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
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.
June 23 | By Elaine Godwin
On Friday, June 11th, NGLCC presented another installment of Sip & Pitch, where LGBT business owners can present their ideas and receive helpful feedback. Sip & Pitch programs are split into two rounds of presentations, with a short intermission in between.
June 1 | By Elaine Godwin
May 13 | By Sarah Jester
NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® suppliers can be found at the top of their fields in nearly every industry in the country, and food is no exception. From coffee shops to ice cream parlors to burger joints, LGBT business owners are providing tasty bites to their communities. But what about the mouthwatering sauce that tops the burger? That’s where Bon Appetit Y’all by Carlton comes in!
May 13 | By Sarah Jester
For many of us, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to reflect and reprioritize aspects of our lives. Some individuals have built up the strength to undertake new initiatives and business prospects - and Kristy Ramsey, founder of Certified LGBTBE® Content Maven Media, is no exception. “Being a one-woman show, I am most proud of having the courage to even start my own business, and during a pandemic no less!” Ramsey said.
March 22 | By Sarah Jester
February 19 | By Sarah Jester
Video content: it’s everywhere. Most of us rarely go a day without watching at least a few videos, whether it’s a corporate commercial, a short film, or a few seconds of a brightly colored ad. But who are the masterminds behind these clips? Ed Hellman and Katie Staab of Certified LGBTBE® PUNCH CARD Films are leading the way in innovative video production.