March 2022 News & Notes

It’s almost spring, the grass is beginning to turn, and we’re ready to keep growing our businesses! See what’s happening this month in webinars and networking opportunities!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | March 17

Britt Lusk invites you to have a cup of joe with him the third Thursday of every month, between 7am-9am at the Coffee House.
Britt welcomes questions, ideas, or just casual conversation and plans to offer Coffee with the City Manager on a regular basis.

Board and Council Meetings

  • City Council | March 10 & March 24, 6:30 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (Agendas)
    • EDC / MDD Board | March 1 (Agendas)

Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce

  • Ribbon Cutting: Chapin Title | March 1, 5-7 pm
  • Ribbon Cutting: Pilot Point Public Safety Buildings | March 22, 4 pm
  • Ribbon Cutting: Kainos Community Crossfit | March 30, 8 am

PointBank Business Breakfast

Every month, PointBank invites members of the business community to their monthly Business Breakfast, hosted at the Pilot Point Branch Community Center (739 E Liberty St). Bringing insightful business tips to the small business owners in Denton County.
  • Speaker: Andy Singleton, CyberSecurity | March 30 – 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

Online Only: The Importance of Women in Leadership: Entrepreneurs & Executives

March 8 | 7:30-9:30 am

Join us for International Women’s Day and learn about The Importance of Women in Leadership: Entrepreneurs & Executives with TWU Alumna Crystal V. Brown, MBA – Diligent Living, LLC. In this workshop, participants will learn the current state, importance, and benefits of having women as the highest-level decision makers within a company.

Key Take Aways:

  1. What the current state of women in leadership is within the United States.
  2. Why it is important to narrow the gender diversity leadership gap.
  3. Who these changes will benefit.
  4. How to make the changes.

Crystal is someone who loves people and understands the importance of developing others. She has a strong passion for personal and professional development that has been sharpened with over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Supply Chain, and Operations Management. She is a proud graduate of Texas Woman’s University and holds a Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Management. She is also certified in Lean Six Sigma, which has taught her to invest in human capital, eliminate waste, and maximize results. She cares about giving back to the next generation of leaders and serves on the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Board Committee for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.

Register here

AdvanceHER Grant

Closes March 25 at 5 pm

The purpose of this program is to foster greater economic development activity in Texas by encouraging and enabling high growth, Texas woman-owned, businesses to grow and expand their established small business. This grant is created to support innovation, job creation and retention, and high-growth entrepreneurship.

Full details and application here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | March 8

See descriptions and register for events here

NCTC Small Business Development Events

Join fellow business people for informative programs and opportunities to network with other businesses. A variety of business topics are presented periodically to give interaction time and provide training to grow your business.


Register here | See more info here

Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series

All of the Governor’s Small Business Webinar series are available to watch after the fact in the Resource Library.

Need extra help?

Small Business Administration

DYK? SBA is a leader in helping small businesses achieve their goals.

If you’re still struggling from the effects of COVID-19 on your business, see the SBA’s resources page for details on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, Paycheck Protection Program and more.

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