Get To Know NGLCC's First LGBTBE Presenting Sponsor: American Meetings, Inc.

July 19 | By Jonathan Lovitz
American Meetings, Inc.'s leaders, Todd Bludworth & Andy McNeill, recently sat with Team NGLCC to discuss their success and what led them to be the first LGBTBE Presenting Sponsor of the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference:   What impact has certification had on AMI’s business? The certification focused AMI on developing a long term diversity and procurement strategy.   This strategy is important as many contracts in our business are contracted through procurement. It also expanded our Tier 2 Strategy around downstream vendors increasing their opportunity.
 

Supplier Spotlight: Zippy Dogs

June 27 | By Jonathan Lovitz
Elise Lindborg and Kelli Henderson started ZippyDogs in June of 2000 with the mission to create cost-effective promotional products and creative branding material for businesses. With a drive for marketing, along with an experienced team of passionate leaders to back it up, ZippyDogs has been creating thoughtful branding for almost two decades.
 

NGLCC Celebrates Hugely Successful 5th Summit of the Americas

June 27 | By Jonathan Lovitz
NGLCC, in partnership with host affiliate, the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), welcomed over 250 LGBT entrepreneurs, corporate partners, government officials, and chamber leaders from across the Americas and around the globe to the InterContinental Yorkville Hotel in Toronto, Canada from June 14-16 for NGLCC Global’s 5th Annual LGBT Summit of the Americas.
 

NGLCC Remembers Pulse, One Year Later

June 9 | By Jonathan Lovitz
A year ago this week the NGLCC community was heartbroken by a senseless attack on our community at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. We mourned, and still mourn, for those taken and offer love and support to the survivors and their families still in need of healing. Our national chamber network continues to stand firmly in support of our local affiliate chamber, MBA Orlando, as they continue to work with other Central Florida based LGBT organizations to keep our community safe and connected. 
 

VOTE NOW: LGBT BIZ PITCH Semi-Finalists Need Your Vote!

June 6 | By Jonathan Lovitz
You can help us decide which of these amazing LGBT-owned companies moves on to the final round of conception at the 2017 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. Get to know our 15 semi-finalists, then VOTE & SHARE! See you in Las Vegas, August 1 -4! Register today at www.nglcc.org/nglcc17 #NGLCC17 MEET OUR 15 LGBT BIZ PITCH SEMI-FINALISTS: http://bit.ly/2qYaS7Y CLICK HERE TO VOTE:  http://bit.ly/2sd7Zjz
 

Supplier in the Spotlight: Socio

May 4 | By Jonathan Lovitz
Jeremy Bellman and Gonzo Araya created Socio to help sourcing professionals, their stakeholders, and suppliers work together as partners – an expression of the passion they have for helping people work better together.  
 

Longtime Shell-NGLCC Partnership Thrives on Supplier Diversity, Global Cooperation Initiatives

March 22 | By
Since 2002, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has been instrumental in promoting the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex (LGBTI) community’s economic strength and growth potential.   Founded on a goal of building an organization that could support LGBTI business owners and showcase the LGBTI community’s diversity of talent, the NGLCC has exceeded expectations primarily due to a pro-active membership and board of directors.  
 

Supplier in the Spotlight: Aviva Spectrum

February 28 | By Andy DiAntonio
Aviva Spectrum is a top management consulting firm located on the West Coast. Sonia Luna, Founder and CEO of Aviva Spectrum, was first introduced to the NGLCC over six years ago when she attended a meeting at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Since she acquired her LGBTBE certification, Sonia received a contract with one of the most reputable CPA consulting firms in the world. “It helped us grow that year by 20% and allowed us to make more investments in our marketing and sales strategies,” she notes.
 

New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves NGLCC Championed Bill to Include Certified LGBT, Disability, and Veteran Owned Businesses in State Contracting

February 14 | By Andy DiAntonio
On Monday, February 13th, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce provided expert testimony at the New Jersey State House in Trenton in support of A-3891, a bill to welcome certified LGBT, disability, and veteran owned businesses in New Jersey state contracting and procurement opportunities. The bill was approved by the Human Services Committee by a nearly unanimous vote and was applauded for providing a pro-business context for expanding equal opportunity throughout the state.  
 

NGLCC, Out Leadership, and Freedom for All Americans Issue Joint Statement on the White House’s Retention of LGBT+ Protections

January 31 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), along with our coalition partners Out Leadership and Freedom for All Americans, is glad the Trump administration has decided to be “respectful & supportive of LGBTQ rights” by maintaining critical LGBT+ workplace protections for federal contractors.

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