March 28 | Reiko Gallo
March 25 | James Gleason
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August 15 | By Jonathan Lovitz
NGLCC Co-Founders Justin Nelson (President) and Chance Mitchell (CEO) recognized the tireless dedication and leadership of former NGLCC Board of Directors member Irwin Drucker during the record-breaking 2017 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. For his decades of work supporting the LGBT business community, Irwin was awarded the first-ever NGLCC Legacy Award.
August 14 | By Jonathan Lovitz
NGLCC released the following statement in condemnation of the attack against Americans in Charlottesville, Virginia: “The NGLCC and our allies in business will not remain silent in the face of attacks on America’s diverse communities. Charlottesville must be a wakeup call that we cannot ignore the hatred that exists against Americans based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, and more. Diversity is the lifeblood of this nation, and celebrating our diversity is essential for our moral and economic wellbeing.
July 19 | By Jonathan Lovitz
American Meetings, Inc.'s leaders, Todd Bludworth & Andy McNeill, recently sat with Team NGLCC to discuss their success and what led them to be the first LGBTBE Presenting Sponsor of the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference: What impact has certification had on AMI’s business? The certification focused AMI on developing a long term diversity and procurement strategy. This strategy is important as many contracts in our business are contracted through procurement. It also expanded our Tier 2 Strategy around downstream vendors increasing their opportunity.
June 27 | By Jonathan Lovitz
Elise Lindborg and Kelli Henderson started ZippyDogs in June of 2000 with the mission to create cost-effective promotional products and creative branding material for businesses. With a drive for marketing, along with an experienced team of passionate leaders to back it up, ZippyDogs has been creating thoughtful branding for almost two decades.
June 27 | By Jonathan Lovitz
NGLCC, in partnership with host affiliate, the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), welcomed over 250 LGBT entrepreneurs, corporate partners, government officials, and chamber leaders from across the Americas and around the globe to the InterContinental Yorkville Hotel in Toronto, Canada from June 14-16 for NGLCC Global’s 5th Annual LGBT Summit of the Americas.
June 9 | By Jonathan Lovitz
A year ago this week the NGLCC community was heartbroken by a senseless attack on our community at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. We mourned, and still mourn, for those taken and offer love and support to the survivors and their families still in need of healing. Our national chamber network continues to stand firmly in support of our local affiliate chamber, MBA Orlando, as they continue to work with other Central Florida based LGBT organizations to keep our community safe and connected.
June 6 | By Jonathan Lovitz
You can help us decide which of these amazing LGBT-owned companies moves on to the final round of conception at the 2017 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. Get to know our 15 semi-finalists, then VOTE & SHARE! See you in Las Vegas, August 1 -4! Register today at www.nglcc.org/nglcc17 #NGLCC17 MEET OUR 15 LGBT BIZ PITCH SEMI-FINALISTS: http://bit.ly/2qYaS7Y CLICK HERE TO VOTE: http://bit.ly/2sd7Zjz
May 4 | By Jonathan Lovitz
Jeremy Bellman and Gonzo Araya created Socio to help sourcing professionals, their stakeholders, and suppliers work together as partners – an expression of the passion they have for helping people work better together.
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Since 2002, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has been instrumental in promoting the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex (LGBTI) community’s economic strength and growth potential. Founded on a goal of building an organization that could support LGBTI business owners and showcase the LGBTI community’s diversity of talent, the NGLCC has exceeded expectations primarily due to a pro-active membership and board of directors.
New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves NGLCC Championed Bill to Include Certified LGBT, Disability, and Veteran Owned Businesses in State Contracting
February 14 | By Andy DiAntonio
On Monday, February 13th, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce provided expert testimony at the New Jersey State House in Trenton in support of A-3891, a bill to welcome certified LGBT, disability, and veteran owned businesses in New Jersey state contracting and procurement opportunities. The bill was approved by the Human Services Committee by a nearly unanimous vote and was applauded for providing a pro-business context for expanding equal opportunity throughout the state.