SPARK Luncheon

Member Price: $35 Nonmember Price: $45 Date: Location: The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center Address: 300 N. 5th St. Garland, TX 75040 Categories: Chamber Events, Luncheons, Networking


Event Details

Strong Partnerships and Relevant Knowledge (SPARK) 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 network and learn more about better business practices or issues facing the Garland community.

State of the Workforce
 Bryan Daniel, Chairman and Commissioner of the Texas Workforce Commission

Date: Oct. 31, 2022
Meet & Greet: 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Program: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center
Address: 300 N. 5th St. Garland, TX 75040

Sponsored by:
Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen

About the Topic


  • Back on Track and Staying There:
    • For the 15th Consecutive Month, every major private industry in Texas achieved positive annual growth.
  • Outpacing the Country:
    • Since the start of the pandemic in February 2020, the Texas Civilian Labor Force has increased 4.6% while the United States CLV increased by .1 percentage points.
  • Leading the Big Dogs:
    • Among the Ten Largest States, Texas ranks first in terms of total nonfarm employment recovery, with 104.3% of its pre-pandemic employment from February 2020.

About the Speaker

Bryan Daniel serves as Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission where he works to promote and support the growth of Texas’ world class employers and talented workforce. To champion that goal, he advances innovative workforce and economic development strategies in collaboration with TWC’s education partners, local officials, and industry leaders to establish Texas’ competitive edge as the best place to work in the world.

Prior to joining TWC, Bryan served for four and half years on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s senior staff where he led the Office of Economic Development and Tourism – which included the Texas Enterprise Fund, Events Trust Fund, Governor’s University Research Initiative, Texas Tourism Office, Texas Music Office, Texas Film Commission, Texas Workforce Investment Council, the Economic Development Bank, the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and the State of Texas Mexico Office.

Bryan’s tenure as the Texas State Director for Rural Development for President George W. Bush and as Chief Administrator for Trade and Business Development at the Texas Department of Agriculture, along with his private sector experiences as a marketing executive and member of the board of directors, have provided him with valuable insights on economic development and workforce issues.

Bryan is a graduate of Texas Tech University with both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.  In 2019, Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources recognized Bryan as a Distinguished Alumnus.

Meet & Greet

Want a little extra time to connect with local professionals on SPARK day? Show up early for an informal opportunity to network with this month's sponsor and other guests. 

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Member Price: $35
Non-Member Price: $45 

Cancellation Policy
Because of facility requirements, we must charge the full registration amount for reservations not canceled two business days prior to the event. See our fee policy for additional details.