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.
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!
February 4 | By Justin Nelson
Late last week, NGLCC joined the HRC and more than 40 other organizations to again ask the corporate sponsors of the International Olympic Committee to condemn the Russian laws against LGBT people. We've asked that these corporations use their voices "to insist on changes that will make a difference in the future." When the opening ceremonies begin on Friday in Sochi, the NGLCC will continue to ask the corporations think about the safety--and equality--of LGBT people before the commerce of the Olympic Games.
January 9 | By Brent Stewart
In order to successfully run a business, there’s a certain level of passion, knowledge, and convivial work ethic that must be achieved. With the help of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Wendy Fahle has gone above and beyond the standards of excellence as she continues pushing her LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) towards success.
September 25 | By Laura Berry
Cleveland, OH (09/25/13) —The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and the 2014 Gay Games are excited to announce their agreement to make 2014 the most inclusive Gay Games ever.
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June 27 | By Laura Berry
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May 30 | By Sam McClure
In thousands of conversations with business leaders and entrepreneurs over the years, I’ve learned to recognize qualities that are consistently good predictors for success and also some that give me pause and concern. Statements like, "I’m concerned there are too many businesses in my field," or "Can I really succeed or get ahead with 12 of my competitors also working in my immediate network?" are examples of scarcity thinking—and it can be a dangerous mindset for business owners.