The Community Awards is held in January of each year, and is a celebration of participation in the Chamber and the community. Typically, the event has had a movie theme, as selected by the outgoing Chairman of the Board.
Nominations are accepted from Chamber members and citizens, for the following categories:
The nominees are then voted upon by past winners from the respective categories and the current Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Winners receive awards at the Community Awards dinner, which is open to the community as a whole (not restricted to Chamber members). High visibility sponsorships are available for this event for marketing, as well as individual tickets, and full tables.
The State of the City is an event in which the Mayor of Grand Prairie addresses citizens on the current year, as well as events important to Grand Prairie in the year to come. This is a fantastic evening event, historically held at the Ruthe Jackson Center, and has been sold out in the past. Individual tickets as well as full tables, are available.
This event also features a silent auction, with a wide array of items. Chamber members can donate items for the auction, and it provides further visibility and another great marketing opportunity, exclusive to Chamber members.
2019's State of the City address can be seen here: Mayor Ron Jensen 2019 State of City
We appreciate all of the candidates who were able to join us on April 18th, 2019 to give us some insight into their goals and perspectives.
Thank you to GPISD for the gracious use of the venue and the recording of our forum, to Herb Rolph of the Thompson Group Chevrolet as our moderator, and our timer, Kevin Krajewski of Transparent Energy.
This is a newer, annual panel-event focused on the journeys and successes women in business. The Chamber brings in local, well-known panelists as they share personal insight to our Chamber audience and field questions. This is a MUST for any business person, and sponsorship opportunities are available!
The Golf Classic takes place in May, historically at Tangle Ridge Golf Course. The event starts early in the day with registration and breakfast, and the Mayor joins us for the shotgun start. Give aways, raffle tickets and special events at selected holes, followed up with a lunch and awards at the conclusion of the day. This event is open to members and non-members, alike.
Sponsorship opportunities are available to members and include hole sponsorships, either shared or exclusive, drink cart sponsors, breakfast and lunch sponsors, as well as adding your company's promotional items to the swag bags given to each golfer.
Striking Up Business is the Chamber's annual bowling event, designed for fun and networking. Members can register as either teams of three or individuals. Historically, this event has taken place at Forum Bowl, in the heart of Grand Prairie, and has the marketing opportunity of "Presenting Sponsor" available. Whether you're a great bowler or just coming out to network and have a laugh, join us and maybe you'll even take home a trophy!
We invite you to experience the best of our community! Held in September at Trader's Village, the focus of this partnership event with the City of Grand Prairie is to highlight and promote local businesses, both community and chamber wide. Our purpose is to educate the community about local companies and the many products and services available to them, as well as to provide exhibitors with an additional marketing tool with which to promote their products and broaden their customer base.
Booths and a variety of other marketing opportunities are available!
Enjoy over 70 exhibitors that will be showcasing and providing samples of the BEST they have to offer! There are many booths where you can taste great food and a wide variety of drinks. Don't miss out on the carnival rides, There is a public silent auction, door prizes and much more! This is definitely a family-friendly event!
Hours of Operation:
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Senior Citizens Hour
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Open to the Public
Silent Auction Closes at 7:30 PM
For more information as this event nears, visit: http://www.tasteofgp.com/
The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, as a guest to the City of Grand Prairie's Parks and Recreation Prairie Lights event, provides visits and photos with Santa Claus at the big tent at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake.
Photos with Santa is manned by Chamber staff, the Board of Directors and student volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities are available, including envelope sponsor, for envelopes in which photos are sold to visitors.
This is a magical event, which starts on Thanksgiving evening, and concludes on December 23rd and is a tradition for many families who have come to see Santa at the Chamber's Pictures with Santa for years. The Chamber treats this as a special opportunity to provide a fantastic service along side the stellar customer service modeled by the City of Grand Prairie's Parks and Recreation.
For more information on Prairie Lights as this event approaches, visit: https://prairielights.org/
Pictures with Santa at Trader's Village takes place under the big red canopy on weekends, beginning after Thanksgiving, concluding the weekend before Christmas. This event is graciously hosted by Trader's Village.
This event is staffed by Chamber staff and volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities are available.