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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Real Richardson.com highlights the ways in which a Richardson lifestyle is attractive to young professionals. Introduced in July 2016, the website is now more informative, interactive and mobile-friendly. It’s a valuable tool for young families, millennial workers and recent college grads, as it provides information on living, working and experiencing Richardson with job opportunities, housing ...read more
Sunday, December 10, 2017
A new hotel is being planned for US 75 and E Lookout Dr. The 150-room hotel will be a Four Points by Sheraton and six-stories tall. Berry Appleman Leiden or BAL Global, as it is known, is a San Francisco based law firm specializing in immigration. The firm has 18 offices, including ones in London, Shanghai, Dubai, Melbourne, Johannesburg and Geneva. BAL is expanding its Dallas footprint and has ...read more
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Public school funding was one of the issues, and certainly not the simplest, issues facing the 2017 Texas Legislature. To help bring some clarity, the Public Policy and Education & Workforce committees partnered to bring elected officials involved in education and workforce issues together to discuss the challenges of the 85th legislative and special sessions.  Pictured are the legislators with ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Sunday, December 03, 2017
Welcome to Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., the newest silver member of the President’s Club. Jacobs is one of the largest, most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. Chamber member Lisa Chill, who has served on the ...read more
Sunday, December 03, 2017
Amanda Rockow believes in the power and responsibility a strong chamber has in its community. “The Richardson Chamber is a major force in our community, and I challenge all businesses to get involved in our activities,” said the 2018 chairman of the board. “Membership provides opportunities to be a part of Richardson’s success in a meaningful way and gives members access to the tools to enhance ...read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Nine local businesses are being celebrated at this year’s Richardson EDGE awards at the 35th annual event, Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Holiday Inn Richardson.  EDGE is the economic development growth and expansion initiative of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). Each year, REDP, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Richardson Rotary Clubs recognize Richardson companies ...read more
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
America has a new job shortage in trade skills. For every five baby boomers retiring in a trade job only one new worker is available. That’s an astounding statistic recently reported by CBS News. Couple that with the havoc created by the recent hurricanes, and you have a labor crisis. Not in specialized H1-B, high-education, high-tech jobs, but in skilled trades, such as electrical, plumbing and ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Richardson Chamber Education & Workforce Committee brought together more than 80 city, civic, business and school board leaders recently for the first-ever State of the District Luncheon. Noah’s Event Center provided a wonderful venue and the chamber's President Bill Sproull facilitated the discussion.   "Connections are critical for our students to succeed and for our communities to ...read more
Categories: Education
Friday, November 03, 2017
Small to medium-sized business CEOs will connect with their elite peers during an exclusive CEO roundtable program starting in January. The Edward Lowe Foundation, who is now working with the chamber, has an established pattern of helping executives connect in tangible ways.   PeerSpectives is a nationally renowned CEO roundtable program and will be limited to 8 to 12 CEOs. Experienced ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Texas legislators have finally returned to their districts after considering nearly 12,000 bills during the regular and special legislative sessions. Governor Greg Abbott signed more than one thousand bills passed by the 85th Legislature. Below are how some of the most important bills these sessions address the Richardson Chamber’s legislative agenda.  Economic development  Chamber position: ...read more
Categories: Political
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: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, June 26, 2017
During the most recent legislative session, the Richardson Chamber has been closely following and advocating for several pieces of legislation that benefit the local business community. Below are the highlights from the session:  The budget was signed by Governor Abbott, only line-item vetoes for $120 million in spending from $217 billion budget.     Several education and workforce development ...read more
Monday, June 26, 2017
The Richardson Chamber hosted its second annual bowling tournament at chamber member Plano Super Bowl on Friday, June 16. The tournament, sponsored by Sooner Management, brought in more than 110 participants from the Richardson area.  The bowling tournament was started to bring chamber members together for an event during the summer heat, and was hugely successful thanks to the cooperation of ...read more
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
Monday, June 12, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Melinda Pepperl has worked with Fossil Group since January 2010 as an in-house corporate counsel, and specializes in handling transactional corporate, real estate, marketing and advertising legal matters.  Pepperl has made it her mission to connect small and large business in the Richardson area so that important leadership skills are shared throughout the community.  “Being in a leadership role ...read more
Monday, June 05, 2017
This article originally appeared in D CEO - Healthcare by Olivia Nguyen. Read more here. Methodist Richardson Medical Center has expedited plans and started construction on its $85 million expansion project. It will build its third cardiac catheterization lab at the center as well as a new parking garage. According to Methodist Richardson, it sped up construction plans due to “an increased ...read more
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
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The following article appeared in the Dallas Business Journal here.  Chamber President Bill Sproull shared with the Dallas Business Journal some of the benefits for companies in Richardson and what the Chamber is doing to help redevelop aging areas such as the East Arapaho Task force.What’s Richardson’s biggest asset in terms of economic development? Workforce is definitely No. 1. Access to top ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, October 16, 2015
Bill Schaid has definite priorities in life. He believes it is important to get involved in church, family, business and the community. It’s his dedication to the community that makes him the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Month. Bill is a mortgage banker by trade, but he represents the Kiwanis Club of Richardson with his Chamber membership. He serves on the Chamber Advisory Board and as a tri-chair ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, 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: Human Interest, Community, Chamber, General News Article