NGLCC Stands with Orlando Today and Always...

June 12 | By Andy DiAntonio
The NGLCC family is heartbroken by this senseless attack on our community. We mourn for those lost and in need of answers. Our national chamber network stands firmly in support of our local affiliate chamber, MBA Orlando, who is working with other central florida based LGBT organizations to keep our community informed and connected.     We appreciate the outpouring of support from allied organizations and corporate partners. We will keep them informed of any call to action to aid those affected in Orlando.   
 

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.  
 

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. 
 

Best-of-the-Best Program or Initiative of the Year Finalists

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:  
 

NGLCC Global Reflects on Recent Work in the Dominican Republic

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.
 

Walking in the Footsteps of Mandela; NGLCC Global Travels to South Africa to Support LGBT Economic Inclusion

December 9 | By
By Yolande Kwinana   Other than the beautiful scenery, South Africa boasts being the first country in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. South African law prohibits discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace and forbids any employer from firing an employee based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. In fact, on paper, the constitution of the Republic of South Africa is widely considered as one of the most progressive constitutions in the world; however, in reality, the law is often poorly implemented and LGBT people lack adequate protection.  
 

Enrollment Season is Here: LGBT Small Businesses Get Covered under Health Reform

December 3 | By Courtney Mott
It’s open enrollment season once again – and that means that employers and employees all across the country are considering their new health insurance options! Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, there are many new options available, particularly for small businesses and their employees.  Small employers can provide health insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and may be eligible for a tax credit towards the cost of premiums.
 

NGLCC President Working to Strengthen LGBT Business Community in Italy during Historic Nationwide Speaking Tour

October 8 | By Andy DiAntonio
For the last week, NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson has been on a tour of Italy to strengthen and build support for the Italian LGBT business community.  Mr. Nelson was invited to Italy by the U.S. Embassy as part of the Obama Administration’s larger mission to promote LGBT rights abroad. In coordination with the U.S. Embassy, he has taken part in several meetings as well as presented a series of lectures to LGBT leaders, business schools and LGBT youth across Italy. From October 2-4, Nelson spoke and led sessions at the Leaders for Change Convention in Milan, hosted by "Excellence & Diversity GLBT Executives” (EDGE).
 

NGLCC Global Falls into Action

September 24 | By Michael Castellano
NGLCC Global kicked off the fall season in the Dominican Republic, where from September 2nd to 4th the team made significant advances on its project in partnership with the US Agency for International Development and the US Embassy in Santo Domingo. In addition to two days of dynamic meetings and workshops on themes such as implementing inclusive development and addressing vulnerable populations.

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