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Chamber Events

After-5 Business Mixers

After-5 Business Mixers are an excellent opportunity to make connections with new business contacts. These events take place monthly, and are designed for Chamber members. For a schedule of upcoming After-5 Business Mixers, please check the Chamber Calendar. If you are interested in joining the Galveston Regional Chamber, please contact Rhonda Harris, at rharris@galvestonchamber.com or (409) 763-5326 to inquire about attending one of our After-5 Business Mixers as a guest. Is your business interested in hosting an After-5 Business Mixer? Click here to download our suggestions and guidelines for hosting a mixer.

Annual Meeting

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 171st Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 12, 2018 at Moody Gardens Convention Center

Breakfasts/Luncheons

Breakfasts/Luncheons are held periodically for special topics and not on a monthly basis. Check our calendar for future breakfasts/luncheons.

Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit – May 4, 2018

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 11th Annual Conference for Women! Educational, Inspirational and Empowering! The daylong conference features prominent speakers, demonstrations and a shopping expo. Watch for the announcement of our 2018 keynote speaker. You won’t want to miss it!

Golf Tournament

Join us for good networking, greens and golf! The 28th Annual Tournament will take place October 16, 2017 at Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Good Morning Galveston!

Learn more about Chamber partner programs and business resources at our monthly Good Morning Galveston! Held the first Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room.

Lemonade Day Galveston County

Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.

Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.

If your business would like to explore sponsorship opportunities for Lemonade Day Galveston County, please contact Gina Spagnola at gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com or (409) 763-5326. For more information about registering your child to participate in Lemonade Day, please visit Galveston.LemonadeDay.org. You can also like us on Facebook!

Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cuttings introduce new businesses to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce and help celebrate special occasions, such as a move to a new location, the opening of a new branch or an anniversary milestone. They are scheduled at the convenience of the hosting business. Download our Tips for Planning a Successful Ribbon Cutting for suggestions on how to make your event the best it can be.

If your business is interested in having the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce conduct a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, please contact Rhonda Harris at rharris@galvestonchamber.com or (409) 763-5326.

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2228 Mechanic, Suite 101

Galveston Island, Texas 77550

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409.763.5326

Advocacy. The Business Advocacy Committee shall be charged with the primary responsibility to promote a positive and pro-active business environment in the Galveston area through the following activities:

  1. Developing and supporting local governmental action which promotes a strong business climate and job growth opportunities.
  2. Opposing local governmental action which inhibits a strong business climate and diminishes job growth opportunities.
  3. Establishing productive relationships between business interests and public officials.
  4. Providing forums to inform public officials and candidates for public office on issues impacting the business community.
  5. Providing forums to educate the membership on issues impacting the business community.
  6. Communicating official Chamber positions to the appropriate public officials prior to their action on the issue.
  7. Identifying and supporting individuals to serve on public Commissions and Boards.
  8. Endeavoring to hold public officials accountable for their actions and the resulting impact on the business community. This may be accomplished by the circulation of public official voting records to the Chamber membership on any issue on which the Chamber has communicated an official position.

Advocacy Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, in conjunction with Legislative Affairs, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Comite de Negocios (Spanish Businesses Committee). This committee's mission is to advocate and act as a liaison for the hispanic owned business community within the region.

The Comite de Negocios meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

C-Crewe. The C-Crewe’s objective is to engage professionals under forty in the Galveston business community, as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

C-Crewe meets the 2nd Friday of every month, 10:00 am, at various locations.

Doolin Maritime Career Pathways. As a committee of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, the Doolin Maritime Pathways Crew is a coalition of educators, organizations, and businesses that promote local workforce development for the maritime industry.

The Doolin Maritime Career Pathways Committee meets the 3rd Friday of every month, 7:30 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Education. The mission of this committee is to enhance the quality, accessibility, choice, and usefulness of education for all students, and to support the economic, social, and political viability of Galveston Island.

Education Committee meets the 1st Friday of every month, 7:30am, various locations.

Executive Committee. This committee meets the 2nd Friday of every month, 8:00 am, Chamber offices.

Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament is a fundraiser for the Chamber.

This committee meets monthly beginning in May, with the exact scheduled to be determined at that time.

Legislative Affairs. The mission for this committee is to advocate through the Legislature for member businesses, providing a voice to not only the State, but at a National level as well.

This committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 8:00 am, in the Chamber Board Room.

Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day Galveston County, which is an initiative of the Galveston Regional Chamber’s Education Committee, empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Youth of all ages – from pre-K through high school, across Galveston County can register.

Lemonade Day Committee meets the 1st Friday of every month, 10:00 am, Chamber Board Room.

Membership Development. This committee is tasked with growing and retaining the membership base, through continual review of membership levels and benefits, and listening to the members, their requests, and requirements.

This committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month, 2:00 pm, Chamber offices.

Pelican Island and Galveston Channel Advocacy. This committees mission is promoting and advocating for existing and future land owners and businesses on Pelican Island and the Port of Galveston and its tenants.

This committee meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 11:30 am, at various member locations.

Women’s Conference. The mission of this committee is to give women in the region an opportunity to come together, share and learn from each other.

Women’s Conference Committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month, 3:00 pm in the Chamber Board Room.

Work Force Development. The mission of this committee is to identify skill sets that match employment opportunities in the Galveston Region.

Work Force Development Committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 am in the Chamber Board Room.