"The Networkers Place"



Professional organizations offer the opportunity to network with specific industry trade groups.  Decision makers from these organizations are usually in attendance at their meetings.  Participants are able to meet decision makers, increase sales productivity, and reduce the number of cold calls.

Check the area chambers of commerce for additional meetings.  Chamber meetings give the benefit of networking with businesses in a given geographic area.  You also have the opportunity to network with the owners and managers on a social level.

Organizations in Alphabetical Order



Advertising Specialty Association
281 855-8522
No regularly scheduled meetings

Afro American Sheriff Deputy League
3333 Fannin, 713 523-2235

American Assn of Drilling Engineers
Monthly, 1st Friday, Noon
The Houstonian Hotel, $20
RSVP: 713 551-4069

American Association of
Individual Investors

Monthly Meeting, Speaker(s) TBA
Red Lion Hotel
610 & Westheimer
Info: 281 775-9223

American Automobile Assn
8508 N Hwy 6, 281 859-4188



American Business Women's Assn
Houston Council of ABWA
221 Portwall, 713 675-3340. Directory

American Chemical Society
of Greater Houston Section
Monthly, 4th Tuesday, Speaker TBA
Rice University Graduate House
RSVP: Eduardo Zamora, 281 884-0661



American Corporate Counsel Assn
Greater Houston Chapter
20302 Aspenwilde Dr, 281 304-9090

American Export Association
713 672-8488

American Honey Producers Assn
281 992-0802

American Institute of Aeronautics
& Astronautics
Monthly Meeting, 5:30pm
Nassau Bay Hilton
RSVP: Dan Selters 281 333-7312

American Marketing Assn
Monthly, 3rd Thursday
11:15am Networking Luncheon
12:00 Meeting, Spkr TBA
Marriott, 1759 W Loop S,
RSVP: Deborah Brown 713 850-3073 or
John Crabb  jcrabb@alignsc.com 713 797-8383



American Production &
Inventory Control Society
Monthly, 3rd Wed, 6:30pm, Speaker TBA Courtyard at St James Place
RSVP: Dana Burns 713 518-8395

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
4th Tuesday, Noon
Info:  713 552-1246

American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter
 Thurs, 3rd

American Society of Civil Engineers
Texas Section
Houston Branch

American Institute of Organ Builders
713 529-2212

American Nurses in Business Assn
6671 SW Fwy,  713 771-5016


American Society of Civil Engineers
4615 Post Oak Place, 713 624-7153

American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating, & Air Conditioning Engineers
John Malik, 281 238-0800

American Subcontractors Assn
Monthly, 3rd Thurs, 11:30am
HESS Club,
5430 Westheimer Rd
PO Box 141, 713 779-7827

American Woman's Society of
Certified Public Accountants
Monthly, 3rd Wednesday, 5:30pm
Sheraton Brookhollow, $25
Info: Arlene Hawkins 713 944-1440

Animal Transportation Assn
10700 Richmond, 713 532-2177

Associated Builders & Contractors
of Greater Houston
3910 Kirby, 713 523-6222



The Association for Office Professionals West Houston Chapter
Info: Ann Crosby, 281 275-7239

The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering Through Total Cost Management - Gulf Coast Section

Monthly, Location TBA
Info: 713 266-5756

The Association for Women in Computing -  Houston Chapter
Monthly, 3rd Wednesday, Networking/Dinner/Board Member
Aramco Services Company-Main Auditorium
9009 West Loop South, Braeswood exit
Prog 6:30pm, $35 Guests, $20 Members
RSVP/Info AWC hotline 
713 629-9517 Monday morning
before next meeting

Association for Women in Science
 Houston Chapter
Info: Cynthia Miller 713 478-4018

Association of Authors and Publishers
Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 5:30pm
Museum of Printing History
1324 West Clay St,
Info: 281 340-0185


Association of Contingency Planners
 Monthly. 2nd Tuesday, 11:30am
IBM Bldg., Two Riverway,
Info: W. D. Koempel 281-395-9377
Programs on disaster recovery, network recovery, business resumption/recovery, crisis management and emergency response

Association of Diving Contractors
3910 W FM 1960, 281 893-8388

Association of Information Technology Professionals - Houston
Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 11:00am
HESS, 5430 Westheimer
required 713 935-8581

Association of Life and
Health Administrators

The Association of Microsoft
Solutions Providers

Monthly, 3rd Wednesday, 11:30am
Speaker TBA
Microsoft Houston office
15710 JFK Blvd. Suite 800,
RSVP required, Charles Lee 713 462-6722 (Calendar)

Association of Professional
Desktop Publishers
324 W. Clay, 713 521-22821


The Association of  Records Managers
and Administrators - Houston
 Monthly Meeting
Info: Linda Lyrock 713 646-8313 or e-mail

Association of Women Attorneys
Monthly Meeting, 4th Wed, 5:30pm
The Brownstone Restaurant
2732 Virginia
RSVP: 713 880-2265

Certified Fraud Examiners Association
Monthly meeting
Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
3000 North Loop West
Info: Chuck Cummings 713 224-8890


Biomedical Technology Club
Monthly, 2nd Thursday, 7:30am, Spkr TBA
Houston Plaza Hotel
6633 Travis
RSVP: John Phillips 713 237-2614

Black Data Processing Associates
Monthly, 4th Tuesday, 6pm
Radisson Astrodome Hotel
8686 Kirby
Info: 713 939-8088

Boating Trades Assn
of Metropolitan Houston
2600 Southwest Fwy, 713 526-6361

Cardiology Assn
800 Peakwood, 281 444-4986


Commercial Real Estate Association
of Montgomery County
Monthly Meeting, Speaker(s) TBA
Tournament Players Course Clubhouse
1730 S. Milbend Drive
The Woodlands
Info: Margaret Bache 409 447-1414

Construction Specifications Institute
Monthly, 5:30pm, Speaker TBA
HESS Bld, 5430 Westheimer,  $20
Info: 713 993-0262

Diabetes Educators SE Texas
713 797-0259


Downtown Houston Association
1221 McKinney, Suite 3434
Houston, TX 77010
713 658-8938, fax 713 658-0503

Engineers Council of Houston
Monthly, 1st Thursday, 11:30am
HESS Bldg, 5430 Westheimer Rd
RSVP Fred Stoerkel, 713 686-1910


Executive Suite Association
Houston Network
Monthly, 2nd Wed, Allen Park Inn
Info: Bob Wills 281 335-3600

Export Packers Assn of Houston
10811 Warwana, 713 468-3223
No regularly scheduled meetings

Greater Houston Alliance of Business
7145 Ave H, 713 650-3219

Harris County Beer Wholesalers Assn
713 672-1171

Helicopter Operators of Texas, Inc
713 643-4689

Houston Apartment Assn
10815 Fallstone Rd, 281 933-2224

Houston Assn of Credit Management
 10887 Wilcrest Dr., 281 228-6100


Houston Association of Hispanic
Media Professionals
P.O. BOX 273394, Houston, Tx 77277
 Phone: 713 743-0773, Fax: 713 743-0779

Houston Association of Insurance
and Financial Advisors

 713 526-5331

Houston Assn of Medical Advisors
2nd Friday, 7:00am, Medical Center Hilton
$15 RSVP 713 661-1040

Houston Association of
Network Administrators
Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm
New Horizons' Offices
Marathon Office Tower
5555 San Felipe
Speaker TBA, RSVP Don Young 
713 837-7868


Houston Area Restaurant
 Vendors Association

Houston Association of Women in the Workplace, Monthly, 1st Friday, Noon, Christ Church Cathedral, Latham Auditorium (Upstairs above the bookstore), 1117 Texas Avenue, Speaker TBA
$6 brown bag lunch - optional.
An opportunity for women to explore issues,
meet new friends, share common
experiences, grow & develop as
working women, and hear outstanding
women share their career stories


Houston Association of
Volunteer Administrators
Monthly, St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Sylvia LeBlanc, 713 527-9330

Houston Bar Association
1001 Fannin -13th Floor, 713 759-1133

Houston Chapter/Texas Pest Control Assn
 The principle advocate and leadership organization for the pest control industry. We encourage the highest quality education, communication and representation to promote our industry and the public good.
Harvey West, (713) 863-0143
Monthly, 2nd Tues


Houston Contractors Association
Monthly, 11:30, Various locations
around Houston


Houston Geological Society
7457 Harwin, Suite #301
713 785-6402, Fax 713 785-0553
RSVP: 713 917-0218 or by email

Houston Hispanic Architects
& Engineers
 Monthly, 1st Wed, 11:30am, $20
HESS Bldg, 5430 Westheimer
 Info: 713 988-5504




Houston Independent
Auto Dealers Assn
 8245 North Fwy, 281 931-3733

Houston Military Affairs Association
Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 11:30am
HESS, 5430 Westheimer
Info: Lt. Lee Jackson 713 671-5197

Houston Remodelers Association
713 465-0625

Houston Northwest Bar Assn
Info: Steve Petrou 281 955-5505

Houston Restaurant Vendors Luncheon
(closed group), Weekly, Wednesday, 11:30am
Info on joining this group:
Elizabeth Crunk 713 460-3535
Lead exchange of all new restaurants and
bars that are opening in the Houston area.

Houston Shippers Assn
2410 Commerce
 713 223-4091


Houston Technology Center
1200 Smith, Suite 2940
Houston, TX 77002
713 658-1750, Fax 713 658-1744
Info: Info@houstontech.org  (Calendar)

Information Systems Security Association
Monthly, 4th Tuesday, 11:30am
Houston Center Club, 1100 Caroline
RSVP: Otis Horton 713 956-9677

The Independent Electrical Contractors
Houston Chapter
601 N Shepherd Dr, #330


Institute of Management Consultants 
Info: Dottie Kerr 281 722-8255 

International Assn of
Geophysical Contractors
2550 N Loop W 713 957-8080


International Facilities Management Assn
Houston Chapter
2117 Kilkenny, 281 464-2139

International Maintenance Institute
10909 Sabo Rd, 281 481-0869

Japan America Society of Houston
4801 Woodway, Suite 110W
Houston, TX 77056
713 963-0121, Fax 713 963-0121

The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Houston
A non-profit professional organization that promotes career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, respecting Asian multiculturalism, and supporting diversity and community service. (832) 422-4107

National Electrical Contractors Association
Houston Chapter  - (713) 977-2522



National Assn of the Self-Employed
6111 W FM 1960, 281 893-0061

National Association of Manufacturers
Southern Division
1225 N Loop W, 713 863-7575

National Assn of Professional Contractors
 13110 T C Jester, 281 931-4194

National Association of
Corporate Real Estate Executives
Tammy Mullins, 713 739-7373 x115

National Assn of Steel Pipe Distributors
14760 Memorial Dr, 281 531-7473

National Society of Black Engineers
Houston Alumni Extension

Monthly, 1st Monday, 6:30pm
TSU, School of Technology Bld, Room 316
Info: Kenneth Woolridgy 281 831-8899

National Tooling & Machining
713 928-6241



The Philippine Nurses Association
of Metropolitan Houston
Monthly, 3rd Thursday
Gold Ribbon Bake Shop and Restaurant
West Holcombe near the Medical Center
Non-members $5
Info: Cleo Robinett, 281 859-5047.
Included in every meeting is an
hour of health-care related
presentations for which participants
receive one CEU credit

Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Contractors Association
10134 Hammerly, 713 461-6996

Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast
1324 West Clay, 713 522-2046

Product Development & Management Association - Houston Chapter
C/o Gelb Consulting Group, Inc
4611 Montrose, Suite A230
Houston, TX 77006


Professional Black Women's
Enterprise (PBWE)

2425 West Loop South Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77027,  713 297-8821
24 Hour Hot Line 713 320-8821, E-mail,
Fax 713 335-5507, (Calendar)
"Working Together To Make A Profound Economic Impact In Our Society"


Society for Technical Communication
Monthly, Meeting day varies, 5:30pm Networking Buffet, $7/$10, Holiday Inn Select, 2710 SW Fwy
RSVP: Juan 713 266-9707 (Calendar)

Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 6:00pm
HESS, 5430 Westheimer
RSVP: Cindy 713 462-1840

Society of Mexican American Engineers & Scientists
Monthly, 3rd Wednesday, 7:00pm
Houston City Club, 9 Greenway Plaza
713 753-4885

Society of Professional Women
in Petroleum
Monthly, 2nd Thursday, 7:30am
Sheraton Brookhollow
RSVP: Diane Logan 713 983-5569

Society of Women Engineers
Monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30pm
HESS bldg, 5430 Westheimer, Speaker TBA
Info:  Michele Tesciuba 281 285-4903

Southwest Communications Assoc
713 831-3993


The Technology Entrepreneurs'
eXchange (“Texchange”)

A Houston based, non-profit networking organization for emerging technology entrepreneurs, professional &
angel investors, experienced mentors
 & related professionals in services firms, government, media and academia.


Texas Association of School
Personnel Administrators

14903 Tallow Forest Ct, 281 480-9201

Texas Association of Staffing
4041 Richmond Ave, 713 622-4864

Texas Fly Fishers Assn
Monthly, 4th Tuesday, 7pm, Spkr TBA
Travel Lodge Hotel
2828 SW Fwy
Info: 713 480-4405

Texas Neurological Clinic Assn
4151 Southwest Fwy, 713 621-9291

Texas Nurses' Association District 29
Info: Jean Ivey 409 772-8233

Texas Tech Ex-Students Association
Houston Chapter



Webgrrls International
Houston Chapter
Info Jennifer Vestal
(713) 993-1895 or e-mail.

Women's Contractor's Assn
Monthly, 1st Thursday, 11:30am
HESS Bldg, 5430 Westheimer, $22/$25
RSVP: Cheryl Knox 281 835-8110

Women's Council of Realtors
Houston Chapter
Charles G. Giffin Jr. 713 629-8793

Women in Communications
Monthly, 4th Tuesday, 11am -1pm
Spkr TBA, Junior League Tea Room
1811 Briar Oaks Ln
 RSVP: Tina Foster 713 770-2111

Women's Construction
Owners & Executives
P O Box 7641, 281 835-8110


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