Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Pride In Business Event on Track to Be the Largest To Date
“This annual event is a celebration of the indomitable spirit, boundless creativity, and remarkable accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ business community.”
HOUSTON, TX (June 13, 2023) – The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce will host its signature event, Pride In Business Celebration & Awards luncheon, on June 23, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. To date, the luncheon is on track to be the largest Pride In Business Celebration in the organization’s history both in attendees and fundraising. As part of the program, eleven Pride In Business Award Honorees will be recognized.
The Chamber is proud to collaborate with KHOU 11 as the Pride In Business Celebration Media Partner on the signature event. The emcee for the event will be Cheryl Mercedes, Reporter & Anchor, KHOU 11.
The Special Guest for the Pride In Business Celebration is Francisco Sánchez, Jr. (he/him), Associate Administrator with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Associate Administrator Sánchez, Jr. will share his personal story and LGBTQ+ journey. Associate Administrator Sánchez Jr. will join Cheryl Mercedes, emcee, on stage for a "fireside chat" to talk about his career, including his path to government, his background and his LGBTQ+ journey.
This event takes place annually during Pride Month and is a unique occasion to celebrate LGBTQ+ and Allied businesses in the Greater Houston area with a focus on LGBTQ+ economic inclusion. The Pride In Business Celebration is the only event in Houston focused on the LGBTQ+ business community during Pride Month. The entire community is invited to participate in the luncheon and after party to celebrate Pride Month.
"In the vibrant city of Houston and the surrounding region, every year, we gather together during Pride Month to celebrate Pride In Business. This annual event is a celebration of the indomitable spirit, boundless creativity, and remarkable accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ business community," said Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “As we honor the contributions of LGBTQ+ and Allied owned businesses, we embrace the power of inclusivity and strive to forge a future where every entrepreneur and individual can flourish, irrespective of who they love. Join us as we come together celebrate unwavering pride to acknowledge the invaluable role that LGBTQ+-owned businesses play in shaping our local and regional community."
The Chamber recently announced the Pride In Business After Party which will be hosted by Chamber Member, KiKi located at 2409 Grant (adjacent to BUDDY'S). The luncheon and after party will be a wonderful way to kick off Pride Weekend in Houston.
The annual event is breaking records this year, in large part, due to the 50+ sponsors and partners supporting this event. Thank you to the 2023 Pride In Business Celebration & Awards luncheon sponsors for the generous support of this signature event which raises critical funds to support the Chamber’s work and mission throughout the year.
Learn more about the Pride In Business Celebration at houstonprideinbusiness2023.lgbt.
About the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce accelerates economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) business community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality. Visit www.houstonlgbtchamber.com to learn more about the Chamber.
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