We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael Gallops and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Michael, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
While I haven’t personally launched my own business yet, my vision for the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce reflects my deep passion for entrepreneurship. The emphasis on small business empowerment and growth through training aligns with my belief in fostering a resilient and diverse local business landscape. Witnessing the potential for entrepreneurship within the chamber’s commitment to workforce development, advocacy, and economic growth has inspired me to envision opportunities for myself in the future that contribute to the collective success and prosperity of our community.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
While I’m not launching my own business, my vision for the Metrocrest Chamber centers on supporting entrepreneurs. I’m passionate about fostering a resilient local business landscape through programs that empower small businesses and drive growth. The chamber’s commitment to workforce development, advocacy, and economic growth inspires me to envision future opportunities that contribute to our community’s collective success. I aim to play a pivotal role in facilitating an environment where entrepreneurs thrive, drawing on the lessons learned from the chamber’s vision. My goal is to actively contribute to the prosperity of businesses within the Metrocrest region.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Explore the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, where vintage aircraft takes center stage. Later, unwind in the picturesque setting of Vitruvian Park. In Farmers Branch, delve into history at the Farmers Branch Historical Park during the morning, tee off at the Brookhaven Country Club in the afternoon, and experience the enchanting Joya Glow in the Dark Park after dark. Discover the charm of Historic Downtown Carrollton and indulge in an amazing lunch at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House. Venture to Addison for a day at Addison Circle Park, followed by a Mexican culinary delight at El Rincon Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar. Immerse ourselves in Carrollton’s heritage with a visit to the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum. Enjoy an entertainment-filled evening with a show at The Addison Improv, and explore the captivating exhibits at the Mary Kay Museum. Embrace nature in Farmers Branch with a morning hike at the John F. Burke Nature Preserve, followed by an exquisite dinner experience at the 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to the amazing staff I have a the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce! Bertina, Mary Ann, and Megan do a phenomenal job of serving our members and helping to ensure their success and the success of the Chamber!

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