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
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce Statement on Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting
HOUSTON, TX (June 13, 2016) – The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber is deeply shocked and saddened about the violent and horrendous attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. This massacre during Pride month is the worst mass shooting in U.S. History. The Chamber is grief stricken for the victims and mourn with their families. This senseless tragedy, with over 100 lives impacted and 49 lives lost, is because fear and hatred.
“A terror attack against my brothers and sisters is an attack against all of us,” said Gary Wood, Co-Founder and Co-Chair. “Fear will not stop our fight to protect the LGBT Community and our path forward towards equality, inclusion and unity.”
The Chamber brings a unified voice for the LGBT & Allied business community and we use this voice to share our sorrow and outrage at this terrible loss. The LGBT business community in the Greater Houston Region stands behind the City of Orlando, our colleagues at The Pride Chamber and the entire LGBT community across the nation.
“We will not succumb to fear and we will use our unified voices to lift up the families impacted by this tragedy,” said Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder and Co-Chair. “We will work together and fight the battle against those that try to drive us apart by using fear and hate. We are far stronger united together. Houston Stands With Orlando.”
About the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Established in February 2016, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to accelerate economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality.
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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.