NGLCC’s Second LGBT Sip & Pitch Program: Marketing, Travel and Food Companies Present Their Ideas

May 21 | By Kaela Roeder
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) kicked off another round of LGBT Sip & Pitch last Friday, an event for LGBT business owners to present their business ideas, hear advice from corporate professionals and connect over coffee and cocktails. Corporate Partner Chevron partnered with NGLCC to present this event.
 

Rex Wilde Consulting: Paving the Way for Transgender Inclusivity

May 19 | By Sarah Jester
When there is a specific need in workplaces across America, there is always a Certified LGBTBE® ready to step in and fill that need. Strategic consulting firm Rex Wilde Consulting is no exception, having aided many businesses in creating transgender-inclusive environments for their employees. “Our mission is to empower workplaces with the education needed to create truly gender-inclusive workplace cultures by providing direct guidance and high-quality education on gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace through training workshops and direct consulting,” explained founder Rex Wilde.
 

Social Driver: Take-Out to Help Out

May 14 | By Sarah Jester
In challenging times, the LGBT business community knows how to come together. The strength and giving spirit of our chosen family and like-minded business network is what propels us forward.  Social Driver, digital agency extraordinaire and NGLCC’s 2015 Supplier of the Year, is one of the outstanding LGBT-owned companies leading the charge to give back to members of the LGBT community in need during COVID-19.
 

Fuzzy Logic: Strengthening Teams One Puzzle at a Time

May 12 | By Sarah Jester
Certified LGBTBE® companies can be found doing incredible work in every field imaginable - from distilleries to digital firms to fine dining. But what about suppliers that create their own, unique niche? Fuzzy Logic Escape Room has accomplished just that!
 

Skolnik Industries: Saving Lives with Steel Drums

May 12 | By Sarah Jester
Certified LGBTBE® suppliers are involved in incredibly valuable relief efforts across a variety of fields in the age of COVID-19. Chicago-based supplier Skolnik Industries, a manufacturing company that primarily produces stainless steel container drums, is no exception! Founded in 1985 and certified in 2015, Skolnik’s products are being put to use across the nation as medical professionals work to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
 

Kikos Coffee & Tea: Supporting Small Biz One Sip at a Time

May 5 | By Sarah Jester
In trying times, being a part of a large, welcoming community strengthens and unifies each of its members. This is no different for the NGLCC community, as Juan Arroyave, co-founder and owner of Certified LGBTBE® Kikos Coffee & Tea, says! “I am happy to belong to a community that supports each other no matter the situation,” he told NGLCC. “Being certified allowed me to submit my portfolio to big companies. I have met wonderful people and learned from them.”
 

Total Engagement Consulting: Upholding LGBTQ+ Diversity in the Workplace

May 5 | By Sarah Jester
Consulting firms across the nation offer a variety of important services to their clients. However, business owner Stan Kimer has found a significant way to stand out from the rest. Certified LGBTBE® Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer maintains a heavy focus on the importance of LGBTQ diversity.
 

Your Custom Catering & Events: Feeding Those in Need

May 5 | By Sarah Jester
The impact of COVID-19 on the catering and event industry cannot be overstated. Gatherings all across the world have been delayed or canceled for the months ahead, leaving many businesses scrambling. However, many have pivoted their business strategy to serve others in this time of need, like Certified LGBTBE® Your Custom Catering & Events. The Charlotte, NC-based catering and events firm has partnered with a local nonprofit to help give back to the community. 

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