Events hit high points with topics, attendance and high-profile speakers
The Annual Meeting has been recognizing volunteers for 57 years, and the New Teachers Luncheon has welcomed our RISD students for 56 years. Our Annual Meeting has featured household names like George W. Bush, Governor Rick Perry, and new U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.
The EDGE awards honor outstanding Richardson-area businesses and organizations for their many contributions to the economic vitality and community involvement for the City of Richardson.
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Richardson Chamber Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 17, 11 am - 1:15 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Richardson
The Annual Meeting is the Chamber's opportunity to share our successes from the previous year, while recognizing and thanking our members for their role in those successes. We will recognize our volunteer of the year, rookie of the year, committee of the year, small business of the year and announce the 2017 Richardson Citizen of the Year, among others.
Our keynote speaker this year is Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He represents the 11th Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and oversees the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Fed. Mr. Kaplan was previously a professor and dean at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Harvard in 2006, he was the vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group. He serves as chairman of Project A.L.S. and co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm that invests in developing non-profit enterprises dedicated to addressing social issues. He is also a board member of Harvard Medical School.
Sponsoring the Annual Meeting gives your business great exposure to the Richardson business community. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. Contact Andrea Young by email or at 972-792-2819 for more information.
2016 Volunteers of the Year
Rookie of the Year, Cory Stevens, Drew's Realty
Ambassador of the Year, Bill Schaid, Kiwanis Club of Richardson
Small Business of the Year, NOAH's event center
International Ambassador of the Year, Robert Smith, Saville Dodgen, LLP
Committee of the Year, Bowling Tournament Committee (Sandee Treptow, Angela Lopez, Adam Keller, Brad Lipton)
Volunteer of the Year, Ronda Moreland, RKM Media