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 Foundation is proud to be named a local Comcast RISE Partner
Contact: Tammi Wallace
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Chamber Foundation is proud to be named local Comcast RISE Partner
“Comcast is reflecting in both words and deed their strong intention to help businesses survive and thrive.”
HOUSTON, TX (January 14, 2021) – The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud to be named a local Comcast RISE partner. The Comcast RISE program reflects a commitment from Comcast to support small businesses, with a focus on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), who have been hit the hardest by the economic impact of the pandemic. RISE stands for Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment.
Businesses that qualify will have the opportunity to receive marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production services, or technology services from Effectv and Comcast Business.
“The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber Foundation applauds Comcast’s investment to support local entrepreneurs who need help during this pandemic,” said Tammi Wallace, President & CEO. “Comcast is reflecting in both words and deed their strong intention to help businesses survive and thrive. It’s yet another reason why we are honored to have Comcast as part of the work we are doing at the Chamber.”
The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber Foundation will partner with Comcast to raise the visibility of the Comcast RISE program within the LGBTQ & Allied business community with the goal to lift up and strengthen LGBTQ+ & Allied Businesses & Entrepreneurs through the Comcast RISE & Chamber Foundation Collaboration. The partnership will increase outreach to LGBTQ+ business owners, including people of color, women and transgender entrepreneurs, as well as engage existing Chamber members to participate in the Comcast RISE program.
Learn more about the Comcast RISE program at www.comcastrise.com.
About the Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation, founded in 2020, works to carry out the charitable and educational objectives of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting economic advancement and address economic inequality in the LGBTQ+ community.
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.