January 2023 News & Notes

New year, new you! Time to get cranking on those business goals. Check out some webinars, networking opportunities and more happening this month in the Pilot Point business community!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | January 19

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

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

Ribbon cuttings:

  • Sarah Boyd & Co (113 S Jefferson): Jan. 6, 4:30 pm | 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: Mayor Elisa Beasley | January 25 – 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

Learn How to Love Networking and Grow your Business

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
  • In-Person & virtual event

Step into 2023 with us at our January WomenRISE as Cindy Thurk, Founder and CEO of CM Promotions, shares with us Learn How to Love Networking and Grow Your Business.

“From someone who loves networking, I understand not everyone feels the same way. My goal is to give you all the knowledge I have learned over the past 5 years of growing my business. Networking is hard work, takes time and requires you to be in the right mindset. We will cover how to get you into that mindset and how to best take advantage of the networking opportunities to grow your business.”

Attendees will walk away with actionable tips and tricks to master networking. From what to say when you’re new to a networking group, to getting out of a sticky conversation and much more!


Cindy moved from Boston in 2017 after being set up on a blind date with her now husband. She founded CM Promotions within three months of being in Texas and the company has expanded into more than she had ever imagined. She has leveraged the power of networking to grow CM Promotions to a team of nine and her company has planned over 150 weddings this year.

Register here

Networking Opportunities:

  • WomenRISE Networking | January 10

See descriptions and register for events here

Stoke Denton

Work better at Stoke, Denton’s coworking space and entrepreneur hub where ambition, technology, and a shared desire to positively impact our community come together. Stoke provides workspace, office amenities and a supportive, resourceful community for startups, entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, small businesses, and tech-enabled companies.

Upcoming events:

  • Coffee + Convo with Randi Skinner | Jan. 31, 9-10 am | RSVP 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

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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