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.
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
July 13 | By Elaine Godwin
NGLCC will celebrate International Non-Binary People’s Day 2021 on Wednesday, July 14th and the beautiful, diverse community it aims to highlight! As raising awareness is an essential part of any holiday meant to recognize a particular group, education and support are the central ways that allies can effectively join the celebration. NGLCC invites its LGBTQ+ members and our allies to rally together in mutual defense of all non-binary folk and the validity of their gender experience.
July 2 | By Elaine Godwin
(Content Warning: mentions of suicide, religious trauma) Last month, for a special Pride edition of the Crossroads and Conversation series, NGLCC hosted Chely Wright (she/her/hers), country singer and activist, in an afternoon of discussion reflecting on Pride and more. This event highlighted the queer experience in a celebration of pride and the LGBTQIA+ community. Justin Nelson (he/him/his), co-founder and president of NGLCC, kicked the event off by expressing his excitement for the conversation and overall thrilling opportunity.
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 7 | By Sarah Jester
The choice to come out as a member of the transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (TGNCNB) community, especially as a young person, is a hefty one. In a historically transphobic nation, TGNCNB youth must weigh the alarming possibilities of familial rejection and even potential homelessness should they decide to come out to their loved ones.
June 3 | By Elaine Godwin