Volume 19 | June 11, 2019
June Chamber News
Happy PRIDE!
As we celebrate PRIDE this month, we remember and commemorate the Stonewall Uprising. A half-century ago the Stonewall Uprising was the catalyst for the modern-day LGBTQ liberation movement. To commemorate PRIDE and the Stonewall Uprising, join us for the PRIDE IN BUSINESS Celebration on Friday, June 28, the very day 50 years ago the Stonewall Uprising started. PRIDE IN BUSINESS is the Chamber’s signature PRIDE event held every June to celebrate PRIDE and the strength of the LGBTQ and Allied business community.

It was 23 years ago that I attended my first PRIDE parade in Montrose. As the PRIDE parade began, tears streamed down my face as I finally realized I had found community. For a girl from Mississippi, I never imagined I would experience such a sense of acceptance and love. All those years ago, I never envisioned myself as an LGBTQ business owner or being part of a thriving LGBTQ chamber and feeling such a sense of support and community. 
As we remember the courage and bravery of those individuals during the Stonewall Uprising, the Chamber celebrates PRIDE with our members…memories of a first PRIDE parade, marching in the PRIDE parade, walking in the PRIDE parade as an LGBTQ ally, showcasing your LGBTQ owned business…whatever PRIDE means…we celebrate YOU!
 
During PRIDE month, we also reflect on the 49 lives lost in the Orlando PULSE nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016. Our thoughts are with the families who lost loved ones during that tragic day and the 53 people who were wounded in this senseless act of hatred and violence against the LGBTQ community. 
Out of tragedy comes triumph as we continue to celebrate the uniqueness of the LGBTQ community every June. Join the Chamber to remember, commemorate and celebrate PRIDE IN BUSINESS on June 28. We look forward to seeing you!
 
In PRIDE,
Tammi Wallace
Co-Founder & Board Chair
Pride in Business Celebration
The countdown is on to Pride in Business! Register today! As we celebrate Pride Month, the Chamber's signature event offers a unique opportunity for LGBTQ and allied businesses to illustrate the important role our businesses play in the region's economy and how we can work with the broader business community and public officials to realize a better Houston. You don't want to miss this event! Network with other Chamber members, corporate partners, event sponsors and elected officials. 

Our special guest speaker will be Mayor Sylvester Turner
  We have a limited number of tickets left for the event. Register Today!
Thank you to our event sponsors for your generous support.
Thank you to our event host and corporate partner, Hyatt Regency Houston .
We have a few more sponsorship opportunities are available for this signature Chamber event.  The deadline to be recognized on the event sponsor recognition signage is June 19. Please contact the Chamber at info@houstonlgbtchamber.com or 832-510-3002 for more information.
Member Spotlight
We love great stories about what led our members to start their businesses! Check out our Chamber Chat and learn more Lisa Parker’s unique business and the best advice she ever received as a business owner.  Adams, London & Weiss LLC is a Founding Member of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce and one of the first LGBTBE® certified businesses in the greater Houston area. 
Register for these upcoming events!
 
May Events – It’s a Wrap!
Thank you to our May event hosts and sponsors!
 
What a great Brewing Up Business event with Chamber member, BALANI Custom Clothiers! Thank you to the BALANI team for hosting and sponsoring our May Brewing Up Business and for the great tips and fabulous giveaways. Check out the Chamber Chat with Christian Boehm, President of BALANI.  Event Photos
 
It was an amazing evening with Chamber member, LifeSmiles with Dr. Randy Mitchmore, at the May Happy Hour. Check out our recent Chamber Chat with Dr. Mitchmore.  Event Photos
 
Thank you to Executive Level member, Lea Bogle, with Premier Wireless, for presenting at the May Power Hour. Check out the recent Chamber Chat with Lea. Much appreciation to the LifeSmiles with Dr. Randy Mitchmore team for hosting!   Event Photos

More great events are in the works! Is your business interested in hosting or sponsoring a Chamber event and maximizing your visibility? Check out host/sponsorship opportunities and complete the form!
New Corporate Partner
The Chamber is excited to welcome Halliburton as our newest corporate partner! Thank you for your support of the LGBTQ and Allied business community.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.
Welcome New 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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