Your Chamber Taking Precautions with COVID-19

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With emerging news about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S., the Garland Chamber has postponed large events scheduled through the end of April. Even smaller meetings are being migrated to virtual approaches, and we expect that to be the practice for the next couple of months at the least. We are hearing from local businesses and surrounding communities who are asking employees to work from home; limiting participation in any meeting or event where exposure risk might be heightened; banning travel; and generally exercising an abundance of well-considered caution.

Business Expo

The Business Expo is rescheduled for June 5. If you have registered your booth, Liza Ceniceros will contact you with updates. For more updates, please follow us on social media and check the Garland Chamber website.

Candidates Forum

The Candidates Forum is currently scheduled for April 15. This event will be cancelled. You can find continuous updates on the Garland Chamber website. Registered attendees will be refunded in April. For refunds, contact Karina Olivares.

Leadership Garland Class 39 Activities

Leadership Garland is currently scheduled for Regional Day, SIMSOC, and State Government Day in Austin. All events have been cancelled. Detailed communication will be emailed to each Class 39 participant. For more information, contact Diane Whitlock or your class advisor.

SPARK Luncheon

The April SPARK Luncheon is rescheduled for July 27. Please follow the Garland Chamber event page for continuous updates on its event.

Direct Connect

Two (2) Direct Connects are scheduled for March 26 and April 16. These events will continue but virtually. The Garland Chamber will host Direct Connect through Zoom. If you plan to attend Direct Connect virtually, it is recommended to download Zoom now and the staff will email more details on link and access weeks prior to the event. For more information, contact Alexander Helgar.

DCMA Programming

DCMA has the following programs scheduled: Symposium and Leadership Academy. Both programs will be postponed to a later date. Please follow the DCMA page on the Garland Chamber website for continuous updates.

Propel: Young Professionals

Propel has a charitable Kickball Tournament scheduled for April 18. This event will be postponed to a later date. Please follow the Propel page on the Garland Chamber website for continuous updates.

BOLD Speaker Series 2.0

Two (2) BOLD Speaker Series seminars are scheduled for March 24 and April 28. The March BOLD webinar is cancelled. We will have more information about the April BOLD webinar in the next few weeks. For more information, contact Andrea Tamez.

Women’s Business Enitiative (WBe)

The next WBe Luncheon is scheduled for March 18. This event will be cancelled. You can find continuous updates on the Garland Chamber website. Registered attendees will be refunded. For refunds, contact Liza Ceniceros.

Committee Meetings

Many of the Garland Chamber’s initiatives have a volunteer-driven committee. All meeting will be migrated to virtual approaches including, emails, conference calls, and web meetings. Please follow up with your Chamber staff liaison for more information on the specific approach for the upcoming committee meeting.

Thank you for supporting our community through investment in the Chamber.

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