NGLCC Sip & Pitch Fridays | July 31, 2020

August 14 | By Kaela Roeder
Another exciting and inspiring round of the LGBT Sip & Pitch program took place with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) on July 31, 2020. Sip & Pitch is an event for LGBT business owners to present their business ideas, hear advice from corporate professionals and network over coffee and cocktails. Certified LGBTBE® Edge Factory, known for their stunning visuals at the NGLCC Conference and National Dinner, partnered with NGLCC to present this online event.
 

NGLCC Federal Contracting Series | Part I: Is Federal Contracting Right for You?

August 4 | By Jason Vita
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (“NGLCC”) in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, Leidos, Northop Grumman and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has launched a series of virtual education sessions tailored to educating suppliers on the exciting – but often tricky to navigate -- world of Federal Contracting.
 

NGLCC Sip & Pitch Fridays | July 17, 2020

July 30 | By Sarah Jester
The NGLCC Sip & Pitch Fridays program is a chance for LGBT business owners to informally present their business to a panel of experts and their fellow business owners for positive, constructive feedback and new ideas. On July 17, attendees from across the country gathered virtually to listen to six business pitches and engage in constructive conversations. The Sip & Pitch Presenting Partner of this week was NGLCC Corporate Partner Southern California Edison, represented by Tarrance Frierson, Head of Supplier Diversity and Development.
 

NGLCC’s LGBT Sip & Pitch Program: Marketing, Branding and Consulting Companies Present Their Ideas

July 9 | By Kaela Roeder
Another exciting and inspiring round of the LGBT Sip & Pitch program took place with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) on June 26, 2020. Sip & Pitch is an event for LGBT business owners to present their business ideas, hear advice from corporate professionals and network over coffee and cocktails. Corporate Partner Kellogg’s partnered with NGLCC to present this event.
 

Maris Equi: Making Waves in Men’s Swimwear

July 2 | By Sarah Jester
Why should your LGBT-owned business join the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce? For Rian Ismadia and Matthew Chess, co-owners of men’s fashion house Maris Equi, the answer was simple. “We joined the NGLCC because we wanted to be part of an organization where we can be with like-minded people,” said Ismadia. “We want to be a big organization that can be a workplace for people of the LGBTQ community and other diverse groups because we know what it's like to be discriminated against and want to be a positive force in this world.”
 

EV EQUITY: Elevating Equality through EV Solutions

June 30 | By Sarah Jester
At NGLCC, we certify LGBT-owned businesses that operate in every industry you can imagine. As our planet’s climate crisis deepens in severity, the electric vehicle business is emerging as a field that is more important than ever. Portland-based EV EQUITY LLC, founded and certified this year, is a rising star in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.

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