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July 1 | By Courtney Mott
At midnight on June 30, 2015 the Export Import Bank (Ex-Im) Charter expired. The Ex-Im serves as an equalizer for U.S. companies bidding on foreign contracts. Without the monetary advantage provided by Ex-Im, many U.S. businesses, and small businesses in particular, will be unable to compete with foreign exporters. Recent studies suggest that 98% of exports in the U.S. come from small and medium sized business. These U.S. companies need to stay relevant in the global economy by competing on merit rather than cost.
June 26 | By Andy DiAntonio
WASHINGTON, D.C.—June —, 2015—The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community, is elated by the Supreme Court’s ruling today for marriage equality across America; it is a momentous win for freedom, equality, and inclusion. The justices have affirmed what a bipartisan majority of Americans have come to understand: the freedom to marry is a constitutional right that is guaranteed to all Americans.
June 25 | By Justin Nelson
WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 25, 2015— The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans and suggests the court is responsive to the needs of all Americans. Today’s decision is a victory for both the small business and LGBT communities.
June 23 | By Andy DiAntonio
The LGBT Business Builder, the historic new partnership between NGLCC and the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a powerful tool to strengthen the LGBT Business Community at both the local and national level.
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By Deputy Head of Mission, Patrick Davies of the British Embassy A 150-year-old British bank doesn’t immediately spring to mind as a diverse workplace. Yet while you might think the boardroom at HSBC UK would be full of stuffed shirts, Antonio Simões is working to change that, as HSBC UK’s openly gay CEO.
June 10 | By Michael Castellano
Two weeks ago, NGLCC’s 3rd LGBT Summit of the Americas made history in Lima, Peru. Following the inaugural LGBT Summit of the Americas in Colombia in 2012 and last year’s summit in Mexico, NGLCC was pleased to bring the third rendition of the series to Peru’s capital city. The event not only provided an unparalleled opportunity to assemble LGBT business leaders and corporate diversity professionals from across the Americas, but also served as the public launch of NGLCC’s newest international affiliate chamber, the Peruvian GLBT Chamber of Commerce (CCGLPE).
June 10 | By Natalie Rojas
YIKES, Inc. is a web design and development certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) located in Philadelphia. YIKES, Inc. specializes in custom WordPress theme and plugin development, site maintenance, eCommerce, custom-built web-based applications and more. In addition to building great websites, YIKES, Inc. is dedicated to sustainable business practices by observing the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. With these principles, YIKES, Inc. is committed to building a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable local economy.
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Stands with Wells Fargo as Financial Institution is Targeted for Its Work for Equality
June 9 | By Andy DiAntonio
WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 9, 2015—The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community, called upon LGBT-certified businesses and other supporters to applaud the work of Wells Fargo to promote equality, especially as the financial institution faces criticism.
April 8 | By Michael Castellano
NGLCC consistently encourages its members in the LGBT business community to consider exporting as a business growth strategy and to utilize the resources offered by the United States Export-Import Bank, or the Ex-Im Bank for short. Justin Nelson NGLCC President shared, "We have been doing a series of educational workshops at our conferences over the last couple of years so LGBT business owners start to realize the opportunity in exporting… Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S.
March 26 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Suze Orman will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference. Suze Orman - Headshot 3.png