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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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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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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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While Positive in Attitude, this Special Clinic Needs Help!

Over 40 years being a great community partner…70 employees…the donation of 3 acres to a community for a dog park, 18,000 patients. Fast forward to August 2017…almost five feet of floodwater, 30 phones lost and 40 computers destroyed, X-ray machines and generator gone….but the great news is that 40 dogs and 17 cats were safely water-rescued by boat.  This is the recent story of the Stuebner Airline Veterinary Hospital in Spring, Texas (northwest portion of Houston). Shortly after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce adopted Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce and community as part of the Read more188
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Entre…Frisco Entrepreneur!

Entré…Frisco Entrepreneur™!   Now, This Really is YOUR Building! The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is very proud to announce its next step in its Frisco Entrepreneur™ program.   Effective, Monday, October 30, 2017, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is turning over a large portion of its building to Frisco’s entrepreneurs – all day Monday and every Monday…and any other time that there are not any specific programs scheduled.  When we say, “This is your building,” we really mean it now! During those times that there is another event, we will accommodate folks meeting and collaborating in other parts of the building.  Need a 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