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Benefits of Membership

Being a member of the Greater Houston Partnership comes with a lot of benefits for your company and your employees. As the region's premier business organization, our members are able to leverage the power and connections of more than 900 member companies. 

Whether you are interested in networking, information or impact work – the Partnership has something for everyone. Learn more about getting involved here

Membership Levels

At the Partnership, members choose their membership level based on how they want to be engaged and the level of networking, information, and impact benefits they desire.

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Channeling Valuable Connections

The Partnership strives to make Houston the best place to live, work and build a business, and Partnership members at all levels are key to supporting that work. The Partnership’s entry-level Associate and Small Business membership offer tailored pathways designed for companies and their employees to make impactful connections that support the growth and development of their business.


Associate

Enriched Engagement Avenues

An investment in the Partnership is a commitment to improving Houston as a great global city. Beginning at the partner levels, additional benefits offer organizations enriched engagement in the Partnership’s work and expanded avenues for community investment.


Limited Partner
  • Opportunities for participation on a Partnership Committee (for qualified businesses and employees)
  • Company listing on Partners List
All Limited Partner Benefits
Advisory Partner
  • Access to up to two Partnership Committees (for qualified businesses and employees)
  • Elevated company listing on Partners List
All Advisory Partner Benefits

Expanded Pathways for Impact

Houston has long thrived because of a positive business environment and robust civic leadership. Companies investing at the Senior Advisory Partner level and higher are committed to steering Houston’s growth and positive trajectory through their investment in the Greater Houston region.


Senior Advisory Partner
  • Eligible for Board of Directors
  • Special opportunities for C-suite executives who want to convene on a platform supporting the advancement of Houston
  • Eligible to attend quarterly President’s Roundtable Series (one C-suite representative per event)
  • Access to up to three Partnership Committees (for qualified businesses and employees)
  • Increased access to information, Partnership expertise, and presentations
  • Ability to schedule onsite presentation on the Houston Economy
  • Annual member engagement plan check-ins
All Senior Advisory Partner Benefits
General Partner
  • Priority access to quarterly President’s Roundtable Series (one C-suite representative per event)
  • Unlimited access to Partnership Committees (qualified businesses and employees)
  • On-site presentations by Partnership staff:
    • Membership Briefings
    • Employee Fairs
    • Houston Economic Update
    • Why Houston
All General Partner Benefits

Premier Membership Positioning

The Partnership’s premier membership levels convene the region’s top leaders in settings where collaboration thrives, and change happens. Managing and Executive Partners are at the apex of the Partnership’s work to advance Houston as a great global city.


Managing Partner
  • Nomination for Board of Directors
  • Eligible to sit on Governance Committees (by invitation)
  • Leadership opportunities for CEO and C-suite executives
  • Reserved access to quarterly President’s Roundtable Series (one C-suite representative per event)
  • Invitation to Partnership’s annual Executive Assistant Appreciation Event at Partnership Tower
  • Invitation to be seated at head table at Partnership Events, if available
All Managing Partner Benefits
Executive Partner
  • Appointment to Partnership Executive Committee
  • Nomination for Board of Directors
  • Complimentary Annual Meeting sponsorship
  • VIP Access at Signature Partnership Events
  • Broad exposure across all Partnership communication platforms, including:
    • Partnership Tower Lobby Video Wall (company description included)
    • Houston.org
    • Partnership Annual Report
    • Partnership Membership Guide
All Executive Partner Benefits
Swipe left or right to reveal all membership levels

Channeling Valuable Connections

The Partnership strives to make Houston the best place to live, work and build a business, and Partnership members at all levels are key to supporting that work. The Partnership’s entry-level Associate and Small Business membership offer tailored pathways designed for companies and their employees to make impactful connections that support the growth and development of their business.


Associate

Enriched Engagement Avenues

An investment in the Partnership is a commitment to improving Houston as a great global city. Beginning at the partner levels, additional benefits offer organizations enriched engagement in the Partnership’s work and expanded avenues for community investment.


Limited Partner
  • Opportunities for participation on a Partnership Committee (for qualified businesses and employees)
  • Company listing on Partners List
All Limited Partner Benefits
Advisory Partner
  • Access to up to two Partnership Committees (for qualified businesses and employees)
  • Elevated company listing on Partners List
All Advisory Partner Benefits

Expanded Pathways for Impact

Houston has long thrived because of a positive business environment and robust civic leadership. Companies investing at the Senior Advisory Partner level and higher are committed to steering Houston’s growth and positive trajectory through their investment in the Greater Houston region.


Senior Advisory Partner
  • Eligible for Board of Directors
  • Special opportunities for C-suite executives who want to convene on a platform supporting the advancement of Houston
  • Eligible to attend quarterly President’s Roundtable Series (one C-suite representative per event)
  • Access to up to three Partnership Committees (for qualified businesses and employees)
  • Increased access to information, Partnership expertise, and presentations
  • Ability to schedule onsite presentation on the Houston Economy
  • Annual member engagement plan check-ins
All Senior Advisory Partner Benefits
General Partner
  • Priority access to quarterly President’s Roundtable Series (one C-suite representative per event)
  • Unlimited access to Partnership Committees (qualified businesses and employees)
  • On-site presentations by Partnership staff:
    • Membership Briefings
    • Employee Fairs
    • Houston Economic Update
    • Why Houston
All General Partner Benefits

Premier Membership Positioning

The Partnership’s premier membership levels convene the region’s top leaders in settings where collaboration thrives, and change happens. Managing and Executive Partners are at the apex of the Partnership’s work to advance Houston as a great global city.


Managing Partner
  • Nomination for Board of Directors
  • Eligible to sit on Governance Committees (by invitation)
  • Leadership opportunities for CEO and C-suite executives
  • Reserved access to quarterly President’s Roundtable Series (one C-suite representative per event)
  • Invitation to Partnership’s annual Executive Assistant Appreciation Event at Partnership Tower
  • Invitation to be seated at head table at Partnership Events, if available
All Managing Partner Benefits
Executive Partner
  • Appointment to Partnership Executive Committee
  • Nomination for Board of Directors
  • Complimentary Annual Meeting sponsorship
  • VIP Access at Signature Partnership Events
  • Broad exposure across all Partnership communication platforms, including:
    • Partnership Tower Lobby Video Wall (company description included)
    • Houston.org
    • Partnership Annual Report
    • Partnership Membership Guide
All Executive Partner Benefits
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“As a lifelong Houstonian, I am particularly pleased to be a part of the Partnership and the great work they do for economic growth and development in the City of Houston and surrounding communities.”


Charles McFarland
Attorney, McFarland PLLC

"Becoming a member of the Partnership was one of the best professional decisions I’ve made as a CEO. Even though I’m leading a nonprofit, the ability to cross-pollinate with organizations in various industries is extremely helpful. Interacting and benefiting from the thought leadership in the business community has shown me that they are really tackling the same issues we are facing."


Tracy Weeden, Ed.D.
President & CEO, Neuhaus Education Center

“Greater Houston Partnership, thank you for continuing to be a great resource for information. Very proud to be a member of this organization that so well represents Houston, it's businesses and people.”


Ed Parker
Business Development Manager, Industrial Tax Consulting

"With one of the largest databases of members, [the Partnership] is a wonderful networking resource for me."


Neal Talmadge
BizJournals

"The quality of the programs are top-notched, and because of that, the attendees are top-notched as well. Quality networking is great!"


Anthony Pabillano
PwC

"Businesses who want to get their name out and sales professionals who want to increase their sphere of influence won't find a better organization to connect than GHP."


Lisa Bogany
Workforce Solutions

Benefits for All Members

In addition to intangible benefits such as creating a meaningful impact in Houston, the Partnership provides the following benefits to members at all levels.

Economic News and Market Intelligence

The Partnership's Research department provides in-depth data and analysis on major economic indicators such as employment, home sales, construction, trade and much more.

Councils

Free members-only lunch-and-learns to expand your personal and professional network while gathering information on trending regional topics.

Business Resource Groups

Affinity groups for small businesses, sales and marketing professionals, young professionals, women, HR professionals, government relations professionals, businesses interested in regional and neighborhood development and businesses in international markets.

Partnership Events

Member discounts to Partnership major events, adding value to your business through information exchange, branding and awareness and high-level networking and engagement

Partnership Publications

The Partnership publishes a series of data-driven publications annually that provide an overview of the various sectors of our economy, including an Economic Forecast, Global Houston trade report, Houston Facts. We also publish Here is Houston, a relocation and newcomers guide as well as our Economic Development Guide for corporate expansion and relocation.

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Houston DiverseCity Summit

The Greater Houston Partnership proudly presents the Houston DiverseCity Summit, an inspiring one-day convening to advance equity and inclusion in the greater Houston region. This gathering of leading professionals will focus on DEI as a business imperative and practical ways businesses can advance progress, improve outcomes, and move from intention to impact. Join the Houston region's business leaders and Talent and DEI executives who will share actionable insights to help you meet business outcomes and stakeholder expectations.    The Summit offers both breakout discussions and keynote speaker content for companies and organizations of all sizes with a focus on successful practices, peer connection, and first-rate resources to help you mature your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies.   Concurrent Breakout session topics include: The Evolution and Future of ERGs Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are evolving and have a dual mandate to address complex human capital needs and align with business goals. Join us to discuss the heightened importance of employee networks in advancing inclusion now and in the future. How will ERGs deliver on employee needs, provide a return on investment, and retain business relevance and results? Connecting DEI and ESG: Why Inaction is Not an Option Customers, investors, employees, and other stakeholders expect companies to behave ethically and responsibly. What is the connection between environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and what is the risk of inaction? Join us to learn how a strong DEI strategy that includes inclusive growth, human capital management, and supplier diversity supports both ESG commitments and a company’s strategic direction. Rethinking Talent Retention and Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will share their latest insights and offer a fresh perspective on strategies to acquire, retain, and advance BIPOC and other underrepresented groups. BCG will also share the key drivers that influence workplace needs and challenge your organization to rethink support and interventions.  A Blueprint for Belonging: How Can We Create Inclusive Culture? In an unpredictable and highly competitive environment, human capital leaders recognize that attracting and retaining the best talent requires concerted action. This robust discussion will highlight both individual and organizational strategies and inspire new ideas about where companies should take bolder action to create inclusive culture, develop inclusive leadership skills, and promote inclusive behavior.  Measuring DEI Progress and Sustaining Momentum  This session focuses on the need to adopt systematic approaches to DEI.  How do leading companies build trust and use accountability, transparency, and DEI analytics to make informed decisions on workforce planning, operating models, business unit goals, and much more? This panel will help you dive deeper into ways to assess the impact of DEI on organizational performance.   Over the course of the Summit, we will explore topics including strategic focus, trust and transparency, aligning ERGs to business priorities, inclusive talent recruitment, advancement, and retention, supplier diversity, and much more. Speakers Include: Ruth Simmons, President, Prairie View A&M University Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell USA, Inc.  Derek R. Avery, Ph.D., C.T. Bauer Chair of Inclusive Leadership, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston Shea Bible, Director, Corporate Engagement,Catalyst Mary Miranda, US West DE&I Leader and HR Enablement Leader, EY Marty Rogers, Market Unit Lead - South Region, Accenture Shibu Varghese, SHRM-SCP, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, MD Anderson Boston Consulting Group   Sponsorship opportunities are now available for companies interested in supporting the event. Individual tickets and tables of 10 are now available. 

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Get in touch with our team to assist with additional Membership questions, such as:

  • Membership Agreement Form
  • Current Membership Rates
  • Benefits of Membership
  • Committee Involvement Opportunities
  • Programs, Councils & Upcoming Events
Nichelle Poindexter
Vice President
Member Acquisition & Engagement
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npoindexter@houston.org
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713-844-3685
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