December 2022 News & Notes

The holiday season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean we back down from amazing networking around town! Check out our fun organizations and what we’re thankful for this year!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | December 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 | Dec. 8, 6:30 pm, Dec. 20, 5 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (Agendas)
    • EDC / MDD Board | Dec. 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.

Upcoming events:

Cocktails at 6 PM | Dinner & Awards at 7 PM | Live Entertainment by Guitar George Trio

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.

The Business Breakfast will resume in January 2023!

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

SWOT Your Business – Maximize your assets, minimize your liabilities

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
  • In-Person & virtual event

Join us for our last event of 2022 and learn about SWOT Your Business – Maximize your assets, minimize your liabilities, with Nancy Aichholz, Aviatra Accelerators, Inc. at our December WomenRISE.

Nancy will walk through a real business SWOT analysis scenario and talk through how to handle issues that arise when analyzing your business with a critical eye.

Knowing how to critically and honestly assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and death threats that impact the successful growth of your business or work situations.


Nancy Aichholz is a long-time successful businesswoman with significant corporate marketing & branding, non-profit development and management experiences, and entrepreneurial successes. Having led the consumer marketing efforts for Chiquita Brands, Int’l early in her career; to starting her own business while home raising children; developing and growing Aviatra Accelerators which exists to empower female entrepreneurs, and now buying another small business and working on scaling it for future sale, Nancy has seen business from just about every angle.

Her mission is to support other women founders as they start and grow their businesses, and to help them access the capital they need to be successful. She is a Christian wife, mother of 3 plus 2 daughters in law, community volunteer and friend to many.

She strives to live as a Proverbs 31 woman, being intentional about all aspects of her life. Her greatest joy, aside from her family, is to see other women thriving.

Register here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | November 8

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

December is Write a Business Plan Month.

SBA has great articles for you as you start your journey of launching your small business. Check out their website today

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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