Chamber News

How to Prepare for Austin

5 February, 2019

You know it’s important to attend Legislative Days as a business owner or local professional and get face-to-face with the local legislators who represent Garland. Do you also know how to prepare to meet those legislators?

Garland Chamber Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments at 87th Annual Banquet

1 February, 2019

The Garland Chamber of Commerce hosted more than 200 of its members to celebrate all of 2018’s accomplishments at the organization’s 87th Annual Banquet, sponsored by our 2018 Board of Directors.

New Opportunities and Improvements of Chamber Programs

8 January, 2019

Changes are coming to SPARK Luncheons, Propel: Young Professionals, and BOLD Workshops this year.

Are You Ready for the 87th Annual Banquet?

8 January, 2019

The Annual Banquet is coming up at the end of this month. Take a moment to learn more about the dress code, networking during the reception and more.

We are Accredited! What Does that Mean for You?

8 January, 2019

The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Garland Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation last year. What does this mean for the members of our chamber?

No Matter the Size of Your Bus, From a Minivan to a Passenger Train, Job One is Getting the Right People on Board.

28 November, 2018

In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins creates a memorable and lasting metaphor by comparing a business to a bus and its leader to a bus driver. He emphasizes that it's critical to continuously ask “First Who, Then What?”

Garland Chamber Awarded with 5-Star Accreditation

9 November, 2018

On Nov. 8, 2018 the United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Garland Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

Garland Chamber Announces Small Business Health Plan

6 November, 2018

The Garland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce new health insurance plan options for small business members. Made possible by Association Health Plan rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in July 2018, the Chamber and its Affiliated partners established the North Texas Employer Health Plan Cooperative to offer health coverage advantages traditionally out of reach for small businesses.

5 Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

5 November, 2018

More than 90% of Garland’s economy is composed of small businesses. Does that surprise you? According to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, Texas ranks as the second-best policy climate for entrepreneurship and small business growth in the United States.

4 Basic Tips for Better Networking Results

27 September, 2018

How many times have you heard that you must network to grow your business? I’d venture to guess the answer is, “a lot.” But what is networking, really? Basically, it’s the art of connecting with others. Pretty straightforward, right? But it is not as easy as it sounds.

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