Successful Launch of a National Affiliate Chamber in Mexico

October 30 | By Michael Castellano
NGLCC Global celebrated the launch of its official national affiliate chamber in Mexico, the Mexican Federation of LGBT Entrepreneurs (FME-LGBT), last week from October 23 to 24. The two-day launch event and conference at the Marriott Reforma Hotel in Mexico City was sold out to the public and attended by nearly 150 people from across the country who traveled to the capital to learn about the new chamber and network with fellow entrepreneurs.  
 

NGLCC Announces 2nd Class for Predictable Success!

October 29 | By Brandon Schenk
Continuing our mission to strengthen and support LGBT people and their businesses, our inaugural LGBTBE® Strategic Growth & Development Institute last March brought together NGLCC certified suppliers to explore change and capitalize on sustainable growth. The NGLCC continues to build off of this success and grow to new heights with our 2nd LGBTBE Strategic Growth & Development Institute: Predictable Success.   
 

LGBTBE in the Spotlight:Premium Resource

October 14 | By Brent Stewart
An advertising specialties company headquartered in Felton, California has recently been afforded an opportunity through their LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) certification.   
 

New Supplier Diversity Law in California

October 14 | By Justin Nelson
Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1678.
 

AB1678: Much to Celebrate, Many to Thank

October 14 | By Justin Nelson
“This is a major step forward in leveling the playing field for thousands of  LGBT business owners in California.”   Amid a cavalcade of recent pro-LBGT legislation, Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of AB1678 demonstrates the importance of economic inclusivity in the pursuit of full LGBT equality.  
 

Nominations Open for National Dinner Awards 2014

October 9 | By Andy DiAntonio
NGLCC is proud to announce opportunities to apply and nominate individuals and organizations for the 2014 NGLCC National Dinner Awards.
 

NGLCC Global in Peru

October 9 | By Michael Castellano
NGLCC Global was on the road last week! Our team was conducting an internal evaluation in Peru as part of the strategic, public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The goal of this partnership is to encourage and support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business owners and entrepreneurs in developing countries. Peru represents NGLCC Global’s third focus country, following initiatives in Colombia and Mexico, which actually will officially launch in Mexico City October 23-24.   
 

Apply Now for a $150k Grant from Chase

September 3 | By Victoria Fulkerson
NGLCC is excited to support Mission Main StreetSM Grants. Chase is awarding 20 grants of $150,000 to small businesses across America. We are looking for businesses that have big plans. To apply, complete the Grant Application and receive at least 250 votes from your fans, customers, family and/or friends. In addition, you will have access to a special offer from the Premier Sponsor, Google and powerful business tools.  The application deadline is October 3, 2014 so visit www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com today.   
 

LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Lyon Change Consulting

August 26 | By Brent Stewart
A new management consulting firm based out of Woodland Hills, California has been on the rise after a year and a half of development and obtaining the LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) certification.  Shortly after joining the IBM led Supplier Connection their team rallied together and won the Supplier Spotlight contest competition in July 2014. Supplier Connect featured their creative company culture and employee-first values, resulting in an influx of calls and emails.

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