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06Apr2013

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...
07Dec2012

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...
23Jan2012

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...