Good morning! Can you believe it's August already? Summer has flown by and school is about to start even though you can't tell by the temps outside! Hopefully the heat hasn't caused you too much stress! We've actually had some A/C issues here at the Chamber but we're managing to stay cool.
I'm writing today to update you on a few things I think you'll find very helpful.

Small Business Symposium

SCORE Dallas is holding the 2018 Business Symposium later this month. The 2018 Business Symposium is for anyone who is a small business owner and/or thinking about starting a business, that adventurous entrepreneur, or the individual who wants to broaden their business opportunities.

The cost is only $10 and includes 12 mini-workshops AND lunch! Get more information and register by clicking the picture above or here.

In case you missed the announcement last week I wanted to point out again that the Livability Rowlett magazine has been published. Read and share the articles about all the amazing things Rowlett has to offer! Help us get the word out by sharing on all your social media! You can click on the magazine cover image to see the digital version and share it as well! If you want a print version of the magazine to read and share just drop by the Chamber office.

Another exciting announcement!!!

We've started a blog! At a recent national conference I heard how having a blog can help the Chamber and the business community so I thought I'd give it a shot. Be patient with me as I'm not a professional blogger but I am learning from a recognized authority in the Chamber community! My hope is drive traffic to the Chamber website and in turn build our community. You can check out my first two posts here. Please comment on it and let me know what you think. If you like the posts feel free to share them too!

Office Supply and Printing Savings Reminder

Just a reminder to check out the Office Supply Discount Program. The savings through this program are substantial and include printing services! Visit to sign up for these incredible deals.

Other training opportunities

Finally I wanted to remind you to check out the Chamber calendar. There is so much going on: Samantha Horwitz at the Chamber luncheon this Wednesday, 2 awesome lunch-n-learns this month and another session of " Maximize Your Membership" This is NOT just for new members - I guarantee you'll earn something even if you've been a member for years!
That's all I've got this time! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Warm regards,


Michael Gallops, President/CEO
Rowlett Chamber of Commerce | 4418 Main Street | Rowlett, TX 75088
O: (972) 475-3200 | D: (972) 347-0966 | C: (469) 628-7926
Mission: To represent and promote the economic well-being of the business community!