Garland Chamber of Commerce

The Garland Chamber of Commerce is a dedicated team of people who connect Garland’s industry professionals, promote businesses growth and further the vibrant economy of Garland as a whole.

About

The function of the Chamber is to serve as a catalyst – a vehicle that brings all of the parts together, in order for business people to work in a coordinated effort for the common goals of the community. The Chamber works with our Members, the City, the School District, the Small Business Development Center network and other organizations to ensure that Garland remains economically viable. We provide networking opportunities, training options, a wealth of resources and much, much more. In 1995, the Chamber joined together with the City of Garland and Garland Independent School District to establish the Garland Economic Development Partnership.

The branches of the Partnership work together to attract and retain business in the Garland community. This innovative approach allows the city to provide progressive services to both small and large businesses. As has always been the case throughout the Chamber’s rich 120-year history, supporting industrial growth is a high priority. Garland is proudly one of the nation’s largest manufacturing cities with more than 350 manufacturing companies. In 2006, the Chamber made huge strides in supporting the needs of the city’s broad manufacturing base by establishing the Dallas County Manufacturers’ Association, which is a specialized branch of the Chamber focused on facilitating workforce development and advocating on behalf of manufacturers in various local and national issues affecting their sector.

The Chamber is dedicated to supporting businesses of all shapes and sizes, particularly the small businesses that have long formed the foundation of Garland’s local economy. In 2011, the Chamber formed yet another monumental partnership, this time with the Dallas Small Business Development Center. The Chamber became the very first Chamber to host a satellite office of the SBDC in order to provide free, in-depth counseling services to start-up companies and existing small businesses. The Chamber and its staff have a firm grasp on what is necessary to reach the high goals Garland has set to attain. Education, workforce training, leadership skills and business counseling are the fundamental pieces to a successful business environment, and the Chamber is the common thread among all parts.

At its core, every resource and connection provided by the Chamber serves the same purpose – to help local businesses grow and continue to be successful. Whether it’s clients and customers, business services, community information or operational resources you seek, the Garland Chamber of Commerce is your, “Connecting Source.” We Provide: Networking Opportunities and Events Connections to Local Leaders Community Exposure Free Small Business Counseling Business Workshops Professional Development Opportunities Educational Seminars Peer Group Forums Legislative Advocacy Notary Services Certificate of Origin Services and much, much more

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Write a business plan
  • Write a marketing plan
  • Find research tools & data sources

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Valuation
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

International Business

  • Networking
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing & Sales

  • Market Research
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis

Mentors

  • Mentoring Programs

Networking & Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General
  • Industry Specific

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Women’s Business
  • Small Business Policy

Research Sources and Libraries

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Business Research Resources

Site and Business Location

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Startup / Form a Business

  • Startup business counseling

Training

  • Business Management and Strategy Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
Primary Contact
Andrea Tamez
Address
520 N. Glenbrook Dr.
Garland, TX 75040