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SPARK On-the-Go

Member Price: FREE Nonmember Price: $15 Date: Location: Zoom Video Communications Categories: Chamber Events, Luncheons, Seminars/Webinars

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Event Details

Strong Partnerships and Relevant Knowledge (SPARK) is a quarterly luncheon that hosts a variety of high-profile speakers to engage business and community leaders on current business issues. The event allows professionals from a diverse business community to interact in a relaxed environment and learn more about better business practices or issues facing the Garland community.
For the month of April, it is going virtual!


Topic: Unemployment and Employee Safety
Speaker: Laurie Bouillion Larrea, Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas & Steven Fischer, OCCUMED Plus

Date: April 20, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom Video Communications
You will receive the Zoom link by email with your registration confirmation. 


We encourage all attendees to order food to enjoy during the webinar. Find a list below of local restaurants you can order from.
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Sponsor: Carr, Riggs & Ingram

About the Topic

Join the Garland Chamber in our first virtual SPARK "On-the-Go" meeting. We will hear from Laurie Larrea of Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas and Steven Fischer of OCCUMED Plus as they discuss unemployment and employee safety best practices. 

Monday, April 20, will cover:
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Job Postings
  • Services Offered
  • How to Find Employees
  • Workplace Safety


About the Speaker

Laurie Bouillion Larrea is honored to serve as President/CEO of Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, the Dallas County Workforce Development Board. Capping a career in employment and training spanning more than forty years, service to the Dallas workforce system has proved a rewarding commitment. Under her direction, WFSDallas has achieved a goal of becoming the best in employment, service to employers, adult education and childcare – in addition to the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act programs – all contributing to a better workforce for Dallas County.

WFSDallas is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the region with resources topping $120M annually. Recent projects include partnerships with Walmart (Retail Pays) and 100K Opportunities Initiative! created by the Schultz Family Foundation.

Laurie also serves as a Trustee of the Workforce Development Council of the US Conference of Mayors. She has testified before Congressional Committees regarding the passage of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and addressing Welfare Reform. Prior to Dallas, Ms. Larrea directed workforce systems in Houston and Southeast Texas. As a private employment and training consultant, Laurie’s work included conference planning; procurement, negotiation and contract training; and conference planning for various councils and contractors - the Texas Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Labor. She is an alumnus of Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, earning a BS in Psychology with emphasis in Industrial.

Steven Fischer is the co-owner of OCCUMED Plus, Inc. Private Medical Centers that specialize in occupational medicine, pre-employment screening, and Physical Therapy.

Occumed treats Occupational and Industrial injuries and illnesses that demand prompt medical attention. Our experienced staff works with the injured worker, and the employer to return that employee to a productive, professional and personal lifestyle as soon as medically appropriate.



Cancellation Policy

Event fee is fully refundable if cancellation occurs on or before April 20, 2020. No refunds will be issued after that date.