What My Pronouns Mean to Me

October 19 | By Sarah Jester
Since March, most of us have found our lives permanently altered. Other than trips to the grocery store, we rarely interact with large groups of people. Although this isolation has many implications, perhaps an unexpected one is related to gender expression.
 

The Phluid Project: The intersections of fashion and inclusion

August 19 | By Kaela Roeder
LGBT-owned businesses continually reflect the values we hold most dear at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC): perhaps most important of them being a dedication to inclusion in all sectors of life. Rob Smith, the founder and CEO of the Phluid Project, is no exception to living up to those values!
 

Affiliate Pride: Celebrating the LGBT+ Community Across America

June 29 | By Sarah Jester
As June winds down to a close, we’re reflecting on this year’s Pride Month and how to keep uplifting our community throughout the rest of the year. We checked in with two of our wonderful NGLCC Affiliate Chambers to see how they celebrated and honored Pride this month!
 

Hello Alice x NGLCC: Helping Diverse Business Connect and Grow

June 10 | By Kaela Roeder
Boosting diverse businesses are at the heart of everything Hello Alice and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) do. That is why these two organizations have partnered to increase resources and services to help LGBT and other minority-owned businesses grow. 
 

NGLCC Corporate Partnership Growth Accelerates in 2020, Demonstrating Leadership in a Crisis

April 17 | By Jason Vita
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce has continued to strengthen economic impact in light of the economic uncertainty spanning from the rise of COVID-19 around the globe by expanding on the number of corporations joining the chamber as corporate partners. The private sector has stepped up to the plate in light of the pandemic and has doubled down on supporting supplier diversity and D&I initiatives as business imperatives to stay strong together during this crisis. NGLCC has welcomed 11 new corporate partners in the first fiscal quarter of 2020.
 

Diver Collective: Changing the Scope of Digital Strategizing

April 9 | By Sarah Jester
Today, the importance of knowing how to use technology to one’s advantage cannot be overstated. Especially as more and more businesses are converting to online work during the spread of COVID-19, digital media professionals become all the more valuable. That’s where Certified LGBTBE® Diver Collective comes in! Diver Collective is a full service digital strategy firm. Located in Brooklyn, it was founded and certified in 2019 by co-founders Cat Dawson and Gabriel DeFazio.
 

MLR: The Business of Beauty

March 23 | By Sarah Jester
It takes a deft, creative set of hands to apply the perfect eyeliner wing, or to style a fabulous blowout. Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® MLR is quite familiar with the skill and drive required to be a successful beauty professional! MLR is a production and management company that provides beauty services to various corporations and brands.
 

NGLCC, Affiliates Lead Call for Inclusive Coronavirus Relief

March 13 | By Jonathan Lovitz
On March 11, 2020, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of NGLCC Affiliate Chambers sent a letter to congressional leadership urging Congress to strongly consider small businesses, nonprofits, associations, and hourly works when drafting any potential aid legislation for industries impacted by coronavirus.  See the text of the letter below, along with the full list of signatories in the images attached. 
 

Professionals in Advocacy and Programming: Washington State's LGBTQ & Allied Chamber of Commerce

March 2 | By Sarah Jester
Washington State's LGBTQ & Allied Chamber of Commerce (GSBA) has made major changes for the LGBT business community since it was founded in 1991, before the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce even existed! Vice President of Membership & Programs Ilona Lohrey is proud of the many accomplishments made by the chamber, especially those relating to its programming and advocacy work.
 

LGBT Businesses Building the Future: Exelon to Award Construction Contract to Certified LGBTBE® Heels and Hardhats

March 2 | By Sarah Jester
Exelon has awarded Heels and Hardhats, a Certified LGBTBE® in the construction industry, a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract.  This follows a series of major contract wins and honors, including their recognition as NGLCC’s 2018 LGBT Business of the Year.

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