There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the GHBC and to make a big impact in the Houston business community.

The GHBC has several committees where you have the opportunity to utilize your unique skills, talents and expertise to make a difference. Review the list of committees below and take steps to get involved.

Chair: Colleen Banks

The objective of the GHBC Membership committee is to recruit and retain entrepreneurs, professionals, and enterprises that support the GHBC mission. We orientate new members on how to maximize their membership and grow their business through committee participation, networking, and other opportunities provided by the Chamber.

Standing Meetings: 3rd Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Chair: Angelique Bartholomew

Co-Chair: Chelbi Mims

The objective of the Advocacy and Policy Committee is to strengthen the voice of the GHBC in the area of public policy and to advocate on behalf of Black-owned businesses:

  • Assist GHBC in the development of key relationships with elected officials on behalf of Black businesses
  • Research, discuss and make recommendations to the Board of Directors in issues where the GHBC is asked to weigh in on political affairs
  • Review participation goals of the city, state, and other public entities and advocate for more Black business inclusion.

Standing Meetings: 3rd Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


The objective of the Economic Development committee is to strategically ingrain our professional community into the influential fabric of our City as it continues to plan and transform. The committee will implement strategies and programs to increase procurement solicitations and utilization of Houston’s black owned business by engaging corporate supporters, community stakeholders, public & private sectors and current members. Efforts will not only be measured by the current spend with black businesses but also by the inclusion via promotion of capable companies at the forefront.

Standing Meetings: 3rd Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


The objective of the CITTE (Construction, Infrastructure, Transportation, Technology & Engineering) Committee is foster development, growth, and overall success of our members with core business interests affiliated with the Construction, Engineering, and Technology Industries.

Standing Meetings: 3rd Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.