Weekly Wednesday morning networking

We meet every Wednesday morning from 7:15-8:30 am at the Holiday Inn, 1655 N. Central Expressway,  Richardson 75080 (starting April 26). Entry is free for chamber members. Guests are $5 expect on weeks for 'Bring a guest for free.' Enjoy door prizes and plenty of networking opportunities. 


Format moves between networking with attendee commercials, business topic roundtable discussions, a speaker series and some road trips to chamber member locations. Check the weekly online calendar for what to expect.

Come see what all the buzz is about and how the Richardson Chamber can grow your business and your personal business network. Contact Allen Wise for more information at (972) 792-2810.

Every Wednesday, 7:15-8:30 am 
Holiday Inn
1655 N. Central Expressway, Richardson 75080
Cost free 

Richardson Chamber Business Network Sponsors

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Heat &AC 
The Mallory
Whole Foods
El Chico
Wildflower (Marcus)
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Monthly evening happy hour

Our informal, after-hours networking event is hosted at a Richardson Chamber member's business. It is always the third Thursday of every month from 5:30-7 pm. This is an opportunity for the host to showcase their business, introduce themselves and their staff and host 30-60 Richardson business executives. 

There is no charge for attendees and the host will serve food and drinks and hand out some door prizes.  Be sure to bring plenty of business cards, as PM Connections is an excellent networking opportunity. Please make plans to attend our next PM Connections event. Contact Drew Snow at 972-792-2805 to host a PM Connections or for more information.

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 Brown Bag event

Tuesday, Nov. 14
11:30 am - 1 pm
Tech Titans | 411 Belle Grove Dr. | Richardson 75080
$5 members | $20 non-members

"Equifax breach and beyond:  What's at stake for today's businesses?"

Speaker:  Sheryl Powers, Independent Assoc., Small Business/Employee Benefit Specialist, IDShield/LegalShield

The latest Equifax data breach was a stark reminder that as citizens of the richest, most powerful country in the world, we are all targets.  We'll discuss:

* What's happening in the world of ID theft today and what's the projection for the future
* How are employees affected and how does this impact the work place
* What role do employees play in data leaks, intentional or otherwise
* How vulnerable are the small businesses of America to data breaches
* Role education plays in protecting businesses, curbing exposure


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
May 11- "Protecting personal information:  A guide for businesses," Dama Brown, Federal Trade Commission
June 13- "Resources to improve your business," Marta Frey, Small Business Development Center at Collin College
July 25- "Solving the maze of telecom services," Bill Kilgore, Kilgore Partners, LLC
September 19- "The current state of health care, the affordable care act, Medicare, and small group health insurance," Paula Harrington and Marvin Thornton, Harrington Insurance Solutions, and Jessie Quick, Blue Cross Blue Shield
October 17- "Prep now to save on next year's taxes," John Mottram, CPA, and Richard Fleming, State Tax Group

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