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.
Community Impact News
Tickets are available for the Collin County Business Alliance’s annual mayoral summit on Friday, June 26 at the the Capital One Plano Conference Center, 8036 Dominion Parkway. The summit, which will address challenges facing the growth and prosperity of Collin County, will feature a six-person mayoral panel discussion with mayors from Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and Wylie, business-government round tables and a presentation by keynote speaker and author of “The Solution Revolution” William D. Eggers.
Collin County is booming. Those of us who live here and do business here see it firsthand as we watch the massive influx of top-notch retailers, service businesses, home builders and professionals into Plano, Frisco, McKinney and so many other great cities.
But with growth comes growing pains. As the Dallas Morning News’ Brandon Formby reported in its May 24 story, ensuring Collin County has the transportation infrastructure to support rapid, substantial growth is a concern. Similarly, Formby pointed to the pressing need for additional quality schools in these high-growth cities, quoting Frisco Mayor Maher Maso as saying: “The secret isn’t in chasing numbers, but in providing ‘the quality of services and education’ that people want…Seventeen years ago, we had five schools…Today, we have 61.”
Dallas Business Journal
Rove, Yajnik address CCBA policy forum. Top local execs attended the Collin County Business Alliance Policy Forum April 16 to learn about key issues under consideration in the 84th TX Leg. Report. From left: Sanjiv Yajnik, CCBA chair and pres. of Capital One‘s financial services division and Karl Rove, former dep. chief of staff & senior advisor to Pres. George W. Bush.
DALLAS – June 10, 2015 – On Friday, June 26, the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) will host its annual Mayoral Summit featuring keynote speaker and author of The Solution Revolution, William D. Eggers, a six-person mayoral panel discussion with mayors from Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and Wylie, and business-government round tables.Read More
The Collin County Business Alliance is putting its action where its mission is in terms of attracting businesses to the area. Now with about 40 members, mostly CEOs of local companies, the CCBA celebrated its third anniversary this month. The organization and its influence have grown, and its goal remains clearer than ever: Ensure quality education, transportation and a sufficient water supply countywide.
The new head of the Collin County Business Alliance is no stranger to public service in Collin County.
Former Texas Sen. Florence Shapiro recently was appointed executive director of the organization, which celebrated its two-year anniversary in December. Shapiro, who served as Plano mayor before representing the county in Austin, said the 45-member organization has made a positive impact in its brief existence but needs more members to fully realize its potential...
Dallas Morning News Allen NeighborsGo
The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) celebrated its second anniversary this month with keynote speaker Attorney General Greg Abbott. At the luncheon, the CCBA announced the county’s first-ever education summit, taking place at Collin College in February 2014.
The Collin County Business Alliance celebrated its second anniversary this month with keynote speaker Attorney General Greg Abbott. At the luncheon, the CCBA announced the county’s first-ever education summit, taking place at Collin College in February 2014.
“What an amazing year for the CCBA. Together, we have combined the resources of local businesses to provide strong advocacy on key issues impacting the quality of life in Collin County,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, president of Capital One’s Plano-based Financial Services Division and chairman of the CCBA. “As we look forward, we remain focused on working together to find solutions to the transportation and water issues that we face. We are also committed to working to support the education of our youth in the area and help ensure that our students have strong support and guidance from the cradle to college graduation.”Read More
One year ago, a group of local business executives formed the Collin County Business Alliance to help support elected officials and provide support for major issues facing the county. This month, on the organization's first anniversary, members of the CCBA and local officials say the early results have been positive...
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...
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...