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.  
 

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.
 

LGBTQ and Having Trouble Sleeping?

December 2 | By Andy DiAntonio
Brought to you by the makers of TYLENOL® PM Getting the right amount of sleep can be tough for everyone, but those in the LGBTQ community may be even more prone to sleeplessness. In this post, we examine some of the reasons why and suggest a few tips to help combat sleep issues that you may experience from time to time.
 

NGLCC Announces 2015 National Dinner Award Honorees

November 9 | By Andy DiAntonio
Supplier of the Year: Social Driver

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