Center for Business Development

Building a Sustainable Community

The Center for Business Development is the focal point for the delivery of the Chambers basic member value proposition, to provide quality member services & benefits, one of the Chamber’s 4 primary strategies. Three specific priorities have been proposed by the Membership Advisory Council as the basis for our delivery of services and benefits.

To achieve its goals the Chamber relies on support, input, and participation from its Center for Business Development Advisory Council composed of a cross section of local industry leaders. For additional information, please contact the , at 817-275-2613.

Access to Customers

The Chamber hosts monthly networking events such as Business Over Breakfast, Chamber After Hours, Women’s Alliance, and Chamber Connection Luncheon .  These events help increase a company’s business network with the aim of helping them grow their business. The Chamber’s three Networking & Referral Groups provide structured opportunities for Chamber members to develop a network of relationships designed to build each other’s business through quality referrals. 

The mission of the Chamber’s Ambassador A-Team is to serve as goodwill representatives for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce by welcoming new members at various Chamber events, member functions, ribbon cuttings and grand openings. The Chamber’s Member Marketplace is an additional resource to provide members with discounts to programs and services from other Chamber members.

Access to Capital

Chamber members can take advantage of member to member discounts and affinity programs through their investment with our Chamber.  Affinity programs with Legal Shield, Ebby Halliday, Office Depot, Merchant Data Solutions, and United Networks of America (prescription-drug discount card) offer exclusive discount programs not available to other non-chamber member businesses. 

Access to Continuous Education & Training

The Arlington Chamber will be partnering with Tarrant Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to host educational seminars to offer critical information on business topics and tools integrating into various stages of business grow cycle.  Courses are taught by business advisors, industry experts, faculty, government and private-sector professionals. Click here sign up for these great events