NGLCC Applauds Charlotte City Council for Passing LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance and Recognizing the Business Case for Inclusion

February 23 | By Andy DiAntonio
Following hours of debate and months of discussions and input from advocacy organizations, the city council of Charlotte, North Carolina passed an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance by a 7-4 vote.   
 

Diversity Fulfillment Services: Success Following AB1678

January 11 | By Brent Stewart
In September 2014, NGLCC helped pass AB1678, which opened up many opportunities for certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs). The law mandates that utilities companies doing business in the state of California report the amount of diverse spend they have with LGBTBEs. For Duane Thierry from Diversity Fulfillment Services, this has resulted in new business.   
 

Toast-its Rings in the Holidays with a Nordstrom Partnership

December 11 | By Andy DiAntonio
“Retail is a long game, but I’m very patient and persistent.” — Jeremy Black, Jasper + Black  
 

LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Social Driver

December 10 | By Andy DiAntonio
Social Driver, led by business partners and husbands Thomas Sanchez and Anthony Shop, is a marketing agency that uses social-fueled strategies to drive next-generation results. Social Driver works with leading corporations and nonprofit organizations to connect with their audiences online through social media campaigns, websites, and data visualizations. Social Driver serves major clients across the country and around the globe and was named the 7th fastest growing marketing agency in the United States by Agency 100.  
 

NGLCC Announces 2015 National Dinner Award Honorees

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

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.
 

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 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.

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