The mission of this Chamber shall be to develop, promote and perpetuate a positive and profitable business and civic climate for deaf owned businesses. Sharing information to teach areas including but not limited to capitalism, expanding access to capitalization, technical support, procurement opportunities, and effective networking. The languages, cultures, and heritage of Deaf, DeafBlind, Late-Deafened, and Hard of Hearing business owners will be acknowledged and respected in the pursuit of life, liberty and equality.
Our mission can be realized through ongoing partnership with our members, Board of Directors, local/state government, tribes, volunteers and the public we serve.
Welcome to Texas Deaf Chamber of Commerce's initial website (permanent website is being developed). The 501c6 member non-profit organization was established in 2019 by members of the Deaf business community with following purposes:
Serve as a community voice for Deaf-owned businesses
Advocate for the creation of a firm economic base and civic climate supporting Deaf-owned businesses
Create financial opportunities for the growth and stability of Deaf-owned businesses
Promote development and support of deaf businesses through greater access to market opportunities and capital
Foster entrepreneurial development through workshops and training
Collaborate with coalitions supporting public recognition and political influence among deaf business owners
Monitor pending legislation that may affect business ownership, business growth, and business activities.
We are currently busy developing programs while looking for business/organization members, partners, and sponsors who shares the same vision and passion for the Texas Deaf community. There are great opportunities to reach and support a network of businesses and people as we are building resources and benefits for our members and the community.
If you’re interested in joining as member, partnering or sponsoring with us, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (clickable link below) your interest and how you can work with Texas Deaf Chamber of Commerce.
*USAGE OF “DEAF”: Texas Deaf Chamber of Commerce is using the term “deaf” is being used in an all-inclusive manner, to include people who may identify as Deaf, deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf-disabled, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing impaired. The Chamber recognizes that for many individuals, identity is fluid and can change over time or with setting. The Chamber has chosen to use one term "Deaf" with the goal of recognizing experiences that are shared by all members of our diverse communities while also honoring all our differences.