Posted on August 20, 2021

The Greater Houston Black Chamber, United Airlines Create Resource in Support of Local Black-Owned Businesses

Chloe Alexander, KHOU, August 19, 2021

The Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) has partnered with United Airlines to shine a light on small, black-owned businesses in the Houston area with the chamber’s “5th Annual Buy Black Campaign.”


“We are beyond excited to partner with United in this important work,” said Carol Guess, President & CEO of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce.

Guess said Houston will be the first market to house a “Buy Black Campaign” as part of United’s “Shop Local Campaign.”


Helon Hammond, United Airlines Managing Director of Technical Operations & Maintenance Systems Technology, said 24 hours before a traveler’s trip to Houston, United will present the “Buy Black in Houston” resource on the airline’s app so people can search and shop with small, black-owned Houston-area businesses.

The airline will also have magazines on planes where travelers can read about certain local black-owned businesses.