What Resources Can I Utilize With My Membership?

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Counseling
Retired Executives counsel business owners FREE! As a Resource Partner of the Small Business Administration, SCORE can help small businesses obtain the funds they need for a successful future. Whether your business is just starting or has been around for years a Business Plan is an absolute necessity. SCORE is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed from start to finish. Contact Score 713-773-6565 (Gessner Location)

Texas Association of Business
Do you want to know what's happening in Texas news, business, government, and more? Find out on www.txbiz.org


Innovative Surveillance Solutions, LLC
Innovative Surveillance Solutions, Inc. (ISS) is a Texas based firm that specializes in providing local, off-duty peace officers. Founded in 2006 ISS quickly developed into one of the nation's leading providers of off-duty law enforcement officers. ISS has helped secure over $14 billion in assets for our clients across hundreds of locations, and was named by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States in both 2014 and 2015. 

ISS specializes in both permanent and temporary off-duty peace officers, regularly providing coverage for merchants, seasonal events with high traffic, high-risk/high-profile locations, workplace violence threats, terminations, construction, traffic control, and many other security related needs. For more information please visit our website (www.iss-inc.us) or call us at (866) 960-0159.

We understand more than anyone in industry that merchants, retail and small-medium businesses need a trusted advisor to understand how best to use off-duty peace officers. The HWCOC has offered this as part of their membership benefits because ISS is one of the leading  providers of off-duty peace officers.That is why you can call ISS anytime and ask questions because we want you to understand both the process and benefit to you and your company! Call today and learn more about ISS and how it can benefit your business, we are here for you 24 hours a day! 

Incredible Offers from the HWCOC Business Resource Committee

HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (Liz Lara Carreno) - You Built Your Business, We’ll Help You Grow it. Click Here to Learn More

MILE Technologies (Louis Lopez) - Houston West Chamber Members receive the first service call only and first two hours of service HALF OFF the normal business rate! These computer & network services and Microsoft solutions experts come to your office to offer fair and honest computer services! Call 713-783-6453 for more information!

The Price of Business
Be one of the featured businesses interviewed by the Price of Business on 1110 AM KTEK, one of the longest running shows on news talk radio in Houston, Texas. Hosted by award winning broadcast journalist, Kevin Price, this programs brings fresh perspectives to national and business news. To read more, visit www.priceofbusiness.com

Ribbon Cuttings
Start off with a bang! Celebrate a ground breaking, grand opening, or new event!

We'll help tell the public who you are and what you do. Ribbon Cutting events are available for Business Builder, Chairman's Circle, and Platinum Partner Members only. Contact Samaria Chicas at sam@hwcoc.org for details.

Business Credit Card Reviews & Comparisons
Reviews.com offers a comprehensive, time-saving guide completely free to small business owners to help them choose the right business credit card for their organization. To read more and view the guide, please visit www.reviews.com/business-credit-cards/

Business Database
The Houston Public Library and Harris County Library offer the ReferenceUSA business and residential database for local businesses and residents of Houston and Harris County.  You can access this database thru the libraries website with a valid library card number. Information provided includes details on over 35 million US businesses and 262 million US residents.  Records include company name, address, phone, executive contact names, titles and bios, SIC codes, NAICS codes, employee size, # of years in business, annual sales volume, credit ratings, news information, 10-K’s, square footage, location type, and much more.  Users have the ability to create customized lists and download the data for sales leads, marketing intelligence, building a business plan, and more.

Users also have the ability to chart search results and put results on heat maps. This database can be used for free thru the Houston Public and Harris County Libraries websites with a valid library card number. Click Here to Visit the ReferenceUSA database.  

Community Impact
As a Chamber Member, your name will be associated with the growth and development of our area. By participating in a Chamber committee or the West Houston Leadership Institute you can promote the kind of positive change that benefits us all.

Mailing Lists
Send your fellow Chamber Members a flyer or follow up with a phone call. Get the Excel list of all Members for only $99.

Small Business Administration - Houston
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Click Here for More Information

Where Do I Get More Information on Member Resources?

To find out more, visit a Chamber Orientation on the First Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Chamber Office Building, Suite 890.

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