January 5 | Elaine Godwin
December 7 | Sarah Jester
October 7 | Sarah Jester
January 5 | By Elaine Godwin
This year, NGLCC joins the nation in celebrating National Black History Month! Now more than ever, it is important to shine a light on the significant, positive impact that Black-owned businesses have on our country and economy.
December 7 | By Sarah Jester
Holiday season is officially upon us! Snow is falling (at least, in some states), festive lights string the trees, and cheery music plays in nearly every coffee shop and department store across the country. After over a year of not being able to see friends and family for the holidays, this month serves as a perfect time to reunite with the ones that we love most. So what’s at the top of our checklist before the holidays are officially in full swing? Buying the perfect gift!
October 7 | By Sarah Jester
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community, as well as the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community. Our Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers are responsible for generating over $1.7 trillion in economic impact, creating new jobs, and innovating business solutions nationwide. Many of these innovations take the form of data solutions, integration, and analytics.
September 22 | By Sarah Jester
Beginning each year on September 15 and coming to a close on October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize, honor, and uplift the multitude of accomplishments and contributions that Hispanic individuals have made and continue to make. At the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), we are proud to spotlight our Hispanic LGBT-owned businesses that are leading the way in their respective fields! This month, we interviewed three Hispanic Certified LGBTBE® owners about their entrepreneurial journeys and businesses. Let it Roar Creative
September 10 | By Sarah Jester
Facebook and other large businesses have an important role to play in helping small businesses not just survive the pandemic but thrive. ** For mother and daughter Lisa Dunnigan and Tosha Wright, two things run in the family: an entrepreneurial streak and a passion for teaching.Five years ago, the former educators from Lithia Springs, Georgia, combined their enthusiasm to start The Wright Stuff Chics, an online apparel store selling graphic tees and gifts for teachers.
August 27 | By Sarah Jester
In an increasingly virtual world, social media marketing is one of the most powerful tools entrepreneurs have at their fingertips. When thinking about your digital strategy, it doesn’t matter how good your product or service is if you can’t actually connect with your target audience! Marketing to customers online is everything, especially when a sizable chunk of the nation is still shopping from home. Here are some tips and tricks from the NGLCC Digital Media Department to get you started on your social media marketing strategy - or to help you polish up your existing digital landscape. Branding
August 25 | By Elaine Godwin
On Wednesday, August 11th, the NGLCC Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Task Force (TGNCTF) joined with Certified LGBTBE® Punch Card Films in a webinar on “Navigating the Legal & Healthcare Systems While Transitioning.” Sabrina Kent, Senior Vice President at NGLCC, welcomed the audience for the exciting event, and introduced moderator Ashley Brundage (she/her), founder and President of Empowering Differences and co-chair of the TGNCTF Community Outre
August 23 | By Elaine Godwin
July 28 | By Sarah Jester
With the announcement of the 2021 Back to Business (B2B) Summit, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is both excited and proud to join the ranks of companies and organizations returning to small scale in-person events this year as more people receive their vaccinations. Taking place at the Diplomat Hollywood Resort in Hollywood, Florida this November, the B2B Summit will be comprised of three days of networking, education, and celebration of the accomplishments of the LGBT business community and allies.
July 28 | By Sarah Jester
Pride shines brightly through queer-owned businesses. Pride in the company itself, pride in the entrepreneur’s journey, and pride in queer identity. Through this pride, it becomes clear that LGBTQ+ individuals are natural entrepreneurs. Even prior to embarking on their entrepreneurial journeys, queer folks of all identities have faced obstacles and adversity at levels that heterosexual business owners may never experience.