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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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How Do People React When I Tell Them What I Do!?

As I am out and about in Frisco, or anywhere else, I am often naturally asked by people regarding where I work and/or what do I do.   When I respond with “I work at the local chamber of commerce, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce,” I inevitably get that same expression.   Yes, you know the one….you probably just made it yourself or, depending on your involvement with the chamber world, you have done it at one point in time or another.  Yes, that expression is that somewhat blank “I don’t have a clue what the chamber does….but I can’t let him Read more188
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EVERY VOTE! EVERY TIME!

April showers bring May flowers…and if you haven’t noticed—municipal election campaign signs.  Every available corner in Frisco has a bounty of colorful signs announcing the offices the various candidates are seeking and communicating their styles and personalities.  This should be a clue to many of our residents that another election is again upon us and, yet, I am often amazed at the number of my Frisconians who are unaware of the upcoming election.  This becomes frighteningly clear when considering voter turnout numbers in our beloved community.  In 2017, even during a Mayoral election cycle, only around 14,000 voters turned out Read more188
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If You Want Your Voice to Be Heard Then You Need to Show Up in March!

A recent study from UT Austin ranked Texas 47th in voter turnout and 44th in voter registration.  In 2014 (the last non-presidential primary election), only 2 million of the over 14 million registered voters showed up to vote in the primary election.  Doing their civic duty, the number of voters in November was up to 5 million.  Here’s the rub: if you wait until November to do your civic duty, you are more than late to the game. In Texas, November elections are typically won during the primary in March. Our voting districts are pretty regular in political leanings; meaning, Read more188
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Don’t be Fooled…the Work is Just Beginning!

The weather is clear and sunny in Houston and southeast Texas. The waters have all receded in the majority of the areas. The camera crews and reporters have mostly left the affected areas. Hurricane Harvey was well over a month ago…all is good today, right? Hardly!!  Although Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas over a month ago, the area is far from fine.  Yes, the water has gone down, and the reporters have left, but the devastation and damage from the storms is still being felt…and will be felt for many months, if not years, to come. As evidence of that, Read more188