NGLCC Adds Two New Affiliate Chambers to Powerful Network of Local LGBT Chambers of Commerce

| By Sam McClure

Please join us in welcoming The Charlotte Business Guild (CBG) of Charlotte, NC and the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Gulf South (GLCCGS) of New Orleans, LA. The Charlotte Business Guild was formed in 1992 to establish and nurture a network of businesses and professionals. The organization is experiencing a great revitalization under the leadership of the current board of directors. "The Charlotte Business Guild, being one of Charlotte's first LGBT organizations, has an obligation to its professionals, businesses and collegiate membership in providing the most strategic partnerships available." President Chad Sevearance stated.
"The decisions that we make on an executive and board level as an organization can greatly impact our membership, and that is why we have chosen to seek affiliation with the NGLCC. Success and greater visibility within our progressive Charlotte community will allow the LGBT professionals, business owners and allies to have a seat at the table, and most importantly a voice," added Sevearance.

The Gulf South Chamber formed in 2013 and is already very active with the NGLCC. Members of the founding team, including Peter Jolet and Rachel Foust have attended the National Business and Leadership Conference, the National Dinner and the Federal Procurement Fair. When local Engineering and Architecture firm, WDG applied for the LGBT Business Enterprise Certification they learned about NGLCC's powerful network of local affiliate chambers and set out to found a chamber for their region right away. Gulf South's deep commitment to Supplier Diversity and growing the local LGBT business community is in evidence even this week as they host an event focused on teaching the members how to become a diverse supplier.