“We look forward to participating in Texas Chamber of Commerce Week,” said Chamber President Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. “We’re more than 1,240 members strong and are proud of our role in the business community. Attracting and welcoming new businesses to McKinney, acting as a reliable resource and keeping our growing community connected are responsibilities we embrace.”
Several events are planned during the celebratory week.
- Virtual Membership Drive – Did you know that a business enjoys a 73 percent increase in consumer awareness if they are a member of their local chamber? Learn more about how your business can enjoy the impact of Chamber membership. Click here to fill out a simple form and a Chamber representative will contact you to help you realize the benefits. Current members – refer those businesses that you know could benefit from the Chamber connection. Bring in a new member and be eligible for a special prize drawing.
- LINKS – On Wednesday, Oct 16, Mayor Brian Loughmiller will help us celebrate Texas Chamber of Commerce week with a proclamation at our weekly networking event at Saltgrass Steakhouse, located at 2801 Craig Drive. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., join the Mayor, Chamber President, Board of Directors, staff and 80-100 member businesses for great networking, prize-winning activities and a light breakfast sponsored by the Chamber.
- Benefits & Breakfast – Whether you are a new member, a long-time member or a business considering Chamber membership, join us at the Chamber office for Benefits & Breakfast on Thursday, Oct 17, beginning at 8:15 a.m. If you are already a member, bring a business colleague who needs to learn more about what the Chamber does. Meet the staff, enjoy a light breakfast and participate in prize-winning games.
- Open House Tours – Schedule a Chamber tour for yourself and a not-yet-member anytime between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct 18. Assist your prospect in learning more about McKinney’s business community and meet staff to receive a Thank You gift for your support. If your prospect joins the Chamber, you also become eligible for a grand prize drawing. Schedule your tour here or call the Chamber at 972-542-0163 by noon on Thursday, Oct 16. Include your prospect’s name and business.
In October of 2004, I made one of the best business decisions of my career as a small business owner – I joined the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. Over the past nine years, the Chamber has been my partner in business, providing me with the tools to help me succeed and helping me build my own network within the Chamber business network. In my opinion, Chamber membership is not a luxury, it is a necessity.
— Payton Brooks, Farmers Insurance
About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is the fourth largest Chamber in the Metroplex and holds a four-star accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce proudly serves over 1,200 member businesses representing over 39,000 employees throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business, and earned its four-star accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, McKinneyOnline.com and McKinneyChamber.com, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business.