Chamber of Commerce
The Garland Chamber of Commerce works with its members, the City, the School District and other organizations to ensure that Garland remains economically viable. By providing access to networking opportunities, training options, a wealth of resources and much, much more, the Chamber works daily toward fulfilling its purpose as "The Connecting Source."
Mission: As servant leaders and a role model of performance excellence, the Chamber is the trusted force for positive change.
Vision: The greater Garland community will enjoy a sustainable high quality of life with a vibrant and varied business environment.
Since its establishment in 1895, the Garland Chamber has been an advocate for business success in Garland. The Chamber has implemented a variety of programs through the years to ensure success of small business, manufacturing, retail, leadership and education. At the core of Chamber beliefs is the idea that each of these widely varied sectors depends on the others. Only through growth and achievement in each area can Garland remain truly viable.
As an integral part of the Garland Economic Development Partnership, the founder of the BEST Education Foundation, now the Garland ISD Education Foundation, the first Chamber to host an office of the Small Business Development Center and the developer of the Dallas County Manufacturers' Association, Women's Business E-nitiative and Leadership Garland, the Chamber has 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 Garland Chamber is the common thread among all parts. The Garland Chamber of Commerce is your "Connecting Source."