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 Supports LGBTQ+ Seniors in Need Through Holiday Food Drive
“…we must step up and help the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ community…”
HOUSTON, TX (November 24, 2020) – The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation is stepping up this holiday season to help those who are most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ community by holding a Holiday Food Drive to support those in need. The Food Drive, supporting the Montrose Center, will help fill holiday boxes for LGBTQ+ Seniors.
“The pandemic is severely impacting LGBTQ+ Seniors and with the rise in COVID cases, it’s making it even more challenging.” said Tammi Wallace (she|her), Co-Founder and President & CEO of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber. “At the Chamber, we believe that we must step up and help the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ+ community during this pandemic and, with the food drive, we are raising needed food and funds to support LGBTQ+ Seniors.”
The Title Sponsor for the Chamber Holiday Food Drive is Amegy Bank, and the Anchor Sponsor is SignatureCare ER. The Chamber wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Chamber Holiday Food Drive sponsors and community partners for collaborating on this important event to help LGBTQ+ Seniors.
The Chamber Holiday Food Drive will be held on Friday, December 4 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The drop-off location is SignatureCare ER – Montrose located at 1007 Westheimer. Donors will be able to drive-thru and drop-off in a safe and socially distant environment and never need to leave their vehicle. Masks are required. There is also an option to donate funds to the Virtual Food Drive. Details about the food drive can be found at https://www.houstonlgbtchamber.com/food-drive/.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber Foundation for their support and collaboration this year,” said Kennedy Loftin (he|him), Chief Development Officer of the Montrose Center. “We know that 1 out of 5 LGBTQ+ people live in food poverty. And that was before the pandemic. The Chamber Holiday Food Drive will make a tremendous difference for our seniors.”
Learn more about the Chamber Holiday Food Drive via www.houstonlgbtchamber.com/food-drive
About the Greater Houston LGBT 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.
Media Contact : Tammi Wallace / 713-301-2266 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber Holiday Food Drive Sponsors
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Visit www.houstonlgbtchamber.com/food-drive for a full list of Food Drive Sponsors, Community Partners and Media Partners.
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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.