NGLCC Announces 2015 National Dinner Award Honorees

November 9 | By Andy DiAntonio
Supplier of the Year: Social Driver

NGLCC President Working to Strengthen LGBT Business Community in Italy during Historic Nationwide Speaking Tour

October 8 | By Andy DiAntonio
For the last week, NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson has been on a tour of Italy to strengthen and build support for the Italian LGBT business community.  Mr. Nelson was invited to Italy by the U.S. Embassy as part of the Obama Administration’s larger mission to promote LGBT rights abroad. In coordination with the U.S. Embassy, he has taken part in several meetings as well as presented a series of lectures to LGBT leaders, business schools and LGBT youth across Italy. From October 2-4, Nelson spoke and led sessions at the Leaders for Change Convention in Milan, hosted by "Excellence & Diversity GLBT Executives” (EDGE).

Supplier in the Spotlight: FEMWORKS

October 8 | By Andy DiAntonio
LGBTBEs Forge Unexpected Business to Business Partnership at 2015 Conference Elaine Helms and Tamara Fleming never thought they would help TomboyX win the LGBT Biz Pitch competition at the 2015 NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference.   

NGLCC Global Falls into Action

September 24 | By Michael Castellano
NGLCC Global kicked off the fall season in the Dominican Republic, where from September 2nd to 4th the team made significant advances on its project in partnership with the US Agency for International Development and the US Embassy in Santo Domingo. In addition to two days of dynamic meetings and workshops on themes such as implementing inclusive development and addressing vulnerable populations.

LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Edgefactory

September 24 | By
Edgefactory is a brand production factory and certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) out of Orlando, Florida. In 1999, Brian Cole founded the business with a vision for a production company different from the rest. Sixteen years later, edgefactory is an EMMY® award winning and internationally recognized enterprise that specializes in corporate video production, digital signage, meeting openers, corporate events, and brand development.

Trans-Inclusive Policies

August 25 | By Andy DiAntonio
As the LGBT community vigorously fought for marriage equality over the past several years, the NGLCC’s standpoint was firm and clear: Marriage equality is good for business. Now that the fight has been won and the nation is shifting its focus to other LGBT issues, the NGLCC continues to provide insight into the economic and business side of the movement. While most advocacy organizations form their arguments primarily on moral grounds, the NGLCC is unique in its viewpoint and expands the foundation for LGBT rights and protections.  

Summer Interns Reflect on Experience at NGLCC

July 22 | By Andy DiAntonio
No summer in DC is complete without the incredible migration of interns to our nation’s capital. This summer NGLCC welcomed 6 interns to the team, whose responsibilities have been fully integrated into the work NGLCC accomplishes. Working alongside their direct supervisors, summer interns have had the opportunity to offer insight on projects, gain experience working with a nonprofit organization, and develop a new social network with peers from around the world! We’ve asked the interns to reflect on their time at NGLCC and talk a bit about what they’ve learned and accomplished.  

NGLCC Global Makes Waves in the Caribbean

July 7 | By Michael Castellano
As NGLCC continues to expand its international advocacy efforts around diversity and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses, the team will begin work in the Caribbean, specifically the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic marks the fourth focus country for NGLCC under the LGBT Global Development Partnership, a strategic, public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Wells Fargo, MillerCoors, and other key partners.

Here We Grow Again...NGLCC Summer Interns

July 2 | By Brandon Schenk
No summer in DC is complete without the incredible migration of interns to our nation’s capital. NGLCC continues to develop a robust and engaging experience during a three-month comprehensive summer internship. Internship responsibilities are fully integrated into the work the NGLCC accomplishes, which means that interns are highly valued as members of the NGLCC team.

NGLCC Calls of Congress to Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank

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.