Chamber News

Fire Fighters' Tips for Surviving a Tornado

30 April, 2014

The safest place to be in the event of a tornado is an underground shelter – such as a basement – advises Garland fire fighters. If you don’t have a basement, pick a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level.

Small Business Gets Social for National Small Business Week

29 April, 2014

Small business is a big deal in Garland and we want to invite you to help us celebrate National Small Business Week May 12-16 with a social picture contest!

Chamber Supports Community-wide Economic Growth at Annual Business Expo

25 April, 2014

At the Garland Chamber of Commerce, we believe that individual successful businesses are the cornerstone of a sustainable economy and that real growth occurs when a community comes together in support of local industry.

A Sweet Transition From Passion to Profession

24 February, 2014

Garland is blessed to be a city rich with the entrepreneurial spirit. In the past few years, our city has acquired a new industry, leading that spirit to be embodied in actual spirits – whiskey, wine and craft beer to be specific. Dallas Distilleries, which produces Herman Marshall Whiskey, Queen’s Winery and Lakewood Brewery are all located right here in Garland, and they’re making quite a name for themselves on the shelves.

Survive, Don't Drive

12 February, 2014

You may already be familiar with the symptoms of a heart attack: chest pain, shortness of breath, discomfort in the arm, back or jaw, sweating for no obvious reason. And if you or someone you care about is having a heart attack, the most important thing is to get to the hospital as fast as possible, right? You don't want to wait for an ambulance, so you start to reach into your pocket for your car keys. Stop. Instead, reach for your phone and dial 911.

GISD Student Career Expo Prepares Future Garland Workforce

22 January, 2014

Approximately 700 high school juniors and seniors attended Garland ISD’s Student Career Expo Jan. 14 at the Curtis Culwell Center. In its inaugural year, the event featured representatives from 20 local businesses and three community colleges.

Baylor Garland Recognized as Top Performer

12 November, 2013

Baylor Garland has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Garland Firefighters Association Helps Boy Scouts Fund Merit Badges

12 November, 2013

The Garland Chamber of Commerce recently received this letter from our friends at the Garland Firefighters Association. The Association charters Boy Scout Troop 100 and the troop is seeking donations to help fund merit badge books that will help their scouts get the full benefit of their merit badge work.

GISD Asks Public to Plan District's Future

31 October, 2013

A district with more than 100 years of history, Garland ISD is filled with tradition, trophies, legends and legacies. Because GISD would like to extend that excellence for another 100+ years, the district will launch a strategic planning process to help guide its future.

Your Vote Makes an Impact

21 October, 2013

Early voting for the state's constitutional election has officially begun. The Garland Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of its Legislative Affairs Committee, encourages Garland citizens to cast their votes on the nine issues appearing on the ballot.

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