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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Read More

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Why is Frisco such a great place to live and do business? Peter Burns, Program Manager of Young Entrepreneurs Academy, says, "It's a community dedicated to making dreams a reality."  Read More

Frisco Style Person of The Year


Mr. Burns has impacted lives across the globe, many of which are in our own community. He currently serves on the Frisco Public Arts board, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce board, the Frisco Education Foundation (FEF) and is a member of the Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club.  Read More

Building the Future of Entrepreneurship

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Building the future of entrepreneurship in Frisco, Peter Burns is the Program Manager for Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Y.E.A., a Frisco ISD and Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored program for young students who want to learn what it takes to build a business.   Read More

The Importance of Education


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During his journey across countries, in the military and in the communications field, Peter Burns said he found his passion—helping children understand the importance of education. His name has become synonymous with the Frisco Education Foundation (FEF), Frisco ISD, and FEF Mindbender Academy, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM, initiatives. Read More

Veterans Day Keynote Speech


Rowlett honored the U.S. armed forces today during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Rowlett Community Centre.

The ceremony included musical performances by Ms. Senior America 2002 Mary Virginia Tuinstra, a dance routine by the Rowlett High School Silver Rhythm Dancers, a keynote speech by Peter Burns and a participation by students of the National Honor Guard Academy.

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Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Peter Burns was honored as the 2014 Citizen of the Year for his work in promoting Frisco through the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, serving as president of the Frisco Education Foundation, and working to promote and gain funding for youth programs such as the FEF Mindbender Academy and the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

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