Volume 16 | March 26, 2019
March News and Updates
What a Night!
What a night! The Chamber celebrated our 3rd Anniversary in style! Thank you to our incredible host, sponsor and executive level member, Waterman Steele.

Much appreciation to David Alcorta Catering for sponsoring and the delicious the food and amazing anniversary cake! 

Thank you for our entertainment sponsor, J&D Entertainment.

Shout out to Treaty Oak Distilling for the fabulous signature drink and cocktails!

During the evening, we honored some incredible individuals who have contributed to the success of the Chamber over the past three years:
  • Co-Founder & Chair Emeritus - Gary Wood
  • Board Member - A.J. Mistretta
  • 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award - Tiffany Tosh

Here's to the next 3 years and beyond! Check out the event photos of the celebration.
One Member's Experience at the Texas Capitol
Chamber member, Shenice Brown with Magna Homes, shares her powerful story about participating in the recent "Day at the Capitol" advocacy day with the Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce.  Read more on the Chamber Blog about her experience.
New Strategic Partnerships

HCC & Chamber promote collaboration to support members
The Chamber is proud to form a strategic partnership with Houston Community College (HCC) with the goal of supporting our members and fostering local small business development. Check out the details and the interview with Dr. Maya Durnovo, Chief Entrepreneurial Office at HCC.
The Woodlands Pride - Chamber announce strategic partnership!  

The Chamber is proud to announce our strategic partnership with The Woodlands Pride (TWP)! Both organizations will collaborate to support the LGBT business and allied business community and the LGBTQ community as a whole. The Chamber and TWP will each promote the other organization’s events and announcements. The agreement also calls for other cross-promotion of membership and opportunities to support the mission of each organization. Thank you to the TWP board for your leadership and partnership!  Read more
Upcoming Events
March 28: Power Hour - LEVERAGE: The Game of Business

Join the Chamber for Power Hour where the ActionCOACH team will engage participants with LEVERAGE: The Game of Business. Space is limited! Only 24 people can participate and have a seat at the "game table." The key to exponential growth and success in business is LEVERAGE and your business success is just a few games away! Register today!

March 28: Chamber Happy Hour
Mix and mingle with fellow Chamber members and guests at our monthly happy hour, hosted and sponsored by Chamber member, ActionCOACH. It's always a fantastic crowd and a terrific opportunity to make some great business connections! Thank you to our other event sponsors: Maggiano's Little Italy, JMartini and I’ll Have What She’s Having. Register today!

April 10: Brewing Up Business
Kick-start your morning and your business with Brewing Up Business. Grab some coffee and connect with new business contacts! Thank you to one of our newest members, VORTEX, for sponsoring the April Brewing Up Business. VORTEX is Houston’s newest luxury boutique fitness studio.

Photos from Recent Events
Earlier this month, Chamber members and guests were able to "kick-start" the morning with our monthly Brewing Up Business event. Thank you to our corporate partner, the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash, for hosting this event at BBVA Compass Stadium.

It was a great morning of networking, tours of the stadium and remarks from Dionna Widder, Chief Revenue Officer and Jay Adelberg, Sales Manager. We are #ForeverOrange!

New Corporate Partners
The Chamber is excited to welcome two companies that recently joined as corporate partners. Thank you for your support of the LGBTQ and Allied business community.
Centered in the heart of downtown Houston, Hyatt Regency Houston is an iconic hotel within walking distance of events at the Convention Center, Toyota Center, and Minute Maid Stadium. With an inside entrance to the 7-mile downtown tunnel system, you can easily get to your meeting or have a taste of Houston’s unique culinary scene. The Houston hotel includes over 71,000 square feet of meeting space, a heated outdoor pool, three onsite dining options, and the most personalized and caring service in Downtown.
Driftwood Hospitality Management is a leader in providing solutions based services for the domestic and international hotel industry. The company works with award winning franchises, nationally recognized hospitality brand families, and major resort destinations in top markets around the United States and Costa Rica.
Welcome New Members!
The Chamber is proud to welcome our newest members who joined in recent weeks. Thank you for supporting the Chamber!

Learn more about our member companies via our Online Directory.
NGLCC Conference Early Bird Registration Ends April 26!
Join the Chamber, LGBT business professionals and allies from around the world at the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference being held August 13-16 in Tampa Bay, FL. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from experts and colleagues, network and build your business. Chamber Members receive a discount on registration. Don't miss early bird registration which ends April 26!

Interested in hosting or sponsoring a Chamber event? Check out host/sponsorship opportunities and complete the form!
Don't Forget to Apply to the LGBT Biz Pitch Competition!
Compete for $50k in cash & prizes!

NGLCC is also accepting applications for our upcoming LGBT Biz Pitch competition - our own version of the ABC hit show Shark Tank — at the 2019 International Business & Leadership Conference in Tampa, FL.

If you think your business has what it takes to make it to the main stage and compete for the grand prize of $50k in cash and prizes, apply by April 5 to be considered for the LGBT Biz Pitch competition today!

Questions? Check out our recent LGBT Biz Pitch webinar on YouTube or reach out to bizpitch@nglcc.org.
Silver Corporate Partners
Bronze Corporate Partners
Founding Members
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