June 2022 News & Notes

The summer heat is setting in. Cool off with some fun networking with local business owners. See what’s happening this month in webinars and networking opportunities!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | June 16

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 | June 9 & June 23, 6:30 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (Agendas)
    • EDC / MDD Board | June 7 (Agendas)

Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce

Mark your calendars for the annual Chamber Golf Tournament, to be held at the Bridges Golf Club in Gunter.

June 10, 2022
Check-In begins at 7 AM | Tee Off at 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: Mayor Matt McIlravy | June 22 – 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

Speaking of Value: How to Make Money from Your Presentations… Even When You Speak for Free

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
In-person and virtual event

Join TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs for their first in-person WomenRISE in over two years. Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, author of “A Dietitian’s Guide to Professional Speaking: Expert Advice for Pitching, Presenting & Getting Paid,” will share on Speaking of Value: How to Make Money from Your Presentations… Even When You Speak for Free.

If you love to be on stage, want to get paid for giving presentations and have an expertise you want to monetize, this workshop is for you. In Speaking of Value, international speaker Jessica Setnick will share the pitching and planning strategies she’s perfected over two decades of public speaking. You’ll learn how to make yourself irresistible to event planners, how to stop leaving money on the table and how to make a free presentation pay.

During this workshop you will learn:

  1. How to make yourself irresistible to an event planner.
  2. How to get the highest possible fee for speaking.
  3. How to make money even when there’s no budget to pay a speaker.


Eating Disorder Specialist Jessica Setnick is an experienced, excellent, expert speaker who presents worldwide to rave reviews. But none of that made a difference in her bank account until she learned to price, pitch and negotiate for herself. A combination of cheerleader, speaking coach and best friend who stops you from taking a live mic into the restroom, Jessica shares her strategies for getting and giving maximum value in her book, “A Dietitian’s Guide to Professional Speaking: Expert Advice for Pitching, Presenting & Getting Paid,” and through her websites, dietitianspeakingguide.com and Dietitian Speaker Spotlights.

Register here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | June 14

See descriptions and register for events here

NCTC Small Business Development Events

Just getting off the ground with your small business? The SBDC offers individual advising at no cost in such areas as new business feasibility and start-up, business plan preparation, financial management, and general management strategies for small businesses engaged in retail, service manufacturing and wholesale industries.

Miss out on some of the previous webinars, including more help with QuickBooks Online, learning how to build a successful email list and more? See their YouTube channel for past webinars!

See more info here

Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series

Governor’s Small Business Series – Fort Worth

June 9, 2022 | 8 am – 1 pm

Where: Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, 1701 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

About the Event:

The Governor’s Small Business Series – Fort Worth will connect small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen or grow a business. The event is an opportunity to network with other business owners and meet experts who can share timely, relevant, actionable advice on a multitude of small business topics.

The event is cohosted by the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Office, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch and access to all sessions

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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