News for Community

Monday, June 04, 2018
Richardson, the safe, quiet suburb, experienced a painful loss earlier this year. For our public safety community—always the stalwart guardians in our sense of security—gave the ultimate sacrifice on Feb. 7 with the loss of 14-year veteran Officer David Sherrard. As the first officer to die in the line of duty, the community has grieved with the Sherrard family, and the emotions are still raw. ...read more
Categories: Community
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
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Methodist Richardson Medical Center (MRMC) is knee deep in its $85 million additions of a parking garage, 5-6 floors including a new operating room (their ninth). The project is 3 months into the 18-month project. This next phase was originally planned for 2024, but growth in the communities has moved the trajectory up by 6 years. The daily census says the hospital is 100% occupied every day. The ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Political
Monday, February 26, 2018
Mayor Paul Voelker, RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone and Richardson Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Sproull gathered at City Hall to officially kick off the new Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. The program, a collaboration between the City, RISD and the Chamber, will enable 50 incoming high school seniors to receive eight weeks of paid employment this summer at a ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The Richardson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that class XXXIII of Leadership Richardson has been selected. The 2017-18 program year will begin in September.   The 42 members of Leadership Richardson will meet once a month to learn about Richardson and what it takes to run a city, while also developing their own leadership skills and building a network of civic minded ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Monday, June 19, 2017
Randy Ford, President and COO of National Write Your Congressman and member of the chamber’s Public Policy Committee, helped plan and facilitate the chamber’s inaugural Federal Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.   “It was great to have a delegation from Richardson in Washington DC,” says Ford. “It was important because Richardson is such a vibrant and diversified business community and our ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Congratulations to Mary G. Windsor, the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Month for June. Windsor joined the ambassadors program earlier this year.  “I truly enjoy getting to know the other members of the chamber,” says Windsor, “and I also like having a network of people and businesses that I can count on for myself and to refer to friends and clients.”  Windsor started her business, Grace by Design, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community
Friday, June 02, 2017
Applications are still being accepted for the 2018 Leadership Richardson graduating class. To learn more, click here. For more information, contact Kim Quirk.  This month Leadership Richardson graduated its Class XXXII of future community leaders. The program, which consists of monthly all-day classes about all facets of community leadership, has graduated over a thousand local participants since ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Richardson Chamber Member Roger Wakefield, owner of Texas Green Plumbing, won the American Standard Plumber Know How contest and will be their designated Plumber Expert, American Standard. Wakefield will be representing the Richardson community through social media posts in which he offers advice to the plumbing community nationwide.  “It is such an honor,” said Wakefield. “To be named the first ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sue Thornton is no stranger to creativity. She uses it in her business, and she uses it in her work with the Chamber. Sue is our Ambassador of Month, but that’s only part of her involvement with our organization. Sue also is a tri-chair for Early Net, the Chamber’s Wednesday morning breakfast networking event. Her job is to book the five-minute commercials. She has been a Chamber member four ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community, Human Interest