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:  
 

Mississippi Gov. Signs Anti-LGBT Law: NGLCC Demands Repeal

April 5 | By Andy DiAntonio
NGLCC demands the Mississippi legislature repeal the state’s sweeping discrimination law and replace it with statewide non-discrimination policies as a moral and economic imperative for the citizens of Mississippi.
 

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.
 

NGLCC Applauds Charlotte City Council for Passing LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance and Recognizing the Business Case for Inclusion

February 23 | By Andy DiAntonio
Following hours of debate and months of discussions and input from advocacy organizations, the city council of Charlotte, North Carolina passed an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance by a 7-4 vote.   
 

Diversity Fulfillment Services: Success Following AB1678

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.   
 

Toast-its Rings in the Holidays with a Nordstrom Partnership

December 11 | By Andy DiAntonio
“Retail is a long game, but I’m very patient and persistent.” — Jeremy Black, Jasper + Black  
 

LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Social Driver

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.  
 

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.  

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