August 3 | By Andy DiAntonio
On July 28th, the final day of the Democratic National Convention, NGLCC, in partnership with the DNC LGBT Caucus, hosted a star-studded celebration in honor of the historic Democratic nominee for President of the United States and the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Democratic National Committee to include certified LGBT-owned businesses as suppliers for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The DNC has fundamentally raised the visibility of, and opportunities for, our community's leaders and voices.
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.
June 30 | By Andy DiAntonio
In the weeks since the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, this nation and, specifically, the LGBT community, have been coming to terms with what this horrendous act of violence and hatred means for our community and movement. In the face of such unbrindled violence, NGLCC has been incredibly moved by the support and solidarity with the LGBT community expressed by our affiliate chambers and corporate partners. Below is a snapshot of just some of the tributes to those lost or injured in Orlando.
NGLCC and the National Business Inclusion Consortium Announce “Best-of-the-Best” Companies for Diversity
April 27 | By Andy DiAntonio
Washington, DC – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named the inaugural Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all community sectors.
April 22 | By Andy DiAntonio
Happy Earth Day from NGLCC and certified LGBTBE RENEWPR, LLC! Thank you RENEWPR President and Founder, Ben Finzel, for sharing your thoughts on the overlap between respect for Earth and respect for the LGBT people around the globe who call it home.
April 19 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) is excited to announce the five finalists for the inaugrural Best-of-the-Best Program or Initiative of the Year Award. This prestigious award was designed to recognize an exemplary program or initiative that was developed to better the lives and opportunities of internal and/or external diverse stakeholders. The Program or Initiative of the Year impacts the firm in one or more of the following areas: customer service, community service and external engagement, customer programming, or employee inclusion. This year's finalists are:
April 5 | By Andy DiAntonio
NGLCC demands the Mississippi legislature repeal the state’s sweeping discrimination law and replace it with statewide non-discrimination policies as a moral and economic imperative for the citizens of Mississippi.
March 23 | By Michael Castellano
When reflecting on all the achievements we have collectively won for LGBT equality under the Obama Administration, we realize we have come a long way. From repealing Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell to extending protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act to transgender employees, from passing Assembly Bill AB1678 for LGBT business owners in California to striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, we have certainly seen many incredible advances.
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.
December 10 | By Andy DiAntonio
Social Driver, led by business partners and husbands Thomas Sanchez and Anthony Shop, is a marketing agency that uses social-fueled strategies to drive next-generation results. Social Driver works with leading corporations and nonprofit organizations to connect with their audiences online through social media campaigns, websites, and data visualizations. Social Driver serves major clients across the country and around the globe and was named the 7th fastest growing marketing agency in the United States by Agency 100.
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