Volume 5 | April 19, 2018
April News and Updates
Upcoming Events
April 26: Chamber Happy Hour
Join us for our members-only April Happy Hour at Dr. Randy Mitchmore's LifeSmiles 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

May 9: Brewing Up Business
We invite you to join us for our monthly Brewing Up Business. This month's event is hosted by our member Signature Care Emergency Center in the Heights. 8-9:15 am.
Get Mentored: Apply Now for NGLCC Program
The NGLCC Mentorship Program matches certified LGBTBE applicants with representatives from NGLCC Corporate Partners as well as LGBT business owners to provide expert guidance and insight on focus areas identified by the LGBTBE protégé. LGBTBEs can expect their mentors to provide consultation in areas of expertise while offering industry insights.Learn more and apply today!

Save the Date!
We have two exciting events coming up with more details to follow soon!

The Chamber will host a Conference Workshop and Supplier Diversity Manager Panel discussion on May 30 from 11 am to 1 pm.

To celebrate Pride month, the Chamber will host a Pride in Business Event from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm prior to Discovery Green's Rainbow on the Green celebration.

Again, more details soon!
NGLCC Conference Early Bird Registration Ends April 27!
Join the Chamber, LGBT business professionals and allies from around the world at the 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference being held August 14-17 in Philadelphia. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from experts and colleagues, network and build your business. Members of the Chamber receive a discount on registration. Don't miss early bird registration which ends April 27!

Contemporary Relationships Conference - May 4 & 5
The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber is proud to serve as a sponsor for the 5th Annual Contemporary Relationships 2018 conference, which integrates science and experience to explore dating, relationships, and parenting within the LGBTQ community. The Houston conference includes plenary sessions and multiple workshops, plus a benefit for Tony’s Place and homeless LGBTQ youth. It concludes with a mass marriage ceremony.
Welcome Our Newest Members
The Chamber is proud to welcome our newest members who have joined in recent weeks.

Executive Members

METRO’s mission is to provide safe, clean, reliable and friendly public transportation services to the Houston region.

Archut Team Realty
Archut is a local real estate investment company located in Houston. The firm purchases properties for its own real estate portfolio or to sell them to investors. Archut specializes in finding properties for investors.

Business Connect Members

Click Here for our complete Member Directory!
Photos from Recent Events
Earlier this month Chamber members and guests were able to "kick-start" the morning with our monthly Brewing Up Business event.Thank you to Lone Star Veterans Association for hosting the event. Much appreciation to our generous sponsor, Engel & Völkers.

In late March we held the monthly Chamber Happy Hour co-presented with our friends, UH LGBTQ Alumni Association! Thank you to Chamber member, Guava Lamp, for hosting!

Houston LGBT Owned Business Survey: Be Counted
The Houston Business Journal is requesting information on LGBT-owned businesses in the Houston area for a new list it's developing through the research division. Participation in this survey will help show the important role LGBT-owned companies play in our economy. For a copy of the survey questionnaire, email Margaret Barrientos at mbarrientos@bizjournals.com
Don't Miss These Exclusive Deals!
As a member of the Chamber you get access to great deals. Check out some of the offers from Staples, Constant Contact and prescription drug program UNA Card.
2018 LGBT Biz Pitch Competition
Applications for the 2018 NGLCC LGBT Biz Pitch Competition will be accepted through Friday, April 20. Enter now for the opportunity to pitch onstage before the national conference audience and win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes for your company.

Congratulations OutSmart on 25 Years!
This month OutSmart magazine celebrates its 25th anniversary. For a quarter-century this publication has helped tell the stories of Houston's LGBT community. The LGBT Chamber is thrilled to have OutSmart as a founding member and joins in congratulating our friends on 25 amazing years!
Silver Corporate Partners
Bronze Corporate Partners
Founding Members
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