September 16 | By James Gleason
Creating beautiful spaces merges science, art, and precision in equal measures. Ruperto Arvelo of Arvelo Architecture + Design has made capturing that balance his life's work. NGLCC joins Rupert to ask him about his lifelong passion for architecture and his Certified LGBTBE®, ARVELO architecture + design, pllc. ARVELO architecture + design in the Spotlight
September 15 | By James Gleason
September 15 | By James Gleason
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 Certified 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.
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.
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
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.
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 Enterprise (Certified LGBTBE®) companies. The law mandates that utilities companies doing business in the state of California report the amount of diverse spend they have with Certified LGBTBE® companies. For Duane Thierry from Diversity Fulfillment Services, this has resulted in new business.