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 Claudette Holder, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 171st Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 12, 2018 at Moody Gardens Convention Center
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!
George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year
The George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year recognizes area businesses who demonstrate outstanding achievement, contribute to the growth of our region, and encourage others to follow their lead. Past recipients include Island Famous CEO, Dennis Bryd, Farley Girls, Ryann Duzich Culberson and Rosmond Duzich Thormahlen, Dancie Perugini Ware, Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations and Todd R. Sullivan, John R. Sullivan, and William W. Sullivan, Sullivan Interest/Evia.
At the event, we also honor the winners of the Ball High IncubaTOR program and Lemonade Day Galveston County. The Ball High IncubaTOR program teaches entrepreneurism through the INCubatoredu® curriculum. Students enrolled in this course become true entrepreneurs by creating and developing their own product or service. Lemonade Day Galveston County empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by learning to own and operate their own business, a lemonade stand.
The George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year event includes an awards ceremony, dinner and entertainment. Watch the video below from the 2017 event. You won’t want to miss next year!
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 email@example.com or (409) 763-5326. For more information about registering your child to participate in Lemonade Day, please visit www.lemonadeday.org/galveston-county. You can also like us on Facebook!
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 Claudette Holder at firstname.lastname@example.org or (409) 763-5326.