February 19 | By Sarah Jester
February 12 | By Kaela Roeder
Over the past 30 years, Dan Earles, founder of Earles Architects and Associates, has built an inclusive and successful architecture and interior design firm. For Earles, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has acted as a platform for Earles Architects and Associates to network, gain industry recognition, and access to integral business resources.
February 12 | By Sarah Jester
Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers represent a wide range of companies that impact a wide range of people. They might have brewed your morning cup of coffee, designed the building your office is located in, or even selected the chair you’re sitting in right now! That’s where Certified LGBTBE® SEAATS Furniture Solutions comes in for businesses and spaces across America. Founded and certified in 2014, SEAATS is a full-service commercial furnishings company based out of Chicago, Illinois.
February 12 | By Sarah Jester
We often have to trust strangers when faced with big life decisions, including buying a home for the first time. Jeff Hammerberg, founder of GayRealEstate.com, is committed to making that process more comfortable and welcoming for members of the LGBT community. After witnessing an instance of homophobia while working at a real estate company, Hammerberg decided that he’d seen enough.
February 10 | By Kaela Roeder
At the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), we love to see unique businesses create distinctive services that cater to the LGBT community. Qutie, a dating and social app targeted to the LGBT community, is engaging LGBT individuals one swipe at a time!
January 29 | By Sarah Jester
In the digital age, barriers to communication between people across the globe decrease every day. However, language barriers can still be difficult to break down. That’s where Certified LGBTBE® Indy Translations & Language Center, founded by William Zart, comes into the picture. “I was working as a Spanish and Portugese translator in the International Department of a large insurance company, [while] my partner was working as a real estate broker,” said Zart. “We decided to create the company together in 1997, combining his business acumen with my language skills.”
January 23 | By Kaela Roeder
Epic Gourmet Popcorn’s “Epic Reindeer Chow” Epic Gourmet Popcorn is no ordinary food company. Founded by Dan Earles and Bill Rossi in 2017, their unique business specializes in delicious and edible gifts for any occasion. Ranging from savory to sweet, this popcorn company has a gift for everyone!
January 16 | By Kaela Roeder
FabStayz Brand Ambassador in Portland, Oregon FabStayz is changing the way we vacation, one stay at a time. The platform recognizes LGBT+ Ally hosts from short-term rental companies such as Airbnb and HomeAway, and compiles these listings on an easy-to-navigate website.
December 17 | By Sarah Jester
Curtis Davis, Founder of ICS
December 16 | By Kaela Roeder
During the week of December 2, 2019, Proximo came to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) office to host “ProxiPalooza,” a week of team-building, brand creation, and growth as LGBT business leaders.