Longtime McKinney Chamber of Commerce member, Doug & Lynda's Ski Shop, shares insights on business and being a member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

Who are you and what is the name of your business?

My name is Brad Douglas and I'm the owner of Doug & Lynda's Ski Shop in Historic Downtown McKinney.

What inspired you to start your business?

I was inspired by my parents who were the founders of Doug & Lynda’s and by the love of the sport of skiing.

What services or products do you offer?

We sell ski & snowboard clothing, equipment, and service.

What is unique about your business?

Being a snow ski shop in the flatlands of Texas 700 miles to the closest mountain!

What obstacles did you have to overcome to get where are today?

Competing with the increase in online business.

What methods have you used to grow your business?

Having the best selection in all of DFW of skiing merchandise.  Having a knowledgeable staff with many years of service and whom love to ski.

What is the secret to keeping happy customers?

Serving them with a smile and offering an amazing selection.

What is your most favorite thing about your business?

My avorite thing is making customers happy!

To what do you attribute your success?

My parents, my wife, my staff.

How are you involved in the chamber?

I was born and raised in McKinney and I support local business in any way I can.

What’s the best advice you would give a new chamber member to get the most out of their membership?

Be a partner in the community. Be active and give back to churches, schools, and people in need.