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.  

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.   

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 Trade Mission and LGBT Summit of the Americas End with Major Successes

April 7 | By Joanna Dees
On March 14, 2014 in Mexico City, NGLCC concluded another successful LGBT Trade Mission and LGBT Summit of the Americas. These combined events serve the mission of NGLCC's international division, NGLCC Global, by both promoting international trade and economically empowering the LGBT community outside the U.S. via entrepreneurship, chamber development, and LGBT Supplier Registration.

NGLCC Promotes Two; Adds Two New Members to the Team

March 20 | By
NGLCC is proud to announce the organization has promoted two team members to Vice President. 

NGLCC Adds Two New Affiliate Chambers to Powerful Network of Local LGBT Chambers of Commerce

March 10 | By Sam McClure
Please join us in welcoming The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG) of Charlotte, NC and the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Gulf South (GLCCGS) of New Orleans, LA. The Charlotte Business Guild was formed in 1992 to establish and nurture a network of businesses and professionals.

NGLCC Global Gears Up for Exporting in Mexico

February 20 | By Joanna Dees
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LGBTBE In the Spotlight: Teaming Up Against All the Odds

February 19 | By Laura Berry
When the odds are against you, and what you had become is stripped away, it is your obligation to find creative opportunities to surge ahead. – Harvey Perle   After more than 17 years in business, Harvey Perle, owner of the manufacturer’s representative agency Perle & Co., hit a cascade of professional and personal challenges in 2007, including divorce, diabetes, and a spiraling economy to name just a few.