We envision a fully supportive, diverse and prosperous community.
To empower and strengthen the LGBT business community and its allies.
Chambers of commerce are trade associations charged with creating a business-friendly environment for their members in the communities where they’re based. They do this by advocating, educating and providing a variety of publicity tools. While most chambers have a singular mission to support commercial activity, others like the Austin LGBT Chamber also advocate on behalf of businesses whose members represent segments of the community with special concerns or a unifying social mission.
ALGBTCC offers programs to fulfill our mission of promoting economic growth in the Austin LGBTQ community through advocacy, connections and education.
We engage with public officials at multiple levels: City of Austin, county, state, and federal through our membership with the National LGBT Chamber. At the national policy level, we support increasing opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) entrepreneurs, international trade, implementation of LGBT-inclusive polices, study and distribution of LGBT economic impact data and workforce leadership. Locally, we advocate on behalf of our members and the LGBT community at large to assist them with their business objectives.
ALGBTCC hosts numerous events to foster relationships. These include our marquee event, PROUD! and PrideFood - a taste of LGBT, regular mixers, LGBT Business Enterprise networking, as well as opportunities to connect with international delegations globally. We also frequently refer prospects to our members as well as connect members to opportunities as they arise.
We offer quarterly Biz Dev 101 (startup fundamentals, marketing training) and education to assist supplier diversity initiatives. AGLCC Toastmasters helps individual improve their communications and leadershi skills in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our networking luncheons are topical, and we host a number of informational panels with our minority chamber partners. Our member orientations are also opportunities to learn about resources and new regulations that will impact businesses.
The AGLCC is a proud member of: