This quarterly program gives new members and new representatives of existing members the opportunity to learn more about the Chamber and its role in the Lake Houston Area. New relationships are forged as Chamber staff are introduced and an overview is given of their respective responsibilities. Information is provided about all of our programs, the website, our different Project Teams and Task Forces, Chamber member benefits, programs, upcoming events and areas of involvement.
Leadership Lake Houston
Leadership Lake Houston is a prestigious 9-month program designed to prepare, tool and enable participants to make an impact on the growth and vitality of the community. To accomplish this, the class will attend day sessions, once a month for eight months, to learn the current status and needs of various aspects of the community and will receive training for successfully serving on committees and boards. This partnership offers opportunities to sharpen leadership skills, develop knowledge, and focus on issues affecting our community through monthly sessions.
The eight day session topics include Quality of Life and Area History, Business and Economic Development, Government, Justice and Public Safety, Education, Healthcare, Social Services and Community Leadership. This special program includes an opening reception, 2-day retreat and ropes course, eight day sessions (one day a month for eight months), and a graduation ceremony.
Chamber Seminar Series is a program designed to address critical topics and help prepare participants to meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century workplace. There will be a minimum of five seminars/workshops held throughout the year with at least one seminar facilitated by a nationally known business consultant or expert.
Small Business School
Chamber Small business school is an initiative focused on providing information and resources for small businesses. Small Business School will be held in the spring and fall, with each session consisting of one seminar per week for four consecutive weeks. Each “class” will be led by a qualifi ed instructor who specializes in helping small businesses.