Members and non-members are invited to attend the chamber’s quarterly membership lunches, which provide an update on the latest Chamber activities, work programs and goals. A guest speaker enlightens the audience on current affairs and issues. These great events provide businesses and their employees excellent opportunities to network and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. Approximately 200-300 members attend. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Exhibit tables are available on a first come first served basis for $50.
Lunches take place in February, May, August and November of each year and each event has a different focus.
Business First Volunteer & Member Celebration Lunch - February 2017
The GBCOC has more than 300 volunteers and this luncheon is where we take a moment to recognize those incredible individuals who keep the chamber moving in the right direction. The event will commence with a world class speaker who will address the audience. Chamber President, Regina Lindsey, will recognize the Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and the Ambassador Team of the Year. Approximately 200 members attend this annual event
Business First Membership Snap Session Lunch - May 2017
All Chamber members are invited to attend the Snap Session Membership Lunch, which provides the audience with six (8) minute snap sessions on different topics relevant to professional development. Sponsors will have the opportunity to speak on their topic of choice (with chamber approval). Topics will range from leadership to marketing and beyond.
Bringing Washington to You - Legislative Update Lunch - August
The Legislative Update Luncheon is designed to gather the Chamber's membership together to hear from our State Representatives, State Senators and U.S. Congressman who represent Texas and support the business community. All 150 members of the Texas House of Representatives are invited to the chamber's annual Legislative Update Luncheon on August 25, 2016. Elected Officials who have a voting record of 70% or higher in line with the GBCOC legislative agenda will receive special recognition. The Chairman's Award and the Young Professionals Award will be presented to legislators who are working on issues important to our region. Approximately 200 members join the chamber in recognizing the elected officials who have positively impacted the Southeast Texas business community.
Business First Membership Breakfast - Healthcare Focus - November
GBCOC members and non-members are invited to attend the chamber's annual legislative update breakfast. Elected officials including Congressman Weber, Senator Creighton, Representative Deshotel and Representative Phelan are invited to provide the audience with insight on healthcare legislation that could affect your business and our community. Local hospitals and healthcare facilities will also be in attendance to inform and educate members on new healthcare initiatives. Approximately 200 members attend the event.
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