Events for April 2014
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Apr 01   Starting & Rejuvenating Your Business
You should be excited about running your existing business or starting up one that will make you independent for life!
 
If you're not, then come join the SCORE team and get revitalized.
 
Learn the principles that make your business successful and see how you fare. If you're looking to start a business then come find out what it'll take to start the business and embed the strategies that'll make you successful.

Starting and Rejuvenating Your Business:
 
This half day workshop is aimed at looking at the fundamentals of Planning, Organizing, Directing and Controlling. Are these being used in every aspect of your business? If not, why not. We'll show you what you need to do to get back on track or to start that business plan you've never written. We'll also speak to 3 other hot topics of the day:
  1. Business Planning and Budgeting
  2. Financing Options to start or grow
  3. Marketing Strategies
Only you can make your business successful but you can enlist plenty of other resources to make your life easier. Come join us and get that business off the ground or out of the mud.
 
Check out our Agenda:
 
Business Fundamentals
  • Planning (Business Plans)
  • Organizing
  • Directing
  • Controlling 
Financing Options for your Business
  • Bank Loans and conventional SBA Funding
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Angel Funding
  • Crowdfunding
 
Creating the Right Marketing Strategy
  • Defining your competitive edge
  • Assessing your strategies
  • Understanding the ROI in the marketing plan
  • Social Media and the impact on your business
Date:   April 1, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Frisco Chamber of Commerce 6843 Main St. Frisco, TX 75034
Contact:   Larry Nelson SCORE Dallas Chapter 214-686-8494 lnelson1003@aol.com
Email:   jwlola@verizon.net
Date/Time Details:   April 1, 2014 9:00 AM-12 PM
Fees/Admission:   Chamber Members $30 Per Person Non Chamber Members $35 Per Person
Apr 02   Branch Out Networking
Join us for an early morning networking meeting, business spotlights, and 1-minute commercials. Guests welcome.
Special Program
ISD Candidate Forum
These networking opportunities are a great way to connect with others in the Chamber and community. - See more at: http://www.farmersbranchchamber.com/membership#sthash.TMEtuwyx.dpuf
Date:   April 2, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Luby's
13455 Midway Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $1 per person
Apr 08   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Planet Fitness
Please join us as we welcome Planet Fitness into the Farmers Branch Chamber Membership with a Ribbon Cutting & Member Plaque Presentation Ceremony.
Date:   April 8, 2014
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   2740 Valwood Parkway
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

3-4PM

Apr 09   Branch Out Networking
Join us for an early morning networking meeting, business spotlights, and 1-minute commercials. Guests welcome.
Branch Out, the business networking group of the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce, will be privileged to hear BRIAN BOILLA, Frost Bank, V.P., Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 am, Luby’s Cafeteria.
 
Brian will be reviewing Talk is (NOT!) Cheap, The Art of Conversation Leadership, written by Jim McCann, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS. COM.
 
This will be an encouraging and rewarding presentation.
 
A copy of the book will be given away as a door prize.
 
Date:   April 9, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Luby's
13455 Midway Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   rbrown@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $1 per person
Apr 10   Education Committee Meeting
Education Committee Meeting
Date:   April 10, 2014
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Location:   FB Chamber 2nd Floor Board Room
Email:   nfoght@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   1:30 PM
Apr 11   Board of Directors Meeting
Board Meeting
Boxed Lunch Provided
Date:   April 11, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center
14050 Heartside Place
Oak Room
Email:   nfoght@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Apr 16   Branch Out Networking
Join us for an early morning networking meeting, business spotlights, and 1-minute commercials. Guests welcome.
Special Program
City Council Candidate Forum
These networking opportunities are a great way to connect with others in the Chamber and community. - See more at: http://www.farmersbranchchamber.com/membership#sthash.TMEtuwyx.dpuf
Date:   April 16, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Luby's
13455 Midway Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $1 per person
Apr 16   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony-El Rancho Grocery Store
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for El Rancho Grocery Store
 
Date:   April 16, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Valwood & Josey Lane
Date/Time Details:   9:00 AM
Apr 22   Training: Quickbooks Basics - SCORE

Most small businesses have chosen QuickBooks as their software to run their business, now it's time to learn how to use this tool and optimize it's capabilities for your company.

 

Dallas SCORE is hosting a QuickBooks Basics workshop aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about this software.
QuickBooks Basics, - Course Outline
(9am - 4pm)
This full day workshop is aimed at assisting those who have just started using QuickBooks and want to set up their company to better utilize the functionalities it offers. The core topics will cover:
  Getting Started

  • Gain an overview of the course
  • Review common business terms used
 Setting up QuickBooks
  • Discuss decisions to be made before using QuickBooks
  • Create a new company file
  • Customize QuickBooks with the Easy Step interview
 Working with Lists
  • Work with the chart of accounts
  • Add customer and vendor information
  • Tips for managing lists
 Working with Bank Accounts
  • Work with bank account registers
  • Reconcile bank accounts
 Using Other Accounts in QuickBooks
  • Introduction to other account types
  • Track and reconcile credit card transactions
  • Discuss other types of asset, liability and equity accounts
 Entering Sales Information
  • Review and enter data on different types of sales forms
  • Explore purchase orders and printing forms to PDF
  • Create and memorize invoices
  • Learn the purpose of the item list and add new items
  • Add price levels to customer records
  • Create invoice letters and reminder statements
 
Receiving and Making Deposits
  • Record customer payments and deposits
  • Handle customer discounts, partial payments and overpayments
  • Record cash back from a deposit
  • Process credit card transactions
 Entering and Paying Bills
  • Discuss different ways to handle bills
  • Enter and pay bills

Date:   April 22, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e92u5r8ed1d52115&llr=fij9qpcab
Location:  

Visit Addison Market Ctr Conference Room

5100 Beltline Rd., suite 430
Dallas, TX. 75254

Contact:   Larry Nelson
Email:   lnelson1003@aol.com
Date/Time Details:   9AM - 4PM
Fees/Admission:   $60 Chamber Members
$70 Non Chamber Members
Apr 23   Branch Out Networking
Join us for an early morning networking meeting, business spotlights, and 1-minute commercials. Guests welcome.
Special Program
Mayoral Candidate Forum
These networking opportunities are a great way to connect with others in the Chamber and community. - See more at: http://www.farmersbranchchamber.com/membership#sthash.TMEtuwyx.dpuf
Date:   April 23, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Luby's
13455 Midway Road
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   $1 per person
Apr 23   Ambassadors/Membership Committee Meeting
Ambassadors/Membership Committee Meeting
Date:   April 23, 2014
Time:   08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Location:   Luby's 
12455 Midway Road
 
Email:   nfoght@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   8:45 AM - 9:45 PM
Apr 24   YLFB Trip to Austin
Annual Youth Leadership Farmers Branch Trip to Austin
 
Date:   April 24, 2014
Contact:   Callas Davis
Email:   cdavis@fbchamber.com
Apr 25   Branch Evening of Excellence
Branch Evening of Excellence Annual Program & Dinner
The Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce and the City of Farmers Branch are pleased to announce the 2014 Recipients for Lifetime Achievement Award and Business Citizen of the Year.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Fred Ferguson for his many years of serving the community and his dedication to the Chamber and the City. Sam Pack, Owner of Sam Pack's Five Star Ford in Carrollton, and Pack Auto Group which represents four (4) Five Star Ford dealerships in the DFW metropolitan area, will receive the prestigious Business Citizen of the Year award.  Both men will be honored at the Annual Branch Evening of Excellence planned for April 25th at Brookhaven Country Club featuring Babe Laufenberg.


Super Bowl Sponsor - $7500
10 Priority Reserved Seats; 2 Additional Seats at Keynote's Table; 
10 Guest Invitations to the Exclusive VIP Reception; Program/Banner
Acknowledgment; Podium Recognition & 2-Minute Company Spotlight; 

Advertising Package w/ Optional Display
 
Touchdown Sponsor - $5000
10 Priority Reserved Seats; 5 Guest Invitations to the
Exclusive VIP Reception; Program/Banner Acknowledgment; 

Podium Recognition; Advertising Package
 
Field Goal Sponsor - $2500
5 Reserved Seats; 2 Guest Invitations to the Exclusive VIP Reception; Program Acknowledgment; Advertising Package
 
Safety Sponsor - $1000
2 Reserved Seats; Program Acknowledgment
 
Table Sponsorship - $750
10 Reserved Seats

Individual Tickets - $75
Date:   April 25, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Drive
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   April 25, 2014
6:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Super Bowl Sponsor - $7500
Touchdown Sponsor - $5000
Field Goal Sponsor - $2500
Safety Sponsor - $1000
Table Sponsorship - $750
Individual Tickets - $75
Apr 30   Branch Out Networking
Join us for an early morning networking meeting, business spotlights, and 1-minute commercials. Complimentary breakfast provided by Saltgrass Steakhouse, compliments of the Farmers Branch Chamber. Guests welcome.
Special Program
City of Farmers Branch Update
&
Farmers Branch Chamber Online Presentation

 
These networking opportunities are a great way to connect with others in the Chamber and community. - See more at: http://www.farmersbranchchamber.com/membership#sthash.TMEtuwyx.dpuf
Date:   April 30, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://www.fbchamber.com
Location:   Saltgrass Steakhouse
4101 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy,
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   7:30 AM
Fees/Admission: