Get Involved

Propel is all about creating opportunities for Garland area young professionals to succeed, which is why all Propel events and activities are developed and facilitated by the Propel Leadership Team and Propel Committees.

By encouraging professional development, leadership skills and career advancement of Garland area young professionals through active participation in every facet of Propel, the Chamber hopes that participants will have the opportunity to hone their skills and acquire relevant experience that they can take back to their own places of business.

Interested in being part of Propel? Check out your options below.

Become a Member of Propel

All Propel participants should be between the ages of 21 and 40 as that is the target demographic of the Propel program. Chamber members and non-members are welcome to participate. Joining Propel is encouraged, but not required in order to attend events. 
  • What You Get

    If you want to get the most out of your involvement with Propel, you definitely want to join! Members get free admission to each monthly Propel event, two guest passes, plus an invitation to the exclusive "Get on Board" event and eligibility to receive annual awards. Plus, only Propel members* can serve on the Propel Steering Committee.

  • How to Join

    The cost to join Propel for a full year is $65 for Garland Chamber members and $90 for non-members, which covers your activities for the year (and also gets you some pretty cool swag). Not sure if your company is a member? Check our online, searchable directory. If you choose not to join Propel, you may participate in individual events for a fee.

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Serve on the Propel Steering Committee

Signed Guidelines must be submitted by Jan. 31.

The Steering Committee’s purpose is to develop and guide programs that will engage Garland area young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 to participate in networking, service, professional development activities. Programs should be fun and appealing to the target demographic, but should also maintain a focus of creating opportunities for professional development and individual success. The Steering Committee consists of 10-12 individuals, including a Chair and Vice Chair. The Committee will also include a Garland Chamber staff representative, whose term will not expire.

All Steering Committee Applicants Must:

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 40 as that is the target demographic of the Propel program.
  • Be members of the Garland Chamber of Commerce and Propel in order to serve.
  • Submit a signed copy of the Steering Committee guidelines.

Team Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing programs, coordinating logistics, and attracting audiences for events
  • Managing the program's operating budget (with Chamber staff liaison)
  • Coordinating the annual "Get on Board" event
  • Recommending membership award recipients for the Chamber's Annual Banquet
Andrea Tamez
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Andrea Tamez

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