What Our Members Are Saying
"I have enjoyed being a part of the McKinney Chamber since 2009, and during the past three years I have been more involved than ever. Being an Ambassador has allowed me to be more plugged into other businesses and meeting more people. It has been great building a network of friends and business partners who are interested in helping our community be a great place to grow a business.
The Chamber is a partner with you. They are there to help you but you’ve got to do it! They have many tools and a very willing staff ready to serve and help you achieve business success. I have always experienced that when I ask a question, try and get info or whatever, the McKinney Chamber is VERY passionate about helping me. They are fun to work with, relaxed and laid back and have my interest at heart.
Relationships with people in other industries have also helped me to ask questions about how they may do things in their business. Getting healthy feedback about business decisions and how others approach them is great. These relationships lead also to just having fun together and enjoying anything from an After Hours event to a moonlight dinner cruise on Lake Texoma with the many.
I strongly encourage you to become a member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. But even more importantly – become involved. It will not only grow your business and your community but it will grow you."
Rodney Haynes, Haynes Landscape and Maintenance Inc.
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"Our company loves this Chamber. They do such an amazing job at helping everyone feel welcome."
Jon Kendall, Texas Biz Solutions
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"The last Chamber After Hours Member Showcase turned out to be a success for ProAssist Surgical Associates. It’s not often that you have an opportunity to market to potential clients right in your own office building. We noticed a couple of potential clients names on the table tops while walking through the lobby and decided to attend. We were able to network with the many Chamber members that were present and target the two potential clients.
ProAssist Surgical Associates is a full service Surgical First Assistant company that offers Medical Billing, Facility Credentialing and Surgical Scheduling for Assistants, Surgeons and Hospitals/Surgery centers. We were able to meet with Setty Plastic Surgery and Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists. Since the Showcase, we have been able to assist Dr. Setty on several occasions as a result of our meeting at the event.
Thanks to the McKinney Chamber of Commerce for providing an excellent opportunity to network and have a great time after work. We plan to attend the next Member Showcase."
Bobby Jackson, ProAssist Surgical Associates
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"Like everyone else my schedule is full, but the decision to commit six consecutive Fridays this fall to The McKinney Experience program has been a wise investment. I would encourage each of you to participate in the Spring 2013 session. We live and work in McKinney because we knew, even before Money Magazine did, that McKinney is one the Best Places to Live in America. This program reinforces WHY. Whether you have recently made McKinney your home or you have lived here your entire life, The McKinney Experience is well worth your time. You will meet amazing people who are working together to ensure that our community continues to be a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. I offer just one piece of advice – wear comfortable shoes! You will take “behind the scenes” tours of area hospitals, manufacturers, police and fire stations, the justice center and much more. The McKinney Experience is definitely a very positive “eye-opening” experience!"
Mary Cooper, Benefit Bidding
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"Just wanted to send you a 'thank you' for the Chamber cookout event on Friday, Oct. 19. Michael, our graphic artist and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Michael does not get to go to events as he is buried with work at the office, so this was a treat for him. We were able to talk to many and enjoyed the camaraderie of it all. The weather you ordered for today was just perfect. Nicely done!! Much work goes into such an event and we appreciated all done on everyone's behalf. Hope to see you at future events."
Zenobia McKinney, Colorit Graphic Services
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"Our new business Cruise Planners / Travel 4 Less had a table at the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Showcase in September to let us meet members of the chamber and to show what we have to offer. It was an awesome event which provided us with several leads. We also were able to pass out many brochures and business cards for other members to share with family and friends as well. We appreciate this wonderful opportunity from the Chamber and look forward to working with everyone in the future."
Sally Bourdo, Cruise Planners / Travel 4 Less
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"The New Member Showcase is a GREAT event! It's a fun evening that allows you to get to know fellow McKinney businesses and business owners. I also loved being able to talk to the individual attendees about my business and how it can benefit them. Thanks to the McKinney Chamber of Commerce team for organizing and making it easy for the businesses to participate!"
Heidi Rasmussen, freshbenies
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"I just picked up yet another booking from the Chamber, that's 3 in our first week of membership in the Chamber! You are awesome, and we appreciate you."
Wayne & Vicki Hill, McKinney Bed & Breakfast
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"Since joining the McKinney Chamber, I have not only received several new inquiries through the online business directory, I have developed several new client relationships in the past couple of months thanks to the Chamber! I have also found amazing local businesses to work with on my printing and business needs. I really appreciate the networking opportunities, the support from the Chamber and the opportunity to get to know my local community and support my neighbors."
Lauren Rohr, Owner, I.Oh. Creative Works, LLC
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"I wanted to give the Chamber kudos for your new website layout. It is much more visually appealing and user friendly. Thanks for all you do for McKinney."
Danny Ledbetter, Grant Writer, McKinney ISD
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"There are many benefits associated with being involved with the McKinney Young Professionals. We strive to provide our members with valuable tips and skills that will help them in their professional life, along with the opportunity to network with peers to make business and/or personal connections. Personally, my biggest gain from being involved with MYP is the variety of people I have had the opportunity to meet. Due to the diversity of our group, I’ve made connections that have helped me with my career, my personal life and have made some great friends along the way."
Taylor White, Turrentine Jackson Morrow
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"LINKS is a way for new and existing businesses to develop a face to face relationship with fellow Chamber members. A venue to discuss business issues similar to your own. My 25 years as a business owner I still get great information I can use every day to improve my business habits and skills LINKS is my equivalent to CHEERS, it is a place where everyone knows your name, provided you attend on a regular basis. As we all know, we tend to do business with who we know and trust. LINKS can help you grow your business by improving visibility as you give your 30 second commercial in front of 90-110 small, medium and large size business that attend regularly. Where else can you find a better deal for a buck and a business card, you get Informed, connected and breakfast."
Kerry Cassuto, Pro Marketing Links/Advanced Embroidery
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"Thank you and everyone at the McKinney Chamber for making the New Member Showcase a successful event for our business. In addition to meeting many nice people, this event allowed me to present our business to several prospects and to continue creating awareness for Yeager Office Suites. This event surpassed my expectations. Once again, I am amazed at how the McKinney Chamber compares to other chambers I have experienced in the past. The McKinney Chamber is positively unique."
Scott J. Yeager, Yeager Office Suites
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"I wanted to say thank you for hosting the Small Business Roundtable. It was fantastic! My biggest challenge as a new small business owner was the ability to get the message to prospects that need my services. Speaker Bill Lynch went even further providing some great new ideas on developing rapport and getting referrals. I am looking forward to more programs like these that help the small business owners in our community such as myself, grow our business while also ‘keeping it local’ and supporting other small businesses in our area."
David Jay Rosen, CMIT Solutions of Allen & McKinney
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"Thank you for your help (along with everyone else involved from the Chamber) with After Hours Showcase event. We appreciate the work you do which enables us to showcase our business. We had a good time at the event and were glad we could participate."
Dr. Jon Schaack, McKinney Pediatric Dentistry
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"Awesome! Love the new clean look of the Weekly Update! The social networking and YouTube video links are great. All the information I need is right in front on me and one click away. Great job!
Kevin, Internet Marketing Specialist, aWebsiteCheckup.com