August 19 | By Kaela Roeder
LGBT-owned businesses continually reflect the values we hold most dear at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC): perhaps most important of them being a dedication to inclusion in all sectors of life. Rob Smith, the founder and CEO of the Phluid Project, is no exception to living up to those values!
August 14 | By Sarah Jester
Why certify your LGBT-owned business? For Dr. Sarah Skidmore of Skidmore Consulting LLC, the answer was simple. “[I] certified the innovation + leadership + marketing firm to participate in diversity programs, partake in educational opportunities, and grow business relationships,” she explained, having recently become a Certified LGBTBE® owner through NGLCC this spring. “Furthermore, during this pandemic where physical networking is not safe or possible, the NGLCC has provided a powerful series of webinars, talks, and panels that allow for discussion and connection.”
Transformation Journeys Worldwide: Helping Companies Create Trans and Non-binary Inclusive Environments
August 14 | By Kaela Roeder
July 2 | By Sarah Jester
Why should your LGBT-owned business join the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce? For Rian Ismadia and Matthew Chess, co-owners of men’s fashion house Maris Equi, the answer was simple. “We joined the NGLCC because we wanted to be part of an organization where we can be with like-minded people,” said Ismadia. “We want to be a big organization that can be a workplace for people of the LGBTQ community and other diverse groups because we know what it's like to be discriminated against and want to be a positive force in this world.”
June 30 | By Sarah Jester
At NGLCC, we certify LGBT-owned businesses that operate in every industry you can imagine. As our planet’s climate crisis deepens in severity, the electric vehicle business is emerging as a field that is more important than ever. Portland-based EV EQUITY LLC, founded and certified this year, is a rising star in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.
June 29 | By Sarah Jester
As we delve further into the digital age, more and more of us are increasingly in need of digital problem-solvers. Located in Denver, Colorado, Certified LGBTBE® Point Solutions Group has your back! Founded and certified in 2017 by Paige Goss, PSG works with each of their clients to implement high quality tech advancement solutions.
June 26 | By Sarah Jester
June 25 | By Kaela Roeder
Another round of the LGBT Sip & Pitch program took place with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) on June 12! Sip & Pitch is an event for LGBT business owners to present their business ideas, hear advice from corporate professionals and network over coffee and cocktails. Corporate Partner Shell partnered with NGLCC to present this event.
NGLCC and LGBT-owned businesses celebrate and advocate for America’s $1.7 trillion LGBT economy with Congressional Briefing
June 25 | By Kaela Roeder
Justin Nelson, the Co-Founder and President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), presented the strength of the $1.7 trillion LGBT economy to the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus on Tuesday. Certified LGBT Businesses Enterprises® also presented how their companies have benefitted from LGBT economic inclusion, and the challenges they still face.
June 17 | By Sarah Jester