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 200-400 members attend. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Exhibit tables are available on a first come first served basis for $50.
Lunches take place in February, August and November of each year and each event has a different focus.
Business, Volunteer, & Member Celebration Lunch (February )
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. The Chamber President 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.
Legislative Luncheon (August)
The Legislative Update Luncheon is designed to gather the Chamber's membership together to hear from our U.S. Congressman, State Senator, & State Representatives, and who represent Texas and support the business community. The years that Texas has session all 150 members of the Texas House of Representatives are invited to the chamber's annual Legislative Luncheon. 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. Over 400 members join the chamber in recognizing the elected officials who have positively impacted the Southeast Texas business community.
Economic Development Breakfast (November)
GBCOC members and non-members are invited to attend the chamber's annual Economic Development Breakfast. Over 300 members attend the event.