The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber is please to announce the 2013 North Texas Small Business Forum will be held on August 1, 2013 at the Irving Convention Center.  A steering committee from agencies across North Texas is working to bring a series of seminars to help small businesses grow.  The Forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd in Irving, and will include a business expo and opportunities for networking with other business leaders.  The Forum will conclude at 4:30 p.m.
Featured luncheon speaker is Doug Marshall owner of Game Face, a Tyler-based company who started 2013 off by winning a $450,000 investment in his company from the hit television show, Shark Tank.

Chris Wallace, President and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber, commented that he was honored to partner with the Grapevine and Grand Prairie Chambers to obtain the event, and partner with other North Texas Chambers and agencies which will allow the region’s small businesses to obtain world class training at the reasonable cost of only $45.  Wallace expressed appreciation to Allstate Insurance for its gold-level sponsorship, and stated there are additional sponsorship opportunities available, plus a business expo for businesses who want to be a part of this great event.For more information, or to register, go to

The Small Business Forum is a joint program of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, the Texas Workforce Commission and the local host organizations.

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