NGLCC Corporate Partnership Growth Accelerates in 2020, Demonstrating Leadership in a Crisis

April 17 | By Jason Vita
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce has continued to strengthen economic impact in light of the economic uncertainty spanning from the rise of COVID-19 around the globe by expanding on the number of corporations joining the chamber as corporate partners. The private sector has stepped up to the plate in light of the pandemic and has doubled down on supporting supplier diversity and D&I initiatives as business imperatives to stay strong together during this crisis. NGLCC has welcomed 11 new corporate partners in the first fiscal quarter of 2020.
 

Diver Collective: Changing the Scope of Digital Strategizing

April 9 | By Sarah Jester
Today, the importance of knowing how to use technology to one’s advantage cannot be overstated. Especially as more and more businesses are converting to online work during the spread of COVID-19, digital media professionals become all the more valuable. That’s where Certified LGBTBE® Diver Collective comes in! Diver Collective is a full service digital strategy firm. Located in Brooklyn, it was founded and certified in 2019 by co-founders Cat Dawson and Gabriel DeFazio.
 

MLR: The Business of Beauty

March 23 | By Sarah Jester
It takes a deft, creative set of hands to apply the perfect eyeliner wing, or to style a fabulous blowout. Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® MLR is quite familiar with the skill and drive required to be a successful beauty professional! MLR is a production and management company that provides beauty services to various corporations and brands.
 

NGLCC, Affiliates Lead Call for Inclusive Coronavirus Relief

March 13 | By Jonathan Lovitz
On March 11, 2020, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of NGLCC Affiliate Chambers sent a letter to congressional leadership urging Congress to strongly consider small businesses, nonprofits, associations, and hourly works when drafting any potential aid legislation for industries impacted by coronavirus.  See the text of the letter below, along with the full list of signatories in the images attached. 
 

Professionals in Advocacy and Programming: Washington State's LGBTQ & Allied Chamber of Commerce

March 2 | By Sarah Jester
Washington State's LGBTQ & Allied Chamber of Commerce (GSBA) has made major changes for the LGBT business community since it was founded in 1991, before the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce even existed! Vice President of Membership & Programs Ilona Lohrey is proud of the many accomplishments made by the chamber, especially those relating to its programming and advocacy work.
 

LGBT Businesses Building the Future: Exelon to Award Construction Contract to Certified LGBTBE® Heels and Hardhats

March 2 | By Sarah Jester
Exelon has awarded Heels and Hardhats, a Certified LGBTBE® in the construction industry, a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract.  This follows a series of major contract wins and honors, including their recognition as NGLCC’s 2018 LGBT Business of the Year.
 

Level Up Automation: Transforming The Field

February 19 | By Sarah Jester
Certified LGBTBE® companies can be found doing remarkable work in nearly every industry you can name. One particular place in which Certified LGBTBE® companies thrive is the automation industry, which focuses on constructing technological systems to complete different kinds of tasks. That’s where Jennifer Mallett has helped change the game.
 

Authentique Agency: The Importance of LGBTQ and Multicultural Marketing

February 19 | By Sarah Jester
Nothing captures a potential client’s attention quite like the perfect marketing campaign. That’s where the Authentique Agency, a full-service marketing firm and Certified LGBTBE® located in Atlanta, makes its mark. Founded by Roy Broderick, jr. in 2016, Authentique obtained its certification in 2018.
 

GayRealEstate.com: LGBT Acceptance in the Real Estate Industry

February 12 | By Sarah Jester
We often have to trust strangers when faced with big life decisions, including buying a home for the first time. Jeff Hammerberg, founder of GayRealEstate.com, is committed to making that process more comfortable and welcoming for members of the LGBT community. After witnessing an instance of homophobia while working at a real estate company, Hammerberg decided that he’d seen enough.

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