Doing Business with NGLCC in 2022

January 26 | By Sarah Jester
As the first month of 2022 comes to a close, LGBT business owners across the country have made their biz resolutions for the New Year, re-examined their foundational business plans, and connected with customers and clients to see what they can improve upon, but there is one thing you’re leaving off your list for 2022 - learning how to do business with the NGLCC network!
 

NGLCC Back to Business (B2B) Summit: The Power of Reconnecting

January 21 | By Sarah Jester
Last November, nearly 500 LGBTQ business owners, supplier diversity leaders, corporate representatives, affiliate chamber leaders, and allies all convened in sunny Hollywood, Florida at the NGLCC Back to Business (B2B) Summit, with hundreds more virtual attendees joining them from home.
 

National Black History Month: Identity and Intersectionality

January 5 | By Elaine Godwin
This year, NGLCC joins the nation in celebrating National Black History 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.
 

Proximo: Paving the Way in STEM

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.
 

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from NGLCC!

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
 

Sheryl Sandberg: How Facebook can help small businesses weather the pandemic

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.
 

Webinar: Navigating the Legal & Healthcare Systems While Transitioning

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
 

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.

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