The Leader of Houston’s New Majority
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded on March 2, 1977, by a group of prominent Hispanics. The Chamber represents small business members, as well as Houston corporations and strategic partners.
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has developed strategic partnerships with organizations and companies that leverage existing resources, such as the Houston Minority Business Council, the University of Houston Small Business Development Center, and others.
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce provides many opportunities for individuals and companies to join the Chamber at different financial levels. The Chamber executes its programs with the effective efforts of staff, volunteers, and various committees, which allow the corporate and general membership to actively participate in strategic planning for the Chamber.
Dr. Laura Murillo is President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. With the support of the Chamber Board and staff, Dr. Murillo has set unprecedented records, including increasing membership from 500 to over 5,000. Dr. Murillo also serves as President and CEO of the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She is the Host/Producer for the Chamber’s television program on CBS Channel 11 and the Chamber’s Spanish language radio program on La Tremenda, KLAT 1010 AM.
The Houston Hispanic Chamber is the largest Hispanic Chamber in the country. Additionally, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was named the National Large Hispanic Chamber of the Year by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The University of Houston honored the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with the 2011 President’s Medallion Award. The recognition is given to those who have distinguished themselves by their contribution to the well-being of the University of Houston. The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been recognized as the top Houston Economic Development marketer during 2011 by the Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA).
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce acts as an effective business resource by:
- Creating local, national and international business opportunities for newcomers and members
- Assisting members with procurement opportunities
- Organizing and sponsoring educational seminars and networking events such as membership orientations and networking and business development breakfasts
- Interacting with elected officials and corporations to advocate on behalf of our members
- Serving as mentors to Hispanic professionals and business owners
- Providing updated demographic statistics and substantial Hispanic business and community information
- Referring members to business opportunities
Individual/Small Business Memberships
Membership with the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is available to small businesses and corporate partners. Click here to view the investment levels and the benefits associated with those memberships for small businesses.
Whether you are a start-up or expanding, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce can be an effective business resource. Since its inception, the Chamber has offered members a variety of services and assistance, including referrals, resources, business training, contacts, minority certification, and advocacy. Chamber members also enjoy additional benefits such as eNewsletters, Contacto (our quarterly newsletter and TV show), educational seminars, procurement seminars, international relations, access to current statistical information, and additional products and services.
Networking is a key asset to business expansion
Through both our monthly and annual events, Chamber members and nonmembers have the opportunity to increase their opportunities.
Our regular events include quarterly new member orientation and a monthly networking and business development breakfast. Our annual events include an Annual Luncheon & Business Expo which is the largest business luncheon in Houston, and Annual Awards Gala, the largest Hispanic gala in Houston.
- Membership Orientation
- Networking and Business Development Breakfast
- Latina Roundtable
- Student & Emerging Leaders Seminars
- Contacto show on KHOU
- Radio Program
- Annual Luncheon & Business Expo
- Annual Awards Gala
- Health Summit & Business Expo
- International Summit & Business Expo
- Procurement Summit & Business Expo
- Elected Officials Reception
- Energy Summit & Business Expo