Final Countdown to Register for the 2014 NGLCC Conference at Early Bird Rate!

April 14 | By Simon McNorton
Are you planning to attend the NGLCC National Business and Leadership Conference in Las Vegas this year? Early Bird rates expire in seven days on April 21. Make sure to register now to take advantage of this incredible promotion!

NGLCC Testifies on California Bill to Open $25 Billion Marketplace to LGBT Businesses; Measure Passes Committee by Wide Margin

April 7 | By Simon McNorton
In an nearly unanimous vote, California Assembly Bill 1678 passed the Utilities and Commerce Committee yesterday afternoon with critical backing from NGLCC, NGLCC affiliate chambers, corporate partners, and other business advocacy organizational partners.

NGLCC Trade Mission and LGBT Summit of the Americas End with Major Successes

April 7 | By Joanna Dees
On March 14, 2014 in Mexico City, NGLCC concluded another successful LGBT Trade Mission and LGBT Summit of the Americas. These combined events serve the mission of NGLCC's international division, NGLCC Global, by both promoting international trade and economically empowering the LGBT community outside the U.S. via entrepreneurship, chamber development, and LGBT Supplier Registration.

Open for Business Coalition Launches to Combat 'Right to Discriminate' laws

April 4 | By Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell
The Open for Business Coalition, consisting of the undersigned national business organizations, is formed to combat the swathe of so-called ‘Religious Freedom Bills’ currently being considered in several states across America. Our coalition calls on legislators and elected officials to oppose and stop the passage of these discriminatory laws.

NGLCC Promotes Two; Adds Two New Members to the Team

March 20 | By
NGLCC is proud to announce the organization has promoted two team members to Vice President. 

NGLCC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Department of Labor

March 20 | By Phil Giorgianni
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Labor that will empower LGBT businesses to access contract opportunities from the Department and the $2.2 billion it spends annually on products and services.

NGLCC Adds Two New Affiliate Chambers to Powerful Network of Local LGBT Chambers of Commerce

March 10 | By Sam McClure
Please join us in welcoming The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG) of Charlotte, NC and the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Gulf South (GLCCGS) of New Orleans, LA. The Charlotte Business Guild was formed in 1992 to establish and nurture a network of businesses and professionals.

Perseverance Pays Off: An LGBTBE Success Story

February 20 | By Marcus Markle
As a certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) since 2008, Columbia Consulting Group has leveraged not only certification, but also the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s dynamic programs and resources to secure new contracts and grow the company.

NGLCC Global Gears Up for Exporting in Mexico

February 20 | By Joanna Dees
Last week, NGLCC Global explored the industrial and entrepreneurial metropolises of Mexico City and Guadalajara as part of a site evaluation for the third NGLCC Trade Mission, which will be held at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma from Tuesday, March 11 to Friday, March 14.  

LGBTBE In the Spotlight: Teaming Up Against All the Odds

February 19 | By Laura Berry
When the odds are against you, and what you had become is stripped away, it is your obligation to find creative opportunities to surge ahead. – Harvey Perle   After more than 17 years in business, Harvey Perle, owner of the manufacturer’s representative agency Perle & Co., hit a cascade of professional and personal challenges in 2007, including divorce, diabetes, and a spiraling economy to name just a few.