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The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud to be a local Comcast RISE partner. 

Thank you to Comcast for your strong commitment to the small business community and BIPOC businesses.

Comcast RISE is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October to help strengthen small  businesses hard hit by COVID-19.  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from  Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business.

Comcast RISE is now accepting applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses. Learn more and apply at

If your business qualifies, you’ll have the opportunity to receive marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production services, or technology services from Effectv and Comcast Business. All BIPOC small business owners are eligible to apply.

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Earlier in February 2021, Comcast announced an extension of the Comcast RISE program – the Comcast RISE Investment Fund.  The Comcast RISE Investment Fund committed $5 million dollars of grants to hundreds of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses – and 100 of those businesses are right here in the Houston area.
The Chamber is happy to share there are several of our members received this grant, and we can’t wait to see how these businesses will continue to grow and thrive, thanks to businesses, like Comcast, stepping up and supporting the communities where they live, work and play.
Check out the interview moderated by Juan Alanis, with Juan of Words, where he discussed the Comcast RISE Investment Fund and Program supporting BIPOC business owners.  Juan's guests included...
  • Michael Bybee, Director of External Communications for Comcast, Houston Region
  • Frances Castañeda Dyess, President, East End Chamber of Commerce
  • Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Read about the Comcast RISE program in the Summer 2021 issue of the Chamber's digital magazine Business Intersections.

Congratulations to Chamber Member Comcast RISE Recipients

Huge congratulations to the following Chamber Members! These businesses are recipients of the Comcast RISE program*.


Investment Fund
Technical Assistance

*As of May 31, 2021. Businesses can still apply for the Comcast RISE Program at 
The Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber Foundation is a local Comcast RISE partner.  The Chamber Foundation is working with Comcast to raise the visibility of the Comcast RISE program within the LGBTQ & Allied business community with the goal to lift up and strengthen LGBTQ+ & Allied BIPOC Businesses & Entrepreneurs. The partnership is increasing outreach to LGBTQ+ business owners, including people of color, women and transgender entrepreneurs, as well as engage existing Chamber members to participate in the Comcast RISE program.