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Collin County Business Alliance State of the Business Event Update

A look at the latest progress and future projections of the region were the focus of the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) State of Business Luncheon on Friday, June 15. The event featured a panel with mayors from Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Wylie who revealed their vision of what’s ahead for the county. The discussion

Collin County Business Alliance Celebrates Sixth Anniversary with Arianna Huffington

Celebrating its sixth year, The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) hosted an anniversary luncheon reflecting on its impact on the community. The event included a special conversation with founder and CEO of Thrive Global, Huffington Post founder and international best-selling author, Arianna Huffington. CCBA Chairman and Capital One Financial Services President Sanjiv Yajnik served as

Congressman Sam Johnson’s Legacy Project Revealed

  The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) hosted a reception to honor Congressman Sam Johnson, a decorated war hero with two Purple Hearts, for his lifetime of service and positive impact on Collin County. The event was held at the Capital One Conference Center on Friday, October 6. The Honorable Sam Johnson Endowed Military Scholarship

Frisco officials fear voter fatigue on crucial issues this year

Featured in Community Impact Read full article here   City faces elections on leadership, bond     After 2016 when Frisco voters were asked to go to the polls eight times, some local officials are concerned about voter turnout for elections this year that will change the makeup of Frisco leadership and other major issues.

A new Collin County collaborative effort aims to increase voter turnout

In hopes to increase voter participation, the Collin County Business Alliance has partnered with local chambers to bring forth a cooperative effort called CollinCountyVotes to educate business leaders and residents about local elections. Through this effort, the CCBA has created video candidate profiles in which mayoral, city council and Collin College board of trustees candidates provide information about themselves and their vision for the city or college. The CCBA with some of the chambers will also be hosting forums, providing real-time updates on Twitter via @CCBATexas and the hashtag #CollinCountyVotes.

Candidate forums aplenty this month

Across the city, residents are hosting and planning forums to get to know prospective Plano City Council members, Plano ISD trustees and Collin College trustees. Today, the Collin County Business Alliance and Plano Chamber of Commerce are hosting a forum for residents to get to know their candidates. As May 6 draws nearer, several local organizations are doing their part to connect residents and candidates before Election Day.

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson Receives CCBA Leadership Award

The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) honored U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson with the 2016 Collin County Leadership award for his leadership and service to the region. “I want to thank you for the honor of being chosen for this year’s Leadership Award,” Johnson said. “This award is made all the more special because it comes

Skills gap poses ‘clear and present danger’ in North Texas

Dallas Business Journal   To be a world-class business location, it’s critical for North Texas to attract the best talent from around the country and world.   But a skills gap exists here and nationwide preventing young adults from landing jobs in growing industries and threatening North Texas’ economic prosperity, business executives and education leaders

Finance exec to Collin County businessmen: ‘We are facing a crisis like we’ve never faced before’

Dallas Morning News “We are facing a crisis like we’ve never faced before,” Sanjiv Yajnik, Capital One’s president for financial services told North Texas business leaders and educators on Tuesday.   The problem? Technology is rapidly reshaping the world’s economy. And the American education system isn’t turning out enough workers with the skills they’ll need