Here are a few items I'd like to share with you this week including a 1 question poll and a short blog I enjoyed. 

One question poll

Your opinion matters to me. Please take just a moment, before moving on in this email, to answer this one question poll. If you have additional responses to the poll just hit reply and send me a quick email.

Free Webinar
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preparing adults with disabilities for the workforce: When young adults with disabilities graduate from the public school system, they are left with limited opportunities for development. In fact, they are provided less of an educational path than typical graduating seniors. A new model emerges that focuses on long-term development and growth for this major piece of our population, and the possibilities are endless.
Diversity & Inclusion: While the conversation of Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce is happening more regularly, people with intellectual disabilities aren't typically included. Why? What is lacking is education and training for the employers and community. Michael Thomas, Executive Director of My Possibilities and a graduate of SMU, will discuss how we can establish an educational model that supports the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

Free to the public

Friday, August 4, 2017, Grand Hall

9:00am - Noon

Richardson Civic Center, Grand Hall

411 W. Arapaho Road

Richardson, TX 75080

The City of Richardson and State Representative Angie Chen Button present the 9th Annual Senior Awareness Day. The event will have exhibitors, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. The Dallas Area Agency on Aging will be present to provide assistance and answer questions regarding Medicare, Medicaid and other benefits available for seniors. For more information call 972-234-8980 or send an email to

Free seminar
Thursday, August 3, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

WeWork Suites in Thanksgiving Tower

1601 Elm Street, Floor 33

Dallas, TX 75201

In order to evaluate your business success, acquire money from lending institutions, and inform interested parties about your business you MUST have a business plan. In this workshop you'll learn how to set up business goals and understand your financial picture, analyze your market and much more. There is no fee, however donations are welcomed. 

Why Leaders Cannot Afford to Be Easily Offended


3 Vital Truths to Remember as You Work to Make a Difference in the World

Being offended is a choice. You get to decide how you react to the wrongdoing of others.

As always, please let me know your thoughts about this email and if you think it's relevant and helpful. If you attend a class or webinar please give us some feedback about your experience.

Warm regards,


Michael Gallops
Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
Main 972-475-3200
Direct 972-347-0966
Cell 469-628-7926

4418 Main Street, Rowlett, TX  75088

MISSION: "To represent the business community, promote economic well-being and quality of life."