The McKinney Chamber of Commerce welcomes Intern, Grant Friedman to their staff. Currently attending Collin College fulltime, Friedman is studying Liberal Arts with plans to transfer to Texas A & M – College Station, where he’ll pursue a Bachelors of Business degree. Most weekday afternoons, visitors will likely be greeted by his friendly smile and positive attitude.

Friedman looks forward to gaining experience in each department of the organization, but his real passion lies in developing relationships in the business community. The son of an entrepreneur, he knows that building a solid foundation of knowledge and strong relationships are essential to success. Friedman will be supporting staff and chamber members, attending events and working with community partners like the McKinney Economic Development Corporation, McKinney Community Development Corporation, McKinney Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and nonprofit organizations.

 He is a native Texan and believes in giving back to the community, the importance of fitness and benefits of education. Friedman continues to work part-time a the City’s Apex Center as a head lifeguard and is an active member of Toastmasters International. When asked about what he hopes to get out of his experience at the Chamber, he quickly replied, “I really don’t know anymore. I started my first week off at the Annual Business Meeting where four leaders shared about making a positive social impact. I can’t imagine that it could get any better than that, but everyone keeps telling me that’s just normal around here.”

Chamber President, Lisa Hermes laughed and agreed, “McKinney is full of amazing, generous, innovative people and we’re pleased to share that with the next generation of professionals. Grant is a pleasure to have around. I look forward to seeing him grow and am proud that the Chamber will be part of his story.”