International Supplier in the Spotlight: CIBUM S.A.S.

| By Michael Castellano
NGLCC Global believes that bringing LGBT entrepreneurs from around the world into our international network can be extremely impactful, not only for a small business owner, but for developing communities at large. In this way, registration as an LGBT supplier not only grows a small business, but can also lead to widespread growth in terms of economic and social development.

NGLCC Internship Program

| By Andy DiAntonio

Every semester, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) brings together motivated students to gain real-world professional experience through our internship program. NGLCC is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Semester. Learn more about the internship program from our current interns in their featured blog posts!


National Dinner Speeches from Chance and Justin

| By Andy DiAntonio
Excerpts of speeches delivered by Chance Mitchell and Justin Nelson at the 2014 NGLCC National Dinner. In these excerpts Chance speaks on the importance of economic visibility in shaping global LGBT equality, while Justin shares remarks on the importance of California Assembly Bill 1678 and its place within the larger narrative of LGBT equality, both economically and socially.  

Largest Class of Entrepreneurs Attend NGLCC Strategic Growth & Development Institute, Signaling Strength of LGBT Community’s Business Interest

Institute Takes Place at NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center, ‘Powered by Wells Fargo’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 19, 2014—The founders of the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender greeting card company, who exemplify how creative thinking can lead to new businesses, are among the participants in the second annual National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Strategic Growth & Development Institute, which has the theme “Predictable Success.”

Open Letter To ICANN Board Governance Committee

Re: Reconsideration Request 14-44 (.GAY)


NGLCC By the Numbers: 2002-2014

| By Andy DiAntonio

A New Infographic Series Telling the NGLCC Story

As part of the lead up to this year's National Dinner, NGLCC is putting together a series of infographics which will trace the growth and impact of NGLCC over the last 12 years. The first infographic in the series, NGLCC by the Numbers: 2002-2014, offers a general overview of our Affiliate Chambers, certified LGBTBEs, and Corporate Partners. The second LGBTBEs: Empowering LGBT Entrepreneurs delves into the hundreds of LGBTBEs across the country.

WeTRADE: LGBT Business Summit in Colombia

| By Michael Castellano

Growing in a Diverse Market

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.