The Allen Fairview, Frisco, McKinney and Plano Chambers of Commerce are joining together to celebrate Texas Chamber of Commerce week in Texas. The four chambers are hosting a joint "Business After Hours" event, to be held at Valliance Bank, 5900 S. Lake Forest Dr. in McKinney at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Texas Chamber of Commerce Week (October 15-19, 2018) is a celebration of the contributions and dedication of chambers of commerce and the volunteers and professional staff that serve them. Chambers work to help advance community initiatives, help businesses make meaningful connections and relationships, advocate for business issues and provide access to resources and information to help grow a strong economy in their communities.

Building relationships and creating connections have been the foundation of Chamber work for hundreds of years. "It's all about connections. Whether it's connecting businesses to potential customers or connecting them to resources and information they need to grow their companies, Chambers are uniquely able to be the center of our communities. Through quality programming we can bring together businesses, large and small, as well as key community stakeholders, elected officials, nonprofits and civic organizations. While networking is typically the word people think of when they think of Chambers, it goes beyond that. It's about making meaningful connections and building relationships that will help our businesses prosper and our communities thrive," shares Lisa Hermes, President of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

"Chambers are in the business of promoting strong and prosperous business environments throughout the communities we serve. Through positive economic policies, advocating for job creation, and providing valuable resources for our members, we are fostering prosperity and economic stability," said Jamee Jolly, President/CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

Registration is free to chamber members through their prospective chambers websites: Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce at; Frisco Chamber of Commerce at; McKinney Chamber of Commerce at; and the Plano Chamber of Commerce at