July 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 | July 21

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 14 & June 28, 6:30 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (Agendas)
    • EDC / MDD Board | June 12 (Agendas)

Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce

Mimosa Mosey

Join the July 30th Mimosa Mosey!

1. Pre-purchase a Punch Card and Mimosa Glass
2. Between 8 AM – 11 AM on July 30th, meet at the Pilot Point Chamber booth on the Square to get your Punch Card and Mimosa Glass

3. Visit the listed Participating Chamber Businesses on the Square to get your Punch Card Punched and a mimosa refill between 8 AM – NOON
4. Turn your fully punched card into Evon before NOON to enter the Saturday Drawing!

Pilot Point ISD School Supplies Drive

During the month of July, the Pilot Point Chamber will be hosting a school supplies drive for the ISD!

Participating businesses:

  • The Purple Door Day Spa & Salon
  • Pilot Point Coffee House
  • Pelzel Barber Shop & Salon / Southern Junkiez
  • Notoriously Yours Boutique
  • Martin General Store

See the wish list and help out the schools today!

Saturday Drawing

It’s the return of the Saturday Drawing! There will be THREE CASH GIVEAWAYS given on Saturday, July 30 at noon at the Square.

How to enter:
1.  Earn 1 entry when you spend $10 or more at any listed Participating Chamber Businesses between July 1st and July 29th
2.  Fill out the entry and drop it into the box!
3.  Attend the Saturday Drawing that will take place on July 30th at NOON on the Square

See participating businesses and further details

Ribbon Cuttings

  • Pilot Point Family Eye Care : July 15, 5 pm

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: Paula McCain, SBDC | June 27 – 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

It’s Time to Convert Those Leads with Heather Steele, Blue Steele Solutions

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
7:30 – 9:30 AM CST
In-person and virtual event

Most businesses focus on generating leads, but the real challenge is converting prospects into paying customers. In this session, we’ll explore lead generation strategies and the common steps organizations skip in their marketing funnels.

Leave confident in your plan to use digital and offline methods together to strategically generate leads AND convert them into paying clients.


Heather Steele’s mantra is “no one cares about your business. Seriously, not even your mama.” She’s on a mission to help brands focus their content and messaging on what really matters: the problems they solve for their customers.

Heather is the CEO of Blue Steele Solutions and creator of The Problem Solver Method. She started her agency 11 years ago because she was tired of seeing great companies and great people fail just because they couldn’t clearly communicate their value.

Heather and her team help organizations create clear, concise, and actionable marketing messages through consulting, website services, and premium ebooks and templates.

Register here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | July 12

See descriptions and register for events here

AccelerateHER Program with Stoke Denton

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University and Stoke will soon select the third cohort of women entrepreneurs participating in AccelerateHER, an incubator program specifically for women-owned start-ups — the first of its kind in Denton.

The program helps early-stage companies develop and test ideas to grow their businesses with a hands-on focus by the program manager, mentors and partner networks.

Through AccelerateHER, women-owned businesses will be selected to receive work space at Stoke, a coworking facility in Denton serving entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, small businesses, and tech-enabled companies. In addition, participants will receive intensive business development training, access to funders and mentorship, and networking opportunities. Participants of the program must show proof that a minimum of 51% of the business is owned by a woman.

Register by August 22 | See more details 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

Basics of Business Licensing

July 28, 2022 | 1 – 2 pm

The Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series – “Basics of Business Licensing” will provide resources and information to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on how to license their business in Texas. This webinar is an opportunity for individuals to learn, ask questions, and gain deeper knowledge about the business licensing and permitting process.

The Governor’s Small Business Team, alongside the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the Office of the Secretary of State, and a business law attorney are eager to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have!

Register here for free

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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