Volume 7 | July 24, 2018
July News and Updates
Prepare Now for Natural Disasters
The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 75 percent chance of a normal or above-average hurricane season. On the heels of last year's devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, now is the time for Houston businesses to prepare for another possible storm. Follow the link for helpful tips from the SBA on disaster preparedness.
Upcoming Chamber Events
July 26: Chamber Happy Hour
Come join Chamber members at our upcoming Happy Hour. This month's event is hosted by our member Guava Lamp. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Aug. 8: Brewing Up Business
Don't miss the Chamber's monthly Brewing Up Business. Our member company Orion EMS will host the event in August. 8-9:15 am. Complimentary for our members!

August 30: Chamber Happy Hour
Join the Chamber and our friends with Lambda Next Gen Houston for a combined August Happy Hour at Guava Lamp. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
Chamber Speaks Out About LGBT Business Advances and Setbacks
In a late June issue, the Houston Business Journal took a look at the business of Pride and some of the issues faced by LGBT businesses and consumers in the Houston area. Chamber Co-Founder and Board Chair Gary Wood submitted an op-ed focused on the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Co-Founder and Chair Elect Tammi Wallace also offered perspective in a separate piece on advances in LGBT equality in the workplace.
Countdown! NGLCC Conference Coming Up August 14-17
Join the Chamber, LGBT business professionals and allies from around the world at the 2018 National LGBT Chamber of Commerce 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.

Photos from Recent Events
In early June we held a unique Brewing Up Business event to celebrate Pride month! Thank you to our host and corporate partner, East West Bank for sponsoring the June BUB, Pride Edition. 

The Chamber's inaugural "Pride in Business" Celebration in late June was a huge success! Thank you to our event underwriter, MassMutual Greater Houston for your support and all of our sponsors and partners. Thank you to the Greater Houston Partnership for hosting the event and to Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen for speaking.

We enjoyed a great morning at the Montrose Center for our July Brewing Up Business. The Montrose Center works to empower our community, primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives. The Chamber was proud to help educate our members on the services that Montrose Center provides. 

Thanks as always to our official photography sponsor, Dalton DeHart for capturing these images. 

Welcome Our Newest Members
The Chamber is proud to welcome our newest members who have joined in recent weeks.

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Business Plus Members

Business Connect Members

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