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Thursday, January 17, 2019
from Olivia Lueckemeyer at Community ImpactRichardson is often perceived as a tech-powered machine. But behind the city’s digital facade is a bustling cultural arts community advancing the city’s knack for innovation.In 2017 national nonprofit Americans for the Arts released a study that quantified the economic impact of creative industries across 341 communities and regions.The report found that ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Year 2 of the iDream program was a clear success for Richardson 7th-graders and local professional mentors. More than 300 students from Forest Meadow, Lake Highlands, Apollo and Liberty schools attended iDream 2019 at Richland College to learn about careers and the different paths to success. The program is an initiative between the Richardson Chamber’s Education and Workforce Committee and the ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
All eyes are on Congress at the start of 2019. The Richardson area has welcomed back area incumbents, and said hello to a few new ones. One particular North Texas freshman has drawn the attention of GQ magazine to document his transition. Colin Allred is one of those people whose résumé prompts parents everywhere to remind their children—no matter their children's actual ages—that they really ...read more
Categories: Political
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
School funding and property taxes top the list of priorities for ‘19 Texas Legislature. The 86th Legislature is off to an exciting start. More than 1,000 bills have been filed since November of last year. Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick and the newly-elected Speaker Dennis Bonnen committed to collaborate on key issues during the upcoming session. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced an ...read more
Categories: Political
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Repertory Company Theatre​: Bridges, a new cultural outreach program Repertory Company Theatre, through a special grant from Ann and Charles Eisemann Arts Innovation Initiative, will host a new multicultural outreach program, BRIDGES, designed to bring cultural groups, arts organizations, artists and communities together through the arts. The two-part event is scheduled for February and March at ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
News around Richardson in January   Save the date: State of the City is Jan. 30Join Mayor Paul Voelker and the Richardson City Council at the annual State of the City Address at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Eisemann Center. The event and parking are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so be sure to arrive early. The address will focus on the past year’s highlights, ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The City of Richardson has broken ground for the new Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground at Cottonwood Park. The Richardson East Rotary Club led the fund-raising campaign that raised $500,000, including $125,000 from Ann and Charles Eisemann. The park will be called the Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground. Other donors included the BB Owen Trust and the Rees-Jones Foundation. The first of its kind in ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Member profile: Ben Isaac, owner Home Care Assistance of Richardson His doting grandma set Ben Isaac on a path of helping those in need. As a small child in Liberia, Isaac lived with his grandmother, who, he admits, spoiled and pampered him. When her health began to decline, he watched, and helped, his mother as she took on the care caregiving role. Today, Isaac and his wife own the local ...read more
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The Richardson Chamber's Public Policy Committee develops the Chamber’s legislative agenda for each legislative session. Watch  Committee Chair Debbi Richards, Richland College, talk through the chamber's priorities in a short video here.For 2019, the committee has set goals for multiple areas: Economic developmentWorkforce developmentHigher educationPublic educationTransportationLocal ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, December 13, 2018
from Community Impact Newspaper A team of consultants presented their final list of strategies to revitalize a 1,200-acre area east of US 75 to council members at a work session Dec. 3. The goal of the Collins-Arapaho Innovation District—roughly contained by Campbell Road, Plano Road and Apollo Drive—is to become a premier tech hub in North Texas, where businesses across industries and in ...read more
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Methodist Richardson earns Gold Seal of Approvalfrom Community Impact newspaper Methodist Richardson Medical Center has been awarded the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval for pancreatic, liver and bile duct cancer care from the Joint Commission. It is the first hospital in the nation to receive the award. Experts from the commission performed an on-site review in October that evaluated the ...read more
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Love your job? Share it with the next generation! iDream 2019 is a one-day program for these students to hear from local experts and ask questions with a goal of introducing new work possibilities that can impact future career choices. RISD and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce host a forum for 7th grade students to learn more about career opportunities available to them after high school. As ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
by Celina Cardenas FleitesManager of Public Affairs, Atmos Energy CorporationVice Chair, Community Division (Public Policy and Education & Workforce Committees), Richardson Chamber of Commerce The logic is sound: if our community is better educated, it's better for everyone. Although it makes sense, the national tide of funding is actually flowing away from education in favor of other things. ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Thursday, November 08, 2018
CEO David Clements announced today that the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) has reopened the international office after extensive renovation at its Richardson location. The association hosted an open house and reception Nov. 7 to celebrate the occasion and recognize many important contributors to the capital campaign that enabled the renovation.  IAEI moved to Richardson ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, October 25, 2018
For more than 35 years, the City of Richardson, Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Richardson Rotary Clubs have recognized highly deserving Richardson businesses, individuals and projects with the annual Economic Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Awards program.This year’s EDGE Award recipients have achieved extraordinary success and/or made a significant investment in Richardson, and were ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Friday, October 19, 2018
From the City's Week in Review The City Council was updated on the ongoing study of the proposed Collins/Arapaho Transit-Oriented Development and Innovation District. A consultant team has been studying the area since February, touring land and buildings and conducting surveys, interviews, focus groups and open houses with stakeholders, area employees and residents. The emerging vision for the ...read more
Categories: Community
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Developers look to rejuvenate south Richardson and Town Central From the Dallas Morning News   An aging office building at Central and Spring Valley is about to get an upgrade, and downtown is set for a rejuvenation as Town Central. Retail space, offices, parking and apartments are part of both plans. Town Central will be an urban village at the entrance of Richardson’s historic downtown. The ...read more
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Market research can help you create a business plan, launch a new product or service, optimize your existing products and services, beat out the competition, and expand into new markets, said David Slatter, president, ExperiPro, at a chamber brown bag session. He detailed examples of where to find low-cost data to answer your most important questions, including demographics and other business ...read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Want to learn about education and workforce issues? Building the workforce of the future is a major focus of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Members with special interest in enhancing both high school and higher education are encouraged to join the Education & Workforce Committee. The committee facilitates the business community’s sustainable impact on building an emerging workforce through ...read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Health & Wellness Expo shapes up Richardson communityMore than 300 Richardson residents learned healthy tips at the Richardson Chamber’s Health and Wellness Expo Friday, Oct. 12 at the Richardson Civic Center.See photos from the eventMore than 44 vendors participated to inform consumers about products and services that encourage good health and fitness, increase mobility, address special needs ...read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018
President’s Club profile: Covenant Realty   Richardson native Valerie Kirkpatrick has come home and moved her business with her.  Valerie is the president, managing broker and owner of Covenant Realty Corporation, and a member of the President’s Circle of the Richardson Chamber.“I graduated from Richardson High School,” said Valerie. “When I moved back to Richardson two and a half years ago, I ...read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Executive board profile: Camille Ussery Camille Ussery brings a strong numbers perspective to her role on the chamber’s executive committee. As senior vice president and executive officer at BTH Bank, she works primarily with commercial, industrial, professional and executive clients who appreciate a more boutique banking experience. She has more than three decades in banking, which brings many ...read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018
November early election is underway; your vote matters   The November election will determine your next federal, state and county officials plus the Richardson ISD Tax Ratification Election and Collin County traffic bond. Early voting begins Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 2 Please vote and encourage your employees to vote! Employees are 65 percent more likely to vote based on the information received ...read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Former board member, Citizen of the Year Howard Hern, dies Howard D. Hern of Richardson passed away Sept. 4, 2018. He was 89 years old. When Howard and Evelyn moved to Richardson in 1958, the population was around 16,000. His life was really defined by his volunteer work to lead the growth and development of Richardson and north Texas. From 1963 – 1969, he was a member of the City Planning ...read more
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Ambassadors keep the chamber running   Congratulations and a big thank you to our recent ambassadors of the month:Steve Rolandelli, senior consultant for IRI ConsultingMark Kobilka, Make Your Mark PrintingBill Schaid, Kiwanis Club of RichardsonErin Williams, Edward Jones   Ambassador Club members are liaisons who serve as the face of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Ambassadors represent, ...read more
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Cost of education. Price matters to students more than ever. College tuition is going up, but students are poorer and responsible for more of the cost of higher education. North Texas institutions recognize these issues and are adapting to support the needs of students and local communities, two leading educators told members of the Richard Chamber of Commerce.Dr. Richard Benson, president, UT ...read more
Saturday, September 29, 2018
You know your business, and you know how to run your business. You also know that keeping a leg up on the competition needs a little more…marketing via web and mobile. Three small business owners in Richardson shared their knowledge recently at the Growth and Mobility luncheon. Joe Constantino, founder and CEO, Einstein's Eyes; Colin Hayes, senior enterprise account executive, Belo + Company; ...read more
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Steward Health Care, the largest private for-profit hospital operator in the US, is moving many of its top brass from Boston to Dallas. Outside of downtown Dallas, they’ll be taking up 135K sq ft of within four buildings at Galatyn Commons in a lease.The infrastructure consortium EdgeCore Internet Real Estate is planning to build a $1 billion data center in Richardson in a 900K sq ft building on ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
by The Dallas Morning News, see full article here. After years of planning and months of debate, DART board members have approved the $1.1 billion Cotton Belt east-west commuter rail line. Richardson businesses already are populating Northside, a premiere train stop set to open in 2022. Northside represents a convergence of DART's, Richardson's and UT Dallas's interests. DART wants to expand ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
by The Dallas Morning News (see full article) Texas Instruments may pick Richardson for a new manufacturing facility that it says could amount to $3.2 billion of investment and create as many as 625 jobs. The Dallas-based chipmaker detailed its potential plans for the Richardson site in an application for a ten-year tax incentive agreement worth tens of millions of dollars with Plano ISD, the ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program wrapped up its inaugural year with a celebratory luncheon for the 2018 interns and their supervisors at RISD’s Professional Development Center. Guest speakers included Mayor Paul Voelker and RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone. Twenty-five students participated in the program, which began in the spring with job skills workshops and interviews ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The city known for its outstanding schools is seeing a new population trend. Richardson residents are getting older.   According to an analysis in the Dallas Morning News: “The graying of Richardson becomes more apparent. In 1970, just barely 6 percent of the population was 55 and over. By 2010, that number gets close to 24 percent. By 2010, adults of age 55 and over surpass the number of ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Adult Literacy Center receives $16K grant from LegacyTexas and Federal Home Loan Bank  LegacyTexas Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB)presented the Richardson Adult Literacy Center with a $16,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) grant to support operational and administrative costs for the center’s “ESL for Adults” program. The program helps adult students improve their English to ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Dice, cards and diapers Young Professionals support children at Warren Center Between dice throws and Texas Hold ‘Em, Richardson Young Professionals donated more than 30 packets of diapers for children at the Warren Center. More than 40 members attended Casino Night, which included donations from Idea Fountain, which donated casino tables and dealers, Even Stevens Sandwiches, which donated ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
From marketing communications to Leadership Richardson, Susan Kassen, vice chairman for membership services for the Richardson Chamber, stays involved with Richardson, her home for 16 years.A realtor with Ebby Halliday, Susan grew up in Plano and attended Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in advertising and marketing. Upon graduation, she worked for an advertising agency in Dallas and then ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
President’s Circle profile: Stephens & Associates, Inc.   A warm welcome to Stephens & Associates, Inc., our newest member of the President’s Club. Stephens is a high-quality, full-service contract research firm in Richardson and Phoenix. Stephens & Associates, Inc. is highly regarded by recurrent clients for quality, commitment to the ethical conduct of clinical studies and the continued ...read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Video brings inclusive playground to life The new inclusive playground is quickly becoming reality. More than 90 percent of the required funds have been collected. A recent open house gave residents a birds-eye view of the planned play elements through an exciting conceptual video. The City of Richardson and Richardson East Rotary Club teamed up to make it happen by raising funds to build an ...read more
Friday, July 27, 2018
Nominations are being accepted for the first ever Education & Workforce Hero Award. The award recognizes an organization or individual that has provided significant support for education initiatives and projects that advance the Richardson Chamber of Commerce's education and workforce goals. It will be presented at the Richardson Chamber of Commerce EDGE Awards in November 2018. This recognition ...read more
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Feed Children Everywhere effort coming on Sept. 9 Event hopes to yield 100,000 bagged meals The Richardson Interfaith Alliance, in partnership with the Richardson Chamber, is hoping to prepare 100,000 meals to distribute in the community. We need your help to make it happen. On Sunday, Sept. 9, a Feeding Children Everywhere meal bagging event will be from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richardson ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
How to keep your company’s data safeCyber expert offers checklist to prevent security breaches  Equifax, Yahoo, Target, Adult Friend Finder. These corporations have suffered some of the largest data breaches in the 21st century. If it can happen to them, can it happen to your small company?Is your data safe? Are you equipped to face security incidents if they occur? As a service to chamber ...read more
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Leadership Richardson announces Class XXXIV The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that class XXXIV of Leadership Richardson has been selected. The 2018-19 program year will begin in September. Participants were chosen from the largest pool in the program's history. The admissions committee had hard decisions to make in their selections.    The 42 members of Leadership ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Texas Instruments Foundation and Educate Texas bring enhanced STEM learning opportunities to 16 Schools in Richardson’s Lloyd V. Berkner High School Feeder Pattern The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation, Educate Texas and the Richardson Independent School District (RISD) announced today they will partner to create a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) feeder pattern within the Lloyd ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
When you’re counting on someone, count on Nancy Wilson. Family, numbers and Richardson – with accomplishments almost too numerous to list, uber-volunteer Nancy Wilson is this year’s Citizen of the Year. Since 1965 the Richardson Chamber has named an annual Citizen of the Year.  You can see the full presentation here. This year’s honoree moved to Richardson a few years before that and has ...read more