October 7 | By Sarah Jester
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community, as well as the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community. Our Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers are responsible for generating over $1.7 trillion in economic impact, creating new jobs, and innovating business solutions nationwide. Many of these innovations take the form of data solutions, integration, and analytics.
September 22 | By Sarah Jester
Beginning each year on September 15 and coming to a close on October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize, honor, and uplift the multitude of accomplishments and contributions that Hispanic individuals have made and continue to make. At the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), we are proud to spotlight our Hispanic LGBT-owned businesses that are leading the way in their respective fields! This month, we interviewed three Hispanic Certified LGBTBE® owners about their entrepreneurial journeys and businesses. Let it Roar Creative
September 10 | By Sarah Jester
Facebook and other large businesses have an important role to play in helping small businesses not just survive the pandemic but thrive. ** For mother and daughter Lisa Dunnigan and Tosha Wright, two things run in the family: an entrepreneurial streak and a passion for teaching.Five years ago, the former educators from Lithia Springs, Georgia, combined their enthusiasm to start The Wright Stuff Chics, an online apparel store selling graphic tees and gifts for teachers.
August 25 | By Elaine Godwin
This August, NGLCC joins the nation in celebrating National Black Business Month! Now more than ever, it is important to shine a light on the significant, positive impact that Black-owned businesses have on our country and economy.
August 25 | By Elaine Godwin
On Wednesday, August 11th, the NGLCC Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Task Force (TGNCTF) joined with Certified LGBTBE® Punch Card Films in a webinar on “Navigating the Legal & Healthcare Systems While Transitioning.” Sabrina Kent, Senior Vice President at NGLCC, welcomed the audience for the exciting event, and introduced moderator Ashley Brundage (she/her), founder and President of Empowering Differences and co-chair of the TGNCTF Community Outre
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.
July 27 | By Elaine Godwin
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.
June 2 | By Sarah Jester
By Sarah Jester | Digital Media Manager, NGLCC(they/them/theirs) It’s here - the month that many of us spend the rest of the year awaiting. Consumers everywhere are now regularly inundated with flags and T-shirts adorned with rainbows and cheeky celebratory phrases. As COVID-19 restrictions continue to be reduced, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Whitney Houston will blare from restaurants and bars as eager diners line up outside to be admitted. To many outsiders, Pride may seem like just a party. But the month of June represents so much more to our community.
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!