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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By Deputy Head of Mission, Patrick Davies of the British Embassy A 150-year-old British bank doesn’t immediately spring to mind as a diverse workplace. Yet while you might think the boardroom at HSBC UK would be full of stuffed shirts, Antonio Simões is working to change that, as HSBC UK’s openly gay CEO.
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.
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Stands with Wells Fargo as Financial Institution is Targeted for Its Work for Equality
June 9 | By Andy DiAntonio
WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 9, 2015—The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community, called upon LGBT-certified businesses and other supporters to applaud the work of Wells Fargo to promote equality, especially as the financial institution faces criticism.
April 8 | By Michael Castellano
NGLCC consistently encourages its members in the LGBT business community to consider exporting as a business growth strategy and to utilize the resources offered by the United States Export-Import Bank, or the Ex-Im Bank for short. Justin Nelson NGLCC President shared, "We have been doing a series of educational workshops at our conferences over the last couple of years so LGBT business owners start to realize the opportunity in exporting… Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S.
March 26 | By Andy DiAntonio
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Suze Orman will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference. Suze Orman - Headshot 3.png
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.
March 16 | By Andy DiAntonio
March 16 | By Andy DiAntonio
On March 5, a friend-of-the-court brief was filed urging the Supreme Court to support marriage equality. NGLCC is proud to once again join over 300 other businesses and local chambers in arguing for the economic benefits for marriage equality. The brief contends that, "the burden imposed by inconsistent and discriminatory state laws of having to administer complicated schemes to account for differential treatment of similarly situated employers breeds unnecessary confusion, tension, and diminished employer morale."