January 11 | By Brent Stewart
In September 2014, NGLCC helped pass AB1678, which opened up many opportunities for certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs). The law mandates that utilities companies doing business in the state of California report the amount of diverse spend they have with LGBTBEs. For Duane Thierry from Diversity Fulfillment Services, this has resulted in new business.
December 11 | By Andy DiAntonio
“Retail is a long game, but I’m very patient and persistent.” — Jeremy Black, Jasper + Black
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December 10 | By Andy DiAntonio
Social Driver, led by business partners and husbands Thomas Sanchez and Anthony Shop, is a marketing agency that uses social-fueled strategies to drive next-generation results. Social Driver works with leading corporations and nonprofit organizations to connect with their audiences online through social media campaigns, websites, and data visualizations. Social Driver serves major clients across the country and around the globe and was named the 7th fastest growing marketing agency in the United States by Agency 100.
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NGLCC President Working to Strengthen LGBT Business Community in Italy during Historic Nationwide Speaking Tour
October 8 | By Andy DiAntonio
For the last week, NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson has been on a tour of Italy to strengthen and build support for the Italian LGBT business community. Mr. Nelson was invited to Italy by the U.S. Embassy as part of the Obama Administration’s larger mission to promote LGBT rights abroad. In coordination with the U.S. Embassy, he has taken part in several meetings as well as presented a series of lectures to LGBT leaders, business schools and LGBT youth across Italy. From October 2-4, Nelson spoke and led sessions at the Leaders for Change Convention in Milan, hosted by "Excellence & Diversity GLBT Executives” (EDGE).
September 24 | By Michael Castellano
NGLCC Global kicked off the fall season in the Dominican Republic, where from September 2nd to 4th the team made significant advances on its project in partnership with the US Agency for International Development and the US Embassy in Santo Domingo. In addition to two days of dynamic meetings and workshops on themes such as implementing inclusive development and addressing vulnerable populations.
July 7 | By Michael Castellano
As NGLCC continues to expand its international advocacy efforts around diversity and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses, the team will begin work in the Caribbean, specifically the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic marks the fourth focus country for NGLCC under the LGBT Global Development Partnership, a strategic, public-private partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Wells Fargo, MillerCoors, and other key partners.
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.
June 10 | By Michael Castellano
Two weeks ago, NGLCC’s 3rd LGBT Summit of the Americas made history in Lima, Peru. Following the inaugural LGBT Summit of the Americas in Colombia in 2012 and last year’s summit in Mexico, NGLCC was pleased to bring the third rendition of the series to Peru’s capital city. The event not only provided an unparalleled opportunity to assemble LGBT business leaders and corporate diversity professionals from across the Americas, but also served as the public launch of NGLCC’s newest international affiliate chamber, the Peruvian GLBT Chamber of Commerce (CCGLPE).
June 10 | By Natalie Rojas
YIKES, Inc. is a web design and development certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) located in Philadelphia. YIKES, Inc. specializes in custom WordPress theme and plugin development, site maintenance, eCommerce, custom-built web-based applications and more. In addition to building great websites, YIKES, Inc. is dedicated to sustainable business practices by observing the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. With these principles, YIKES, Inc. is committed to building a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable local economy.
March 26 | By Natalie Rojas
Connecting certified LGBTBEs and NGLCC Corporate Partners NGLCC is excited to launch our 2015 Matchmakers portal to coincide with the opening of conference registration. The 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference promises to build on the success of last year’s conference and again provide one of the most powerful business opportunities available to LGBTBEs. Last year over 400 matchmaker meetings occurred, and we are confident that 2015 will see the most effective matches for our LGBTBEs and NGLCC Corporate Partners.