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Get involved with the Chamber

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce offers several ways to get involved with the organization and our community.

​Below is a list of our current official committees:

Membership/Ambassadors - Megan Dennen
Economic Summit -René Barrera
Marketing & Communications - Scott Crowell
Legislative &  Economic Growth - Mike Nurre
Live Local East Dallas - Mark Ramsey
Business Networking - Mark Ramsey
Rise & Shine - Jesse Simmons
Young Professionals - Staci Schofield
Technology - Steve Moore

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Megan Dennen   972-523-4495

The New Members committee will focus on attracting new businesses to the chamber that will support our Vision for the Greater East Dallas area.  This committee will work closely with the Marketing & Communications committee to ensure we are reaching all areas of east Dallas for a diverse chamber that is representative of our community.  The committee may set goals or other measurable tools that will help track our success and increase our current membership.The Ambassadors Committee assists the chamber in retaining members by contacting and encouraging their active participation on committees and at events. The Ambassadors serve as “Greeters” at Membership Luncheons and attend ribbon cuttings and special events, including Business After Hours.  Ambassadors serve as the primary point of contact for new chamber members and will make certain all new members are getting the FULL benefit of Chamber membership.  If their needs aren’t being met, the Ambassadors serve as problem-solvers utilizing our own expertise that of other chamber members, and the staff.  Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.
NOTE: This is a working committee, not intended for a new membership overview or 1 time attendance


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Economic Summit

René Barrera   214-497--2034

The Economic Summit is one of the Greater East Dallas Chamber’s signature events. Each year we display key individuals and topics relevant to East Dallas and to the metroplex. Subjects have ranged from residential real estate to the North Texas Super Bowl. The summit is held in October each year, is very well attended and offers multiple sponsorship and participation opportunities. Meetings are scheduled on Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m.

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Marketing & Communications

Scott Crowell - 214-494-8400

The Marketing & Communications committee works closely with other committee Chairs to ensure successful special events, luncheons, networking events, summits, and forums. This committee strives to effectively communicate information to the Board, Membership, Public, and Media, and provide all of the necessary marketing materials for Chamber activities. This committee works closely with all other committees and the Chamber Board to effectively and resourcefully support the needs of our membership. Marketing & Communications serves to oversee the Chamber’s brand consistency, messaging, awareness, and overall image.

Members interested in or experienced in the following areas are urged to join the Marketing & Communications committee: Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Event Promotion, Social Media, Graphic & Web Design, Journalism, and Advertising. Meeting dates to be announced.

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Legislative & Economic Growth

Mike Nurre - 214-536-8398

The purpose of this special committee is to research, identify and serve as Chamber liaisons to Greater East Dallas communities in the various stages of development and beautification plans to renew, enhance and progress those areas of East Dallas.  The committee also keeps the Chamber Board informed of economic development/enhancement issues that are non-political in nature.  The Chair of the Economic Development Committee is also a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee so that, should an issue involving legislation arise, the Governmental Affairs Committee/Chair can make a recommendation to the Chamber Board for action. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

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Live Local East Dallas

Mark Ramsey   214-384-6623

The Mission/Purpose of LLED is to work on projects that promote and support our local small business owners and meets as needed to help facilitate this purpose.

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Business Networking


The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce is all about introductions and business relationships and what better way to make new business relationships than over an adult beverage of your choice surrounded by some of the finest members of the East Dallas business community we can muster?

Join us every 4th Tuesday for levity and cold beverages, bring business cards and a smile. We welcome GEDCC members and future members alike and if you're thinking of joining our chamber, this is a great way to give us a test drive. Free appetizers are provided, happy hour pricing on the beverage of your choice and a short presentation by an esteemed member of our chamber to give you pointers and provide beneficial content to the event.

We're always looking for speakers, appetizer sponsors and door prize donors so drop us a line if you're interested and we look forward to meeting you on a 4th Tuesday coming up soon!

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Rise & Shine Networking Breakfast

Jesse Simmons   214-660-8898

The Rise & Shine Networking Breakfast is dedicated to the fostering of goodwill, the sharing of information and the promotion of business among participants. Meets every second Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at Dream Café at Hillside Village - 6465 E. Mockingbird Lane #380.

Young Professionals

Staci Schofield - 325-665-5352

Events and activities tailored exclusively for the under 40 Chamber members.

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Awards Committee

Diana Hamilton - 214-328-9131

The Awards Committee will be responsible for overseeing the award selection process and the planning of the

Teacher of the Year and Business of the Year award ceremonies and luncheon. The committee will enlist

Board members to join in the selection process at the appropriate times.


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Technology Committee

Steve Moore   972-765-6600

The Technology committee works closely with other committees, external partners, and the Chamber board to set the vision and execution of technology initiatives. Our goal is to provide a robust set of technology services for our members that provide value and to help them be successful.

Our current technologies include Website/Mobile/CRM platforms, Reporting, Social Media services, Payment/Billing, Web Conferencing, and Automation.

Members interested in or experienced in the following areas are urged to join the Technology Committee: Website Mgt, CRM, Mobile Platforms, and Automation

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Real Property Committee

Steve Moore   972-765-6600

The Real Property Committee is responsible for the day-to-day operation and property management of the Losa Drive building owned by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce. This committee is also responsible for managing any special projects as they pertain to the building.