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Member Onboarding

All of the member onboarding information at your fingertips!

Welcome! The first word that comes to mind is “thrilled”! We are thrilled to have you as one of our newest members. Thank you for joining the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the leading voice for LGBTQ+ and Allied owned business community in the Greater Houston region! You’ve made a smart decision to support your business and give you access to resources and tools to help you succeed.

As a member, you are now part of the LGBTQ+ business equality movement. Together with thousands of businesses in Texas and across the nation, you are part of the Chamber’s work to embrace business as the catalyst to equality. Whether an LGBTQ-owned business or Allied business, our commitment is to help your business grow and thrive.

So, you’ve joined, now what? Scroll through the content on this page, provided to help you onboard with the Chamber and maximize your membership. Plus, be sure and register to join us for an upcoming Membership Orientation session. Check out the events calendar here. In addition, we’ve created a helpful New Member Checklist to help you get started.

Keep an eye out for your new member highlight on Chamber social media and in the Chamber Connection newsletter.

As you onboard, we are here to support you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Chamber Office at 832-510-3002 or via email at info@houstonlgbtchamber.com. We are here to support you.

Thank you for your support of the Chamber and the LGBTQ+ & Allied Business Community. We’re glad you’re here!

With Pride,


Tammi Wallace
Co-Founder & President and CEO

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New Member Checklist

Welcome! Hopefully, you received your first onboarding email and welcome message from our President & CEO, Tammi Wallace. We've included her email above as well for easy reference.

My name is Maureen Maiuri, and I am the Executive Administrator for the Chamber. My goal is to help you maximize your membership and support you as you onboard and engage with the Chamber.Engage! The best way to maximize your Chamber membership is to fully participate.We want your investment in the Chamber to work for you and being active is key. Whether participating in Chamber events, posting in the Member Facebook Page, promoting Hot Deals to name a few examples, your active participation level can yield great results. I look forward to connecting with you at the next event!

Do you have questions about your membership, benefits, need help with the Info Hub or something else?  Please reach out to me at info@houstonlgbtchamber.com or 832-510-3002.  I am here to help you!

Info Hub

The Info Hub is your one-stop location for membership access to benefits and information. You should have received additional information including your membership log-in information to assist you in setting up your membership access via the Info Hub. Your first step is setting up your member log-in password and accessing the Info Hub. Check out the Info Hub tutorial for step-by-step instructions. In the Info Hub, you can access the latest membership orientation video as well.

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Ready for more options to promote your business?

Log in to the Member Info Hub and take advantage of these Member Benefits:

  • Create your own money saving offers with Hot Deals for other Chamber members and the public
  • Post exclusive Member to Member deals
  • Looking for great employees? Post your job openings on the Chamber website
  • In the news? We love to highlight our members! Submit your member news here.

We want your membership to work for your business! Take time to access your member account via the Info Hub and learn more about the array of benefits available to YOU!

Do you want to get your brand in front of Chamber members? As a member, you have access to sponsorship opportunities through Chamber events. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and complete the Event Sponsorship Form here.

If you forget your username or password just click on the "Forgot your username/password?" link on the Member Login page

Job Postings

Did you know as a Chamber Member that you can promote job openings on the Chamber Job Board at no charge?  You heard that right..this is part of your membership benefits!  Learn how to post your job openings to the Chamber's Job Board for FREE! Watch this handy how-to video or download the PDF instructions here.

Online Chamber Directory

Did you know the public is looking for LGBTQ-supportive and inclusive businesses like our members?  Make sure your listing on the Chamber Directory stands out!

Don’t forget to set-up your online Chamber Directory listing through the Info Hub! This is so important because members and the public will learn more about your business through the online Chamber Directory. The public routinely searches the Chamber Directory to find LGBTQ supportive businesses! Make sure your listing is complete and update it regularly.

The Chamber’s website is search engine optimized to provide your business with the greatest amount of web exposure possible. As a new member, you should update your online directory listing.

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Chamber News & Publications

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Learn more about advertising opportunities to promote your business in the Chamber Digital Directory and quarterly Chamber magazine, Business Intersections.

Recent Chamber media releases are available here.

Check out local, state and national stories featuring LGBTQ+ news.

 

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Upcoming Chamber Events

Keep an eye out for invitations to upcoming events! Check out the events calendar or see upcoming events listed in the Info Hub. Events are a great opportunity to network and connect with other members. Be sure to register via the Info Hub to get the member discount rate. Many Chamber events are complimentary for our members.

You have access to monthly events such as Brewing Up Business, quarterly workshops and webinars as well as statewide networking events through our collaboration with the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce. Register for an upcoming event today. Remember...as one of your membership benefits, you always get the member rate!

Be ready to go with access to Chamber virtual events through our event platforms Airmeet and Zoom. Set-up your accounts and profiles on both platforms so you can hit the ground running with Chamber virtual events. The Chamber hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Keep an eye out for these special invitations!

      

Would you like to get more visibility for your business?  If you're looking to get in front of other members, consider sponsoring an upcoming event. Showcase your brand while connecting with the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community. Click here for sponsorship information. (do we need more sponsor info here? duplicate the drop down with types or button with link to form?)

Ribbon cuttings info or link?

Opening a new location?  Check out the Chamber ribbon cutting options.

Interested in presenting a program or being a speaker at a Chamber event?  Check out the program proposal guidelines.

Chamber Member Logo

   

Did you know as a member of the Chamber you can use the Chamber Member logo? Be sure and add the Chamber Member logo to your website and other marketing channels. You can find a link to the Chamber Member logo and usage guidelines in the Info Hub.

Money Saving Benefits


Entertainment and Museum 
discount programs. (Discounted tickets and rental space, group rates and add-on experiences)

 

 

Business Service programs. (Savings on office supplies, discounts on email marketing and other services)

United Networks Rx (prescription drug discounts)

Click here to find detailed information on the Special Savings page of the Chamber website

Networking is a great way to build your business!

One of the top ways to maximize your membership is to engage with other Chamber members.  The Chamber is comprised of business owners, professionals, and community leaders who are all invested in the success of the Chamber and YOUR business.  Check out the Chamber’s 10 Tips to Connect with Other Chamber Members  and start taking action today.  The 10 Tips was also included in your new member welcome packet.

Check out the Chamber Directory for other members and connect through the member Info Hub as well.  Plus, do you need support for your business?  Be sure and reach out to other Chamber members when you need products or services.  Schedule your next meeting in the 24/7 Chamber Networking Café (add link)!

Get Certified as an LGBTQ-owned Business

Did you know that if your business is 51% or more LGBTQ-owned that you may qualify for LGBTBE® certification? You read that right! You can get certified as an LGBTQ-owned business. Plus, your certification fee is waived since you are a member of the Chamber.  Get more details on the Chamber’s LGBTBE® Resource Page.  Of course, if you have any questions about the LGBTE® certification, we are here to help.

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We ♥️ Referrals

Do you know a business that would benefit from being part of the Chamber?  We love referrals!  The Chamber has grown tremendously over the last few years and part of that is because of wonderful referrals from members like you.  You can complete the referral form in the Info Hub or call the Chamber Office.  Bring them to an upcoming event as our guest.  As our way of saying thank you, any members who refer prospective members that join the Chamber, will receive a $25 gift certificate from one of our member businesses. Plus, we’ll give you an “high five” on social media and in the Chamber newsletter.

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Public Policy

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of its members and the broader LGBTQ+ & Allied Business Community for inclusive policies and legislation at local, state and federal levels. Learn more here.


What are you waiting for?
Maximize your membership through these benefits and more!

Please call the Chamber Office at 832-510-3002 or email us at
info@houstonlgbtchamber.com if we can answer any questions.

Quick Access

Contact Us
By Email:
info@houstonlgbtchamber.com 

By Phone:
(832) 510-3002

Don't forget to add info@houstonlgbtchamber.com to your email address book so you don't miss out on any member communications!

Welcome New Members!

Check out the 10 Tips to Connect with Other Chamber Members.

Download Your Member Logo

Search the Member Directory

Upcoming Events

Sign up for the next Membership Orientation.

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Event Sponsorship button/link?

Ribbon cuttings?

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 LGBTBE® certification

Join the Chamber on Social!

The Chamber also shares helpful member information via our social media channels. Connect with the Chamber:

                        

Be on the lookout for your new member spotlight on the Chamber social media channels. We love to highlight our new members!

Did you know? You can access past Chamber workshops, membership orientations and other videos on the Chamber YouTube channel.

You can also join the Facebook Group created just for members to connect. The goal of this group is to provide a safe space for members to share knowledge and ideas, ask questions and engage with one another. Please feel free to share promotions and events happening with your member businesses. Access to the Facebook Group is limited to only the representatives listed on your member account.

Join the Member Facebook Group today and make your first post to say hello and introduce yourself and your business. Post an introduction video! This is a great way to bring visibility for your member business.

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