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Collin County Business Alliance celebrates 2nd anniversary

CCBA_2ndanniv_abbottAllen American

The Collin County Business Alliance celebrated its second anniversary this month with keynote speaker Attorney General Greg Abbott. At the luncheon, the CCBA announced the county’s first-ever education summit, taking place at Collin College in February 2014. “What an amazing year for the CCBA. Together, we have combined the resources of local businesses to provide strong advocacy on key issues impacting the quality of life in Collin County,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, president of Capital One’s Plano-based Financial Services Division and chairman of the CCBA. “As we look forward, we remain focused on working together to find solutions to the transportation and water issues that we face. We are also committed to working to support the education of our youth in the area and help ensure that our students have strong support and guidance from the cradle to college graduation.”

CCBA Backs Support for Proposition 6

Allen American

We are fortunate to live in a business friendly state that fosters economic development and job growth. However, as our state’s population grows, it will put a strain on our natural resources. Civic and business leaders from around the state must take an active part in ensuring we have the necessary natural resources to maintain a high quality of life for all Texans. We must past Proposition 6... [Click here for full story.]

CCBA Presents a Conversation with the Candidates

CCBA_conversation_with_candidates3Plano Star Courier

Attracting new business and the upcoming liquor referendum were two of the topics discussed Friday at the Collin County Business Alliance's candidate forum. Candidates for Plano mayor and City Council Place 8 were on hand at Capital One's west Plano campus for the forum, the first held by the one-and-a-half-year-old organization...

Collin County Business Group Sets its Sights on Education as it Enters its Second Year

Dallas Morning News

When Sanjiv Yajnik tries to recruit a potential employee to his Captial Ones’ Plano campus, he always expects to hear one question: “What are the schools like?” So it’s no surprise that a group of local business leaders focused on improving Collin County would take a keen interest in education. In addition to Yanjik’s duties as president of Capital One’s financial services division, he is also chairman of the Collin County Business Alliance. That group of local CEOs and other executives celebrated its one-year anniversary this week. At a celebration commemorating the milestone, the group indicated that Collin County’s schools will be a key focus for year two...

Civic Group Forms in Private to Take On Public Issues

Dallas Morning News

During the height of the Great Depression, prominent banker R.L. Thornton teamed with other top businessmen to tackle a high-minded goal: improving civic life in Dallas.

Seven decades later in Collin County, little more than open prairie in Thornton’s day, a new crop of business leaders now wants to do the same. Launched by top executives in Plano, the Collin County Business Alliance is aiming to become a silent hand on broad topics like transportation, education and the region’s stretched water supplies...