Minority & Women Owned Business Certifications

Minority & Women Owned Business Certifications

The Lake Houston Area Chamber partners with the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance to provide workshops and opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses to learn how they can get their certification. Workshops and seminars are held at various times throughout the year.

Minority-Owned Business Enterprise Certification

Becoming certified as a MBE validates that a business is predominantly owned by a minority or group of minorities. Most government purchasing agencies and corporations track and have programs for doing business with minority-owned vendor companies. Certification also opens the doors to services set up specifically for minority-owned business such as grants, loans, contracts for minorities and corporate diversity program participation.

Houston Minority Supplier Development Council

Three Riverway Suite 555

Houston, Texas 77056

T: 713-271-7805 F: 713-271-9770



Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification

According to the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, most large corporations, such as ExxonMobil, AT&T and HEB require their women-owned suppliers to be certified as a Women Business Enterprise. As a certified supplier of products or services, a business can increase their client base and boost sales locally and nationally.

Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance

9800 Northwest Freeway Ste 120

Houston, Texas 77092

T: 713-681-9232 F: 713-681-9242