Newest Addition to Conference...LGBTbiz Talks

August 3 | By Andy DiAntonio
Join three of America’s leading LGBT innovators in tech, research, and advertising as they explore the importance of connecting your identity and experience to your business.  Designed to help you think bigger during the 2016 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, these speakers are guaranteed to move and inspire you to take your business—and your connections—to a higher level.  Be sure to join the conversation live during the talks using #NGLCC16 on your Conference App!   
 

NGLCC Hosts LGBT Caucus Celebration at DNC in Philly

August 3 | By Andy DiAntonio
On July 28th, the final day of the Democratic National Convention, NGLCC, in partnership with the DNC LGBT Caucus, hosted a star-studded celebration in honor of the historic Democratic nominee for President of the United States and the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Democratic National Committee to include Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® companies as suppliers for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The DNC has fundamentally raised the visibility of, and opportunities for, our community's leaders and voices.
 

CVS Health Offers Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers

May 17 | By Natalie Rojas
NGLCC is pleased to announce that CVS Health is currently accepting applications for their 2016 CVS Health: Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers.  
 

Diversity Fulfillment Services: Success Following AB1678

January 11 | By Brent Stewart
In September 2014, NGLCC helped pass AB1678, which opened up many opportunities for Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (Certified LGBTBE®) companies. The law mandates that utilities companies doing business in the state of California report the amount of diverse spend they have with Certified LGBTBE® companies. For Duane Thierry from Diversity Fulfillment Services, this has resulted in new business.   
 

Enrollment Season is Here: LGBT Small Businesses Get Covered under Health Reform

December 3 | By Courtney Mott
It’s open enrollment season once again – and that means that employers and employees all across the country are considering their new health insurance options! Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, there are many new options available, particularly for small businesses and their employees.  Small employers can provide health insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and may be eligible for a tax credit towards the cost of premiums.
 

LGBTQ and Having Trouble Sleeping?

December 2 | By Andy DiAntonio
Brought to you by the makers of TYLENOL® PM Getting the right amount of sleep can be tough for everyone, but those in the LGBTQ community may be even more prone to sleeplessness. In this post, we examine some of the reasons why and suggest a few tips to help combat sleep issues that you may experience from time to time.
 

Trans-Inclusive Policies

August 25 | By Andy DiAntonio
As the LGBT community vigorously fought for marriage equality over the past several years, the NGLCC’s standpoint was firm and clear: Marriage equality is good for business. Now that the fight has been won and the nation is shifting its focus to other LGBT issues, the NGLCC continues to provide insight into the economic and business side of the movement. While most advocacy organizations form their arguments primarily on moral grounds, the NGLCC is unique in its viewpoint and expands the foundation for LGBT rights and protections.  
 

Summer Interns Reflect on Experience at NGLCC

July 22 | By Andy DiAntonio
No summer in DC is complete without the incredible migration of interns to our nation’s capital. This summer NGLCC welcomed 6 interns to the team, whose responsibilities have been fully integrated into the work NGLCC accomplishes. Working alongside their direct supervisors, summer interns have had the opportunity to offer insight on projects, gain experience working with a nonprofit organization, and develop a new social network with peers from around the world! We’ve asked the interns to reflect on their time at NGLCC and talk a bit about what they’ve learned and accomplished.  
 

5 Ways the LGBT Business Builder can Help Grow Your Small Business

June 23 | By Andy DiAntonio
The LGBT Business Builder, the historic new partnership between NGLCC and the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a powerful tool to strengthen the LGBT Business Community at both the local and national level.   

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