Brown Bag lunch



Brown Bag Lunch is an inexpensive opportunity to become engaged, network with fellow members, expect to hear a high impact presentation and take part in an interesting discussion at the Chamber offices.

The format is simple, bring your lunch and the RCC provides the refreshments. For only $5 to our members and $20 to non-members, you can join a roundtable type presentation/discussion. Where else can you find an offer like this one?

Pre-order your brown bag lunch from Jersey Mike's Subs!

You can pre-order online and have it delivered to the Chamber office in time for the lunch program, or pick it up at the East Side location (corner of Campbell Rd at N. Central Expy). To ensure delivery to the Richardson Chamber for the Brown Bag Lunch event, please place order the day before, or by 9 AM the day of the event. Put "Deliver-Richardson Chamber Brown Bag Lunch" in the Notes section during the online check out.  You may see that the only "order type" available online is for pickup.  As long as you specify "Deliver-Richardson Chamber Brown Bag Lunch" in the Notes, Jersey Mike's will deliver to the Chamber.

Jersey Mike's 972-994-9900 | 700 E Campbell Rd, Richardson 75081

Next Event

Tuesday, March 28
11:30 am - 1 pm
Richardson Chamber of Commerce
411 Belle Grove Drive | Richardson, 75080

"What you need to know about Google and YouTube" - Featuring Jon Kendall, CEO, Osky Blue

Companies spend more than $23.68 billion annually worldwide to reach consumers via social media, according to eMarketer.  With companies spending such huge sums of money and digital advertising increasing at such a rapid rate, how do companies, particularly small businesses, determine which social medial platforms are the best fit for their products?  In this presentation, Jon will go over in detail how your company can rank high on Google, what you need to know about YouTube, and what social media platforms hurt your business.


2017 Brown Bag Lunch schedule

February 24
- "Creating powerful influence," Laura Davis, Ignite HR
March 28- "What you need to know about Google and YouTube," Jon Kendall, Osky Blue
April 19- "Effective operations through the basics of project management," Dana Shepperd, Dana Shepperd and Associates
June 13- "Resources to improve your business," Marta Frey, Small Business Development Center at Collin College

Previous Programs

2016 Brown Bag Lunch series
February 3- "Achieve Your Goals in 2016," Ron Barker, Award Winning FocalPoint Business Coach
March 15- "How to Hire a Contractor," Kirk Wilson, Dean Air Conditioning & Heating Co.
April 19- "Unleash the power of your sales message," Raul Guerra, Scott Usvolk, Jay McDonald, The Allegory Group
May 17- "Online marketing success: sustainable sales activity," Joe Costantino, Einstein's Eyes
June 21- "Tick Tock, Tech Talk," Carlos Perez, Prism Technologies Group
September 20- "The five critical marketing questions every business must answer," Steve Mullen, Marketing Wise
October 18- "Going forward:  Succession planning and leadership for individuals and business," Greg Kish, Kish Manktelow & Bailey, PC
November 15- "The challenge new tax laws will mean to your business in 2017," Aaron MacPhie, BKM Sowan Horan

2015 Brown Bag Lunch series
January 21 - "Labor and Employment Law: a key issue facing business in 2015," Celeste Yaeger, Littler Mendelson Law Firm
March 17 - "How to grow your company, and your revenue, one story at a time," Bettina Bennett, CEO & Chief Maverick, WhichBox Media
April 21 - " Maximize your greatest resource- MASTER your time," Ron Barker, Award winning Focal Point Business Coach
May 19 - 
"Forecast: Your Map to SALES Success," Debbie Mrazek, President, The Sales Company
July 21 - 
"365 ideas to go from good to great on TWITTER!" John Sparks, author and UNT journalism professor 
September 29 - 
"Mobility: A game changer for your business," Jude Ramayya, President, CEO & Founder, Impiger Mobile
October 20 - 
"Making your business lendable," Eric Hargroves, Resource One Credit Union
November 17 - 
"The Impact the Affordable Care Act will have on Small Business in 2016," Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, Vice President, ANBTX Insurance Services, Inc.; Ben Patterson, President, Patterson & Associates
December 15 - 
"What Do Managers Really Know About Being Good Leaders?" Tracy Timm, Professional Trainer/Coach & President, Tracy Timm, and Partner, R. H. Sweeney Associates