What Resources Can I Utilize With My Membership?
Start off with a bang! Celebrate a groundbreaking, grand opening, or new event! We’ll help tell the public who you are and what you do. Ribbon Cutting events are available for Business Builder, Chairman’s Circle, and Platinum Partner Members only. Contact Monica Viveros at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
As a Chamber Member, your name will be associated with the growth and development of our area. By participating in a Chamber committee or the West Houston Leadership Institute you can promote the kind of positive change that benefits us all.
Business Database – Strategy and Growth Research
The Houston Public Library and Harris County Library offer the ReferenceUSA business and residential database for local businesses and residents of Houston and Harris County. You can access this database through the libraries’ websites with a valid library card number. Information provided includes details on over 35 million US businesses and 262 million US residents. Records include company name, address, phone, executive contact names, titles and bios, SIC codes, NAICS codes, employee size, # of years in business, annual sales volume, credit ratings, and much more. Users have the ability to create customized lists for sales leads, marketing intelligence, building a business plan, and more. Users also have the ability to chart search results and put results on heat maps. Click Here to Visit the ReferenceUSA database.
Small Business Administration – Houston
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Click Here for More Information
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Counseling
Retired Executives counsel business owners FREE! As a Resource Partner of the Small Business Administration, SCORE can help small businesses obtain the funds they need for a successful future. Whether your business is just starting or has been around for years a Business Plan is an absolute necessity. SCORE is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed from start to finish. Contact Score 713-773-6565 (Gessner Location)
Texas Association of Business
Do you want to know what’s happening in Texas news, business, government, and more? Find out on www.txbiz.org
The Price of Business Radio Show
Be one of the featured businesses interviewed by the Price of Business on 1110 AM KTEK, one of the longest running shows on news talk radio in Houston, Texas. Hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist, Kevin Price, this program brings fresh perspectives to national and business news. To read more, visit www.priceofbusiness.com
Where Do I Get More Information on Member Resources?
To find out more, visit a Chamber Orientation on the First Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Go to www.hwcoc.org/events to register.