LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Edgefactory

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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. Recently, Cole was awarded one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal and a 2015 Florida company to watch by GROWFL. Cole succeeds in his goal to have a distinctive company, producing work using the latest audiovisuals trends and cutting edge technology.
 
In February 2015, edgefactory joined the NGLCC family by becoming a certified LGBTBE. The decision to pursue certification was rooted in a desire to get the word out about being a diverse-owned organization, and the excitement of potential partnership opportunities offered by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.  Edgefactory has been tremendously involved with the LGBT community in the Orlando area, as they have worked with the local NGLCC affiliate chamber MBA Orlando. The business is connected with events such as the Pride Gala, Headdress Ball, and weeklong Come Out With Pride.
 
During its time as a certified business, edgefactory has made waves as a prominent and impressive multimedia company.  Their work was featured at the 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference with graphics for the general sessions. Attendees were amazed by the aesthetic of the plenaries, and edgefactory succeeded in conceptualizing a dynamic edge to static presentations all too common in the business world.
 
The work edgefactory produces encourages clients to step outside the box, and provides them with the comfort and agency to do so. By carefully molding multimedia with sound, color, music, and visuals, edgefactory touches on all the senses for what is ultimately very effective branding. This is a prime example of the B2B opportunities at the NGLCC, which is at the heart of supplier diversity. NGLCC was honored to work with another incredible certified LGBTBE, and looks forward to being involved in edgefactory’s future.