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.
October 14 | By Justin Nelson
Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1678.
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.
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.
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.
Business Guru and Best Selling Author Les McKeown to Lead Fall Institute in NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center
September 19 | By Brandon Schenk
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.
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.
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.