The Board is the governing body of the Chamber. Members are elected by the membership of the Chamber.
The Inland Port Area Chamber's Ambassadors are a group of business leaders in the community that are experienced and active Partners of the Chamber. They are volunteers who act as public relations representatives on behalf of the Chamber at business openings, ribbon cuttings, new partner orientations, receptions, special events, and other activities.
Plan and execute chamber functions such as annual fundraising gala, monthly luncheon, breakfast, and annual golf tournament.
The Education Committee's objective is to develop a relationship between local businesses and our schools to benefit both.
Chairwoman Cheryl Adams, Pattillo Insurance Agency
Chair Elect Bridgette Taylor, Taylor Cares
Treasurer Pamela Johnson, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson
Secretary Neal Ballance, Edward Jones
Members Eve Spearman, Grifols/Biomat
Paul Ward, Schnieder Electric
Asia Murray, Taylor Cares
Barbara Thomas, The Tattered Jacket Book Store
To support, engage, advocate for and market the Inland Port Area for success
Inland Port Area Chamber of Commerce members are committed to doing business in the City of Lancaster and the Best Southwest Area and providing quality products, merchandise, and services. It is our hope that you will give our members serious consideration when making your buying decisions. When you shop locally, you contribute to the school system, municipal services, and yourself.
The IPA Chamber of Commerce is forging ahead in community and business support. Our Membership Luncheons are informative and educational. They are held each quarter. Our monthly Networking Luncheons are held at various locations of our members and are a great opportunity to network in a relaxed setting.
Each year, the Chamber hosts the annual State of the City address by our Mayor and the State of the Schools address by our Superintendent. We also host a candidates forum(s) for the community and businesses during election cycles, enabling candidates to meet constituents.
Lancaster is a very unique city in southern Dallas County. We are proud to enjoy amenities such as the Lancaster Regional Airport, scenic Country View Golf Course, and a 150+ year old historic Town Square. We have the Lancaster Community Park and Recreation Center, along with an excellent public library.
The school system is growing and striving to improve the opportunities available to students. Lancaster also has Cedar Valley College, a community college, as well as UNT-Dallas located in close proximity. These institutions of higher learning have consistently shown a willingness to offer services and support to citizens and businesses in our area.
The Inland Port Area Chamber of Commerce directors and staff hope that you find our organization and website useful as you make your business connections.
The Inland Port Area Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors