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Greater Houston Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Chamber of Commerce

The Leading Voice for the Greater Houston LGBTQ+ & Allied Business Community.

aka Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce   |   Houston, TX   |  wwww.houstonlgbtchamber.com

Mission

We accelerate economic growth for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ business community using an entrepreneurial approach through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality.

Ruling year info

2016

Co-Founder, President & CEO

Tammi Wallace

Main address

5340 Weslayan #25011

Houston, TX 77265 USA

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EIN

81-1341289

NTEE code info

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

LGBTBE Certification

Educate LGBTQ+ business owners about the LGBTBE certification.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Intersex people
Transgender people
Lesbians
Gay men

Member to member and community networking to help business owners and suppliers connect.

Population(s) Served

Programming that includes educational events to assist members in growing their business. Utilization of subject matter experts from the business community.

Population(s) Served

Monthly networking event, morning programming to assist members in networking and growing their business.

Population(s) Served

The Chamber supports our LGBTBE certified members through the LGBTBE® Roundtable Program, which offers connections and opportunities to help certified LGBT Business Enterprise thrive. The main goal of the LGBTBE Roundtable Program is to foster the development, growth and sustainability of certified LGBTBEs who are members of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber.

The LGBTBE Roundtable Program is consistent with the Chamber's mission of supporting our members through business growth, education, and advocacy. As an LGBT Business Enterprise and Chamber member, certified LGBTBE businesses are automatically eligible to participate in the LGBTBE Roundtable Program, comprised exclusively of certified, LGBT-owned companies.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Transgender people
Lesbians
Gay men
Intersex people

Creating connection, learning and community for LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups across Chamber Corporate Partners through networking and programming across the city, region and state.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Awards

Chamber of the Year 2019

Success In Business®

Affiliations & memberships

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) 2016

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Greater Houston Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Chamber of Commerce

Board of directors
as of 09/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shenice Brown

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Term: 2023 - 2023

Shenice Brown

EmpowerFi

Jason Rocha

The Woodlands Pride

Thomas Lopez

EconomiWorks

Tiffany Tosh

REFUGE Marketing & Consulting

Tammi Wallace

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Stephen Miranda

Bank of America

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data