The Garland Chamber and its Mission to You
Chamber of Commerce have been around for a long time with different purposes. Some cities have a chamber and its purpose is to inform the community of city activities. Some chambers focus solely on economic development. Some have 100 members and others have 1000+. All chambers were started because the community needed an organization that filled a gap. So, what is the purpose of the Garland Chamber?
The Garland Chamber’s mission states, “As servant leaders, the Garland Chamber is the trusted unifying source for sustainable business growth.” What does that mean for you? The Garland Chamber started as a club for business owners to discuss their issues and find solutions, and this was 126 years ago. As the Chamber evolved, it partnered with the City of Garland and Garland Independent School District to create a smooth pipeline for workforce and city resources available to businesses. As growth continue within the organization, the Chamber also partnered with SBA’s program, SBDC (Small Business Development Center) to provide free counseling services to all businesses in Garland. This pushed the Garland Chamber closer to meeting its mission.
To this day, the Garland Chamber staff continues to work hard to help new businesses entering the city, to advocate for your business with its partners, to inform manufacturers of programs to train their employees, to provide opportunities to market your business, and providing many more resources to help grow your business.
Do you have to be a member to take advantage of the resources? No. The Garland Chamber has many resources that are free, such as business counseling through SBDC, and inexpensive monthly networking opportunities at $15 for nonmembers. However, joining the Chamber comes with more benefits that might align with your company’s goals and objectives. If you are interested in learning more about how the Garland Chamber can customize benefits for you, visit the Why Join?.
The mission of the Garland Chamber is to help you find growth in Garland. Click on the links below to see how the Garland Chamber can help you further in growing your business.
The Garland Chamber staff is the biggest resources for the organization. Find the right staff person to contact below.
Paul Mayer, CEO
Long-Term Strategy, Advocacy, Partner Relations
Karina Olivares, President
Legislative Affairs, Chamber Operations
Ric Guerrero, Director of Business Retention
Dallas County Manufacturers Association (DCMA), Workforce
Liza Ceniceros, Project Director
Annual Events, Women’s Business E-nitiative
Alexander Helgar, Director of Business and Membership Development
Chamber Membership, Benefits, Business Strategies
Andrea Hernandez, Marketing and Small Business Coordinator
Marketing, Small Business Resources
Diane Whitlock, Office Manager
Certificates of Origin, Leadership Garland, Youth Leadership GarlandAll News
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