Monthly Chamber Luncheon

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Name: Monthly Chamber Luncheon
Date: October 25, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Garrett Boone never considered a career in retailing. He grew up aspiring to become an architect, later opting for a bachelor’s degree in European history from Rice and a master’s in history from the UT.

Garrett and two friends decided to open a store offering an eclectic mix of products devoted to helping people organize and simplify their lives; The Container Store openedin Dallas on July 1, 1978.

The Container Store is a FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” 18 years in a row and ranked #1 the first year they applied. In 2006, Boone was inducted into the Retailing Hall of Fame.

In 2006, Garrett Boone co-founded Texas Business for Clean Air; an effort to derail a fast track initiative to construct 11 outdated coal-burning energy plants in North Texas. They promoted ‘clean air is good for business in Texas’ and recently were the subject of a Robert Redford documentary Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars. TBCA was 2010 recipient of the CATEE
Outstanding Nonprofit Organization of the Year.

In 2007 Boone was First runner-up for Texan of the Year awarded by The Dallas Morning News.

Garrett sits on the Boards of The Boone Family Foundation, The Trinity Conservancy, Groundwork Dallas and is highly involved in helping to create National Park quality environments in the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas. He is associated with Paddling Trails and Bird Count Initiatives and is a member of the advisory boards for The Dallas Women’s Foundation and Teach for America- Dallas–Ft. Worth. He is an advocate for public education and served on the Dallas ISD Star Commission to share business best practices with DISD.


 
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Location:
Cozby Library
177 N. Heartz Rd, Coppell, 75019    
Date/Time Information:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Networking at 11, buffet lunch at 11:40 and program at noon. 
Fees/Admission:
$25 early bird registration, $30 at the door. 
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