Case Study: Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Houston, TX
Corey Allen, Treasurer



When it began operation in 2016, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce selected ChamberMaster member management software to get off the ground. Since then, the Chamber has continued to grow, and has expanded its services to provide opportunities for accelerated economic growth, education, networking, collaboration and partnerships, leadership development, and advocacy/policy.

Impressed by the sophisticated features of the original ChamberMaster platform, Chamber Treasurer Corey Allen put his years of accounting and auditing experience to work and made the decision to transition to the even more robust GrowthZone ChamberMaster Edition.


According to COREY:

What features of the new edition caught your eye?

I was struck by the new design of the website and membership portal. We have a successful marketing team and we needed a website and membership portal to match.

How has the new edition helped you with member management?

Member management is even easier because the membership directory is enhanced with business categories. Also, “Hot Deals” are more accessible on the website, and there are expanded member profiles and opportunities for our corporate partners to list multiple locations.

How has the new edition helped you improve member services?

We’re now able to identify and implement creative new ways for member-to-member referrals to help with new business development. Members can also easily share their profiles, business info, email, and social media to expand their exposure.

Tell us about how you offer automated monthly member payments via credit cards (GrowthZone Pay).

We have monthly subscription plans, which continue to be more and more popular each month. With the GrowthZone transition team’s assistance, we successfully automated our billing, which has been a significant process improvement.

How did the transition go?

The transition was very successful and had the full team’s support. From the product team to the project management team to the website team, I was happy to report to my board that we successfully completed our early adoption of GrowthZone.

What do your members and staff like most about the new edition?

Our members and staff like the new look and ease of navigation with the new platform and website. They absolutely love the new directory and business categories, which streamlines finding other members to do business with.

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GrowthZone is a true partner to us, so we feel kind of like a family with them. We feel like they are truly and honestly invested in our success—which means that they are invested in the success of our businesses…and that is something that’s going to keep us with GrowthZone for a very long time.

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Danah Abarr
Executive Director - South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce

“I look forward to working with GrowthZone for years to come (never thought I would ever say that about an AMS).”

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Chris Studebaker
CEO, REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley

“We are a small staff, and the GrowthZone platform allows us to do more in less time, so now we can exceed the expectations of our chapters and individual members.”

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Matt Levine
Association Management Consultant, American Subcontractors Association

“GrowthZone customer service is excellent. They were with us every step during the transition to a new payment processing system.”

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Angela Hubbard
Executive Director, NARI Metro DC

It makes keeping track of our membership and events a breeze! Everything is posted in real time, and it’s so much easier than working from a spreadsheet! And it syncs with our website, giving users an easy way to find our members, events and job openings.

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Tiffany Brightwell
President - ABC (Associated Builders & Contractors) North Alabama Chapter
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