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LGBTBE® Roundtable Program: Best Practices Utilizing the LGBTBE® Certification

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) (CDT)


LGBTBE® Roundtable: Best Practices Utilizing the LGBTBE® Certification
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:30 am


This virtual event is open to Greater Houston LGBT Chamber members who are LGBTBE® Certified.

Join the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce for the second Statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program of 2022 to support your business, get certified, learn, and connect. Connect with LGBTBE businesses and buyers across the State of Texas!

The primary focus of the program is to foster the development, growth and sustainability of certified LGBTQ-owned businesses which are members of the Austin LGBT Chamber, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, North Texas LGBT Chamber, and San Antonio LGBT Chamber.

Join other LGBTBE® certified businesses across the State of Texas for this roundtable program to learn more about why and how to get LGBTBE® certification and work more effectively with corporate partners. Participants will hear from a panel of experts from our esteemed corporate partners representing different industries in different parts of the state.

Hear from a panel of business owners who will share best practices around the LGBTBE® Certification.   

Participants will learn about..

  • What has worked for these business owners in terms of their certification
  • Best practices around business development utilizing the certification and engaging with large companies
  • Specific ways these businesses have utilized the certification through supplier diversity and procurement
  • Other benefits of certification beyond direct procurement


Tracy Upton (she/her)
Supplier Chain Advisor –
US Supplier Diversity

Brea Gates (she/her)
Lianne Lami (she/her)
CEO & President

This virtual event is part of the statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program which offers education, connection and opportunities to help your certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) grow and thrive. The program is held multiple times throughout the year and is complimentary to members of the collaborating chambers.

The goals of the statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program are:

  1. Support Certified LGBTBE® members through education
  2. Create connection opportunities for LGBTBE® certified businesses to support business development and growth
  3. Connect LGBTBEs across the State of Texas for business development, best practices share and more  

The statewide LGBTBE® Roundtable Program is consistent with the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber's mission of supporting our members through business growth, education, and advocacy.  As an LGBT Business Enterprise and Chamber member, certified LGBTBE® businesses are automatically eligible to participate in the LGBTBE® Roundtable Program, comprised exclusively of certified, LGBT-owned companies.

Not LGBTBE® Certified? Do you want to participate in future opportunities through the LGBTBE® Roundtable Program? Is your business 51% or more LGBT-owned? Click here to learn more about how you can apply for the LGBTBE® Certification through the NGLCC and how to waive your certification fee. 

By registering and/or attending a Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce program or event, in any format, you agree to the above and to the Chamber’s Terms of Use & Policies, available online at


This program is complimentary to Chamber members who are LGBTBE certified businesses

Registered participants will receive a link to join in the confirmation email.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) (CDT)
LGBTBE Roundtable
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