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 in the 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.
 

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!   
 

CVS Health Offers Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers

May 17 | By Natalie Rojas
NGLCC is pleased to announce that CVS Health is currently accepting applications for their 2016 CVS Health: Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers.  
 

5 Ways the LGBT Business Builder can Help Grow Your Small Business

June 23 | By Andy DiAntonio
The LGBT Business Builder, the historic new partnership between NGLCC and the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a powerful tool to strengthen the LGBT Business Community at both the local and national level.   
 

2015 NGLCC Matchmaker Registration

March 26 | By Natalie Rojas
Connecting certified LGBTBEs and NGLCC Corporate Partners NGLCC is excited to launch our 2015 Matchmakers portal to coincide with the opening of conference registration. The 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference promises to build on the success of last year’s conference and again provide one of the most powerful business opportunities available to LGBTBEs. Last year over 400 matchmaker meetings occurred, and we are confident that 2015 will see the most effective matches for our LGBTBEs and NGLCC Corporate Partners.    
 

LGBTBE In the Spotlight: Teaming Up Against All the Odds

February 19 | By Laura Berry
When the odds are against you, and what you had become is stripped away, it is your obligation to find creative opportunities to surge ahead. – Harvey Perle   After more than 17 years in business, Harvey Perle, owner of the manufacturer’s representative agency Perle & Co., hit a cascade of professional and personal challenges in 2007, including divorce, diabetes, and a spiraling economy to name just a few.   
 

NGLCC Seeks Volunteers for National Certification Committee

February 19 | By Brent Stewart
Each month, a group of dedicated volunteers gathers at the NGLCC headquarters to review the applications of hopeful LGBT Business Enterprises® (LGBTBEs®).  Are you interested in learning more about our certification process, and helping us expand the NGLCC business community? We have the perfect opportunity for you!  

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