The Natural Entrepreneur

July 28 | By Sarah Jester
Pride shines brightly through queer-owned businesses. Pride in the company itself, pride in the entrepreneur’s journey, and pride in queer identity. Through this pride, it becomes clear that LGBTQ+ individuals are natural entrepreneurs. Even prior to embarking on their entrepreneurial journeys, queer folks of all identities have faced obstacles and adversity at levels that heterosexual business owners may never experience.
 

Sip & Pitch: Pride 2021 Edition

June 23 | By Elaine Godwin
On Friday, June 11th, NGLCC presented another installment of Sip & Pitch, where LGBT business owners can present their ideas and receive helpful feedback. Sip & Pitch programs are split into two rounds of presentations, with a short intermission in between.
 

Bon Appetit Y’all by Carlton: Sassy Sauces, Seasonings, Sweets and Savories

May 13 | By Sarah Jester
NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® suppliers can be found at the top of their fields in nearly every industry in the country, and food is no exception. From coffee shops to ice cream parlors to burger joints, LGBT business owners are providing tasty bites to their communities. But what about the mouthwatering sauce that tops the burger? That’s where Bon Appetit Y’all by Carlton comes in!
 

Content Maven Media: Building Strong Relationships

May 13 | By Sarah Jester
For many of us, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to reflect and reprioritize aspects of our lives. Some individuals have built up the strength to undertake new initiatives and business prospects - and Kristy Ramsey, founder of Certified LGBTBE® Content Maven Media, is no exception. “Being a one-woman show, I am most proud of having the courage to even start my own business, and during a pandemic no less!” Ramsey said.
 

Punch Card Films: Taking it Personally

February 19 | By Sarah Jester
Video content:  it’s everywhere. Most of us rarely go a day without watching at least a few videos, whether it’s a corporate commercial, a short film, or a few seconds of a brightly colored ad. But who are the masterminds behind these clips? Ed Hellman and Katie Staab of Certified LGBTBE® PUNCH CARD Films are leading the way in innovative video production.
 

Nuttin Ordinary: Certifiably Delicious

November 30 | By
Like many of our NGLCC Certified LGBTBE® suppliers, Nuttin Ordinary has transformed their own personal experience to create a product that positively impacts the lives of their customers. Nuttin Ordinary is a husband-husband owned and operated company founded on the idea of creating clean, simple ingredient-based foods that provide nutritional value and taste great.
 

Rhode Island Service Company: Providing Paralegal Services

November 30 | By
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) takes pride in our ability to bring together our LGBT business owners even during times like these. Rhode Island Service Company (RISC), a company providing paralegal services to corporate legal departments and small law firms, is just one Certified LGBTBE® that has been able to use this unprecedented time to their advantage.
 

Certified LGBTBE® Otis Dental Makes Smiling and Investing Easy

October 29 | By Kaela Roeder
At the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to highlight LGBT-owned businesses whose work makes direct differences in people’s lives. For Andrew Lee, founder of OTIS Dental, his company’s work is personal.

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