First-in-the-Nation Statewide Inclusion of LGBT Business Enterprises Enacted by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker with the Guidance of the NGLCC

Precedent-setting opportunity for tens of thousands of LGBT business owners features NGLCC as sole certification body to the Commonwealth

November 3, 2015
 

NGLCC Denounces Florida’s Latest LGBT Discrimination Bill as Bad for Business

October 22, 2015
 

NGLCC Salutes the Nomination of Eric Fanning as First Openly Gay Secretary of the Army

 
September 18, 2015
 
Washington, D.C. -- The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, congratulates Eric Fanning on his historic nomination as the first openly gay civilian secretary of the United States Army.
 

Tomboys Prove They Are Winners at NGLCC Biz Pitch Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. 28, 2015—At one time, calling a woman a tomboy might have been an insult, but an LGBT-certified business embraced it and ended up taking home the top prize in the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Biz Pitch Competition.
 

NGLCC Names Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as 2015 Chamber of the Year

 
Washington, D.C. (08/13/15) – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) recognized excellence in local chambers on Thursday, August 13th at the 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Top honors went to the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
 
Each year, the Chamber of the Year is seen as a role model for other chambers and an example of what an LGBT chamber or business organization should be.
 

Wells Fargo and NGLCC Award $50,000 to LGBT Chambers of Commerce

Washington, D.C. (08/13/15) – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) awarded 11 grants to local affiliate LGBT chambers of commerce on Thursday, August 13 at the 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, these grants are targeted towards programs that foster the development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT businesses enterprises (LGBTBEs®). 
 

NGLCC Remembers Julian Bond

 
"Mr. Bond’s eloquent and impassioned words and actions on behalf of the LGBT community were truly awe-inspiring. Few others have been able to reach out across communities and find the common values that ensure LGBT rights fit squarely with civil rights," said NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson. "At the recent 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference we focused heavily on ‘What’s Next’ for the LGBT community.  So many of our recent triumphs and future opportunities are due in great part to the inspiring work of heroes like Julian Bond.”

2015 Conference Comes to a Close

 
“Our 2015 NGLCC Conference was a sold-out, record-breaking, opportunity-creating hit,” said NGLCC co-founder and President Justin Nelson. “This has been a momentous year for the LGBT movement. We must continue to push for economic opportunities to help our community to thrive.  We look forward to bringing together over 1,000 attendees to our 2016 conference and keeping the momentum of success moving forward."
 

NGLCC Hosts ‘Equality Across Borders’ Global Delegate Meeting at International Business & Leadership Conference

Washington, D.C. – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, will host a symbolic exchange between global LGBT business leaders at the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Delegates from each country will offer a unique product that exemplifies their respective national organization’s work around LGBT corporate diversity, inclusion, and economic opportunity.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Endorses The Equality Act as a Major Advancement for LGBT Economic Opportunity Nationwide

 
Washington, D.C. -- The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, stands proudly with Senators Merkley, Baldwin, and Booker and Representatives Cicilline and Lewis who have introduced The Equality Act in Congress.  This act will ensure federal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people, promoting equal access to employment, housing, credit, public spaces and services, education, federally funded programs, and beyond. 
 

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