Volume 20 | July 18, 2019
July Chamber News
What a fantastic Pride Month! 
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our signature Chamber event, Pride In Business, to celebrate the LGBTQ business community and commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. 
 
It was a successful evening with over 100 attendees and our special guest speaker, Mayor Sylvester Turner. Thank you to Vice Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Davis, Council Member Karla Cisneros and Council Member Robert Gallegos for joining us at Pride In Business.
 
The Chamber appreciates our generous event sponsors including Presenting Sponsor, Comcast Business, and our event host, Hyatt Regency Houston.
Chamber to Launch Inaugural Education Series
We are proud to announce the Inaugural Chamber Education Series , sponsored by Amegy Bank . The Education Series will include four (4) workshops focused on topics designed to help business owners support business growth. The first workshop will be held on September 5 at Amegy Bank Tower. Our speaker will be Chamber member Tom Jackobs , with The Impact Pilot, presenting "How to Use Your Personal Story to Grow Your Business.”  Learn more about the workshop and register.  Space is limited, so register today!
 
Thank you to our generous Silver level corporate partner, Amegy Bank , for sponsoring the Chamber's Inaugural Education Series. Amegy Bank has been a tremendous supporter of the Chamber and the LGBTQ & Allied business community. Amegy Bank was the first corporate partner to support the Chamber and we are proud to continue our strong partnership. Thank you Amegy Bank!
Not a member yet? Now is a great time to join the Chamber! Check out membership benefits and levels.
Member Benefit Highlight -
Job Postings
Find the right talent by posting on our Job Board!

Are you seeking talented employees for your business? An exclusive benefit of your Chamber membership is the ability to post on our Job Board!

Login into the Member InfoHub and click on "Jobs" in the lefthand column. On the Jobs page, click "Add" in the upper righthand corner to add your job posting.

Share your hiring success stories at info@houstonlgbtchamber.com so we can highlight your new additions!
Did You Catch the Event Photos for June? 
Thank you to SignatureCare-Bellaire for sponsoring our June Pride Edition: Brewing Up Business event! Scroll through the event photos and enjoy the Chamber Chat with Dr. Erica Daniels, Medical Director, SignatureCare Emergency Center.
 
Check out all of the photos from Pride in Business and Pride Night with the Dash . Be sure and tag yourself in the event photos!
Chamber Members Honored during Houston Dash Pride Night
Congratulations to Chamber members, Roy Alvarez, Jr, Dalton DeHart, Jason Rocha and Tiffany Tosh for being recognized by the Houston Dash during half-time during Pride Night with the Dash. These outstanding members were recognized for their service and dedication to the Chamber and work on behalf of the LGBTQ community. 
Register for these upcoming events!
 

For more events, check out the Chamber’s event calendar.

Get in front of Chamber members and showcase your brand! Learn more about sponsoring a Chamber event and complete the sponsorship form. 
Congratulations, United Airlines!
We are pretty darn proud of our corporate partner, United! United Airlines is the first public company to receive this honor from Pride Live and is the first public company to be inducted into Pride Live's Stonewall Ambassador program in recognition of the airline's commitment to LGBTQ+ equality, from being the first U.S. airline to fully recognize domestic partnerships in 1999 to the first U.S. airline to offer non-binary gender options throughout all booking channels earlier this year. The honor took place at Pride Live's Stonewall Day, a celebration for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Read More
 
Keep up the amazing work, United!
The Chamber is the leading regional advocate for the economic and civic interests of the LGBTQ business community. Now is a great time to be part of one of the fastest growing chambers in the region. Chamber membership is comprised of a wide array of entrepreneurs, executives, small businesses, and Fortune 500 firms. Visit the Chamber website and learn more about membership benefits and levels.
Member Spotlight
Check out our Chamber Chat with Patrick Torma, Agency Owner with Goosehead Insurance, and learn how the Chamber has helped Patrick with business growth and connecting to LGBTQ consumer market. Patrick attributes his success to consistently attending Chamber events, getting to know at least one new person, and building strong relationships through the Chamber.
Strategic Partner Highlight – Small Business Administration

The Chamber is proud of our strong partnership with the Small Business Administration ( SBA). The SBA Houston District Office is committed to supporting the LGBTQ and Allied business community. The SBA has a wealth of resources to support your business!


All the information you need to start and grow your small business in Houston can be found in the SBA online Resource Guide.   Download it today!
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