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18Apr2017

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.
18Apr2017

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.
18Apr2017

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.
12Oct2016

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
12Aug2016

Collin County Business Alliance names three new board members

Dallas Business Journal   The Collin County Business Alliance announced today it had appointed three new board members to its Board of Directors.  The three new CCBA board members are Michael Dardick, Fehmi Karahan and Donnie Nelson.   “We are excited to have these three outstanding leaders join the CCBA Board,” CCBA Chairman and Capital
11Jul2016

Survey: Collin County deemed a ‘recommended business location’

McKinney Courier-Gazette   An overwhelming majority of area business leaders support Collin County as a recommended business location, according to the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA). A survey distributed to attendees at this year’s CCBA State of the Business luncheon found that 94 percent of respondents were “extremely likely” or “likely” to recommend the county as
25May2016

Gov. Abbott discusses the on-going success of Collin County

North Dallas Gazette   A crowd of 400 attendees gathered last Friday for the inaugural Collin County Business Alliance State of the Business luncheon.  The event featured a conversation with Gov. Gregg Abbott on the state of business in Texas and the inspiration behind his book “Broken but Unbowed.” “Collin County is a vibrant example
20May2016

Booming job growth brings challenges for Collin County

Dallas Business Journal With its relatively low taxes, solid school systems and hands-off regulatory environment, Collin County has been a magnet for relocating and expanding companies of all sizes. But all of those new jobs and people bring challenges such as traffic congestion and the need for more police officers, new fire stations and schools.
11Dec2015

Collin County Business Alliance welcomes Colin Powell at anniversary luncheon

Community Impact News   Elected officials and community and business leaders welcomed former secretary of state Colin Powell as the keynote speaker at the Collin County Business Alliance’s fourth anniversary luncheon at the Capital One Plano Conference Center Dec. 10. During his speech, Powell spoke about the importance of leadership in today’s businesses and in the community
27Jun2015

Collin County Leaders Stress Unity in Addressing Growth, Infrastructure Needs

Celina Record

A morning commute or shoreline drive along the lake – at least until recent rains – shows everything one needs to know about Collin County’s greatest needs. Growth is here and it’s coming, quickly – now it’s a matter of keeping pace with infrastructure. How to do that has government leaders scrambling. At least for an afternoon, they seemed to recognize the ideal approach: Join forces.  
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