Volume 2 | January 19, 2017
January News and Updates
Philly Here We Come!
Join the Chamber and other LGBT business professionals from around the world at the 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference being held Aug. 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. Register today!
Upcoming Events
Jan. 26: Monthly Happy Hour
Join us for our January Happy Hour at Guava Lamp. This month's event is being co-hosted with the LGBT professional organization EPAH. 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Feb. 8: Building Business Kickoff Meeting
Kick off 2018 with the Chamber's Building Business program. Keynote address by Bob Harvey, President & CEO, Greater Houston Partnership; Business Building Tools from Bryan Cotton of Mass Mutual, and an Economic Review and Forecast from Patrick Jankowski from the GHP. 11 am - 1 pm.

Feb. 14: Brewing Up Business
Join the Chamber for the next Brewing Up Business for a chance to network, share a bit about your company and learn about upcoming opportunities. Balani Custom Clothiers will host this event.
8 - 9:15 am
January's Brewing Up Business
On January 10 the Chamber kicked off the new year with its first Brewing Up Business of 2018 hosted by METRO. Attendees learned a bit about METRO's plans for continuing to improve mass transit in the city and got a chance to connect with one another.

What's Your Dollar Worth?
"Money talks. And now, more than ever, the private sector is listening to the collective voice of the LGBT community." Check out this article from the Advocate on the impact of the LGBT dollar on the economy.
Make Your Voice Heard
A new study of the City's Minority and Women-Owned Business initiatives is seeking perspective from local business owners. They're asking interested parties to complete the survey below and provide their experience and views. The purpose of the Study is to ensure that disadvantaged and minority- and women-owned businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities.
Silver Corporate Partners
Bronze Corporate Partners
Founding Members
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