April 2023 News & Notes

Get ready to spring into action this month with your 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 | April 20

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 | April 6, April 13 & April 27, 6:30 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (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:

  • April Chamber Luncheon, featuring speaker Ryan Brown of Talley Land Development | April 20 | 11:30 am | Register here
  • Mint Julep Round Up | April 29 | Limited tickets available
  • Ribbon Cutting: Healthy Gait Chiropractic | April 6 | 5 pm

Mark your calendars for the 25th-annual Chamber Challenge Golf tournament! This year’s tournament will be June 23 at The Bridges Golf Club in Gunter. Sponsorship opportunities now available

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: Police Chief Rex Marks and K9 Harley | April 26 – 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant

If you are a female veteran in Texas who is starting or currently owns an existing business, you may qualify for the CWE’s Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program.

There will be 25 grant funds of $5,000 each awarded to qualified Texas women veterans. This grant program is aimed specifically at helping veterans and is open to women entrepreneurs throughout Texas.

Grant applications due by 5 pm on May 5.

More details here

Women Entrepreneurs helping Women Entrepreneurs

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2022
  • In-Person & virtual event

Join us for our April WomenRISE: Women Entrepreneurs Helping Women Entrepreneurs with Dr. Dewayanna Horn, Associate Dean and Professor of Management at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in the College of Business.

As an entrepreneur and small business owner, meeting and networking with other like-minded women business owners provide a chance to learn from peers and find new ways to think about business challenges and opportunities that women and men face. There are plenty of networking events, conferences, symposiums, etc. that bring together powerful and diverse women in business, but are women really connecting and getting the help they need from other women to scale and grow their businesses?

This session is designed to explore strategies for women to seek and give help to other women entrepreneurs.


Dewaynna Horn serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Management at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in the College of Business where she teaches graduate management courses at the Houston campus. Her research interests include organizational citizenship behavior, women in leadership, and positive job attitudes.

To bridge the gap between theory and practice and to stay current in the industry, Dr. Horn coaches women leaders and business owners on the same topics of her research and collaborates with several women-focused business organizations in Houston.

In-Person Attendance
In-Person events will be held at Texas Woman’s University, Denton Campus, Old Main Building, 2nd Floor, Rm 257.
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 AM. The official program starts at 8:00 AM. Come and network with other female entrepreneurs. Make sure you bring your business cards.
*It is a bit of a walk between the two parking areas and Old Main Building. You may want to consider wearing comfortable shoes to walk in and bring your dress shoes for the event.
*If you have special needs please email [email protected] to make special arrangements.

Register here

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 Darlisa Diltz | April 25, 9-10 am | RSVP here
    • Supporting startup entrepreneurs

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

Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program

Starting February 1, 2023, a new application category will open for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant (TTIR) program through the Texas Economic Development & Tourism Office. The TTIR Program provides one-time grants of up to $20,000 for the recovery of Texas businesses in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry that were negatively impacted during the pandemic.

More information here

Governor’s Small Business Summit

The Governor’s Small Business Summit aims to help Texas small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs reach new heights by connecting them with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen and grow a business. This event offers a variety of sessions bringing together local, state and federal resource partners to provide key insights on critical business topics. It’s also an opportunity to network with other business owners and meet experts who will share timely, relevant and actionable advice on a multitude of small business subjects.

Date: July 13 | Location: Arlington | Registration coming soon

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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