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.
 

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
 

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Department of Agriculture Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Economic Opportunity for LGBT Americans

September 3 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the global LGBT community, is proud to announce its latest Memorandum of Understanding with a federal agency to promote the inclusion of NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) in government procurement and supply chains. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the leadership of Secretary Tom Vilsack, will work closely with the NGLCC to provide opportunities to certified LGBT-owned businesses looking to secure vendor contracts with the Department and its agencies throughout the country.
 

Finalists Announced for 2016 LGBT Biz Pitch Competition

August 10 | By Andy DiAntonio
Eastside Women’s Health Center Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC and Jennifer Jimenez, CNM Eastside Women's Health Center offers gynecology, lactation, family building, acupuncture and massage therapy services to the community with specific focus on the LGBTQ and single parent by choice communities. We blend Eastern and Western medicine to optimize and improve health. Learn more at http://www.eastsidewomenshealth.com/.   Loud Hailer Jack Chen
 

NGLCC Launches 2016 Conference App

August 3 | By Andy DiAntonio
Revolutionize Your Conference Experience with the interactive 2016 NGLCC Conference App
 

Newest Addition to Conference...LGBTbiz Talks

August 3 | By Andy DiAntonio
Join three of America’s leading LGBT innovators in tech, research, and advertising as they explore the importance of connecting your identity and experience to your business.  Designed to help you think bigger during the 2016 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, these speakers are guaranteed to move and inspire you to take your business—and your connections—to a higher level.  Be sure to join the conversation live during the talks using #NGLCC16 on your Conference App!   
 

NGLCC Announces Melissa Etheridge as Conference Keynote

July 21 | By Andy DiAntonio
Music Legend Melissa Etheridge to Rock the 2016 NGLCC Conference NGLCC is thrilled to announce that legendary singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform at the 2016 International Business & Leadership Conference.  
 

Long Walk to Conference

July 21 | By
By Yolande Kwinana   In celebration of the Nelson Mandela International Day for Freedom, Justice, and Democracy on Monday, July 18, we honor the sacrifices the Nelson Mandela made for the sake of ensuring every person has their basic human rights. We are grateful for his leadership as a South African and as a world leader; the work that he did has provided organizations like NGLCC with a platform for its LGBT economic advocacy and supplier diversity initiatives in South Africa.   
 

NGLCC to Bring Record-Breaking International Business & Leadership Conference to Palm Springs in August 2016

March 4 | By Andy DiAntonio
Washington, D.C. -- The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, proudly announced that Palm Springs, California will host the 2016 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. The 2016 conference is expected to convene more than 1000 LGBT and allied entrepreneurs, business owners, government & corporate representatives, and LGBT chamber leaders from across the country and around the globe.

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