March 7, 2016
Washington, D.C. — The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, proudly announces a historic supplier diversity partnership with Major League Baseball. The news was shared in an exclusive story with Fortune Magazine that is generating tremendous excitement in the sports and business communities with additional conversations occurring via Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, and The Huffington Post among others.
“We take great pride in the fact that this partnership puts us closer to Major League Baseball and gives us the ability to bring innovative suppliers to their operation,” Justin Nelson, Co-founder and President of the NGLCC, told Fortune. “It puts your business in another league.”
“We’re thrilled MLB is now joining The Unites States Tennis Association (USTA) and the National Football League (NFL) to utilize LGBT-owned businesses in supply chains at their major events, including Super Bowl 50 and 51,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & CEO Chance Mitchell. “NGLCC is proud to partner with America’s pastime to inspire greater access to the American Dream.”
“The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is such a well-respected organization,” said MLB’s Billy Bean. “And for them to feel that what they see in baseball is something they would want to align with, it’s a compliment for the work that we’re doing.” Bean was the first professional baseball player to come out publicly as gay and is currently the league’s first-ever Ambassador of Inclusion.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org
Jonathan D. Lovitz
Vice President of External Affairs, NGLCC
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Read the original article and learn more about our partnership with MLB at Fortune Magazine.