Garland Chamber 2021 Event Update

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Though it had its fair share of historic moments, we can all agree that 2020 was not the year we hoped for. In all the chaos, we were all able to learn about opportunities in business that led to some successes. This could have been in the form of expanding your reach by offering delivery or simply switching to virtual formats to share relevant resources. In conclusion, we learned about the power of acting with urgency and the importance of providing customers the same level of service.

For the last 125 years, the Garland Chamber has been committed to providing the same level of service and now we are able to achieve this in a virtual format. Through the challenging year of 2020 we’ve provided valuable resources and it is our staff’s goal to continue serving you for the overall growth and sustainment of your business.

You can get a glimpse at what we have to offer for the upcoming year and hope you see the value in the programs we’ve developed to help your business succeed.


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**Given the current environment, all events are subject to change.

Annual and Recurring Events

Annual Banquet

Join us at the Annual Banquet as the Garland Chamber celebrate recognizes community leaders and welcome the chairwoman of the board for 2021.

Type: Virtual (Zoom)

Date: Jan. 28, 2021

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Candidates Forum

Meet Garland's candidates running for City Council and Garland ISD Board of Trustees before you cast your ballot in the General Election.

Type: Virtual

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 7:30 – 9 a.m.


Community Fellowship Breakfast

This is an annual event that allows leaders in community, government, business, education and civic organizations to come together for an interfaith celebration of harmony, cultural diversity, leadership and direction.

Type: In Person

Date: December 2021

Location: The Atrium at Granville Art Center


BOLD Speaker Series 2.0

The goal of this program is to contribute to the continuing education of small business owners. Events will include topics focusing on the core business disciplines at each stage of business.

Type: Virtual (Zoom)

Dates: Fourth Tuesday of each month

Time: 8 – 9 a.m.


12th Annual Business Expo

The Expo invites local businesses from Garland and the surrounding communities to display products and services to a crowd of local leaders, business professionals and the general public.

Type: In Person

Date: May 7, 2021

Location: Downtown Garland


Direct Connect

The goal of this program is to help attendees make more strategic connections and teach them how to capitalize on networking opportunities in a fun, fast-paced networking program.

Type: Virtual (Zoom)

Dates: Third Thursday of each month

Time: 7:30 – 9 a.m.


Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament serves as an opportunity for participants to advertise and network with area business professionals and city leaders outside of the typical conference-room setting.

Type: In Person

Date: Sept. 17, 2021

Location: Firewheel Golf Park


Propel: Young Professionals

Propel is a series of grams dedicated to engaging Garland area young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 to participate in networking, service and professional development activities intended to advance their opportunities for success in business and leadership.

Type: In Person

Dates: Second Thursday of each month (For service events, visit

Location: Varied



Strong Partnerships and Relevant Knowledge (SPARK) luncheons host a variety of speakers, from industry experts to community leaders.

Type: Virtual (Zoom)

Dates: Feb. 22, April 26, June 28, Aug. 30, and Oct. 25

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Woman’s Business E-nitiative (WBe)

WBe is a program with a mission to engage, enrich and empower area businesswomen.

Type: Virtual (Zoom)

Dates: Third Wednesday of every other month (Starting in February)

Time: 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Manufacturer Only Events

DCMA Symposiums

During Partners in Progress, manufacturing company employees at any level, from CEOs and Plant Managers to HR Directors, Safety Managers, Quality Assurance Specialists and any position in between are invited to a engage and interact in a program that encompasses relevant topical education along with real-world problem solving and the sharing of best practices.

Type: Virtual

Dates: April 22 and July 29


DCMA Annual Conference

The DCMA Annual Conference, held annually on National Manufacturing Day, is an invitation-only event that celebrates the success of local manufacturers and recognizes the significance of manufacturing in the global marketplace and the positive impact of the industry in Garland, Texas.

Type: Virtual

Date: Oct. 1, 2021


**Given the current environment, all events are subject to change.






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