Volume 13 | December 19, 2018
December News and Updates
Happy Holidays!
The Chamber wants to wish all of our members and friends Happy Holidays!

Please note our offices will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 , reopening on Jan. 2.

Thank you for making 2018 so special and we look forward to a prosperous 2019 with you all!

Upcoming Events
Jan. 16: A Special Edition of Brewing Up Business

Kick-start your morning and your business with Brewing Up Business. This special edition sponsored by corporate partner Comcast will feature guest speaker Mark David Gibson, author of the memoir Served in Silence . We are finalizing these event details so please check the Chamber calendar soon for updates.

January 31: Chamber Happy Hour

Mix and mingle with fellow Chamber members and guests at our monthly happy hour. The January event will be hosted by our corporate partner, East West Bank, and will celebrate the Chinese New Year. Check back on the link soon for additional details.

Welcome Our Newest Members
The Chamber is proud to welcome our newest members who joined in recent weeks. Thank you for supporting the Chamber!

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Silver Corporate Partner - Comcast
The Chamber is proud to elevate our relationship with corporate partner Comcast. Comcast has been a Bronze Corporate Partner with the Chamber since joining and has recently increased its support to become a Silver Corporate Partner. Thank you to Comcast for your strong support of the Chamber and LGBT and Allied business community!

Bronze Corporate Partner - Houston Dynamo & Dash
The Chamber is excited to welcome our newest corporate partner, the Houston Dynamo & Dash. The Major League Soccer Houston Dynamo played their first season in Houston in 2006 and were later joined in 2014 by the National Women's Soccer League Houston Dash. Welcome Houston Dynamo & Dash!

SBA Guide to Market Research
Market research blends consumer behavior and economic trends to confirm and improve your business idea. It’s crucial to understand your consumer base from the outset. Market research lets you reduce risks even while your business is still just a gleam in your eye.

Click below to learn more about market research and how to use it from the SBA.

Photos from Recent Events
On Dec. 5 the Chamber held its annual Holiday Party at the offices of our corporate partner Amegy Bank of Texas. It was a lovely evening with more than 100 of our members and guests in attendance. A sincere thank you to our friends at Amegy Bank for hosting us.

Houston Economy Expected to Add 71,000 Jobs in 2019
Houston is expected to add 71,000 jobs in 2019, according to the Greater Houston Partnership’s (GHP) 2019 Houston Employment Forecast.

“We are much stronger than we have been in several years,” Patrick Jankowski, GHP’s senior vice president of research, told KUHF's Houston Matters. “We’re firing on all cylinders — all the factors that support growth in Houston are aligning in Houston’s favor, so we’re actually better off now than we have been in several years.”

GHP expects Houston to end 2019 with a total of 3.2 million jobs, which represents a net increase of more than 600,000 jobs over the past 10 years.

Q&A with United's Oscar Munoz
Chamber Corporate Partner United Airlines is engaged in an ongoing turnaround helmed by its CEO Oscar Munoz. The Houston Chronicle recently interviewed Munoz about the journey he's undergoing and what lies ahead for the mega airline.

Silver Corporate Partners
Bronze Corporate Partners
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