumbers’ expertise to resolve plumbing ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Economic
Saturday, May 16 2015
Ace Hardware of Richardson 7989 Beltline Road Suite #100 Dallas, TX 75248 (972) 716-9588 Ace Hardware of Richardson is an independent Ace Hardware store with specialty niche items such as gifts, grilling, RV supplies, paint, outdoor power, screen and glass cutting. _____________________________________________________________________________________ A Therapy Connection 1601 N Collins Blvd ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic, Chamber, Community
Saturday, May 16 2015
Chamber members develop solution for people who ‘get around to it’ Chamber member Sue Thornton of Photo Organizing Solutions got tired of hearing people say they would organize their vacation photos “when they get around to it.” She mentioned it to John Ebey of Ebey Branding and they came up with a unique solution. John found a supplier and “The Round Tuit” was ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community
Saturday, May 16 2015
Sandee is the business affairs manager for Reliant Energy. She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with more than 30 chambers and trade associations for North Texas. Currently, she sits on the board or advisory committees for many different chambers/associations. Sandee is proud to work for a company that supports the communities in which she works. She is often the team ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, May 14 2015
The CityLine development in Richardson near the intersection of George Bush Turnpike and North Central Expressway continues to build momentum for Richardson and surrounding areas. In April, the city opened CityLine Drive, which connects the Raytheon campus to Plano Road. The road was developed in partnership with KDC, the property owner and developer, the City of Richardson, Collin County, the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic, Chamber, Community
Thursday, May 14 2015
You spoke and the Chamber listened. As a result, the Chamber’s new Healthy Lifestyle Expo is scheduled to take place Friday, Sept. 18 at the Richardson Civic Center Grand Hall, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The purpose of the expo is to inform attendees of products and services, available from our members, which encourage good health and fitness, increase mobility, address special needs care, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic, Chamber, Community
Thursday, May 14 2015
The Annual New Teachers Luncheon will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12. This event attracts nearly 500 citizens, business leaders, elected officials and educators excited about welcoming teachers who are new to the Richardson Independent School District for the upcoming school year. The district typically welcomes several hundred new teachers each school year. We have three ways you can support this ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, May 14 2015
Mr. Rooter Plumbing DFW prides itself on being both trustworthy and knowledgeable for customers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Its professional plumbers have decades of experience in a wide array of plumbing services. Whether the problem is a clogged drain, a leaking water heater or blockage in a sewer or water line, customers can rely on their plumbers’ expertise to resolve plumbing ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Thursday, May 14 2015
Is your best grilled steak worth $150? How about $1,500? Is your hot rod hot enough to place first in a contest with a $2,000 prize? Come to the Ribeyes and Rods steak cook-off and hot rod show in Richardson, Saturday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street. The contests have an entry fee, but this event is free to the public and will include fun for the entire family. Enjoy a kids area, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Thursday, May 14 2015
David E. Daniel, Ph.D., president of the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, has been named deputy chancellor and chief operating officer of The University of Texas System. The announcement was made recently by Chancellor William H. McRaven. Daniel will become McRaven’s right-hand man beginning July 1, carrying out the chancellor’s vision for UT. Daniel will assist McRaven in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
Thursday, May 14 2015
The latest Richardson Chamber Public Policy meeting on May 8 was thick with Texas transportation as a blunt update about stemming the tide of road disintegration in Texas was discussed. Drew Campbell, executive director of the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, visited with around 30 in the Chamber’s boardroom. Campbell is a veteran of working with the Texas legislature for 35 years as a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political
Thursday, May 14 2015
The newest mayor of Richardson is Paul Voelker, who was chairman of the board for the Richardson Chamber in 2006. Voelker is a graduate of Leadership Richardson class XVI and was active with the MTBC. During Wednesday's Chamber board meeting, Voelker said "Being mayor is simply the Chairman of another board. We (the City) have the most professional staff, and I put my faith in them. Our ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political
Thursday, May 14 2015
High school is almost out, most college kids are on their way home and internships are starting to be filled. Why not use our online job board to find your next summer interns? It doesn’t cost you anything but could save you a lot of time. The Member Marketplace on our website is designed to help you promote your business to both consumers and other Chamber members at no cost. You can offer ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Chamber, Community
Thursday, May 14 2015
After 20 years of dedicated service to the Richard Chamber, Pam Krause, executive director of leadership and education for both the Chamber and Metroplex Technology Business Council, is moving on to a new chapter in her life. Her hard work and passion for education in Richardson will be greatly missed. The Chamber staff will celebrate Pam with a reception on Thursday, May 28, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, May 14 2015
The Chamber is partnering with the Richardson Independent School District on an event which promotes learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The RISD is looking for volunteers to serve as judges, timers, monitors and alternates for sixth grade events. We are asking our members to consider giving their time to help these young kids stay excited about learning. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Education
Thursday, May 14 2015
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
Tuesday, April 21 2015
The Richardson Chamber annual report was produced and distributed in March. If you didn’t receive a copy and would like one, we have two ways for you to access it. You are welcome to visit the Chamber any time during regular business hours for your paper copy. Or, you may access the annual report online . The annual report provides an overview of our successes in 2014 and provides insight ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Recent headliners include the House and Senate budgets, the approval of expanded economic incentives for data centers and debate over school financing reform. Several bills relevant to Richardson businesses and residents were approved last week by committees and sent to Calendars, where they will be scheduled for discussion and a vote. Keep up with legislation that impacts the Richardson business ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Political
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Appearance may not be everything, but it definitely matters – especially in business. Nobody understands that as well as Timla Healey, our ambassador of the month. Timla is an an independent style advisor for J.Hilburn Men’s Custom Clothier. She literally spends her days making people look and feel good about themselves. “I provide my clients with solutions for their wardrobe ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, April 21 2015
fDi Magazine’s “American Cities of the Future” award honors Richardson for its strategy to become a desirable destination for international business The City of Richardson recently won the “Small Cities for FDI Strategy” award, in fDi Magazine’s bi-annual “American Cities of the Future” list. This list evaluates cities across the Americas for their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Tuesday, April 21 2015
As a member of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, you have the opportunity to market your business to consumers visiting the Chamber website at no cost to you. The Member Marketplace or hot deals sections is where you can offer specials or coupons to consumers, Chamber members only or both. If you want to be notified whenever someone offers a special, that page has an option to ‘Subscribe ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Wyndham Suites Dallas Park Central 7800 Alpha Road Dallas, TX 75240 (972) 233-7600 The newly renovated Wyndham Suites is a 295 all-suite hotel located at the intersection of interstate 75 Central Expressway, highway 635 LBJ and Coit Road. The hotel offers meeting space, a restaurant and bar, a fitness center and a pool. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Economic
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Opportunities abound for local business members to interact with students at the University of Texas at Dallas. From giving lectures to supporting scholarship and fellowships, the university understands the value of university-corporate collaborations in fueling the innovation age. Facilities to create innovation are a top priority for a fast-growing university like UT Dallas. Recently, Texas ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Nominations are open for the Metroplex Technology Business Council’s annual Tech Titan Awards for technology innovation. Tech Titan Award categories recognize large companies, small companies, executives, individual employees, investment catalysts, teachers and even companies that support the high-tech sector. Tech Titan Award recognition provides your company with valuable press ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Richardson is the best place in America for technology businesses, and Texas is the best start for business according to a new promotional piece created by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). The piece considers these statistics: Richardson is the 4th largest metro area in the U.S. with 6.8 million people Richardson is the second largest employment center in the DFW region ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, April 21 2015
The Richardson Chamber is weighing our members’ interest in producing a healthy lifestyle expo later this year. The purpose of the expo would be to inform attendees of products and services available from our members, which encourage good health and fitness, increase mobility, address special needs care, provide nutrition and supplement information and more. The expo would include the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, April 21 2015
The story of Vent-A-Hood is a shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit. Over the past 80 years, the company has survived many obstacles: World War II, a factory fire and the onslaught of intense competition. Generations later, Vent-A-Hood is still prospering as America’s preeminent manufacturer of high-end residential range hoods. The Vent-A-Hood brand began in 1933 with an inventor who ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 13 2015
Opportunities abound for local business members to interact with students at the University of Texas at Dallas. From giving lectures to supporting scholarship and fellowships, the University understands the value of university-corporate collaborations in fueling the innovation age. Facilities to create innovation are a top priority for a fast-growing university like UT Dallas. Recently, Texas ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Monday, April 13 2015
What happens at the capitol has a direct impact on Richardson ISD. With that reality in mind, the District is monitoring and providing feedback on bills that have the potential to shape children’s educational future. The Chamber's legislative agenda for public education is not necessarily the same as RISD's. As a recap, the Chamber's priorities are: provide adequate, equitable ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Political
Monday, April 13 2015
RISD’s Professional Internship Program (PIP) is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course and open to every student. The students are provided with an invaluable opportunity to work in a career they wish to pursue in the future. They are making connections with professionals they would not have the opportunity to work with on their own, while still in high school. The course is a one ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article
Monday, April 13 2015
Jerry and Barbara Cornelius, who own and operate Canyon Creek Art, an art and custom frame shop, partnered with the "Make-A-Wish North Texas" foundation. Wish kids and their siblings gathered at monthly wish art parties to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces for upcoming silent auction items and unique gifts. This opportunity introduced Jerry and Barbara to the idea of helping ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, March 23 2015
In anticipation of the March 13 deadline for filing bills, Texas legislators have flooded the Capitol with new proposals totaling more than 3,000 in the Texas House of Representatives and 1,200 in the Texas Senate. Committees have already begun to hear testimony and a few key bills have passed the House and Senate. Chamber CEO Bill Sproull discusses some of key issues facing us locally in this ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political
Monday, March 23 2015
Half Price Books 100 S. Central Expressway Richardson, Texas 75080 972-234-4286 Half Price Books has moved its Richardson store two miles south to a 10,000-square-foot space in the Richardson Heights shopping center. The move is a sentimental one for Dallas-based Half Price Books, because the Richardson store is one of the company’s oldest. CEO Sharon Anderson started her career as the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, March 23 2015
Election Day for the expiring terms of the Richardson mayor and all six city council members is Sat., May 9. Of the seven spots up for election, only two races are contested: Place 1 and Place 4. Here is a list of all candidates running for election. City Council Place 1 Bob Townsend Rick Wilder City Council Place 2 Mark Solomon City Council Place 3 Scott Dunn City Council Place 4 Mabel Simpson ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Community, General News Article
Monday, March 23 2015
Raytheon IIS job open house Raytheon Intelligence and Information Services is holding an open house Thursday, April 2 for job candidates to meet with hiring managers. Candidates may reserve a time slot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house will be held at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas Hotel on Campbell Road in Richardson. All candidates must be able to obtain and ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, March 23 2015
Stan Bradshaw lives in Richardson, Texas where he is President and CEO of US Freedom Capital, a Dallas based firm focused on EB-5 qualified immigration investments. A business owner since 1990 and four time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, Stan has been involved in technology, beginning his career at IBM in 1981. When not overseeing the investment firm Stan is a director on ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Friday, March 20 2015
Leadership Richardson class XXX has officially graduated with an enhanced understanding of their personal and organizational leadership as they relate to community trusteeship. See a list of our graduates here . Applications for Leadership Richardson Class XXXI, which begins in September, are due not later than June 15. The application process requires recommendations and other information, all ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article, Chamber
Friday, March 20 2015
A delegation of leaders from the Richards Chamber, City of Richardson and the community visited the state capitol March 3 and 4 to meet with lawmakers and learn about important legislative issues during Richardson Legislative Day. The two-day event kicked off with a delegation reception and dinner, including local legislators Sen. Van Taylor, Rep. Angie Button, Rep. Jeff Leach and Rep. Linda Koop. ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Political
Friday, March 20 2015
The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) traveled to Austin recently to participate in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Expo. It was the group’s second consecutive year to represent Richardson’s gaming cluster at the conference. REDP’s goal at SXSW was to spread awareness of North Texas, and specifically Richardson, as a gaming hub. Students from Richland ...read more
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Friday, March 20 2015
Kelly Bowman is vice president, banking center manager at Amegy Bank, where she has worked for nearly two and a half years. Prior to joining Amegy, Kelly worked as assistant vice president, branch manager for Legacy Texas Bank in Richardson for six years. In total, Kelly has been in banking 17 years – most in Richardson - and is focused on developing business with existing and prospective ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, March 20 2015
NewsRadio 1080 KRLD broadcasted live from Ten 50 BBQ in Richardson Fri., March 20 as part of its Your Hometown Tour series. News anchors were there from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. highlighting unique people and places in the city, as well as topics of local interest, like transportation, economic development and community history. Mayor Laura Maczka was one of the featured speakers.
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, March 11 2015
The Chamber recognized its volunteers of the year at the Annual Meeting Feb. 11, including the Education and Workforce Committee’s tri-chairs Katie Patterson (Richardson Literacy Center), Heather Lozano (Richland College), Ginger Tonne (RISD Foundation for Excellence); Martin Molloy (Halff Associates), Stan Bradshaw (US Freedom Capital), Kirk Wilson (Dean Air Conditioning), Brian Head (Sign ...read more
Thursday, February 19 2015
Ben Patterson began his insurance career in August, 1996 after graduating with a BBA in marketing with honors, from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He entered the insurance world with the primary focus of helping families insure their homes, cars and other toys they may have. Since his beginnings with the with Patterson & Associates Insurance Agency, Ben has expanded the scope of his ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, February 18 2015
As a direct result of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership's concentrated efforts in California last year, e2v has chosen Richardson as an outreach location from its California headquarters. e2V is one of the newest members of the Richardson Chamber and our sister organization the Metroplex Technology Business Council. The company is using the former STARTech facility at 1302 E ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, February 17 2015
Chamber announces UT Dallas president as Citizen of Year See all photos from the event on our Facebook page. The Richardson Chamber hosted its 58th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The event featured State Farm’s president Michael Tipsord, who talked about why State Farm chose Richardson for one of its hubs, State Farm’s philosophy toward growth, and what State Farm’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, February 17 2015
By Charlie Chen Charlie Chen is chairman of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce board of directors. The Dallas Morning News online recently published this Q&A with Charlie regarding what’s in store for Richardson both this year and beyond. What challenges and opportunities do you anticipate for local businesses in 2015? A: Richardson will continue to benefit as the CityLine development ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, February 17 2015
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce welcomes Mulvihill Asset Management, LLC, a five-star wealth manager, as the newest President’s Club - Platinum Level member. Located in Richardson, Mulvihill Asset Management, LLC is an independent, stand-alone registered investment advisor firm, specializing in wealth management, life, health, disability insurance, key person and executive compensation ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, February 17 2015
Signature luncheons are some of the Chamber’s most high profile events. Each quarter, they feature programs and speakers on topics addressing the issues, problems and concerns of the local and surrounding business communities, all while appealing to executives. Something this big is never left to chance. We have a team of volunteers committed to making these events successful and valuable to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber
Tuesday, February 17 2015
Editor’s note: Charlie has been in business in Richardson for 25 years. At present, he is the Chairman and CEO of DFW Technology, a Richardson-based IT service company here for 20 years. Charlie and his wife, Pauline, have been married for 35 years and their three adult children all grew up in the Richardson area. I am honored to be serving as chairman of the Chamber’s 2015 board of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Thursday, February 12 2015
Since 1965 the Richardson Chamber has taken the opportunity at its Annual Meetings to recognize an outstanding individual who has gone above and beyond in helping the Richardson community grow and prosper with its annual Citizen of the Year Award presentation. This year’s recipient moved from New Jersey to UT Austin where he graduated in 1972. He stayed to receive his Masters degree in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Economic growth in Richardson continued in 2014, due in part to the growing CityLine mixed-use development project. The Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) announced the creation or retention of 5,333 jobs in Richardson, as well as 1.4 million square feet of new or retained occupancy – the result of 33 projects in 2014. The biggest projects were: State Farm, Phase Two Work ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Community
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Firewheel Christian Academy 5500 Lavon Drive Garland, TX 75040 972.495.0851 Firewheel Christian Academy is a private school serving Garland and the surrounding suburbs of Dallas. With an enrollment of students from diverse, multi-cultural heritages, FCA has been committed to providing quality, affordable Christian education since 1981. Firewheel Christian serves children from six months old ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Dignified Living residential home care is a more homey, cost effective alternative to the traditional nursing home or assisted living facilities, providing quality care to clients in a safe, quiet, home-like environment. The company is owned and operated by a registered nurse who holds a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology and has many years of experience with the geriatric population. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Dean Air Conditioning & Heating Company has been serving the North Dallas County and South Collin County areas for a third of a century. They specialize in solving indoor air quality problems, as well as solving comfort problems in the home that are difficult to diagnose. Kirk Wilson has been the company’s owner for the past decade. “What makes Dean Air Conditioning & Heating ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, January 20 2015
We created a page on the Chamber website to help keep our members informed on the latest developments involving CityLine, the 186 acres of land at the southeast corner of Highway 75 President George Bush Turnpike. CityLine has been making headlines since late 2012 when developer KDC announced plans to develop a $1.5 billion master-planned project there. Anchored by State Farm, CityLine is the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, January 19 2015
Michael Tipsord, president and COO of State Farm, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Chamber Annual Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. State Farm is anchoring the CityLine project at the intersection of U.S. 75 and the George Bush Turnpike. Three of its office towers are almost complete. The fourth is just getting started. The Illinois-based insurance giant plans to start ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Monday, January 19 2015
(published in Dallas Morning News) The $1.5 billion CityLine development, which will begin opening this year, will bring more dining, shopping and entertainment options to Richardson, but officials say it’s also the kind of project that will bring long-term economic benefits to the city. By September, the mixed-use project, which will be anchored by State Farm Insurance and Raytheon Co., ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, January 19 2015
The Chamber’s board of directors are tasked with leading our organization by creating annual goals in the best interest of our membership and ensuring the financial stability of our organization. All of our board members are volunteers who give countless hours to help make the Chamber successful. We are pleased to present to you the Chamber’s 2015 executive committee. See the board ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber
Monday, January 19 2015
Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, recently conducted an economic development trip to England. A local economic development consultant arranged for Skelton to have meetings with 10 United Kingdom firms that are planning to expand their businesses to the U.S. market within the next 12-24 months. The purpose of these business development trips is to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, January 19 2015
The Chamber is hosting a trip to Austin March 3-4 so local citizens, businesses of all sizes and community leaders can meet face to face with state lawmakers and present them with our 2015 Legislative Agenda . The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee crafts legislative priorities for the Chamber every legislative year. Those priorities are based on the needs of our membership and our local ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Political
Monday, January 19 2015
The Richardson Chamber's 2015 Legislative Agenda has been approved by the Board of Directors for the 84th Texas Legislative Session. The Legislative Agenda is an outline of the Chamber's priorities and serves to provide guidance in legislative advocacy. We use it as tool to communicate legislators what is important to our members and the community. The Richardson Chamber acts as a voice ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Political
Monday, January 19 2015
More Richardson Chamber members have growing business than two years ago, and members are finding more value in their Chamber membership according to the online member survey conducted in late 2014. Business success is important, both to your individual business and to the Richardson community. The purpose of the survey was to gain a better understanding of what impacts your business and how ...read more
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