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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: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, Education, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
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: Community, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
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
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, November 25 2014
On Oct. 9, the Signature Committee and the Education & Workforce Committee collaborated on a luncheon titled “Books to Business: Connecting Education to Industry” with panelists Dr. Kay Waggoner, RISD superintendent and Richard Matkin, PISD superintendent. Chris Coxon, chief program officer at Education Texas, was the moderator. The superintendents answered questions and provided ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, November 24 2014
By Madge Ennis and Dr. David Stubblefield One of the questions asked most often about Winfree is: “Just what exactly is a charter school?” A charter school is a free, public school designed for flexibility to adapt to individual needs of learners. Charter schools, like traditional schools, receive funding from Texas based on attendance, although they don’t receive local tax ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Monday, November 17 2014
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce has a new program available to members that is included with your Chamber membership. Member Marketplace is a new marketing application on the Richardson Chamber's website that allows your company to offer and enjoy special offers from fellow members. Find out more>> Member Marketplace features: Post as many offers as you like Request anything ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Sunday, November 16 2014
e2v inc., a leading global provider of technology solutions for high-performance systems and components with offices around the world, has completed a lease agreement for new office space at 1302 East Collins Blvd. in Richardson. e2v chose Richardson after a successful recruiting trip by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) team to Silicon Valley to showcase the city’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Sunday, November 16 2014
Texas Representative Bennett Ratliff of District 115 recently spoke to the Chamber’s public policy committee about the state of public education in Texas. An expert on public education funding, Ratliff was there to provide insight that would help the committee establish which education priorities to include in the Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Agenda. The agenda will be presented to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Sunday, November 16 2014
KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, is less than one year away from making Richardson THE place to live, work and play. “Our goal with CityLine was to become a premier mixed-use development. We will have first-class restaurants and entertainment venues, mingling with office spaces and residential living – all beautifully designed ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Sunday, November 16 2014
If you have budget funds you need to use before year-end, or you are trying to finalize your marketing plans for 2015, please take a look at our 2015 Chamber sponsor packet. Every year, the Chamber strives to provide opportunities that maximize visibility and tangible value for our members. When you sponsor a Chamber event, several things happen: You increase your company’s reputation as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Sunday, November 16 2014
Just in time for holiday shopping, the Richardson Mercantile is expected to open in December in the spaces once occupied by Drug Emporium and Whole Foods Warehouse. This 50,000-square-foot facility at 101 S. Coit Road promises to bring a new experience to Richardson shoppers. The Richardson Mercantile will give shoppers access to a unique variety of individual merchants and boutiques offering ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Sunday, November 16 2014
Texas voters approved proposed constitutional amendment Proposition 1, the highway funding amendment to the Texas Constitution, during the November election. The proposed amendment will allocate half of the state’s oil and natural gas production taxes to the state highway fund to the tune of about $1.4 billion. Those funds would otherwise go to the state’s Rainy Day Fund or to general ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, General News Article
Wednesday, October 22 2014
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce will be introducing a free new tool for its members to get exposure, called the Member Marketplace. The offering is expected to be live within the next 2 weeks. This is a digital version of the newspaper advertising component the Chamber introduced earlier this year. The Member Marketplace will save members money, help grow business relationships, and even ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, October 21 2014
The Richardson Chamber is in the process of creating new initiatives for medical and dental practices along with related companies. If you are in this space and would like to get more involved with the medical community in Richardson, this is the place to get connected! A planning group is forming and will schedule a meeting very soon. Plans include a Healthy Lifestyle Expo in 2015. If your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
Chamber President and CEO Bill Sproull has reached his 10-year anniversary milestone as leader of the Chamber, Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) and Metroplex Technology Business Council. Bill’s leadership with these organizations involves an intricate and delicate knowledge of economic development; technology trends; educational institutions; media savvy; local, state and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
Dallas-based LOOK Cinemas has secured its spot as the entertainment anchor for Richardson’s new CityLine development. LOOK is buying nearly two acres of land off Plano Road, adjacent to State Farm Insurance’s fourth office tower. LOOK Cinemas is a luxury movie theater featuring ultra comfortable seating - power recliners, armchairs and sofas with ottomans. It also offers restaurant ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, October 20 2014
The Richardson City Council recently approved a zoning amendment request for the Caruth Transit Oriented Planned Development District – the 55 acres of land located between U.S. 75 and the DART rail line, and President George Bush Turnpike and Renner Road. The zoning amendment was requested by GFF Planning, a division of Good, Fulton & Farrell, Inc., which specializes in mixed-use, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
Eight local businesses were be recognized at this year’s Richardson EDGE awards luncheon (formerly the Business & Industry Awards) for their impact on the Richardson community. This annual event was held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dallas-Richardson. See all photos on our Facebook page. EDGE is the economic development growth and expansion initiative of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
QCG Achieves AS9100 Rev C Certification QCG, Inc. announced recently that its electronics design and manufacturing facility in Richardson has achieved AS9100 Rev C certification. AS9100 is the quality standard for companies that design, develop and manufacture products for the aerospace industry. QCG’s dual certification meets all of the requirements for both ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev C. ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
2015 is a legislative year for the Texas legislature. Please consider joining the Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee for a trip to Austin March 3 and 4 to meet with elected officials and share the Chamber’s legislative agenda. Legislative Day provides local residents and corporate citizens the opportunity to visit the state capitol and better understand the legislative process. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Political
Monday, October 20 2014
Please vote YES! The Richardson Chamber board of directors and its Public Policy committee have endorsed proposed constitutional amendment Proposition 1, the highway funding amendment to the Texas Constitution which would allocate half of the state’s oil and natural gas production taxes to the state highway fund. The proposed amendment would result in an estimated $1.4 billion a year for ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political
Monday, October 20 2014
If you have been to the Chamber office lately, you may have noticed a new face smiling at you as you walked through the door. Please join us in welcoming Julie Grauel to the Chamber. Julie is our new receptionist, or as we like to call her, our manager of first impressions. Her role is to manage our front desk and provide support for the member services team. Julie comes to us from Presbyterian ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, October 20 2014
The North Texas Technology Hiring Expo held Oct. 1 at the Richardson Civic Center connected technology companies in the Dallas area to nearly 200 qualified job applicants seeking employment. Finding qualified talent is an on-going challenge for many high-tech companies. This event aimed at closing that gap. The expo hosted 30 exhibitors who were hiring for about 200 tech positions. See the photo ...read more
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Monday, October 20 2014
The Richardson Chamber annual Golf Classic raised $3,203 for the Richardson Independent School District’s Excellence in Education Foundation – a non-profit organization which advocates for and raises funds for public education. Held Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Canyon Creek Country Club, the Classic attracted 136 golfers and more than 30 volunteers. Visit our the picture album on our ...read more
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Monday, October 20 2014
In its ongoing efforts to create a legislative agenda reflective of the Richardson community, the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee will hear from Texas State Representative Bennett Ratliff at its Oct. 31 meeting. Ratliff was elected in 2012 and is known by many in Texas as a champion for public education. During the 83 rd Texas Legislature, Ratliff served on the Texas House Public ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Political
Monday, September 22 2014
Women in Leadership has been on fire this year with sold out luncheons and fabulous networking events. The most recent event for the group’s Women on the Go series was themed “Girls Night Out.” The ladies who attended had the opportunity to network, get a free massage, eat some wonderful foods and desserts, look for gift ideas and get a makeover themselves or look into getting a ...read more
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Monday, September 22 2014
Z+ Studio 1320 E Beltline Rd Richardson, Texas (972) 479-9191 Z+ Studio offers the best Zumba® fitness, dance and exercise classes in Richardson. Its licensed Zumba® instructors lead the class with aerobic dance moves that sculpt and tone the body. It’s like exercise in disguise. Burn calories while having fun with friends. Z+ also offers boot camp and other fitness classes. ...read more
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Monday, September 22 2014
Tap into the UTD market of students, faculty and staff by joining the school’s Comet Discount Program . When you join the program, you agree to provide a discount or special offer to UTD students, faculty and staff when they choose to do business with you. As a participating vendor, your company name and discount offer will appear on the discount program page of the UTD website. You can ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Monday, September 22 2014
The Richardson Chamber recently won an award of excellence for our Driving Business Success brochure. The award is part of a national competition sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), a national association of professionals who manage chambers of commerce. Our entry was selected from among 163 entries received by the ACCE. A two-judge panel of chamber professionals ...read more
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Monday, September 22 2014
Meet Allen Wise, the Chamber’s new sales associate. Allen is a former mortgage associate with Washington Federal. He is a graduate of Austin College, where he had a double major in business and history. He also was an all-conference offensive lineman and national player of the week multiple times. Recently, he went back to school to earn his masters degree in taxation. His hobbies include ...read more
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Monday, September 22 2014
Player spots for the Chamber’s annual golf – Thursday, Oct. 7 - at the recently renovated Canyon Creek Country Club are sold out, but there’s more fun to be had for non-golfers. The Chamber relies heavily on volunteers to help golfers check in, man various holes on the course and handle so many other details that make this event successful. Best of all, when you volunteer, you ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, September 22 2014
Leadership Richardson is pleased to announce the participants of the 30 th Anniversary class of Leadership Richardson. The class year began with an orientation and welcome dinner hosted by Richland College and the leadership retreat hosted by MetroPCS and the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association. Class XXX Participants Sebrena Bohnsack , Helping Agencies Serving Richardson/Junior League of ...read more
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Monday, September 22 2014
Congratulations to the Chamber members who were newly elected or re-elected to serve on the Richardson Chamber board of directors. Their terms will begin or resume in January 2015. See our Board of Directors page for a list of current board members. Chairman of the Board will be Charlie Chen, chairman and CEO of DFW Technology. "Charlie has immersed himself in Chamber activities during the ...read more
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Monday, September 22 2014
The state's 84th Legislative Session is quickly approaching and the Chamber wants to know which legislative issues are important to you and your business. Will you please take five minutes out of your schedule to complete this brief survey? The information collected will be helpful to our Public Policy Committee as we develop our 2015 legislative agenda. We use your priorities and our agenda ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political
Monday, September 22 2014
Demand for technology professionals in the DFW market is extremely high. The Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Metroplex Technology Business Council HR Special Interest Group are hosting a technology hiring expo to pair technology job candidates with almost 30 employers hiring technology candidates now. The expo will take place Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richardson ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, September 22 2014
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
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Tuesday, September 16 2014
The Richardson ISD is accepting candidates for the 2014-15 class of Inside RISD (IR), a community leadership program for any interested parents, businesses, nonprofits, partners, volunteers or residents. The idea behind IR is to give stakeholders an in-depth view of how a district the size and scope of RISD operates in every facet, from classrooms and academics to governance and finance. The ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education
Monday, September 08 2014
The charter for the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States —the federal agency that provides export credit to businesses—will expire on September 30. If lawmakers don’t take action this month to extend it, the trade financing or loan guarantees that helped facilitate $37.4 billion in U.S. exports in 2013 will cease to be available. The 200,000 American jobs that the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, August 19 2014
Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, recently attended the 2014 White House Forum on Economic Development earlier this month in his role as chairman of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The forum convened the country’s economic development leaders to discuss economic development priorities and provide feedback to the Obama ...read more
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Monday, August 11 2014
Business owners, meet business coach Ron Barker. Ron is the owner of Focal Point Business Coaching and is a relatively new Chamber member. He also is proof that getting involved at the Chamber pays off. Ron was only a member about three months before earning the title Ambassador of the Month from the Chamber in June. “Being selected ambassador of the month is a real honor and provides an ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
Becoming the title sponsor of the Chamber Golf Cassic has its perks – like having the whole event named after your business. A title sponsorship for the Chamber's longest running event is an effective way to get your company's name and products out to hundreds of potential customers while supporting both the Chamber and the Richardson community. For example, see ' [Your Company] ...read more
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Monday, August 11 2014
If there’s one word to describe BOLT Motorsports, Inc., it is passion for automotive performance. Every vehicle BOLT Motorsports sells and every performance enhancement BOLT Motorsports installs ignites the passion its customers have for their dream cars. BOLT Motorsports is a Performance Sports and Import Luxury Automobile Dealership focused on exotic sports cars and luxury import ...read more
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Monday, August 11 2014
As we change into the fall season, it's a great time to use the Local Proud search engine to shop local as you restock for cooler weather. Local Proud is a local search engine that helps consumers find local businesses owned and operated by local people. It also provides information to help you get to know these businesses and their owners a little better. As a local business owner yourself, ...read more
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Monday, August 11 2014
Linda Hem Law Office of Linda Hem, P.C Peov Linda Hem created her practice after her experience as lead attorney with a local law firm, representing various clients in and around the North Texas region. Ms. Hem has grown her firm based on professionalism and building relationships with her clients. She attended the University of Dallas as a Partners in Excellence Scholar and earned a Bachelor of ...read more
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Monday, August 11 2014
RCC members are eligible to receive a 25 percent discount on export training provided by the North Texas District Export Council (NTDEC), thanks to a special agreement between the Chamber and NTDEC. International trade (importing and exporting) is a complex business, and this type of specialized training helps companies reduce their risk while increasing their competitive advantage. Your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Community
Monday, August 11 2014
To support Dallas-Fort Worth families in need, local Richardson employer Yahoo! is providing free school supplies at its Richardson campus on Saturday, Aug. 23. This event, called Yahoo! For Good, will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supplies include (but are not limited to) backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks and more. Supplies will be distributed to the first 800 families on a first come, first served ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Monday, August 11 2014
If you are a Chamber member, and you don’t currently advertise your business in the Dallas Morning News , we have a special program that could benefit you. Our new partnership with the Morning News will provide a select group of businesses the opportunity to participate in newspaper advertising. The objective is to enable you to advertise your business along with other Chamber members . ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Monday, August 11 2014
Demand for technology professionals in the DFW market is extremely high. To help you find the right people to fill your open IT positions, the Metroplex Technology Business Council and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce are offering your company the opportunity to meet hundreds of technology professionals at our North Texas Technology Hiring Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The event will be held at ...read more
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Monday, August 11 2014
US Health Advisors – May Ross 2695 Villa Creek Dr., Suite 207 Dallas, Texas 75234 (214) 557-5414 The mission of US Health Advisors is to protect its customers from financial hardship due to unforeseen illness or injury. Simply stated, they provide peace of mind in keeping the promise of financial protection afforded by their insurance coverages. US Health Advisors is committed to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Community
Monday, July 14 2014
The newly renovated Canyon Creek Country Club will be the perfect venue for this year’s Richardson Golf Thursday, Oct. 7. Canyon Creek’s 18-hole golf course is one of the best-kept secrets in North Dallas. Hidden from any street’s view, it provides a secluded, distraction-free atmosphere for you to network with potential customers, suppliers and employees. Renovations inside the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, July 14 2014
Your membership benefits are about to get even better, thanks to a new mobile app now available through the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. My Chamber App is a location-based marketing application that helps you drive more traffic to your business, while staying connected to the Chamber and other members. It is the only mobile app for chambers of commerce that works with iPhones, iPads, Androids ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
Meat Maniac--purveyor of tasty meats and the unusual Meat lovers rejoice! A new and unique retailer has come to Richardson to help you get your bacon (or jerky or wild game) fix. Meat Maniac is the name, and, judging from its unusual selection of products, this place will resonate with meat enthusiasts. “We celebrate bacon and all sorts of tasty meats,” said Torrey Morgan, company ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article
Monday, July 14 2014
Local ice cream shop featured in AAA magazine In honor of National Ice Cream Month, local ice cream shop Sweet Firefly was featured in the July issue of Texas Journey , a magazine for AAA members. Of the eight shops featured statewide, Sweet Firefly was the only Richardson establishment, and its salted caramel ice cream was selected as the magazine’s cover photo. Chamber members ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
Ticket sales pay for teachers' meals, donations sought for door prizes Public education is important to Richardson. That message will be impressed on teachers new to the Richardson Independent School District at the 56 th annual New Teachers Luncheon, Wednesday, August 13. The keynote speaker for this event is Judge Tonya Parker, presiding judge of the 116 th Civil District Court in Dallas ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
Yanni's Greek Café 280 FM 544, Ste #108 Murphy, TX 75094 972-424-9494 The owners of Yanni’s Greek Café strongly believe a Mediterranean lifestyle is one that leads to a longer, healthier and happier life. The restaurant features traditional Greek cuisine. Leg of lamb, beef, chicken & gyro are presented in a variety of dishes, from the Greek-style sandwich wrap to ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
If business is booming and you just can’t get away for a vacation this summer, don’t forget about all the great things to do here in your own city. Richardson is an oasis of activity. Here are 10 ways to enjoy Richardson this summer. International tour of restaurants Richardson is known for its cultural diversity. Its restaurants are just as diverse. No time to get away this summer? No ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Monday, July 14 2014
Volunteers are a huge part of what makes the Richardson Chamber a successful organization. We know it looks like the events we host magically go off without a hitch, and there’s a reason for that. We have volunteers behind the scenes making it all happen. Golf Committee Have you ever attended our annual RCC Golf Classic? Our Golf Committee organizes, promotes and administers this big event. ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
The Tech Titans gala is just a month a month away. Will you be present to experience the excitement as this year’s winners are crowned the best of the best in North Texas technology? Will you be live to witness the teachers and students selected to receive scholarship money from the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC)? You don’t want to miss this technology event of the year ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
The Richardson Chamber is a reputable organization in our community, so it comes as no surprise that every once in a while, someone uses our name when they aren’t affiliated with us. If you ever have a doubt about someone trying to earn your business, or if our name comes up on something that seems too good to be true, don’t hesitate to call our office at (972) 792-2800 and ask us ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, July 14 2014
Adolfson & Peterson Construction is a U.S.-based, privately held firm that is consistently ranked among the top 50 construction managers and general contractors in the nation. Founded in 1946, the company has built longstanding commitments to the regions in which it operates and is known nationally for its innovative and collaborative approaches within the building industry. Adolfson & ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
Kory Aoyama Regional Sales Director – Mid Markets for the North Texas Region Kory Aoyama joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) in 1989 and is currently serving as the regional sales director – mid markets for the north Texas region. As the regional sales director, Aoyama is responsible for directing new sales activities through his staff, consultants and brokers for the ...read more
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Tuesday, June 17 2014
Oncor is a regulated electric transmission and distribution service provider that serves 3.2 million homes and businesses across the state to about 10 million Texans. Using cutting edge technology, more than 3,000 employees work to safely maintain reliable electric delivery service with the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas. That system is made up of about 119,000 miles of ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
Sue Thornton is no stranger to creativity. She uses it in her business, and she uses it in her work with the Chamber. Sue is our Ambassador of Month, but that’s only part of her involvement with our organization. Sue also is a tri-chair for Early Net, the Chamber’s Wednesday morning breakfast networking event. Her job is to book the five-minute commercials. She has been a Chamber ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, June 16 2014
Congratulations to Leadership Richardson Class XXIX on their graduation from the program in May. This year’s graduation was extra momentous, because the program graduated its 1,000th student. This is a powerful testament to the success and longevity of the Leadership Richardson program. Please join us in congratulating this year’s class of graduates: Robbie Baty Cushman & Wakefield ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
Texas Republic Bank 690 W. Campbell Road Suite #100 Richardson, TX 75080 972-685-2040 Texas Republic Bank is a friendly, professional bank committed to providing the best banking experience possible. The bank calls it “banking like it oughta be.” As a true community bank headquartered in the fastest growing city in the U.S., Texas Republic offers a full complement of products and ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
Stage 3 water restrictions remain through summer The Texoma pipeline extension project responsible for the construction of 46 miles of pipeline from Lake Texoma to the Wylie Water Treatment Plant is complete. The pipeline extension will enable the North Texas Municipal Water District to transport water from Lake Texoma to the Dallas metroplex, increasing the local water supply. The North Texas ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
The Chamber is hiring a field service representative to be part of our member services department. We are seeking entry-level candidates desiring a full-time opportunity to start their sales career. Exceptional presentation, closing, communication and customer service skills are essential for success. The perfect fit is an outgoing, confident, entry-level and driven individual. In this ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
by John Jacobs, EVP of economic development Through the first third of the year, Richardson expansion and relocation projects doubled the average four-month output of new or retained jobs and commercial real estate occupancy for the previous five years. We had two big projects that pushed jobs and square foot occupancy to double those five-year averages. They were State Farm's February ...read more
Monday, June 16 2014
Every year, the Richardson Chamber undergoes a financial audit to ensure the fiscal stability and financial responsibility of our organization. This year, the MB Group conducted the audit and issued an unmodified opinion. This indicates a clean audit in which financial statements are presented in accordance with applicable financial reporting framework. The MB Group issued the following ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Monday, June 16 2014
The lazy days of summer are upon us. That means finding ways to get people out of the parks and the pools and into your business for a little retail therapy. Here are 10 tips to help you drive more traffic to your business during these lazy summer months. Create free events Consumers love free events, especially if you offer free food or a free gift. If you own a clothing boutique, think about ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
The Richardson Chamber Nominating Committee chaired by Chris Luna, 2013 chairman of the board, is accepting nominations to the board of directors for terms beginning January 1, 2015. The RCC board of directors is responsible for setting the Chamber’s strategic direction, both now and in the future. Members of the board meet seven times per year and actively participate in the ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
Help welcome new RISD teachers The Richardson Chamber seeks your help to welcome teachers who are new to the Richardson Independent School District for the upcoming school year. This 56-year tradition in Richardson is our way of showing support for local education. This year’s New Teacher Luncheon will be Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson. ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
The Richardson Chamber is dedicated to acting as a voice to further the legislative goals of our membership. By working within the public policy process, we aim to produce pro-business results by holding legislators accountable. This could not happen without the hard work and commitment of our Public Policy Committee and the dedicated tri-chairs, Eron Linn, DART; Scott Jessen, Citadel Partners; ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political
Monday, June 16 2014
Jenny Mizutowicz married her soulmate Cameron Poth in April. The couple honeymooned in Peru. Jenny manages our HR Committee and does marketing & research (as well as social media) for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. What should you call her now? Her Polish heritage wins out. She’s still Jenny Mizutowicz. There’s just a Mrs. in front of it now. Molly Ulmer is a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber
Monday, June 16 2014
If you haven’t attended one of our events or programs, you may not be getting the most of your Chamber membership. Chamber events and programs are designed to help you network with other members of the Chamber and Richardson community. They also provide opportunities for professional growth, but that can only happen when you attend. We believe so strongly in the power of our programs, that ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
Angela Lopez started her banking career in June 2001 with Compass Bank and worked with them for 4 ½ years. In 2005, she began working for Colonial Bank, which was bought by BB&T in 2009. She has nearly nine years of management experience and nearly six years of lending experience. She had a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a finance concentration from the ...read more
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Monday, June 16 2014
Richardson officials greet Thailand ambassador Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka, Mayor Pro Tem Bob Townsend and Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, recently attended the first Thai Culture & Food Festival at the Thai Temple in North Dallas. They served as official VIPs. The trio welcomed to the United States the ambassador of the kingdom of Thailand, ...read more
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Wednesday, May 21 2014
The Richardson City Council has recently approved a rezoning request for the location of the old Continental Inn. The hope is that the site will be a 'Restaurant Park', which will be a destination place to fit in with the culture. The rest of the Spring Valley rehab will start next fall. Several new restaurants will be calling Richardson home in the coming months. Take a look at ...read more
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Tuesday, May 20 2014
Richardson’s CityLine development was named the year’s top mixed-use development deal at the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals awards recently. CityLine is southeast of the President George Bush Turnpike and US 75 and will be anchored by State Farm and Raytheon. At full build-out, the CityLine project will contain about 6 million square feet of office space, two ...read more
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Tuesday, May 20 2014
Courtesy Nissan gives back In the past three years, Courtesy Nissan has given $21,595.00 to the community and to the Chamber. Recently, they held a member appreciation event and ceremony to celebrate that support. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tiff’s Treats spreads kindness ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 20 2014
May was a busy travel month for Mike Skelton, director of the Mayor’s Office of International Business, for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. He made a three-country economic development trip to Germany, France and Sweden. The trip included a visit to the CeBIT Conference in Hannover, Germany. This five-day event is one of the largest computer and telecommunications ...read more
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Tuesday, May 20 2014
The Richardson Chamber is coordinating a nine-day trip to Italy for members and the community in partnership with Collette Tours. The trip will run from Nov. 8 – 16 and will include seven touring days in Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan. The cost is $3,249 per person for double occupancy or $3,599 per person for single occupancy. The cost includes: All transportation – air and ground ...read more
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Tuesday, May 20 2014
The HR Group is a commercial and residential construction and roofing company based in Richardson. Established in 2003, The HR Group was founded on the philosophy of building a business around client relationships, quality production and dependability. The company strives to be the prime leader in the construction and development industry, while delivering the highest level of cost-efficient ...read more
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Tuesday, May 20 2014
Mena’s Tex Mex 1851 N Greenville Ave. Richardson, Texas 75081 (972) 235-3600 With 25 years of experience in Tex Mex and Mexican food, the Mena’s family is inviting you to come and enjoy some of their delicious dishes chosen from the recipes they have gathered over the years. Because their chefs are passionate about their work, the restaurant creates dishes exclusively from the ...read more
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Wednesday, April 30 2014
J.J. Pearce High School senior, Emily Waddell, was selected for Richardson ISD’s Professional Internship Program (PIP) this spring and is finishing her internship at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. She says the experience has truly been valuable and will help her as she transitions into college and her future career. Emily has a great example to follow through her internship ...read more
Categories: Education, Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 30 2014
All voters who live in the Richardson Independent School District are encouraged to vote for RISD Board of Trustees Places 6 and 7, both of which are contested. Early voting began April 28 and will end May 6. Early voting locations within the RISD include, the Richardson Civic Center, Fretz Park Library, and Bethany Lutheran Church. On Saturday, May 10, voters may vote at their local precinct ...read more
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