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Big brands can afford to hire the best and the brightest marketers out there. And that’s why you can learn a lot from them. But what they do isn’t always out of reach.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Here are two problems you need to solve to take the guesswork out of doing business with you.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

“I got involved in the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce to make business connections. What I found with the Chamber was so much more than business connections, but a sense of community.”

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

In celebration of the Chamber’s 5 Year Anniversary this month, we are sharing reflections from our Chamber Board Chair, Jason Rocha. Jason has been involved with the Chamber since 2016 and joined the board in 2019.

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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, engagement is critical to your business. Now more than ever.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

In this blog post, learn more about Cathy, her role as a Certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH. Read more about why Cathy is involved in the Chamber and why she decided to give back of her time and talent to lead the Membership Committee.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

In this Chamber Chat, learn more from one of our Chamber members, Theresa Strong, who is the Founder and Executive Director with the nonprofit organization, Bel Inizio.

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While we are quickly heading toward the heat of summer, there’s still time to do some spring cleaning with your data. A nice clean email list can help you make the most of your ecommerce and increase summer sales.

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Remarks from Richard Hyde, Her Majesty's Consul General in Houston

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

The Chamber is proud to highlight Tiffany Scales, who is the Founder and Executive Director of Toiletries for Families (TFF) and the remarkable work of the organization to support some of the most vulnerable in our community.

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Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

In this Chamber Chat, learn more from one of our Chamber members, Rev. Leslie Jackson, who is the Senior Pastor at St. Peter United, an open and affirming congregation.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

Emily is passionate about her work, and you’ll understand more after you read her words. She is all about helping children! She offers custom, highly personalized care for each of her clients and their families.

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Getting eyeballs to your online property is always the goal if you do business online or use the Internet to promote and share information, so having a comprehensive promotional domain strategy is key to your success.

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Five years ago, a shooter walked into the PULSE nightclub in Orlando, FL and gunned down 49 people and wounded 53 others.

Tammi Wallace

These basic tips can (and should) be used when writing your web copy, social media posts, newsletter, emails, or anything you’re using words to grab attention.

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Celebrating Pride 2021

I debated for months and months about whether to put the sticker on my car license plate.

Tammi Wallace

Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

Three words - canine enrichment activities. You Lucky Dog believes that this is THE key ingredient to having a healthy and happy dog. Need boarding for your pup? Doggie Daycare? You Lucky Dog has you covered! Woof!

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Trust is hard to build but easy to destroy.

Think about your interactions with businesses and what made you feel distrusting then do your best to be as open as possible with the people who want to do business with you.

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Application Period Now Open.

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The City of Houston is the first city in Texas to include LGBTBE® Certified Businesses

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Apply Today!

Are you a BIPOC business owner? Apply NOW for the Comcast RISE program.

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In celebration of the Chamber’s 5 Year Anniversary this month, we are sharing reflections from one of the Chamber Co-Founders, Tammi Wallace. She also serves as the President & CEO for the Chamber.

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In celebration of the Chamber’s 5 Year Anniversary this month, we are sharing reflections from one of the Chamber Co-Founders, Gary Wood.

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If recovery is right around the corner, now is the ideal time to revisit your marketing strategy and plan.

Asking yourself these questions about your business and marketing can help ensure that you have the data and information you need to make the most of the looming recovery.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

It's no surprise that Shan Randle was chosen as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year. Shan has been a key part of the Membership Committee throughout 2020.

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Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

Read more in this Chamber Chat about what brought Kym to Houston and why she feels it’s important for the LGBTQ+ business community to have a strong voice.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

Through each of their words, you will learn more about Amegy’s commitment to LGBTQ inclusion and how the LGBT & Allies BRG started, read a few fun facts about each of them and understand why at Amegy, “diversity and inclusion means everyone counts.”

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The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud to be named a local Comcast RISE partner. Comcast RISE is a commitment from Comcast to support small businesses...

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

As you read about Tiffany, you’ll understand her passion for the work at the Chamber and why she believes the Chamber can thrive in the years ahead. Read on and check out a few fun things about Tiffany.

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Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

Under Tim’s leadership, the relationship between the SBA and the Chamber has grown tremendously since the launch of the Chamber. Tim’s leadership, commitment and support of the LGBTQ+ community is highlighted in our recent conversation with him.

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Economic assistance for struggling small businesses...

On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Senate approved a massive emergency economic relief package, government funding, and tax cuts designed to counter the effects of the pandemic and stimulate economic growth.

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Check out the December 2020 Chamber newsletter.

Check out the December 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about the Chamber Holiday Food Drive and more.

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Thank you to the Food Drive Sponsors, Community Partners and Donors

Through the 2020 Chamber Foundation Holiday Food Drive over $18,000.00 was raised through direct donations and in-kind donations in support of the Montrose Center.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

As you read about Jon, you’ll understand his passion for the work at the Chamber and why he believes the Chamber can thrive in the years ahead. Read on and check out a few fun things about Jon.

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Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

Learn more from one of our Chamber members, Derrick M. Brown, who is the Chief Development Officer with AIDS Foundation Houston. Derrick shares about his passion for the work at AFH and the important work to end the HIV epidemic in Houston.

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Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

In this Chamber Chat, learn more from Dave Feldman who is a Supply Chain Advisor, Supplier Diversity with Chevron. Dave has been a tremendous advocate for the Chamber and certified LGBTQ-owned businesses since year one of the Chamber.

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Check out the November 2020 Chamber newsletter.

Check out the November 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about the Chamber Holiday Food Drive, Alley Virtual Holiday Celebrations and more.

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The Chamber recently talked to Consul General Richard Hyde, Her Majesty’s Consul General, Houston, to discuss why this collaboration is so important to both to the British Consulate General in Houston and for him personally.

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As our community continues our journey for full equality, it is important we remember these moments in our history to reflect on the progress made and the work which remains ahead.

Since 1994, LGBT History Month has given the LGBTQ community an opportunity to reflect on important milestones and trailblazers that have shaped our community.

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Celebrating National Coming Out Day - Oct 11

Chamber Co-Founder and President & CEO, Tammi Wallace, shares some of her coming out story in celebration of National Coming Out Day.

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Check out the October 2020 Chamber newsletter.

Check out the October 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about the Gayest & Greatest Winners, Out to Vote Early, LGBTQ Bar Polling Location and more.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

As you read more about Jack, you’ll see his passion for the LGBTQ community, sports (yep!) and giving back through the many organizations that he has volunteered with throughout the years.

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Check out the September 2020 Chamber newsletter.

Check out the September 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about our President & CEO and Board Leadership Announcement, Member Spotlights, National Small Business Week and more.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

As you read more about Thomas, you’ll see how he uses his talent in many ways to support the LGBTQ+ community including through his podcast, Let’s Talk About Gay Stuff.

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Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

Read more about Jeffrey Reich-Hale’s commitment to helping consumers live this motto and give back to two deserving non-profits in Houston doing outstanding work.

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Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

Learn more about Shane’s work as a Financial Advisor, why he chose Edward Jones (hint: 100% Score) and what he looks for in potential clients. Can you guess what Shane describes as “oxygen” to him and something he can’t live without?!?!

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Check out the August 2020 Chamber newsletter.

Check out the August 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about Chamber Champion, Gayest & Greatest, PPP Loan Forgiveness, Board Member Spotlight, New YouTube Channel & more.

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Chamber Chat – Back to Business Blog

Through this interview, you can read more about Shenice, her vision for the important work at the Chamber, her LGBTBE® certified business and a few things fun things!

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Certify Your LGBT Owned Business

Certify Your LGBT Owned Business! Did you know that if you’re 51% or more LGB owned that you may qualify for LGBTBE® certification? Learn about the benefits and steps to become a LGBTBE® certified business.

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Read about Dustin’s commitment to changing the way insurance is handled for his customers, why serving the LGBTQ community is important and why he chose to pursue the LGBTBE® certification.

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Check out the July 2020 Chamber newsletter.

Check out the July 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about Chamber Champion, Consulate General of Mexico in Houston Partnership, Harris County Small Business Recovery Fund, PPP Deadline Extended & more.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Read more about our reflections on a very different Pride Season in 2020.

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Check out the June 2020 Chamber newsletter.

Check out the June 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about Pride Month, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Conference, PPP Funds Still Available & more.

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Read more about Julie’s work with her clients and how developing lifelong relationships is a priority focus for her.

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Chamber releases a statement on the senseless killing of George Floyd.

We write this statement on the weekend before Pride month officially starts and ending a week of tremendous racial injustice with the death of George Floyd.

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A blog from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) highlighting the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Check out the May 2020 Chamber Newsletter

Check out the May 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about How To Get LGBTBE Certified, New OBO Director, Upcoming Events & more

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Let's review where we are and refocus on where we need to be now and where we want to be in the future.

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how we treat our customers, employees, and business partners during this time, is extremely important, as what we do now can have ripples for some time to come.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Special Update: Harris County Small Business Loans Program.

Information from Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis about the Harris County Small Business Loans Program launched this week.

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Check out the April 2020 Chamber newsletter.

Check out the April 2020 Chamber Connection newsletter with information about upcoming events, photos from March events, ICIC Application & more.

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Learn more about ChamberCares and How You Can Help!

ChamberCares helps connect need with supply. Our generous Chamber members are providing a way to support our healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines.

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Weekly Chamber Update on COVID-19

Update from the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber on COVID-19 including CARES Act, PPP Program, COVID-19 Member Survey and more.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Check out The Cannon's Director of Strategy & Business Development Taylor Anne Adam's wise words about how these "unprecedented times call for unprecedented practices."

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Weekly Chamber Update on COVID-19

Update from the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber on COVID-19 including CARES Act, upcoming webinars and more.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

In this Chamber Chat, we profile Rachel Applegate, Director of Marketing and Communications, with the Alley Theatre. Rachel shares more about the Alley Theatre and we get to learn a bit more about her.

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Weekly Chamber Update on COVID-19

Update from the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber on COVID-19 including news from Texas Comptroller, upcoming webinars, COVID-19 advocacy, COVID-19 resources and more.

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This blog post is authored by Jessica Eiseman, MS, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP who is the Owner & Clinical Director of Ajana Therapy & Clinical Services. We are sharing out their wisdom through the Chamber Blog to help our members during this difficult time.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

With the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changing our lives by the day, many of us are asking ourselves what to do now? What will happen next? When will this end?

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Weekly Chamber Update on COVID-19

Update from the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber on COVID-19 including Support Local, SBA Disaster Recovery Assistance Informational Webinars Program and more.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Weekly Chamber Update on COVID-19

Update from the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber on COVID-19 including Support Local, April events & SBA Economic Injury Declaration Program.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

With the growing coworking ecosystem in Houston, find out what differentiates Sesh Coworking apart from the competition.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

With all of these changes related to COVID-19 impacting not just an isolated group of people but growing pockets of the population around the country and globe, how prepared are you?

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce wishes to share some of the recent developments and updates regarding the Coronavirus outbreak with our membership.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Read about what led Dr. Samar Yusuf to the healthcare profession and what he enjoys doing when he’s not serving patients at Signature Care Montrose

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Read more to find out why Shenice and Shan are passionate about protecting families’ human and financial capital.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

In celebration of the Chamber’s 4-Year Anniversary, our Co-Founder & Board Chair, delivered these remarks to a crowd of over 100 people at the Anniversary Celebration.

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Learn more about what’s ahead in the next 3-5 years and about how Michael’s Cookie Jar was involved with Super Bowl LI as part of the NFL’s Business Connect program, where he was able to secure business as an LGBTBE® certified business.

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Learn more from Lane Lewis, who is the Owner of Lane Lewis Agency. He shares why client relations is key to the success of his business and how his approach sets Lane Lewis Agency apart from the competition.

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There are significant changes to the overtime rule and W-4 that will impact businesses in 2020. Read further to learn more about these changes and access the linked resources to help your business be prepared.

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On December 12, 2019, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber was recognized as the 2019 Chamber of the Year Award by Success In Business.

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Wow! What a year! 2019 has been a strong year for the Chamber with our growing membership, increase in LGBTBE® certified businesses, addition of strategic partnerships and more programming & events offered than ever before in our history.

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Ty Counts, Owner/Broker at Apartment World, is one of the best locators/agents in the business and one of the most experienced by far in the Houston area.

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Learn more from Tom Jackobs, Impact Pilot, and read why his entrepreneurial journey has led him on a path to help other entrepreneurs tell their stories to help your business stand out.

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Learn more about Patrick Torma, Agency Owner with Goosehead Insurance read about how the Chamber has helped Patrick in terms of business growth and connecting with the LGBTQ consumer market.

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During PRIDE month, we reflect on the 49 lives lost in the Orlando PULSE nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016.

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As we celebrate PRIDE this month, we remember and commemorate the Stonewall Uprising.To commemorate PRIDE and the Stonewall Uprising, join us for the PRIDE IN BUSINESS Celebration on June 28, the very day 50 years ago the Stonewall Uprising started.

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SignatureCare Emergency Center, the fastest growing emergency rooms in Texas, offers 24-hour ER services including lab work, X-ray and CT scan.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

In this Chamber Chat, learn more Lisa Parker’s unique business and the best advice she ever received as a business owner. Adams, London & Weiss LLC is a Founding Member of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

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Not only has Dr. Randy Mitchmore been a Texas dentist for over 41 years, but he is widely recognized as an expert in the field, mentoring dentists from all over the country and has authored a number of books.

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Learn more from Lea Bogle, Owner & President of Premier Wireless, and read about some of the best advice she received when starting her biz!

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BALANI Custom Clothiers is listed on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses.

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Take Action TODAY!

Take action on discriminatory legislation TODAY and make your voice heard in Austin!

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Center has graduated 635 small businesses over the last 10 years

Center has graduated 635 small businesses over the last 10 years

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By Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder & Board Chair

You know that saying…time flies? That saying certainly resonates at the Chamber as we have reached our 3rd anniversary.

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One Member's Experience at the Texas Capitol

Shenice Brown knew what she was getting out of joining the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber. Through her...

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The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping tell the stories of our members. This is a regular series profiling some of those businesses.

To date, Dr. Cornelius estimates Last Wishes has helped more than 7,000 families with their senior pet’s care.

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Construction is set to begin in August to turn a vacant lot on Lower Wesheimer into Avondale Promenade Park.

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Hill passed away on Nov. 24 at age 78

Ray Hill, the celebrated godfather of LGBT activism in Houston, passed away on November 24 at age 78.

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Small Business Saturday critical to 600,000 small companies in region

Small Business Saturday is critical to business owners here in Houston and around the nation.

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Survey shows younger people are more likely to be out at the workplace but just over half of all LGBT people are out at work.

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Every year, OutSmart Magazine honors the people, companies and organizations that serve our community best. The winners of the annual Gayest & Greatest Awards are outlined in the magazine's October issue now on newsstands around town.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping tell the stories of our members. This is a regular series profiling some of those businesses.

MarFran Cleaning LLC grew from a small company servicing the Houston area to a nationwide operation.

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Chamber Chat - Back to Business Blog

Read more about Dan O'Brien, what he loves about working in Houston and why the theater industry is so important.

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Minority LGBTBE® certification through Chamber helps local companies win contracts

”The LGBT Chamber is proud to partner with the Super Bowl Host Committee to ensure that the pool of certified businesses qualifying for the Business Connect program included strong representation from the LGBT community..."

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