• Chamber Events

  • Lunch & Learn is a quarterly 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.  Lunch will be provided or you may choose to bring your own.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP on the Chamber Facebook page.  For more information, contact Karen or Morgan at 940-665-2831.

    2019 Schedule

    February 27th - Nortex Communications

    May 15th - First State Bank 

    August 21st  - PAWS Program and Mentoring Opportunities at Gainesville State School - Mr. Reynold Woods and Ms. Cathryn Hudspeth 

    Lunch will be provided at all Lunch & Learn's. 

  • 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. 
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  • 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 2018 are:

    Best Overall Entry "Mayor's Cup" – SPN Well Services

    Best Float – SPN Well Services

    Best Dance/Drill Team:  G.I.S.D.

    Best Band: G.I.S.D.

    Best Riding/Horse Drawn:  Refinery Road Vet Clinic

    Best Business Float:  Nortex

    Best Car Club: Rollerz Only

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      Best Band - G.I.S.D.
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      Best Overall Entry "Mayor's Cup" Winner & Best Overall Float - SPN Well Services
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      Best Car Club - Rollerz Only
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      Best Business Float - Nortex Communications
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      Rey's Auto - Rollerz Only
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      Best Cheerleading/Dance/Drill Team - G.I.S.D. Cheerleaders
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      Best Riding Club or Horse Drawn Entry - Refinery Road Vet Clinic
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      SPN Well Services
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      Nortex Communications
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      G.I.S.D. Band