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LGBT Business Enterprise Certification

Businesses that are at least 51% LGBT owned and controlled may be eligible to become LGBT certified.


Business Growth & Networking

Business Exchange Network

Structured Networking for Business Growth and Professional Development

The Business Exchange Network (BEN) provides a structured forum where Chamber Members can increase their business by networking with other members regularly and through business referrals.  Every BEN member presents a 30-second introduction at each meeting, enabling them to hone their "elevator pitch" to perfection. BEN members are also invited to make a periodic 10-minute presentation to the group.

BEN provides a supportive environment that allows each member to share products or services with others who want to help them succeed.

Participation in BEN is limited to one member in any given business category or specialty, meaning once you join, a competitor of yours cannot join.  BEN members agree to follow specific guidelines designed to maximize the profitability and success of the program and its members.

For more information, see the BEN Rules & Commitment Form or contact the Chamber at

Business Exchange Network Registration/Wait List

Please complete the BEN Registration Form below; click 'Submit Registration' when complete. Registrations are recorded in the order in which they are received. You will be notified of your BEN placement as soon as possible.

Please Note: Only Chamber Members in good standing may register for the BEN Program. Non-member registrations will be deleted.

Would you like to be added to the BEN Wait List? Contact Erica Mendez at 214-865-6548 or

Brewing Up Business

Brewing Up Business is a morning networking event designed to kick start your morning and your business in a short, one hour session. Attendees each have an opportunity to give a "30-second commercial" or elevator speech, followed by a sponsor presentation and open networking. It's fun, it's fast, and you even get a muffin.

Brewing Up Business is where hot coffee and new business come to meet!

Pride Happy Hour


The Best Community Networking in North Texas!

Pride Happy Hour is a program of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is held on the third Wednesday of each month at various locations. With 40 and 60 guests in attendance, Pride Happy Hour is a fun, relaxed, and safe environment where LGBT and allied professionals can network and enjoy each other's company.

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