September 2022 News & Events

School is back in session for the kiddos…why not go back to learning yourself? See what’s happening this month in webinars and networking opportunities for our local business community!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | September 15

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 | Sept. 1 | Sept. 8 | Sept. 22, 6:30 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (Agendas)
    • EDC / MDD Board | Sept. 6 (Agendas)

Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a non-profit organization composed of businesses and individuals who wish to see Pilot Point grow and flourish. By pooling their resources, Chamber members are able to exert a positive influence on the community. Our main goal is to find ways to showcase what Pilot Point has to offer.

September events:

  • Networking Luncheon featuring US Army Corps of Engineers Rob Jordan and Lake Ray Roberts Park Superintendent Robbie Merritt | Thursday, Sept. 15, 11:30 am | Register here

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: Britt Lusk, City Manager | September 28 – 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

Are you an Entrepreneur?

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 7:30 – 9:30 am

Learn the difference between being an Entrepreneur and a Business Owner.

Understand which category you fall into — an entrepreneur or business owner, either one is good, but which one suits your personality?

Recognize what type of personality you need to hire for certain jobs.


Merrilee Kick  is the CEO/Founder of BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion, located in Carrollton, Texas. She was a high school teacher working on her master’s degree when she invented her flagship product, BuzzBallz®, a premium, premixed cocktail brand.

Merrilee graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor’s in Finance, Computer Science and Economics, and Harvard Business School OPM55. She is a TWU Alumna, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s in Business Administration.

She’s been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including 2020 Top Women in Grocery winner, 2020, 2021, WPO’s 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Brands and 2018 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Southwest.

Register here

StartHER Grant

This grant is open to Texas new or to be formed 51% or more women-owned businesses with less than 5 employees. The owner must identify as female, be 18 or older, live in Texas and be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. The 2022 StartHER Grant Application opens Thursday, September 22, 2022.

More details here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | September 13

See descriptions and register for events here

NCTC Small Business Development Center

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

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

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred on Aug. 22 – 25, 2022. These loans are available to residents and businesses located in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Applicants can apply online via this website In addition, two Dallas County Disaster Loan Outreach Centers have been setup to assist anyone interested in applying for these SBA loans.

The deadline to apply for these SBA loans is Nov. 14, 2022.

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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