What is the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber is the leading voice for the LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Community in the Greater Houston region.
Mission: The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce accelerates economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + business community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality.
The Chamber launched in 2016 to ensure representation for the LGBTQ+ Business Community. The organization was founded by Co-Founders Tammi Wallace and Gary Wood. The Chamber is supported by members and Corporate Partners that invest in the mission of the organization.
- Grown every year since the launch of the organization
- Only business organization in the region focused on supporting and growing the LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Community
- Working with the Chamber and the NGLCC, the City of Houston is the first city in Texas to recognize LGBT-owned businesses
- Largest number of Certified LGBTBE® businesses in the State of Texas
Chamber Announces Collaboration with The Woodlands Pride
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce has forged a collaborative agreement with The Woodlands Pride (TWP) that will serve the interests of both organizations.
The agreement is designed to support the LGBT business and allied business community and the LGBTQ community as a whole. The Chamber and TWP will each promote the other organization’s events and announcements. The agreement also calls for other cross-promotion of membership and promotion opportunities to support the mission of each organization.
“The Woodlands Pride is thrilled to be a part of celebrating and encouraging small businesses in the Houston area,” said Jason Rocha, Founder and CEO of The Woodlands Pride. “Our partnership provides the LGBTQIA community the chance to be more visible then ever before, which is necessary for big cities and growing suburbs. We look forward to working with the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, promoting equality, unity, and love.”
"The Chamber prioritizes strategic partnerships as one of our key focus areas,” said Chamber Board Chair and Co-Founder Tammi Wallace. “The partnership with The Woodlands Pride gives us an opportunity to promote the Chamber in one of the fastest growing areas of the region and to support TWP's annual Pride event. It's a win-win for our members and the LGBTQ community.”
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Listen to Chamber Leadership talk about the important work of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce focused on economic inclusion for the LGBTQ+ & Allied Business Community. The Chamber is at the intersection of business + community!
The Chamber provides tremendous value to member businesses through business development opportunities, marketing exposure to businesses and consumers, including the LGBTQ+ market, representation in the regional and national LGBTQ+ and business communities, resources for business growth and operation, and advocacy for equal rights and business-friendly public policy.