CCBCC Voter Resource Guide

 EMPOWERING VOTERS – NOVEMBER 3, 2020 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS 

Click here to download your Resource Guide for Voter Information on Candidates, Voting Locations, Early Voting, Mail In Voting, and More. 

On Election Day Voters must vote at the polling location associated with their precinct 

A complete list of Early Voting Locations and Election Day Locations Here: 

Early Voting and Election Day Information 


Sincerely, 

The CCBCC Leadership 



A Message From Our President


With tears in my eyes and pain in my heart, I mourn with you.  As we cope

with the Covid-19 pandemic and its disproportionate effects on our

country, the fabric of America also seems to unravel to the affirmation of

racial and social injustice.  While each of us may deal with our own

personal feelings as it relates to the unjustly murder of George Floyd,

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tamire Rice and far too many more of our

brothers and sisters, I urge us to remain hopeful and continue to stand

for change. Standing in unity, let’s reflect on how we as a community...

as a Chamber family can contribute meaningful dialogue and plans of action

in the fight against inequality, discrimination, and racism of any kind. 

I am hopeful that we all find a voice to request those in authority within

public safety to recognize the humanity and dignity of African Americans.


It is also important that we communicate and have an open conversation

with our friends and/or colleagues of a different race.  Communication is

necessary for positive resolution. I would like to share a personal

experience.  In a recent conversation with a friend of a different race, I

was surprised to learn she took offense to “Black Lives Matter” as she

assumed it meant only “Black Lives Matter”. Because she was open to hear

and see from my lens as a black woman and have open dialogue, she was able

to understand the deeper roots of the BLM slogan.  While ALL lives matter,

I was grateful for the discussion and the chance to share that the meaning

of Black Lives Matter exceeds far beyond the literal term.  It is a

cause... a plea… a movement for change.   The message promotes awareness

of historical & habitual social inequality and police brutality against

Blacks.   It’s a proclamation and advocacy for change to abolish

injustice, lack of dignity, and disrespect of Black humanity.  Our simple,

yet important discussion caused her to openly share this new understanding

with her personal community.  To witness this shift in understanding was

beyond imaginable!


Friends, the fact remains that despite the numbness most of us feel, we

must still be mentally present for our family, our career and our

community.  We must still show up and showcase strength each and every

day.  Through it all, we, your Collin County Black Chamber understands

this and stand with you.  Please know we are committed to having ongoing

meaningful dialogue to address any form of racism, hatred and

discrimination.  Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce supports unity

and fairness among all mankind.  We choose love.   To our Members and

Community as a whole, I am hopeful that sharing my recent experience and

the unity many of us witness during the Frisco peace protest gives us all

a glimpse of hope.   Please keep the faith, remain hopeful and be

encouraged.  We will overcome TOGETHER.


Wholeheartedly,

Dee Dee Bates

President

Collin County Black Chamber

PO Box 3426

McKinney, TX 75070-9998

www.ccblackchamber.org/






Hello CCBCC Members

Our continuous prayer is that you and your family remain healthy and safe during this Covid-19 pandemic.  We know it’s a time that is filled with unsettling concerns and uncertainties in the welfare of our country, however, we ask that you all stay strong, have faith and be encouraged.  God is in control.  We will get through this together.

During this time we will be changing how we deliver content and stay in touch with everyone. Please stay tuned and check your email and social media for updated events and information on how to stay safe and protect your business in these times. 


Sincerely, 

The CCBCC Leadership 


CCBCC Members, the Cities of Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano are issuing an RFQ for the Collin County Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Program.  We are seeking housing providers to administer assistance to benefit mortgage, rental or utility assistance to all eligible Collin County residents.  Please click here to see the RFQ and distribute on your Facebook page, email to anyone that may be able to help.  Application deadline is May 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Sincerely, 

The CCBCC Leadership 

Doing Business with DFW Airport - The Path Forward

Hello CCBCC members please attend this important webinar taking place on May, 20, 2020 if you have any interests or want to knowhow to do business with DFW. 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER

May 20: Doing Business with DFW Airport - The Path Forward





Hello CCBCC Members The Payroll Protection Plan Loans will have been allocated more funds. The following list of lenders has indicated they are helping business owners who have an existing relationship with their institution in the DFW Area. They will also help businesses that do not have an existing relationship as well.

Click here to download the list.

Thank you


Hebert Austin, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) Dallas/Fort Worth



CCBCC Covid-19 Update and Resources



Business Impact Survey

·       We want to hear what you and your company are doing to meet the challenges that COVID-19 presents. Take our short survey here


SBA Loans

·       Area Banks & Financial Institutions that are SBA Lenders

·       Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Grants

·       United Way of Metro Dallas' Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund for non-profits


Resources and Guidelines

·       Pandemic Planning from the Department of Homeland Security

·       Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers from the CDC

·       Resources for events and mass gatherings from the CDC

·       Guidance for Employers from the U.S. Chamber Foundation

·       Protecting workers from a pandemic from OSHA

·       Guidance for schools - K-12 from the CDC

·       Resources for institutes of higher education from the CDC

·       Guidance for community and faith-based leaders from the CDC

·       Guidance for food industry professionals from the Food Industry Association

·       Information for healthcare workers from the CDC

·       Information for HR professionals from SHRM

·       Downloadable Handshake-Free Zone sign

·       Local TeleMedicine Provider


Working from home? Here are some tips

·       A Quick Start Guide to Running Your Business Remotely

·       Five ways to Work from Home Well

As always The leadership of the Collin County Black Chamber is always available and willing to help so please do not hesitate to reach out is you need anything.

Sincerely,

The CCBCC Leadership











Upcoming Events

From Our President


I am excited and humbled to serve as your President. It is a time to build on our successes and continue to move forward, together. I am equally grateful for the hardworking Board Membership and Executive Committee Members, who tirelessly ensure events and programs are welcoming, engaging and....more




or you may pay via check (payable to CCBCC) and mail to:
Collin County 
Black Chamber of Commerce

550 N CENTRAL EXPY

PO Box 3426
McKINNEY TX 75070-9998




Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

550 N CENTRAL EXPY PO Box 3426 McKINNEY TX 75070-9998 

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