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.
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.
May 19 | By Orain Edwards
Promoting Inclusion in the Rainbow Nation; South African Business Owner Reflects on Starting Her Own Business, Business to Business Connections, and the Importance of Perseverance! Affectionately called the “Rainbow Nation,” one could say that South Africa represents the epitome of the modern day struggle for diversity and inclusion, including the fight for LGBT equality. As Africa’s second largest economy, today, South Africa remains one of the continent’s major economic powerhouses and the only country in Africa to decriminalize discrimination based on sexual orientation through its new Constitution in 1996.
January 11 | By Brent Stewart
In September 2014, NGLCC helped pass AB1678, which opened up many opportunities for certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs). The law mandates that utilities companies doing business in the state of California report the amount of diverse spend they have with LGBTBEs. For Duane Thierry from Diversity Fulfillment Services, this has resulted in new business.
December 11 | By Andy DiAntonio
“Retail is a long game, but I’m very patient and persistent.” — Jeremy Black, Jasper + Black
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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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October 8 | By Andy DiAntonio
LGBTBEs Forge Unexpected Business to Business Partnership at 2015 Conference Elaine Helms and Tamara Fleming never thought they would help TomboyX win the LGBT Biz Pitch competition at the 2015 NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference.
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Edgefactory is a brand production factory and certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) out of Orlando, Florida. In 1999, Brian Cole founded the business with a vision for a production company different from the rest. Sixteen years later, edgefactory is an EMMY® award winning and internationally recognized enterprise that specializes in corporate video production, digital signage, meeting openers, corporate events, and brand development.
June 10 | By Natalie Rojas
YIKES, Inc. is a web design and development certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) located in Philadelphia. YIKES, Inc. specializes in custom WordPress theme and plugin development, site maintenance, eCommerce, custom-built web-based applications and more. In addition to building great websites, YIKES, Inc. is dedicated to sustainable business practices by observing the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. With these principles, YIKES, Inc. is committed to building a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable local economy.