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Letter From the Board Chair

Spring is here and the azaleas are in bloom! This is a busy time of year for our community and our chamber.

As the Azalea Trail festivities kick off, visitors will come to Tyler from far and wide. In April, thousands more will flock to Tyler to view the solar eclipse from our beautiful city. Tourism is a strong and growing part of our local economy. I encourage each of you to be an ambassador for our community and welcome these visitors to Tyler. You can get more information about these events at or, better yet, stop by the Visit Tyler tourist information center downtown and pick up some new Tyler gear – don’t forget to grab your eclipse viewing glasses while you’re there.

The chamber is also hosting lots of educational opportunities this spring. Please make plans to join us for the always-sold-out Energy Summit on March 26th (at Green Acres Crosswalk Center). We have a fantastic lineup of speakers who will get you up to date on all-things energy.

Smith County Judge Neal Franklin will update us on the state of the county and provide a sneak-peek at what the county is working on for the future at the State of the County luncheon on April 9th (also at Green Acres Crosswalk Center).

And not to be missed, Mayor Don Warren will join us at the W.T. Brookshire’s Conference Center on May 23rd for the State of the City.

Remember, your chamber membership comes with quarterly business networking opportunities through our Power Networking Breakfasts (next one is May 1st) and monthly networking at our Chamber After Hours socials (March 28th, April 25th, May 23rd). Go to for more details on these upcoming opportunities.

The chamber actively seeks to support our local businesses and keep you abreast of what’s going on in the Tyler area. If you have an idea of how we can better serve the business community or make your chamber membership more beneficial, please reach out to Henry Bell, our Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce president, or me at

Thank you for being a member of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce! We are grateful for your investment in Tyler. Together, we are the Tyler chamber.


Shannon Dacus   |  2024 Board Chair

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