New Supplier Diversity Law in California

October 14 | By Justin Nelson
Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1678.
 

AB1678: Much to Celebrate, Many to Thank

October 14 | By Justin Nelson
“This is a major step forward in leveling the playing field for thousands of  LGBT business owners in California.”   Amid a cavalcade of recent pro-LBGT legislation, Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of AB1678 demonstrates the importance of economic inclusivity in the pursuit of full LGBT equality.  
 

Nominations Open for National Dinner Awards 2014

October 9 | By Andy DiAntonio
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NGLCC Global in Peru

October 9 | By Michael Castellano
NGLCC Global was on the road last week! Our team was conducting an internal evaluation in Peru as part of the strategic, public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The goal of this partnership is to encourage and support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business owners and entrepreneurs in developing countries. Peru represents NGLCC Global’s third focus country, following initiatives in Colombia and Mexico, which actually will officially launch in Mexico City October 23-24.   
 

Apply Now for a $150k Grant from Chase

September 3 | By Victoria Fulkerson
NGLCC is excited to support Mission Main StreetSM Grants. Chase is awarding 20 grants of $150,000 to small businesses across America. We are looking for businesses that have big plans. To apply, complete the Grant Application and receive at least 250 votes from your fans, customers, family and/or friends. In addition, you will have access to a special offer from the Premier Sponsor, Google and powerful business tools.  The application deadline is October 3, 2014 so visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com today.   
 

LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Lyon Change Consulting

August 26 | By Brent Stewart
A new management consulting firm based out of Woodland Hills, California has been on the rise after a year and a half of development and obtaining the LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) certification.  Shortly after joining the IBM led Supplier Connection their team rallied together and won the Supplier Spotlight contest competition in July 2014. Supplier Connect featured their creative company culture and employee-first values, resulting in an influx of calls and emails.
 

NGLCC Announces $4 Million Public-Private Partnership to Impact Global LGBT Equality through Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

July 2 | By Joanna Dees
In a historic move, last week U.S. National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice, announced a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce(NGLCC) to encourage and support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business owners and entrepreneurs in developing countries.   
 

NGLCC Global Buinding Connections at LGBT Business Expo in Mexico

June 28 | By Michael Castellano
Earlier this month, the NGLCC Global team traveled to sunny Puerto Vallarta - Nayarit in Jalisco, Mexico to attend LGBT Confex’s fourth annual LGBT Business Expo. The conference spanned three days, from June 12 to June 14, at the CasaMagna Marriott resort and spa with a mission of gathering LGBT business owners and corporate partners together for seminars, workshops, conferences, and exhibitions related to LGBT business both across Latin America and around the world.  
 

NGLCC Congratulates Brian Tippens on his Appointment to Chief Diversity Officer at HP

May 27 | By Casey Oakes
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce offers its most sincere congratulations to Brian Tippens, a proven advocate for the NGLCC, on his appointment to Chief Diversity Officer at HP. Mr. Tippens has been a key proponent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business movement and has helped open up procurement opportunities for LGBT-owned businesses at HP and across corporate America.

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