• Chamber Events

  • Lunch & Learn is a once a month lunch series held at the Chamber 12:00 to 1:00 pm, featuring different guest speakers giving presentations on a wide variety of topics on ways to improve your business. These presentations are for businesses of all sizes, or even someone thinking of starting a new business. You are not required to be a Chamber Member to attend a Lunch & Learn, but RSVPs are requested.  Bring a sack lunch and we provide cookies, chips, and tea.  If you are interested in providing lunch at your presentation, please contact Karen or Morgan at 940-665-2831.

    2018 Schedule

    November 14th - Better Sleep Habits - Rhonda Beam, Cooke County Sleep Disorder Center

    December 19th - Healthy through the Holidays - Dr. Jami West, West Functional Chiropractic

    January 16, 2019 - Nortex Communications

    February 20th - First State Bank - Lunch will be provided.

    March 20, 2019 - PAWS Program and Mentoring Opportunities at Gainesville State School - Mr. Reynold Woods and Ms. Cathryn Hudspeth 

    Finger Sandwiches and Chips will be provided. 

  • October

  • The annual Depot Day festival is the second Saturday in October. Hosted by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, it is one of Gainesville’s signature events and Depot Day welcomes both local and out of town festival goers to our historic downtown. Live entertainment is always a crowd pleaser on the southwest corner of the courthouse square during this family friendly festival and don’t miss the Lonestar Action Sports Stunt Team performances! The downtown festival begins at 10:00 Saturday morning and will also feature the Kids Zone, arts & crafts vendors, an antique car show that features over 200 cars, festival foods,  and live entertainment. 



  • Scare on the Square 2018 was wildly popular, THANK YOU to all that participated.


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  • The annual Lighted Christmas Parade rolls through Downtown Gainesville on the first Thursday of December. Local businesses, schools, churches, and civic organizations enter to win great prizes including the coveted "Mayor's Cup" awarded to the best overall entry!

    Winners for 2017 were:

    Best Overall Entry – North Central Texas College

    Best Float – St. Mary School

    Best Dance/Drill Team:  Cheetah Cheer and Dance

    Best Band: Real Life Church

    Best Riding/Horse Drawn:  The Army of the Lord

    Best Business Float:  Cooke County Electric Co-op

    Best Car Club: Chevy Boyz