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HOUSTON, TX — After 78 years of serving Houston’s African-American business community, the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) is unveiling new programs, new logo and its new website on Thursday, January 17, 2013 to kick-off the Chamber’s re-imaging campaign for 2013.
“We’re excited about the new changes the chamber is launching,” Eric Lyons, HCCC President & CEO said. “This is a great opportunity to revitalize our image and increase ours visibility to Black-owned businesses that can benefit from our resources.”

During the days leading up to the official launch, the chamber will highlight the details of the importance of the image re-brand and upcoming events.
“The Chamber’s board and members understand the importance of maintaining relevancy in a society that is constantly changing,” Lyons said. “With this understanding, we have to make sure we are consistently meeting the needs of our constituents while maintaining our foundation within the community.”

The Chamber will launch several programs that will encourage local African-American business owners to support each other through economic empowerment initiatives. Additionally, the new website will feature enhanced capability to engage with members and stakeholders.

About the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce
Since 1935, the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce has served as an advocate for African-American business owners and professionals in the Houston area. Seventy-five years later, the organization’s mission and vision has flourished, reflecting the needs and growth of its members. HCCC has provided value to members, area businesses and the community and has remained committed to assisting African-American businesses succeed within the local community.

With much of the nation’s attention focused on the economic state of the country, HCCC has kept the needs of black business owners on the forefront, proving itself to be a premier organization focused on the prosperity and growth of Black entrepreneurs. Today, the Chamber remains focused on how to impact and provide advocacy, awareness and access to African-American businesses within the community.


Brandale Mills
Telephone: 832-368-4424

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