The McKinney Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the McKinney Economic Development Corporation, launched the Competitive Edge Business Education Series in January 2014. The Chamber will host monthly educational sessions that support ongoing needs of the area business community.

The curriculum-based series reaches a broad range of industries and specialties and comes at an affordable price. Competitive Edge will offer seminars to support businesses large and small and include topics such as finance, human resources, sales/business development, information technology and more. The McKinney Chamber is excited to bring this series to the community.

Upcoming programs include:

Tuesday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Financing Options for Your Business
Instructor: Paul Bennett, SCORE
Location: McKinney Chamber

Thursday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: How To Integrate Your Online and Offline Marketing Strategy to Accelerate Results
Instructor: Jennifer Bagley, Compliments International
Location: McKinney Chamber

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. – noon: Technology May Change the Process, But the Art of the Sale is Timeless (details coming soon)
Instructors: Hal Becker
Location: TBA

Pricing for each two-hour program is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for not-yet-members. Pricing for four-hour programming will vary. Members may also purchase a “six pack” of two-hour classes for $100; not-yet-members for $150.

Programming takes place each month throughout 2014 and as new dates and topics are released, they will be posted on the Chamber Event calendar. For more event information and to register online, visit or click the individual program link above. For questions, please contact the Chamber office.


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 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, and, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business.

About the McKinney Economic Development Corporation

The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) was created in 1993 to support the development, expansion and relocation of new and existing companies. The MEDC is an organization with a mission to work to create an environment in which community-oriented businesses can thrive. The MEDC is actively pursuing investments in Aeronautics/Aviation, Corporate headquarters, Emerging technology, Healthcare and Medical Device Manufacturing, Professional services, and Renewable energy. For more information, visit