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 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.

Fierce Competition at NGLCC’s 4th Annual LGBT Biz Pitch Competition in Las Vegas – Spaulding Decon Emerges Victorious

August 14 | By Phil Giorgianni
The 4th annual LGBT Biz Pitch Competition was held Friday, August 1st at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas at NGLCC’s 11th Annual National Business & Leadership Conference. The competition was sponsored by NGLCC founding corporate partner Wells Fargo, and the contest was intense! Three intrepid entrepreneurs presented their businesses and faced tough questioning from judges NGLCC CEO and Co-Founder Chance Mitchell, Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s The Profit, Gene Falk, CEO of Startout, and Judy Dlugacz, President and Founder of Olivia.

Leveraging Your Connections

July 23 | By Phil Giorgianni
Tucker Sweitzer is the owner of Chrysalis Design Services LLC, a commercial floral design business that leaves an impression with its exceptional service. Chrysalis has been certified since May 2012, and has leveraged the resources of the NGLCC to restructure and refocus his business, achieving exceptional success over the past two years. Since attending NGLCC’s 2012 Business & Leadership Conference in Chicago, Chrysalis has re-organized his business, resulting in a major expansion of his contracts with existing clients and new business with institutions such as Yale University.

NGLCC Announces $4 Million Public-Private Partnership to Impact Global LGBT Equality through Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

July 2 | By Joanna Dees
In a historic move, last week U.S. National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice, announced a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce(NGLCC) to encourage and support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business owners and entrepreneurs in developing countries.   

LGBTBE in the Spotlight - Successful Navigation as a Diverse Supplier

June 11 | By Phil Giorgianni
NGLCC LGBTBE Specialized Pharma Analytics (SPA) provides qualitative primary market research, new product forecasting and marketing strategy services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Joel Caducio founded the company in 2010 with more than 20 years of health care experience in global pharmaceutical companies.  Its clients include top 5 global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. To serve its global clients, SPA has partners in China, Brazil, Mexico, The Philippines, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Spain, and Italy.


June 3 | By Phil Giorgianni
NGLCC is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new online portal, MyNGLCC! MyNGLCC puts powerful new business tools at the disposal of certified LGBTBEs and NGLCC Corporate Partners, allowing  NGLCC stakeholders to connect more effectively than ever before.

Get Connected with Matchmakers at the 2014 Business & Leadership Conference!

June 3 | By Phil Giorgianni
NGLCC's Matchmakers are one of the most powerful business opportunities available to LGBTBEs at the 

NGLCC Congratulates Brian Tippens on his Appointment to Chief Diversity Officer at HP

May 27 | By Casey Oakes
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce offers its most sincere congratulations to Brian Tippens, a proven advocate for the NGLCC, on his appointment to Chief Diversity Officer at HP. Mr. Tippens has been a key proponent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business movement and has helped open up procurement opportunities for LGBT-owned businesses at HP and across corporate America.

Fitness Guru and Entrepreneur Shaun T to Keynote NGLCC Conference Opening Session: Register Now!

May 19 | By Simon McNorton
With less than twelve weeks to go until the NGLCC National Business & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, NV, we’re excited to announce an opening session like never before!