Signature Event Series




This quarterly luncheon series features prominent corporate leaders from around the Metroplex who bring their stories of success in business to the membership.

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Next event

Thursday, April 2, 2015
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
NOAHs of Richardson
2251 N. Greenville Ave, Richardson 75082


"The regional impact of local development"

Panel discussion moderated by Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka, and including Mabrie Jackson, President North Texas Commission, Bill Sproull, CEO Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Bill Guthrey, SVP, KDC Real Estate Developments & Investment

North Texas is the 4th fastest growing region in the United States and ranks among the top 3 U.S. metro areas for business expansion, relocations and employment growth according to the North Texas Commission’s 2015 Profile. Toyota’s decision to locate its US headquarters in Plano and State Farm’s decision to build a regional hub in Richardson are just two of the many projects underway that will help North Texas continue to grow well into the future. Find out how these projects impact the future growth of Richardson and North Texas with this discussion from a panel of experts who are at the forefront of building for the future.

Multiple door prizes with values from $100-$400 per drawing which include Men's and Women's Fossil watch, round of Golf for 4 players at Prestonwood CC, Wildflower ticket package and more...



2015 Theme
Richardson 2015: today, tomorrow and beyond


January 29 - Sean Donohue, President, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

April 2: Panel with Mabrie Jackson, CEO, North Texas Commission; Bill Guthrey, SVP, KDC Real Estate Development; Bill Sproull, CEO, Richardson Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Richardson Mayor, Laura Maczka

June:  co-hosting with Public Policy

Oct 1: CEO Forum

*Dates are subject to change

Signature Committee

Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month, 8-9 am, Richardson Chamber of Commerce Office, 411 Belle Grove Dr. 75080

2015 Signature Steering Committee Tri-Chairs 
Charles Hoffman, President, Insperity
Chris Cantrell, Vice President Branch Sales Manager, Regions Bank
Elizabeth Purdy-Bergin, AMBTX Insurance

Signature Steering Committee Members

Jeanne Hooker, Former Chairman of Board
Adam Keller, Atlas Wealth Advisors
Brad Lipton, Vice President, Maverick Commercial Real Estate
Bonnie Perry, Richardson Local Proud
Ron Taylor, Former Chairman of Board
Jeff Thomas, Richardson YMCA
Ginger Tonne, Richardson's Dine Smart
Sandee Treptow, Reliant an NRG company


Previous programs


"The economic engine that is DFW international"- Jan 29
Featuring: Sean Donohue, President, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport


Books to business: Connecting education to industry - Oct 9
Richard Matkin, Plano ISD superintendent, Kay Waggoner, Richardson ISD superintendent, and moderator Chris Coxon, Chief programs officer with Educate Texas


How the future of energy will affect the future of Texas - July 10
Greg Fasullo, EnTouch Controls; Elizabeth Killinger, Reliant; Rusty Speed, Axium Solar and moderated by Dennis McCuistion, TV host


Protect yourself, your business and your family from wrongdoing in a tough world? - May 1
Featuring, Dave Lieber, columnist, Dallas Morning News


Economic Outlook - February 6
Featuring Rober Dye, chief economist for Comerica Bank


Mayors Forum: A New Perspective on Key Issues - October 24
Featuring Mayor Douglas Athas, City of Garland, Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, City of Plano and Mayor Laura Maczka, City of Richardson.


The exclusive story behind the George W. Bush Library - July 25
Featuring Alan C. Lowe, Executive director


 "What Would You Ask a Navy Seal?" - May 23
Featuring Clint Bruce, founder and president, Trident and former Navy Seal 


"Living a Life of Legacy and Commitment" - Feb. 7
Featuring Chad Hennings, Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt ll pilot, and Dallas Cowboy, commitment expert


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