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What is Registered Apprenticeship? DOL’s Registered Apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training and related instruction through which workers learn the practical and conceptual skills required for a certain occupation, craft or trade.

To explore more, please check out the DOL website and to discuss the possibility of starting a Registered Apprenticeship, please contact griffith.roxann.s@dol.gov.

Texas Business and Commerce Code Title 5 Chapter 71 requires all persons conducting business or providing professional services to file an Assumed Name Certificate in the County in which the person(s) will be conducting their business.

Information regarding Collin County Assumed Names

Information regarding Denton County Assumed Names

Corporate College and CWED support economic development through strategic planning, encouragement of partnerships for growth, and the provision of responsive, customized training to meet the changing needs of our businesses, community and regional economy. More information can be found on the Collin College website.

Collin Corporate College offers customized training, flexible delivery options, and proven training in leadership, team building, technology and more. Low-cost and grant-funded options may be available for eligible companies. Call (972) 599-3110 or email  corporatecollege@collin.edu.

The Collin SBDC is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and Collin College. The Collin SBDC provides free business counseling and is prepared to assist in identifying grant and attractive loan opportunities. Find resources for starting a new business, as well as consulting and training services for existing businesses. CollinSBDC.com

LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES?

Chambers of Commerce were founded on the idea that the power of small businesses is mighty when they unite and join forces. This is why our Collin County Chambers are proud to provide our member businesses with affordable health and wellness coverage through the Collin County Employer Health Plan Cooperative.

The Chamber’s Boards of Directors determined that expanding coverage options with Association Health Plans will provide huge support for our business members. Through the Collin County Employer Health Plan the affiliated Chambers will give small businesses the buying power and flexibility of a large business.

1) Is your business located in Collin County?

2) Does your small business have 2-50 Employees?

3) Is your business a member of one of the affiliated participating chambers in the co-op? Click on appropriate chamber listed below to be directed to insurance agents/brokers.

Allen Fairview Chamber

Celina Chamber

Farmersville Chamber

Frisco Chamber

Melissa Chamber

Plano Chamber

McKinney Chamber

Wylie Chamber

If you answered yes to all 3 questions, then you are Eligible!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to be a Chamber member to join the Collin County Employer Health Plan? Yes, your business must be a member of one of the chambers listed above.

How do I purchase a plan? Contact any of your chamber’s health insurance providers by clicking on your chamber’s link above for their directory.

What are the benefits of the Collin County Employers Health Plan for my company’s health coverage? Benefits include access to unique plan designs and pricing exclusively available to members of our Collin County Chambers of Commerce with an expanded nationwide network.

How much money will my company save? Company savings could be up to 15% depending on company and employee demographics.

Is my business eligible for Collin County Employer Health Plan? If you reside in Collin County and your business is a member of an affiliated Collin County Chamber and you have 2-50 employees, then your business is eligible!

How will my business and our employees be rated? No medical underwriting is required for our Collin County affiliate chambers of commerce members. Guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions. Rating is based on company demographics and census information, not based on health conditions.

When will the Collin County Employer Health Plan coverage first effective date take place? The plan launched on December 1, 2018.

Is this a “skinny” plan? NO, these are NOT “skinny” plans. These are the most popular plans that are offered today to large employers nationwide.

Benefits will include: unlimited lifetime max; preventive care covered at 100%; $0 co-pay telemedicine benefit on most plans (unlimited); personalized weight loss program with one-on-one virtual coaching (included at no cost); quit for life smoking cessation program with one-on-one coaching (included at no cost); maternity benefits and coverage (all plans);prescription drug coverage (all plans); mental health/substance abuse coverage (all plans); $0 doctor visit for children (under 19) available on most plans (unlimited); national network coverage

For more information, email Tami Alexander, Senior Vice President.

27th Annual Collin County Purchasing Professionals Meet and Greet

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Registration: 12:30 PM

Event: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Collin College Preston  Ridge Campus

More information:

CCGPF FLIER 2019

The mission of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation is to improve the economic opportunities and quality of life for all residents of Frisco, with the vision to expand and diversify the local tax base; Create quality job opportunities for all levels of employment; Encourage responsible, diverse growth and development, and; Enhance Frisco’s quality of life as an attractive and desirable place to live, work, play and grow. Find out more on the Frisco EDC website.

Resources include adult classes, online courses through Gale Course and Lynda.com, and computer training. Located at 6101 Frisco Square Blvd Frisco, TX 75034. Contact the library at (972) 292-5669 or askus@friscolibrary.com.

  • Gale Course offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
  • Lynda.com offers 6,417 online courses in business, technology and creative skills taught by industry experts. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost.

Employers that are members of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce may post jobs on our Job Bank at NO CHARGE. We invite you to see how easy it is to post jobs online today!

Direct access to experts, benefits, and consolidated buying power that has traditionally been available only to large corporations. For additional information, visit the NASE website.

Free business counseling services are offered at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce every Wednesday morning by appointment. SCORE also offers webinars and workshops in the Dallas area. Visit the SCORE website for more information.

Whether you’re already up and running or just getting started, the SBA can help. Find out how on the SBA website.

Resources for taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million. Visit the IRS website for additional information.

TAB works to provide businesses large and small with the tools they need to expand and grow. Find more information on the TAB website.

Office of the Texas Comptroller – The Comptroller is the chief steward of the state’s finances, acting as tax collector, chief accountant, chief revenue estimator and chief treasurer for all of state government.

The Comptroller’s office is at your service. Contact them by phone or e-mail, or visit one of their Field Offices. Click here for Texas Sales & Use Tax Forms.

The eyes and ears in Washington, advocating for business and taking action on legislative issues that impact your business. Additional information on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website.

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce wants you to support a Veteran affiliated business, and/or get involved with a veteran organization to help out our veterans. The Chamber supports all Veterans! Find more information on our Veteran Resources page.

The local branch of the Texas Workforce Commission is dedicated to matching up job-seekers with companies looking for specific skill-sets. The local office, located in McKinney, has access to statewide databases for potential employees in every industry. In addition, Workforce Solutions provides hiring grants for various industries and a wide array of training initiatives. Visit the Workforce Solutions website.

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