NGLCC Corporate Partnership Growth Accelerates in 2020, Demonstrating Leadership in a Crisis

| By Jason Vita

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce has continued to strengthen economic impact in light of the economic uncertainty spanning from the rise of COVID-19 around the globe by expanding on the number of corporations joining the chamber as corporate partners. The private sector has stepped up to the plate in light of the pandemic and has doubled down on supporting supplier diversity and D&I initiatives as business imperatives to stay strong together during this crisis. NGLCC has welcomed 11 new corporate partners in the first fiscal quarter of 2020. These organizations span some of the largest, most well- known companies in the world and on behalf of everyone at NGLCC we are thrilled to officially welcome them to our organization.

These new partners include the iconic American restaurant chain, Denny’s; global auto giant, Fiat Chrysler Automotive; Fortune-100 energy provider, Exelon; consulting powerhouse, Granite Solutions Groupe; a world leader in science, technology, and engineering; Leidos; the largest oil refiner in the U.S., Marathon Petroleum; shipping solutions titan; Pitney Bowes; the largest online mortgage retailer, Quicken Loans Inc.; manufacturing behemoth Trane Technologies, f.k.a Ingersoll Rand); social networking phenom, Twitter; and the Swiss-based investment banking superstar, UBS.  

 

We look forward to the economic opportunities that these relationships will create for our Certified LGBTBE® companies. In fact, within one month of joining NGLCC, Exelon has already awarded an NGLCC Certified Supplier with a multi-million dollar, multi-year construction contract.

In addition to the economic benefit to our Certified LGBTBE® companies, many of these corporations, like Marathon Petroleum, have had a pandemic response plan in place for years and can serve as valuable role models during this difficult time. Every single one of these organizations is playing an active role in fighting COVID-19, as are the vast majority of our corporate stakeholders, and we thank them for going above and beyond.

We are all in this together!

For additional ways to help you, your business, and the LGBT community during this time, visit the NGLCC COVID-19 Resource Hub for the LGBT Business Community.