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Karen Kim, Director of Marketing & Communications, has been a resident of Frisco for 13 years. Karen enjoys both reading and writing about business development, personal development, marketing, social media, and more! Many of the topics written in Karen’s blog are discussed in greater detail on the Chamber’s radio show Frisco – On Top of the World!
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Commercial Building Permits: Some Businesses Face Delays as Permits Increase

                    Graphics from Community Impact – Frisco Edition Tony Felker, President/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce weighs in on the commercial building permit process in Community Impact Frisco. “Frisco has very stringent standards, and they’re that way for a reason so that over time you minimize maintenance and you keep up the standards we have here in Frisco,” Felker said. “If you haven’t done business in Frisco, it’s important to have a pre-meeting with the city to educate themselves on the process.” Lettelleir said he often has meetings in advance Read more188
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An Attorney, a Banker, and an Engineer Stepped onto a Plane

A diverse delegation from a variety of industries embarked on a journey together on October 17 through October 19, 2018. Forty-one Frisco city and community leaders flew out of Dallas Love Field headed to Scottsdale, Arizona. The inaugural Frisco Smart City Leadership Exchange was a new event for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The three-day trip, designed to give Frisco’s community leaders, elected officials, business owners and leaders the opportunity to interact with and learn from another high-growth city included panel discussions on topics such as responsible growth, education, innovation, transportation, workforce development, and the arts. “Conversations that were already Read more188
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Creatively Finding Solutions to Opportunities Is What We Do!

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce proactively looks for ways to meet the needs of both the business community and the residents that call Frisco and North Texas home. Education, transportation, infrastructure, legislation, and workforce continue to be some of the areas of focus for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Having a healthy business climate as well as being the fastest growing city in the U.S. creates numerous opportunities but can also create a few challenges along the way. One of those challenges (or opportunities as we like to call them) is an abundance of newly created job openings, especially in Read more188
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50 Community Leaders? Learning Together? Bringing Back New Ideas to Frisco? Will You Be on Board?

Watch the announcement video here. At a responsible growth roundtable discussion with top leaders in Frisco, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce announced plans for a new event, the Frisco Smart City Leadership Exchange, a three-day trip designed to give Frisco’s community leaders, elected officials, and business owners and leaders, the opportunity to visit and study select high-growth cities. The inaugural trip, which will take place October 17 through 19, 2018, will take a delegation of approximately 50 Frisco leaders to Scottsdale, Arizona. Leaders from both cities will interact in hope of exchanging ideas in areas such as responsible growth, education, Read more188
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2017 Business Awards Finalists Announced

Each year, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce honors and celebrates local businesses and citizens at an annual awards ceremony, now named the Frisco Number Ones Gala. The gala, in its 34th year, will be held at the Omni Frisco Hotel on February 9, 2018 with the theme “The Artistry of Industry!” Applications and nominations were received from numerous Chamber businesses and entities and were reviewed and judged by a cross-section of Frisco business professionals that comprised the review committee. “This year we had a record number of nominations,” said Tony Felker, President and CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Read more188
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Frisco Chamber of Commerce Appoints Two New Board Members

Each year, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors conducts a process to appoint new or re-appoint Board Members. The Frisco Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of two new members to the Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Mike Barber, BKM Sowan Horan, and Mary Jo Dean, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. We are very fortunate to have these individuals serving on our Board of Directors,” said Tony Felker, President and CEO, Frisco Chamber of Commerce. “Our newest Board Members have already made a positive impact on our community and bring an exemplary level of Read more188
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A Thermometer Tells You What the Temperature Is…

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Legislative panel discussion at a luncheon, titled “Open and Uncensored: What Did & Didn’t Happen in the 85th Session.” The panel discussion, held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Westin Stonebriar, allowed a conversation between state and local elected officials and North Texas business and community leaders. Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Frisco and Medical City Plano shared, “Medical City Frisco is proud to partner with the Frisco Chamber of Commerce to bring together elected officials and the leaders of our business community. It is important that our elected officials hear Read more188
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Open and Uncensored: What Did & Didn’t Happen in the 85th Session

Open and Uncensored: What Did & Didn’t Happen in the 85th Session Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM Westin Stonebriar in Frisco, Texas The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Legislative Luncheon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  NBC 5 Political Reporter, Julie Fine, will once again moderate with her insightful and engaging style.  The confirmed panelists include Texas State Representatives, Rep. Justin Holland – District 33 and Rep. Matt Shaheen – District 66. The panel will also include Mayor Jeff Cheney, City of Frisco, John Classe, President of Frisco ISD Board of Trustees, and Chris Read more188
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Hats off to Frisco!

Out of town visitors are vital to our local economy and business community. When sporting events and concerts occur in Frisco, hotels, restaurants, transportation, and retail outlets benefit greatly from the influx of visitors. Visit Frisco (formerly Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau) recently released a 2016/2017 Tourism Economic Impact Analysis reporting the Frisco visitor industry generated $1.9 billion in direct visitor spending inside the city, up from 1.42 billion in 2012/2013. Several of our staff members currently sit, or have served in the past, on Board of Directors or serve in an Ex-Officio role in a variety of industries, including Visit Frisco (formerly CVB). In addition, our staff Read more188
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Development Services Staff Meets with Frisco Chamber of Commerce Staff

With so much construction and growth in Frisco’s business community, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce receives many questions from our members regarding building permits and inspections.  Frisco Chamber of Commerce staff met with the City of Frisco Development Services and Engineering Services so that we could understand the building inspection and permitting process and, in turn, help educate our business community. The Development Services department for the City of Frisco has a very comprehensive website. On this site, you can view monthly Development Services Activity Updates, which shows both commercial and business development, including single family lot inventory, pipeline estimates by Read more188