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Garland Memory Care Residence - Babes Chicken Dinner House - BAG Corporation - Baker & Affiliates Insurance Agency, Inc. - Bank of Texas - Bass Pro Shops - Batteries Plus - Baylor Medical Center at Garland - Baylor Surgicare at Garland - BB&T Garland - Beyond Faith Homecare & Rehab, LLC - Big Bass Towing - Birdsong Electric, Inc. - Bowman & Bowman Consultants, Inc. - Boyd, Shackelford and Barnett, LLC - Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Store - Briggs Equipment - Broadway Pharmacy - Browning's Trophies - Bryant Printing Co. - Buckingham Plaza - Buckingham United Methodist Church - Buffalo Wild Wings - BW2 Engineers, Inc. - Cali Saigon Mall DBA Dallas Superstore - Calvert Hearing Care - Camden, Camden & Associates - Cannon Operating Co., LLC - Capital One Bank - Career Design Associates, Inc. CareNow - Carroll Company - Carter BloodCare - Casa Milagro Restaurante - Cencor Realty Services - Chambers Brothers Construction Co., Inc. Chambrel at Club Hill - Chebycare Pharmacy Chicago Title Company - Chico Stone, Ltd - Chili's - Chili's Bar & Grill - Christian Care Centers - Cindy Burkett - State Representative - Citibank, N.A. - Citibank, N.A.City of Garland - City of Garland Convention & Visitors Bureau - Classic Custom Jewelry, Inc. - Clopton & Company, CPA - Clothes Mentor Garland - Collier Metal Specialties, LTD - Comerica Bank - Compuquick, Inc. - Continental Office Group LLC. - Cooper Concrete Co. - Corrugated Services Recycling - Country Brook Animal Hospital - Creative Financial Professionals - Cristina's Fine Mexican Restaurant Crown Trophy - Cybernut Solutions LLC - Daisy Brand - Dalco Athletic Lettering Inc - Dallas Area Rapid Transit - Dallas County Commissioner, District 1 Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell - Dallas County Constable-Michael Gothard - Dallas Distilleries - Dallas Ft. Worth Pest Control -Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind - Datatronic Control, Inc. - David W. Carlson/Best Care Family Medical Clinic - Davis-Dyer-Max, Inc. - Days Inn Dallas/Garland - DFW Movers / Crate Master - Dimple Bhatia CPA PC - Direct Voice Technologies Inc. - Dixie Plywood Co. of Dallas Inc. - Do It All Plumbing - Dobson Floors, Inc. - Dr. Bob Day - Dr. Grace E. Smart, D.D.S., M.S., P.C. - Duke Realty Corporation - Dunn & Dill CPA's, P.C. - Eastfield College - Eastgate Funeral Home - Eastview Dental Care & Orthodontics - Ebby Halliday Realtors - Ecolab, Inc. - Ed Jackson - Eddie's Napolis Italian Bistro - Edward Jones - Edward Jones & Co. - Elmcroft at Garland - Employee Solutions - Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Environmental Waste Services - Estes & Gandhi, P.C. - Ethan Allen - Executive Inn - Executive Press Inc. - Express Employment Professionals - Fairfield Inn by Marriott Dallas Park Central - FASTSIGNS - Feagin Motor Co. - Firewheel at Garland - Firewheel Center for Dental Specialties - Firewheel Market - Firewheel Town Center - First Southwest Company - First United Methodist Church, Garland - Fourtre Consulting Inc. - Freese and Nichols, Inc. - Frost Bank - Fulfer and Associates, Inc. - Galt Medical Corporation - Garland Area Rehabilitation Center - Garland Concrete - Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. - Garland Fire Fighters Association - Garland Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. - Garland Independent School District - Garland Logistics Park, LLC C/O Westmount Realty - Garland Noon Exchange Club - Garland Nursing & Rehabilitation, LP - Garland Police Department - Garland Power & Light - Garland Symphony Orchestra - Garland Welding Supply Co., Inc. - Garrett Metal Detectors - Gary Schwarz Insurance - State Farm - Gay, McCall, Isaacks, Gordon & Roberts, P.C. - GCA Services Group, Inc. - GDMI, Inc. - General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems General Fasteners Company - George Jensen Ranch - Gerry Cooper, Justice of the Peace - Gifford Spring Company - Gleco Plating, Inc. - Golden Corral - Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP - Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc. - Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. - Grainger - Green Bank - Groom & Son's Hardware & Lumber, Inc. - Grove Staffing Services, Inc. - GTM Plastics - Guardian Packaging Industries, L.P. - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland, Inc. - Harmony Science Academy - HATCO - Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park - Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Park Central - Hein & Associates LLP - Hella Shrine Center - Heritage Pharmacy, Inc. - Himmelsehr Chiropractic - Holiday Inn Garland North - HomeTowne at Garland - Homewood Suites by Hilton - Hope Clinic of Garland - Huber Prater and Henson, P.C. - Hyatt Place Dallas / Garland - iDatix Corporation - IDQ, INC - IFS Industries, Inc. - Industrial Flooring Services, Inc. - Interceramic, USA - Inwood National Bank - Irving Tool & Manufacturing Co. - ITT Technical Institute - J & A Manufacturing, Inc. - J.L. Parker Plumbing Inc. - Jeld-Wen - Jerry's Express Car Wash - Jim Adler and Associates Texas Injury Lawyers - Joe Driver Insurance - State Farm - Jon W. Six, C.P.A. Jos. A. Bank Men's Clothier - Jupiter Chevrolet Inc. - KARLEE Co. - Kneggs Investment Properties - Kraft Foods - L&L Services - L-3 Communications Infrared Products - La Quinta Inn & Suites - Lakewood Brewing Co. - Landmark at Lake Village North - Legacy Texas Insurance Services - Liberty Mutual Group - Life Message, Inc. - Lifeblue - Lisa A. Garner, M.D. - Lizzie Bee's Flower Shoppe - Lone Star Plastics - LQ Management, LLC - Luna & Luna, L.L.P. MAPEI Corp. - Marlow Industries - Massey Cadillac - Master Hatters of Texas - Maximus Alliance Partners, LLC - Mazda of Mesquite - McAlister's Deli - McDonald's - McGladrey LLP - Medifast Weight Control Centers Meineke Garland / CIPERCEN, LLC - Mi-T-Fine Car Wash, Inc. - Micropac Industries, Inc. - Mike Makara State Farm AgentMiller Road Shopping Center - Mt. Hebron Baptist Church - My Children's Garland - National Circuit Assembly - National Oilwell Varco Brandt - Navy Federal Credit Union - NeighborsGo Community Newspaper - Nestle Toll House Cafe Firewheel - New Beginning Center - New Century Montessori Academy - North Texas Dental Implants & Oral Surgery - North Texas Fleet Services - Northside Baptist Church - Northstar Plaza Northwestern Mutual - Novacopy, Inc. - O.D. Mayor Foundation - Oakridge Plaza - Oaks-5th Street Crossing - OCCUMED Plus, Inc. - Octapharma Plasma, Inc. - OfficeClean America, Inc. - Old Navy #3339 - Firewheel Town Center - On The Border-Firewheel - Oncor Electric Delivery - Packaging Corporation of America - Painting with a Twist - Partners for People Management/ Great Days - Patterson & Associates Insurance - Paul's Oil Station, Ltd. - Paychex, Inc. - Pilar Funeral Home - Plastipak Packaging, Inc. - Pleasant Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center - PR Ministries - Praxair - PrimaCare Medical Centers - Primera Companies, Inc. - Primrose at Park Place - Primrose School of Firewheel - Prism Electric Inc. - Pro-Tech Staffing - Progressive Waste Solutions Quadrant Chemical TC&P - Quality High-Tech Services, Inc. - Quality Parts Warehouse - Queens Winery - QuikTrip Corporation - R-Delta Engineers - Randall Reed's Prestige Ford - Raypha Urgent Care & Clinics - RedCanoe - Reliable Chevrolet - Remington College - Resource One Credit Union - Ribelin Sales, Inc. - Richland College - Ricker Retirement Specialists - Ridgewood Bingo - Roach Feed & Seed, Inc. - Roach, Howard, Smith & Barton - Royal Catering, Inc. - Rusty Wallis Volkswagen - Sam's Club #4783 - Sam's Club #8242 - Satellink, Inc. - Saturn Road Church of Christ - Senator Bob Deuell - Senior Care Beltline Servpro of Park Cities & North Garland - Shea & McMurdie Retirement - Sherwin Williams Co. - Shiloh Oaks Apartments - Shippers Warehouse, Inc. - Short Bit & Tool Co. - Siciliano's A Taste of Italy - Silver Line by Anderson - Silver Line by Anderson - Silver Star Plastering, Inc. - Smile Magic Dental Center SmileBest Dental - Solis Women's Health - Southwest Lath and Plaster - Space Walk of Garland - Springcreek Community Church - Staff Force Personnel Services, Inc. - Stan Luckie & Associates, Inc. - State Bank of Texas-Garland Branch - State Representative Kenneth Sheets - State Senator John Carona - Stephen Hill, Attorney - Stoneleigh On Spring Creek - Studio 6 - Sub Assembly Group, LLC - SuperMedia, LLC - Synergy Bank - Taco Casa - Telsco Industries Inc./ Weathermatic - Texas Brand Bank - Texas Land & Cattle Steak House - Texas Leadership Bank - Texas Oncology - Texas Roadhouse Texas Security Bank - Texas Skatium - TEXAS TRUCK A/C Inc. - Texton - The Archer Company - The Baldwin Company - The Body Shop - The Braga Law Firm, P.C. - The Courtyard Apartments - The Dallas Morning News - The Mesquite Convention & Expo Center / Hampton Inn & Suites - The Payton Group - The Recycling Bin - The Salvation Army - The Scott Neal Home Selling Team - The Stewart Organization - The Valspar Corporation - The Wendy's Company - Thelemann Bookkeeping & Tax Service - Thomas A. Reed, DDS - Time Warner Cable Business Class - Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy - Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy - Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy - Tosca Ltd. - TPI dba Telecom Products, Inc. - Trend HR - Trophy Nissan - Truly Noble Services, Inc. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions - United Central Bank - UNITED EQUITIES - United States Postal Service - Unity Manufacturing - Urban League of Greater Dallas & North Central Texas, Inc. - US Foods - VAI Architects, Inc. - VanPelt Creative - Varsity Spirit Fashions - Veritex Community Bank - Verizon - Verizon Communications - Verizon Wireless - VFTV Dallas - ViewPoint Bank - Vigilant Industries, Inc. - Virgin Couriers - Vision Source-Garland - Wal-Mart Corporation - Wal-Mart Super Center #1800 - Water Provisions To Go - Weidner Electric, LLC - Weismann & Company, P.C. - Wells Fargo - Wells Fargo Advisors - Western States Fire Protection - Wharry & Haynes Architects & Engineers - Whataburger - Whiterock Improvements, LP - Whole Health Chiropractic - Williams Funeral Directors - Willis Group - Window Expo - Wingstop Restaurants Inc. - Winters Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Wisener*Nunnally*Gold, L.L.P. - Woody Brownlee - Work Area Protection Corp. - Worsham Strategic Resources, Inc. - WRA Architects, Inc. - Wyndham Dallas Suites Park Central - YMCA - Your Next Painter - Youth Achievement Foundation, Inc.


Annual Report 2013



Milestone Moments in 2013..................................................................................................................2 Sharing Our Statistics.................................................................................................................................4 Growth in Garland, Economic Development............................................................................5 Exciting Events in 2014.............................................................................................................................6

Vision: The greater Garland community will enjoy a sustainable high quality of life with a vibrant and varied business environment. Mission: As servant leaders and a role model of performance excellence, the Chamber is the trusted unifying force that acts as the catalyst for positive change in the greater Garland community.



Rowena Biermann’s first day as the Chamber’s Office Manager

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP (OR MORE) Roach Feed & Seed, Inc. Davis-Dyer-Max, Inc. Feagin Motor Co. Bryant Printing Co. Garland Independent School District Browning's Trophies Woody Brownlee Eastfield College General Dynamics OTS The Valspar Corporation Siciliano's A Taste of Italy Automatic Products Corp. Stephen Hill, Attorney Satellink, Inc. Verizon

OCT. 17

This process began the conversation about how to adequately and effectively equip Garland students for manufacturing careers. The committee expects to continue its collaboration with local educational institutions and proceed with initiatives in 2014.

JAN. 2

Eastfield College, GISD, Remington College, Richland College, Texas Veterans Commission, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Express Employment and PDQ Temporaries joined the manufacturing companies represented on the DCMA Steering Committee to discuss resources and needs for the Garland workforce.




The Chamber celebrated the grand opening, anniversary and ribbon cutting ceremonies of 24 businesses

Garland Chamber of Commerce launched the redesigned, vibrant, user-friendly website at

Sherwin Williams Co. Citibank, N.A. - Beltline Road locations Garland Concrete Jupiter Chevrolet, Inc. Micropac Industries, Inc. The Braga Law Firm, P.C. Tom Thumb-Page Food & Drug Center Clopton & Company, CPA Executive Press, Inc. Country Brook Animal Hospital Dallas Co. Commissioner - Mike Cantrell Wal-Mart Corporation Lisa A. Garner, M.D. Thomas A. Reed, DDS

Hayley Hangartner’s first day as the Chamber’s Member Relations Representative 30 local manufacturing companies set a plan into motion to educate local employers about changes in health care laws and consider an initiative to offer on-site or 2 near-site clinics with DCMA


More than 300 local professionals joined the Garland Chamber of Commerce for its 81st Annual Banquet on Jan. 31, 2013. Among the celebration of the year’s many successes, recognition of community leaders and a glimpse of things to come in 2013, attendees had the unique opportunity to hear an inspiring and motivating message from Olympian and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Vince Poscente. Poscente had the audience on the edge of their seats and kept everyone laughing from start to finish in his presentation titled, “Building a Championship Organization.” The Chamber staff and Board of Directors extend their thanks to Bo Saavedra of Northwestern Mutual for sponsoring this year’s annual meeting and extend congratulations to the following award recipients: Director of the Year: Kevin Slay Committee Chairman of the Year: Tandy Dollar

Chairman’s Award: Garland Chamber Staff Tall Texan: Dr. Curtis Culwell




On April 18, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than 60 local businesses put products and services on display at the Garland Chamber’s 4th Annual Business Expo.


After the success and growth seen in the past three years, the Expo relocated to The Curtis Culwell Center. The move allowed the event to accommodate additional exhibitors and attendees. This was also the first year for the Chamber to distribute tickets through various distribution points, giving community members a tangible reminder of the exciting event. More than 500 community members looking to do business with local vendors, find services to better meet their needs or learn more about what the city of Garland has to offer found a wealth of information and resources at the Expo. As special, added bonuses in 2013, the Chamber hosted its vastly successful strategic networking event, Direct Connect, at the Expo venue at 8 a.m. as well as an educational workshop later in the day, which featured well-known speaker, Robin Creasman.

The Garland Chamber of Commerce and title sponsors, Garland Power & Light and Plastipak Packaging, Inc., were pleased to host 304 golfers on the Lakes, Old and Bridges courses at Firewheel Golf Park for the 29th Annual Partnership Golf Tournament on Sept. 13, 2013. The implementation of a two-putt limit and the addition of a third course sped pace of play and allowed for tournament growth. Casa Milagro provided a delicious lunch for golfers, volunteers, and community leaders at the pavillion following the tournament. The Chamber extends its sincere gratitude to Scott McMurdie, Chairman of the Golf Advisory Committee, as well as each of the sponsors, volunteers and donors for their support.

Harvey Oaxaca, former teacher and coach for the Garland Independent School District, joined more than 400 attendees at the 26th Annual Leadership Garland Prayer Breakfast on Dec. 5, 2013. Widely known for his service and leadership, Oaxaca shared his passion for community in a presentation titled, “Leadership Lessons From the Neighborhood.” In honor of Oaxaca’s background in education, the Prayer Breakfast committee asked that attendees bring children’s books to be donated to the Salvation Army. More than 150 books were collected at the event. The event was moved back to its beautiful and festively-decorated home at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center. Musical entertainment was provided by Jennifer Glidden.




MEMBERSHIP 450 440 430 420

Actual 2013


Actual 2012

400 390 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec



CATEGORIES 6% Non-Profit


25% Professional Accountants, Attorneys, Banks, Employment Services, etc. Professional

13% Other

Manufacturing Services Retail/Restaurants

11% Health

Health/Medical Other

14% Manufacturing

13% Retail and Restaurants

Non-Profit Organizations

Garland Outcomes for FY 2012-2013 Business Startups – 3 Jobs Created/Retained – 26 Capital Infusion - $376,200 North Texas Outcomes for FY 2012-2013 Business Startups – 331 Jobs Created/Retained – 1,651 Capital Infusion - $96,502,023

18% Services



6000 5000 4000 3000 2000


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 2013 Project Highlights

Apex Tool Group Formed in 2010 as a joint venture combining Danaher Tool Group and Cooper Tools,

Apex offers industrial,

commercial, and DIY customers a selection of more than 30 leading brands. The Garland plant plans to invest more than $8 million in new machinery and

IN GARLAND Tax Base Additions: $94,580,000 Jobs Created:


property improvement.

Sundance Hospital Established in 2005, Sundance provides intensive outpatient psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and families in a safe, secure environment. The hospital plans to invest more than $15 million

New Company

Size (sq. ft.)

Auto Tech USA


Bay Insulation


Cali Saigon Mall


Cottage at Garland


Dallas Superstore


Fashion Home Furniture


to acquire and remodel the former Vista

Harmon, Inc.


Hospital, a vacant medical building for

IFCO Systems


the past 2 years. The hospital will also

Milestone Electric, Inc.


create more than 150 highly skilled jobs.

N. Wasserstorm & Sons




Perception Motorsport, Inc.


Advanced Health Rehab Center

Phoenix Recycling, Inc.


Advanced Health plans to build a new 65,000 sq. ft. facility on Colonel

Regents Point Townhomes


Dr. and move all staff and patients from the current buildling at 505

Shape Corporation


Tosca Services


Toys R Us / Babies R Us


Uncle Bob’s Self Storage


Van Rob Dallas, Inc.


William’s Collision Repair


W. Centerville, originally Silver Leaves, which was built in 1969. The new facility will contribute an estimated $11 million in new tax value. Thirty new staff members will be hired.

Viking Fence Co. Relocation This fence installation and fence supply company headquartered in Austin, Texas has been in business for more than 40 years. Since identifying the Dallas/Ft. Worth market as an opportunity for continued growth, it plans to build a 10,000 sq. ft. building and hire 20 people. 5

2014 Monthly Events Direct Connect Garland Chamber of Commerce 8 - 9 a.m. Third Thursday of the Month January 16 February 20 March 20 April 17 May 15 June 19 July 17 August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20

Annual Events 82nd Annual Banquet The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 5th Annual Business Expo Curtis Culwell Center 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 30th Annual Golf Tournament Firewheel Golf Park Tee Time: 9 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2014

Luncheons The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Last Monday of the Month

8th Annual WBe Holiday Extravaganza Location to be Announced 5 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014

February 24 March 31 April 28 May 19 June 30 July 28 August 25 September 29 October 27 November 17

27th Annual Prayer Breakfast The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 2014

WBe Luncheons Hyatt Place Dallas Garland 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. First Wednesday of Every Other Month February 5 April 2 June 4 August 6 October 1

To keep up with all Chamber and member events, go to the “Events� page at

For questions regarding information represented in the 2013 Annual Report, please contact Jenna Dickson at or (469) 326-7412. 6


A SUCCESS! BOARD OF DIRECTORS Liz Beauchamp, Atmos Energy Linda Braga, The Braga Law Firms Chad Brumit, KARLEE Co. Raul Cantero, National Circuit Assembly Dr. Jean Conway, Eastfield College Donna Ditmars, Kraft Foods, Inc. David Dunavin, General Dynamics OTS Dr. Kay Eggleston, Richland College Phil Elmore, Christian Care Center Alyson Archer Goodhartz, The Archer Company Ralph Heins, Primera Companies, Inc. Eva Hummel, Baylor Medical Center at Garland Mark King, Micropac Industries, Inc. Scott McMurdie, Shea & McMurdie Financial Chad Powell, Plastipak Packaging Jerry Prater, Huber, Prater, & Henson, P.C. Dr. Thomas A. Reed, Thomas A. Reed, DDS Tom Sadler, Business Consultant Craig Scheef, Texas Security Bank Kevin Slay, City of Garland Jim Smith, Batteries Plus Marisol Trevizo, Pilar Funeral Home Priscilla Wilson, City of Garland Barry Young, Oncor Electric Delivery

GEDP INVESTORS Alexander Mobility/Atlas Van Lines American National Bank of Texas (Skillman St. & Sachse Locations) Atlas Copco Atmos Energy Corporation Audubon Village Shopping Center Bank of Texas Baylor Medical Center at Garland Cencor Realty Services Cooper Concrete Co. Daisy Brand Ecolab, Inc. Employee Solutions Executive Press, Inc. Galt Medical Corp. Garland Heating and Air Conditioning GCA Services Group General Dynamics OTS Huber Prater & Henson, P.C. IDQ Inwood National Bank Jupiter Chevrolet KARLEE, Co. Kraft Foods MAPEI Corp. Massey Cadillac Micropac Industries, Inc. Milestone Electric, Air & Security National Oilwell Varco Brandt NPL Construction Co. O.D. Mayor Foundation Oncor Electric Delivery Plastipak Packaging, Inc. Primera Companies, Inc. Richland College Silver Line by Andersen Stan Luckie & Associates, Inc. The Archer Company Veritex Community Bank Verizon Wells Fargo

Garland Chamber Annual Report 2013  

The Annual Report contains information about new initiatives, major accomplishments and economic development results in 2013.

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