This quarterly program gives potential members, 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
Members from different industry segments will be invited to visit with Chamber and Economic Development Leadership dedicated to discussing issues pertaining to their particular industry. Input received from these forums will help to shape the Chamber’s public policy agenda and determine the stances that we take on specific policy initiatives resulting in a direct impact on your business.
Leadership Lake Houston
Meet and market to the future leaders of the Lake Houston Area. Leadership Lake Houston is a prestigious nine-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. Participants will receive training for successfully serving on committees and boards. This program offers opportunities to sharpen leadership skills, develop knowledge, and focus on issues affecting our community.
The session topics include Quality of a Leader and Area History, Business and Economic Development, Government, Justice and Public Safety, Education, Health Care, Social Services and Community Leadership. This special program includes an opening reception, two-day retreat and ropes course, eight sessions and a graduation ceremony.
Leadership Lake Houston Alumni
The Leadership Lake Houston Alumni Association is an extension of the prestigious Leadership Lake Houston program. This program encourages continued community involvement and helps maintain relationships among alumni of the Leadership Lake Houston program. The Leadership Lake Houston Alumni Association Advisory Board hosts several events throughout the year. The focus of these events is to network, educate, and to give. This is an outstanding group of community-minded leaders and a great organization to have your name associated with.
Chamber Seminar Series is designed to address critical topics and help prepare participants to meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century workplace. The program provides individualized growth and development opportunities for entry level to executive leadership covering the entire gamut from “nuts & bolts” to “visionary thinking”. There will be a minimum of five seminars/workshops held throughout the year.
Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals (YEP)
Lake Houston Area Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals is a new program centered around a quality group of diverse young professionals working together to showcase the Lake Houston Area as a great place to live, work and play. YEP provides its members with opportunities to get in front of and build relationships with local community and business leaders. Not only does YEP give young professionals a voice – it gives them an outlet for affecting change in the Lake Houston Area community. YEP seeks to work hand-in-hand with current community and business leaders to learn from their experiences and to create a young professional-friendly atmosphere.