Crossroads and Conversation: Special Pride Edition with Chely Wright

July 2 | By Elaine Godwin
(Content Warning: mentions of suicide, religious trauma) Last month, for a special Pride edition of the Crossroads and Conversation series, NGLCC hosted Chely Wright (she/her/hers), country singer and activist, in an afternoon of discussion reflecting on Pride and more. This event highlighted the queer experience in a celebration of pride and the LGBTQIA+ community. Justin Nelson (he/him/his), co-founder and president of NGLCC, kicked the event off by expressing his excitement for the conversation and overall thrilling opportunity.
 

Supporting TGNCNB Youth During Pride Month and Beyond

June 7 | By Sarah Jester
The choice to come out as a member of the transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) community, especially as a young person, is a hefty one. In a historically transphobic nation, TGNCNB youth must weigh the alarming possibilities of familial rejection and even potential homelessness should they decide to come out to their loved ones.
 

Webinar: Getting Paid in the COVID Era

March 17 | By Sarah Jester
Managing and protecting your business’ finances can be tricky. Doing so during COVID-19 can become even more complicated.
 

GoodyGuru Shines as Example of Diverse Business Owner Collaboration; Just in time for NBIC Unity Week

November 6 | By Kaela Roeder
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is looking forward to the upcoming 2020 NBIC Unity Week, a vibrant celebration of diversity, opportunity, and equity. Unity Week focuses on building unprecedented success for diverse communities around the globe. Ahead of this stellar event, NGLCC interviewed two business owners who united to create change during the coronavirus pandemic.
 

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.
 

MatchMakers: How to Make the Most of Virtual Networking

October 16 | By Sarah Jester
Last month, a series of Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers participated in a virtual MatchMakers event with a wide range of NGLCC Corporate Partners. Each supplier had 15 minutes to chat and network with corporate and federal supplier diversity representatives before moving onto their next meeting.
 

NGLCC Sip & Pitch Fridays: September 25, 2020

October 5 | By Sarah Jester
On September 25, 2020, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Johnson & Johnson were proud to present another installment of the popular Sip & Pitch Fridays program. Sip & Pitch brings business leaders together for a chance to informally present their business to a panel of experts and their fellow business owners for positive feedback and new ideas.
 

Webinar: MatchMaker Prep Seminar: Getting the Most out of MatchMakers

September 30 | By Sarah Jester
NGLCC Corporate Partner Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce for a virtual matchmaking event centered on minority-owned & Certified LGBTBE® suppliers! In advance of this event, J&J and the NGLCC Communities of Color Initiative (COCi) stopped by NGLCC’s Webinar Wednesday program to provide helpful tips and strategies to attendees. Here are our main takeaways from the presentation.

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