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
New Beginnings for LAMBDA NextGen! Supporting LGTBQ+ Young Professionals
“LAMBDA will continue to carry out its mission of connecting young LGBTQIA+ professionals across the Greater Houston area under the umbrella and support of The Chamber’s strong network..."
HOUSTON, TX (March 14, 2023) – The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that LAMBDA NextGen has officially become a program to support LGBTQ+ young professionals across the region. As a formal program of the Chamber, LAMBDA NextGen, gives LGBTQ+ young professionals access to a host of events, programming, networking and growth opportunities.
LAMBDA NextGen has a successful history having launched in 2013 as Houston’s first young professionals networking group, ages 21-35, focused on bringing LGBTQ+ professionals together to build a strong connection in an ever-changing community.
As an organization committed to LGBTQ+ economic empowerment and economic inclusion, the Chamber is committed to helping LGBTQ+ Young Professionals in the greater Houston region thrive and succeed. The goals for the LAMBDA NextGen program include:
- Supporting a thriving LGBTQ+ Young Professionals in the greater Houston region.
- Providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ Young Professionals to connect with each other and the larger community.
- Connecting LGBTQ+ Young Professionals for social networking to foster networking and community.
- Offering programming and events to support LGBTQ+ Young Professionals and foster personal and professional growth and career opportunities through professional development events.
- Engaging LGBTQ+ Young Professionals to connect with the community and LGBTQ+ member nonprofits to make a positive impact through service and collaborative events.
Through the program, LGBTQ+ young professionals can join the Chamber at the Young Professionals rate and receive access to an array of resources, events and programming. Learn more about the LAMBDA NextGen program at lambdanextgen.lgbt.
LAMBDA NextGen will officially kick-off as one of the Chamber’s newest programs on March 30th at Eureka Heights Brewery, 841 W. 18th St., from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Learn more here.
With this exciting new chapter for LAMBDA, the Chamber and LAMBDA look forward to a strong program to support LGBTQ+ young professionals in the region.
“Joining forces with The Chamber made perfect sense,” said Chris Cantu, LAMBDA NextGen Immediate Past President & LAMBDA NextGen Program Co-Chair. “LAMBDA will continue to carry out its mission of connecting young LGBTQIA+ professionals across the Greater Houston area under the umbrella and support of The Chamber’s strong network, allowing LAMBDA and its members more opportunities for leadership development, education, and networking opportunities.” Read more here about Chris’ thoughts about this new beginning for LAMBDA on the Chamber blog.
“The current and past leadership of LAMBDA NextGen have done a stellar job of connecting LGBTQ+ young professionals over the years. We applaud their vision and commitment to community,” said Tammi Wallace, Chamber Co-Founder, President & CEO. “The Chamber is committed to LGBTQ+ economic empowerment and economic inclusion, and this includes helping LGBTQ+ Young Professionals in the greater Houston region connect, grow, succeed and thrive. We are excited about the impact this program will have in the years ahead.”
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. Learn more at www.houstonlgbtchamber.com.
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