October 9 | By Kaela Roeder
2019 LGBT Biz Pitch winner, Marti Hoffer, Lumenomics Even though it has been nearly two months since #NGLCC19 made a splash in Tampa Bay, we are still so proud of the networking, connections, and opportunities that took place at the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. We’re taking a look back on one of our favorite parts of every NGLCC Conference, the LGBT Biz Pitch Competition.
October 7 | By Sarah Jester
July 18 | By Allyson Parco
(Esteven Gamez, Co-Founder & Director of Social Media at KEEN Social)
July 18 | By Kaela Roeder
Here at NGLCC, our LGBTBEs never fail to inspire us. Our unique network of over a thousand business owners all have significant stories to tell about their lives and their business. Michele Wierzgac, a business consultant, speaker, author, and motorcycle enthusiast, certainly did not disappoint.
July 2 | By Kaela Roeder
(JJ Marie Gufreda at book signing) Telling the stories of business owners is a passion of ours at the NGLCC. The experiences of our ever-growing roster of certified LGBT Business Enterprises are all unique, significant, and most of all, inspirational. The story of JJ Marie Gufreda, founder of GEI Inc., is no exception.
July 2 | By Kaela Roeder
(Photo from DA4S West Coast Conference, Day One)
June 11 | By Jonathan Lovitz
In May 2019, NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson sat down with Associated Press (AP) business reporter Joyce Rosenberg to discuss the importance of LGBT business owners obtaining their LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification from the NGLCC. Members of NGLCC's Platinum Circle of certified LGBTBEs, including Columbia Consulting, Equator Coffee & Teas, and Heels & Hardhats Construction, were profiled for this piece that celebrates the impact of America's LGBT entrepreneurs.
May 15 | By Jonathan Lovitz
April 22 | By James Gleason
It takes more than a green thumb to create a beautiful floral arrangement. An eye for design, a passion for plants, and a willingness to put in hard labor are all critical to Brian Robinson's success as the owner of certified LGBTBE Earth Gardens. We spoke with Brian about his journey from starting at Earth Gardens to securing a contract with the Macy's Flower Show in New York City.
March 25 | By James Gleason
Equal parts inspiration and planning, it's not easy to plan a flawless event, but Jessica Lam of Jesilam Enterprises and Event Party Productions has cracked the code! Jessica shares what led her to found her own business, why she loves party planning, and her journey as a trans business owner. Event Party Productions in the Spotlight