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.
 

Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19

March 25 | By Sarah Jester
We’re currently facing down an unprecedented crisis. It can be quite easy to lose sight of one’s goals and aspirations when the whole world seems to be turning upside down as a result of the spread of COVID-19. However, we cannot lose sight of the fact that the LGBT community has overcome significant challenges in the past. We have persevered through the power of community itself. We know how to take care of each other when times get tough, and this time is no different.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Breaking Barriers: Indy Translations & Language Center

January 29 | By Sarah Jester
In the digital age, barriers to communication between people across the globe decrease every day. However, language barriers can still be difficult to break down. That’s where Certified LGBTBE® Indy Translations & Language Center, founded by William Zart, comes into the picture. “I was working as a Spanish and Portugese translator in the International Department of a large insurance company, [while] my partner was working as a real estate broker,” said Zart. “We decided to create the company together in 1997, combining his business acumen with my language skills.”
 

Affiliate Chamber Council Leadership Team Announces New Regional Co-Chairs

January 29 | By Sarah Jester
We are pleased to announce the new and returning regional co-chairs of the Affiliate Chamber Council (ACC) Leadership Team.   In close collaboration with Jason Rae, NGLCC Vice President of Affiliate Relations, these NGLCC Affiliate Chamber leaders will help support the growth of our outstanding network of 50+ affiliates in the US.  In addition, we give our sincerest thanks to Rebecca Waggoner and Harry Young for their many years of dedicated service to the ACC and NGLCC affiliates nationwide.  
 

2020 Must be the Year NYC is Open for Business with the LGBT Community

December 17 | By Jonathan Lovitz
  [As seen in Crain's New York, December 20, 2019]
 

Award Nominations now Open for 2019 NGLCC National Dinner

September 27 | By Sarah Jester
The 2019 NGLCC National Dinner Awards celebration is fast approaching, taking place on Friday, November 22 at the breathtaking National Building Museum. The National Dinner, which acts as the culmination to NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week, is aimed at uplifting and honoring those who have committed themselves to the best practice of supplier diversity and LGBT inclusion in the workplace, in the community, and especially in the supply chain.

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