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
Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce Announce Jane Campbell, Goalkeeper, Houston Dash as the Special Guest Speaker at Pride Across Texas
HOUSTON, TX (August 21, 2020) - The Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce announce Jane Campbell, co-captain of the Houston Dash, winners of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) 2020 Challenge Cup, as the keynote speaker and special guest at the upcoming Pride Across Texas Virtual Networking Event on August 27, 2020.
Jane Campbell, the youngest goalkeeper to get called into a U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) camp at the age of 17, joined Houston when she was selected as the 15th pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. Since then, the Georgia native established herself as a leader and co-captain of the team who most recently won the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup.
Aside from being a promise in goal for the USWNT having earned three caps with the senior team, Campbell owns her own clothing company called ‘Ace of Spades Apparel’, which she launched in October of 2019.
Pride Across Texas is a quarterly joint virtual networking event for the LGBTQ & Allied Business Community. The event was started, in June 2020, by the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce which is made up of the Austin LGBT Chamber , Greater Houston LGBT Chamber, North Texas LGBT Chamber and San Antonio LGBT Chamber.
Combined, Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce have more than 1,000 members. This event gives LGBTQ+ Chamber members and their guests a chance to reach beyond their city, county, and region to create new business networks!
The August event will take place on August 27, 2020 | 4:30-6:00pm. The agenda includes:
- Inspiration from Jane Campbell of the Houston Dash, the National Women's Soccer League 2020 Challenge Cup Champions
- Welcome from Greg Bibb, President, CEO, and Partner for the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association
- Live entertainment
- Breakout rooms to give participants an opportunity to create connections "across cities" and through the network of Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce
For Pride Across Texas sponsorship information in 2020 or 2021, click here to find information and benefits.
About the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce: The Texas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Chambers of Commerce is a coalition of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, and San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce. We work to achieve equality and inclusion by promoting economic vitality in our communities and strengthening LGBTQ and Ally businesses.
The 1,000+ LGBTQ and Allied businesses of the Chambers speak with one voice. We call upon our local elected representatives to introduce or support legislation that supports diversity in the workplace and opposes discrimination. We know, in Texas, when business thrives, people prosper. For this to happen, all Texans must be included and respected.
Media Contact : Tammi Wallace (she|her|hers) / 713-301-2266/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.