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Chuck Carpenter: New Denton chamber business summit set for November

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Chuck Carpenter

Our Thrive Denton Business Summit is scheduled for Nov. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Sessions will focus on local existing tech opportunities and resources, and learning about benefits and opportunities to tap into the talent generators and educators of tomorrow's workforce.

Chuck Carpenter
Chuck Carpenter

Employers will hear about effective cross-generational communication strategies and techniques for attracting and retaining baby boomers, Generation Xers, and millenials.

Major sponsors of Thrive Denton include Peterbilt Motors, Texas Woman's University and the city of Denton.

A full schedule of panels and sponsorship information are available at http://thrivedenton.com. Registration is available on the website, and it costs $95 to attend. Chamber members get $20 off registration.

Jeff Moseley, former Denton County judge and head of the Governor's Office of Economic Development & Tourism, will be the featured speaker during the Denton Chamber of Commerce's membership luncheon Friday, Dec. 8 at the University of North Texas' Gateway Center.

Judge Moseley was recently named chief executive officer of the Texas Association of Business, which is based in Austin. TAB is structurally similar to a local chamber but primarily functions as an advocate of state-level business issues.

He also has headed the Greater Houston Partnership, a combined chamber of commerce and economic development organization, and served on the Texas Department of Transportation Commission.

The April membership luncheon served as the graduation of the 32nd class of Leadership Denton. Ashley Wilson of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spoke on the process and potential for comprehensive federal tax reform in June. We helped host a briefing from our Denton County legislative delegation at the September luncheon.

Medical City Denton will serve as the membership luncheon sponsor. Members will receive a brief update on current and future chamber initiatives, economic development projects and progress on the new convention center.

Call the Denton chamber at 940-382-9693 for more details and registration for these and other events.

CHUCK CARPENTER is president of the Denton Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at dcoc@denton-chamber.org.