Princeton-Lowry Crossing Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Happy New Year! Welcome 2024!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and you're ready to start the new year with a bang!

First, I would like to welcome our 2024 Chamber Board of Directors! Mrs. June Petitt and Dr. Reily Renfroe will be joining Mrs. Mindy Norman, Mr. Matthew Knies, Mr. Donald McIntyre, and Mr. Chris Willhite in serving our chamber. Congratulations!
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Starting the new year, I believe it's important to set lofty, yet achievable resolutions/goals for your business to progress, so I've put together five practical resolutions that you can implement immediately:

Expand Networking Efforts: Dedicate time and resources to broaden your professional network. This could involve attending industry events, joining relevant online forums or groups, initiating partnerships with complementary businesses, or organizing networking events yourself. Strengthening connections within your industry can open up opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and potential business growth.

Enhance Customer Service: Commit to improving customer interactions by implementing regular training for staff, enhancing response times to queries or complaints, and gathering feedback to make necessary improvements.

Invest in Employee Development: Focus on the growth and well-being of your employees by providing opportunities for skill development, mentorship programs, or wellness initiatives. Happy and skilled employees often contribute significantly to a company’s success.

Expand Online Presence: Embrace digital marketing strategies to expand your online reach. This might involve improving your website, investing in social media marketing, or starting an email newsletter to engage with a wider audience.

Streamline Operations: Aim to optimize workflows and operations within your business. This could involve adopting new technologies, refining processes, or investing in better project management tools to increase efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs.

Remember, setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals can make it easier to track progress and ensure success with these resolutions.

Get involved with your Chamber and let's work together to make this happen for you!

Christi Houston
President/CEO
January Meetings and Events
Welcome New Chamber Members

Prestige Tint
2751 County Road 407
Suite 2751A
McKinney, TX 75071
469-992-9560

Cowboy Turf
3001 S. Hardin Blvd., Ste. 110-206
McKinney, TX 75070
214-578-4264

Tallent Roofing, Inc.
1521 McKinney Street
Melissa, TX 75454
972-562-9100
Recent News and Events

Thank you everyone!
Thank you to all who donated toys to Toys For Tots of Collin County!
We are grateful for the opportunity to give back!
Chamber Donates to Angel Tree
The Princeton-Lowry Crossing Chamber of Commerce made a $500 donation to the Lions Club for the PISD Angel Tree.

For this year, Angel Tree assisted 1,154 students and 388 families. Those statistics represent assistance to 358 more children this year over 2022 and 110 additional families.
 
“We wouldn’t be able to do this without the help of all those who are working extra to make it happen,” Lions Club member and PISD Superintendent Donald McIntyre said. “This rings true every year, but it was overwhelmingly evident this year as the number of angels soared. We just want to thank everyone for being a part of this effort.”
Chamber Donates to LCFD
The Princeton-Lowry Crossing Chamber of Commerce donated $1,300 of proceeds from the Annual Golf Tournament to the Lowry Crossing Fire Department.
Thank you for all you do for our community!
Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings
On December 7th, we celebrated with a Ribbon Cutting for the Grand Opening of Smitty's Car Wash! We are excited to have them in Princeton and to welcome them to the Princeton-Lowry Crossing Chamber Family.
They have service plans available so be sure to check them out!
Smitty's Car Wash is located at 400 E. Princeton Drive
Princeton, TX
In the News
Last month, Mayor Chacon, City Manager Lesia Gronemeier, City Councilmen Bryan Washington and David Kleiber, Police Chief James Waters, PISD Superintendent Donald McIntyre, and Chamber President Christi Houston met to discuss UNITING the three entities and aligning our objectives to better serve our community.
A few topics of discussion were the current vision statement of the city, the Chamber of Commerce survey results, the identity of Princeton, and next steps.
See below for a few takeaways from the discussion:
Chamber:
  • Chamber and City to work together to plan and execute steps needed to change liquor laws.
  • Chamber to participate in EDC Workshops and meetings with City to revisit Vision Statement, Guiding Principles, and Comprehensive Plan.
  • Chamber and City to continue conversations about organizing a local market or vendor fair.
  • Chamber to speak with EDC and City to explore concept of “new downtown”.
  • Chamber to meet with City to plan a timely and impactful way to announce new commercial openings, planned developments, and updates.
City:
  • Follow up with Chamber on plans to revisit Vision Statement, Guiding Principles, and Comprehensive Plan.
  • City to speak with EDC and potential developers to explore concept of “new downtown”.
  • City to communicate with Chamber and ISD on marketing partnership to increase exposure and share communication.
ISD:
  • ISD to communicate with Chamber and City on marketing partnership to increase exposure and share communication.
  • ISD to reach out to EDC to discuss coming to school board meeting to present an update.

Next Roundtable is scheduled for March 20th (this is not an open meeting)
Upcoming Events
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING A NETWORKING EVENT?
Contact Christi or Beth for more information at 972-736-6462 or info@PLCTXChamber.com.
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