LGBT-Certified Businesses Win Historic Opportunity to Supply the Super Bowl

For the First Time, NFL Includes LGBT-Certified Businesses in Diversity Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 10, 2014—When the NFL teams take the field during Super Bowl 50 in Feb. 2016, there will be more than one winner in the stadium. Diversity will also score a touchdown as the NFL and San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee include Bay Area LGBT-certified businesses in their Business Connect program for contracting opportunities related to the championship game.

LGBTBE in the Spotlight:Premium Resource

| By Brent Stewart
An advertising specialties company headquartered in Felton, California has recently been afforded an opportunity through their LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) certification

New Supplier Diversity Law in California

| By Justin Nelson
Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1678.

AB1678: Much to Celebrate, Many to Thank

| 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.

NGLCC Support Provides Critical Backing for First Bill in the Country to Expand Supply Chain for LGBT Business Owners

California Legislature Passes Bill, It Advances to Governor’s Desk

LGBTBE In the Spotlight: Teaming Up Against All the Odds

| By Laura Berry
When the odds are against you, and what you had become is stripped away, it is your obligation to find creative opportunities to surge ahead. – Harvey Perle
After more than 17 years in business, Harvey Perle, owner of the manufacturer’s representative agency Perle & Co., hit a cascade of professional and personal challenges in 2007, including divorce, diabetes, and a spiraling economy to name just a few. 

WilmerHale Becomes Visionary National Legal Partner

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is excited to announce that global law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) has joined the National Legal Partnership at the Visionary Level.