August 2023 News & Notes

It’s hot hot hot and so is our business community! See what the dog days of summer holds in webinars and networking opportunities!

City of Pilot Point

Coffee with the City Manager | August 17

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 | August 10 & August 24, 6 pm (Agendas)
  • Boards (Agendas)
    • MDD Board | September 5
    • (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:

  • Ribbon Cutting: Texas Republic Bank | Thursday, August 24, 5 pm
  • Chamber Luncheon featuring speaker Jessica Agee with Texas New Mexico Power | Thursday, August 17, 11:30 am | Register here

In conjunction with the 100th year of Texas State Parks, the Pilot Point Chamber is launching their inaugural Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament! Mark your calendars for this event, which will be September 9 at Lake Ray Roberts: Isle du Bois! 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: Chance Kirby, History of the Bearcats | August 23, 8 am

TWU Center for Woman Entrepreneurs Workshops & Gatherings

WomenRISE Series

We welcome women entrepreneurs to a Center for Women Entrepreneurs monthly small business training and networking series.

Become a Social Business

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023
  • In-Person & virtual event

Join us for our August WomenRISE and learn how to Become A Social Business with Mary Robb, Founder and CEO of Social Practice @socialpracticeus

In this workshop, Mary will tell you everything you need to know about social media for your business and how to use it to increase your brand awareness + generate more revenue.

After this workshop, you will walk away with the following:

  • How to get started with Social Media
  • Learn how to build content & consistency to reach your ideal customers
  • Learn strategies for promoting service-based businesses
  • Learn how to measure success and know what’s working
  • Learn about tools and resources to build your social media and tips to promote
  • How to incorporate AI


Mary Robb, Founder & CEO of Social Practice

Mary Robb is the founder and CEO of Social Practice, a content marketing agency that utilizes creative storytelling on social media to help businesses grow. Hiring Social Practice is like hiring a full-time social media manager. By assessing your business goals, target audience, and what makes you unique, they strategically develop a campaign focused on reaching your ideal customer. Mary launched the agency in 2019 and has doubled the revenues year over year. Mary finds her purpose in developing and empowering women of all ages, all around her. She lives an active lifestyle and enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, wine tasting, hitting the gym, or spending time with family and friends.

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.

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 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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