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Membership Levels & Benefits

The Chamber provides tremendous value to member businesses through business development opportunities, marketing exposure to businesses and consumers, including the LGBTQ+ market, representation in the regional and national LGBTQ+ and business communities, resources for business growth and operation, and advocacy for equal rights and business-friendly public policy.

The Chamber encourages businesses of all sizes and industries – LGBTQ-owned and LGBTQ-friendly (allies welcome and encouraged!) – throughout the Greater Houston region and beyond to join our vibrant network of businesses and corporations.

Joining the Chamber is easier than ever and gives you the freedom to connect in ways that serve and grow your business. In fact, it's smart business! When you join the Chamber, you, your company, your employees, and the community all benefit. If you want to increase your visibility, develop your employees, and become part of a positive force in the Greater Houston LGBTQ+ & Allied economy then YOUR business belongs in the Chamber.

The Chamber is dedicated to fostering an inclusive business community that promotes economic inclusion, connects members and advocates on their behalf. Simply put, we work to achieve equality and equity through business. We are a powerful force for business advocacy and a valuable resource for our members and community.

The Chamber is a member-funded organization. We do not receive any funding from any federal, state or local government. We appreciate the support of our members and to support the collective work we do to build and support a growing and thriving LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Community.  Review the Business Level membership benefits below and become part of the Chamber today!

Membership Investment Options

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce offers five different Business Level member benefits packages from which to choose (details below). The information below outlines the benefits for each level. Choose the membership benefits level that meets your goals and budget. You can upgrade at any time.

Joining the Chamber is easier than ever and gives you the freedom to connect in ways that serve you and your business.  Join Today!  We look forward to welcoming you as our newest member!

Choose Your Membership Package
BUSINESS CONNECT - $395 Annually OR $135 Join Fee + $35/Month

*For companies with 5 employees or less*

Annual Option - $395 per year plus $35 new member processing fee
Monthly Option - $135 to join plus $35/month (includes new member processing fee)


Benefits

Online benefits including:

  • Listing on the Online Chamber Business Directory
  • Enhanced Online Directory Listing
  • Logo Placement in Listing
  • YouTube Video Link
  • Google Map Link
  • Photo Gallery
  • Logo and web link in search results
  • Up to 3 Directory Category Listings
  • Opportunity to post jobs, Hot Deals and Member-to-Member discounts
  • New Member Announcement via Social Media and Chamber Newsletter
  • Access to Member Facebook Group to connect with other members and promote your business

LGBTQ-owned business certification (LGBTBE®) certification fee waiver ($400 certification fee / $200 re-certification fee) and access to LGBTBE® Roundtable Program***

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Benefits and Discounts

Chamber representation on local, state, and federal issues

News and Legislative Action Alerts

Members Only Portal Access

Programming & Events

  • Access to monthly and quarterly events including top-notch networking events and educational workshops to help grow your business including:
    • Ask The Expert
    • Biz Connect Mixer
    • Brewing Up Business
    • Business Breakfast/Lunch Series
    • Business Builder
    • Educational Series
    • LGBTBE® Roundtable Program***
    • Membership Orientation
    • Power Hour
    • Webinar Wednesday
    • And more…
  • Complimentary and Discounted Member Pricing for Chamber produced programs (savings worth well over $700!)
  • Discount on Chamber Partner Programs
  • Opportunity to participate in statewide events and programming with the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce

Access to LGBT WE Zone Display Materials

Chamber Member Window Decal to Display at Your Business

Use of Chamber Member Logo

Access to Ribbon Cutting Program*

Business Discount Programs & Special Savings through the Arts + Business Initiative

  • Constant Contact
  • Office Supply Discount Program
  • UNA Prescription Drug Program
  • Alley Theatre
  • And more...

 ***For certified LGBTBE businesses

BUSINESS PLUS - $595 Annually OR $185 Join Fee + $50/Month

*For companies with 20 employees or less*

Annual Option - $595 per year plus $35 new member processing fee
Monthly Option - $185 to join plus $50/month (includes new member processing fee)


Business Connect Benefits plus

Online Business Directory Listing Enhancements

  • Additional Business Category Listing
  • Additional Business Location Listing

Additional Social Media Highlight

Opportunity to be featured member highlight in Chamber newsletter

Reciprocal Members Only pricing for Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce events as well as individual Texas LGBTQ Chamber events

Programming & Events

  • Opportunity to sponsor Chamber specific events
  • Opportunity to sponsor Chamber Advocacy activities
BUSINESS PREMIUM - $795 Annually OR $250 Join Fee + $70/Month

*For companies with 50 employees or less*

Annual Option - $795 per year plus $35 new member processing fee
Monthly Option - $250 to join plus $70/month (includes new member processing fee)


Business Plus Benefits plus

Online Business Directory Listing Enhancements

  • Additional Business Category Listing
  • Additional Business Location Listing

Additional Social Media Highlight

Programming & Events

  • Complimentary registration for 1 premium or signature Chamber event annually
  • Opportunity to offer Member-Directed Program
  • Resource for speakers, panelists and expertise for Chamber and Chamber Partner Events
EXECUTIVE LEVEL - $1,500 Annually OR $450 Join Fee + $140/Month

*For companies with 75 employees or less*

Annual Option - $1,500 per year plus $35 new member processing fee
Monthly Option - $450 to join plus $140/month (includes new member processing fee)


Business Premium Benefits plus

Online Business Directory Listing Enhancements

  • Additional Business Category Listing
  • Additional Business Location Listing
  • Top listing in category

Recognition on Featured Member Page on Chamber website

Featured Member Social Media post

Opportunity to provide communication content

Programming & Events

  • Complimentary registration for 2 premium or signature Chamber events annually
  • Opportunity to present at Chamber event
  • Complimentary Ribbon Cutting event
  • Resource for speakers, panelists and expertise for Chamber and Chamber Partner Events (Priority)
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE - $2,500 Annually OR $695 Join Fee + $220/Month

*For companies with 99 employees or less*

Annual Option - $2,500 per year plus $35 new member processing fee
Monthly Option - $695 to join plus $220/month (includes new member processing fee)


Executive Level Benefits
 plus

Turnkey member profile setup - we do the work for you!

Online benefits including:

  • Additional Business Category Listing
  • Additional Business Location Listing
  • Top Tier Category Listing in Member Directory
  • Featured member email blast
  • Recognition on Chamber homepage

Additional social media highlight

Email communication logo placement including Chamber newsletter

One-page promotional material included in New Member Welcome Packet

President's Circle Member certificate (framed)

Personalized matchmaking by Chamber staff – direct introductions to connections you value

Programs & Events

  • Invitation to President's Lunch
  • Complimentary registration for 3 premium or signature Chamber events annually
  • Special VIP only event invitations
  • On-site signage at Chamber signature events
  • Verbal recognition at Chamber events
  • Opportunity to Sponsor Chamber Advocacy Day during Texas Legislative Session
  • Resource for speakers, panelists and expertise for Chamber and Chamber Partner Events (Priority)

Membership dues and renewals are based on the join date and will renew annually as long as the membership is in good standing. Members must abide by the Chambers' Standards of Business Conduct & Ethics to remain in good standing.

 

Companies with 100+ employees are invited to explore the Chamber’s Corporate Partner levels.

Don't own a business but want to support the Chamber’s Mission of LGBTQ+ economic inclusion?  

Individual Memberships are for non-business members and who would like to be connected with the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce and who do not have or promote a business. Membership options for Individuals are also available. Visit our Individual Membership Page to learn more and apply.

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Member Benefits Guide

*Benefits as of December 2020