HOUSTON, TX – As a part of the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) new imaging initiative, the HCCC is announcing the organization’s name change to the Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC). Beginning Friday, January 18th, the Chamber implemented its new name and officially launch its new, advanced website www.ghbcc.com.
“We’re excited about the new changes happening this year for the Chamber,” Eric Lyons, GHBC President said. “Our new name embodies our innovative thinking and new programs we plan to implement in the years to come.”
The Chamber’s name change comes after an intensive restructuring process by its board and members. Many of the Chamber’s new programs will encourage local African-American business owners to support each other through partnerships.
“In order to remain relevant, we have to constantly reinvent ourselves. The Chamber’s board and members understands the importance of maintaining relevancy in a society that is constantly changing,” Lyons said. “With this understanding, we have to make sure we’re consistently meeting the needs of our constituents while maintaining our foundation within the community.”
About the Greater Houston Black Chamber
Since 1935, the Greater Houston Black Chamber has served as an advocate for African-American business owners and professionals in the Houston area. Seventy-eight years later, the organization’s mission and vision has flourished, reflecting the needs and growth of its members. GHBC 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, GHBC 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.