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Webinar: Inclusive Business Funding for the LGBTQ Community Hosted by the SBA

Zoom (link to be provided)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) (CDT)


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Webinar: Inclusive Business Funding for the LGBTQ Community Hosted by the SBA

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Join the Chamber for a webinar in collaboration with our strategic partner, the U.S. Small Business Administration. This is the first webinar of the Inclusive Lending Series, hosted by the US Small Business Administration Houston District Office.

The webinar will feature a panel conversation about the challenges that LGBTQ business owners face when seeking funding. Other topics include accessing business funding as an LGBTQ-owned business, tips for how to pursue funding, and community resources. As part of the panel, participants will hear about the experience of a local, LGBTQ-owned business.

Panelists include one of the Chamber's corporate partners, Amegy Bank, as well as a Chamber member and LGBTBE certified business, MarFran Cleaning and the Chamber Co-Founder and President & CEO.


Jentri Smith, Senior Vice President, Amegy Bank
Marilyn Jordan & Naomi Scales, Owners, MarFran Cleaning
Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder and President & CEO, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce


Abigail Gonzalez, US Small Business Administration, Houston District Office

Thank you to the SBA Houston District Office for hosting this event.

The information provided in this Chamber event does not, nor is it intended to, constitute legal, medical, or other professional advice. Information, content, and materials are intended for general information purposes only.

Opinions expressed are the speakers’ own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce or its Foundation. The Chamber or Chamber Foundation does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained herein.

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 Meeting & Event Photo Policy available online at


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