Kikos Coffee & Tea: Supporting Small Biz One Sip at a Time

May 5 | By Sarah Jester
In trying times, being a part of a large, welcoming community strengthens and unifies each of its members. This is no different for the NGLCC community, as Juan Arroyave, co-founder and owner of Certified LGBTBE® Kikos Coffee & Tea, says! “I am happy to belong to a community that supports each other no matter the situation,” he told NGLCC. “Being certified allowed me to submit my portfolio to big companies. I have met wonderful people and learned from them.”

Total Engagement Consulting: Upholding LGBTQ+ Diversity in the Workplace

May 5 | By Sarah Jester
Consulting firms across the nation offer a variety of important services to their clients. However, business owner Stan Kimer has found a significant way to stand out from the rest. Certified LGBTBE® Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer maintains a heavy focus on the importance of LGBTQ diversity.

Your Custom Catering & Events: Feeding Those in Need

May 5 | By Sarah Jester
The impact of COVID-19 on the catering and event industry cannot be overstated. Gatherings all across the world have been delayed or canceled for the months ahead, leaving many businesses scrambling. However, many have pivoted their business strategy to serve others in this time of need, like Certified LGBTBE® Your Custom Catering & Events. The Charlotte, NC-based catering and events firm has partnered with a local nonprofit to help give back to the community. 

Adjusting Your Anchors: Regaining Stability and Control in the Age of COVID-19: NGLCC’s Takeaways

May 5 | By Kaela Roeder
Brian Gorman, founder of TransformingLives.Coach, presented “Adjusting Your Anchors: Regaining Stability and Control in the Age of COVID-19” for the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) Webinar Wednesday series.

Being a Consciously Inclusive Leader: NGLCC’s Takeaways

April 28 | By Kaela Roeder
Steve Yacovelli, known as the “Gay Leadership Dude,” offered his stellar leadership advice once again for the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Webinar Wednesday series on April 15, 2020.

Outlier Automation: Switching Gears to Produce Hand Sanitizer During Covid-19

April 23 | By Kaela Roeder
Certified LGBTBE® suppliers are changemakers in any context. Now, as the world faces down a pandemic, their drive and skill becomes more important and relevant than ever. Outlier Automaton LLC, which is in the process of obtaining its certification from NGLCC, is no exception. “Outlier Automation is an industrial automation integrator focused on software development for a variety of industries,” said co-founder Liz Brooks-Zak. 

The Cutting Edge Elite: Supplying Staffing & Hope When Needed Most

April 20 | By Sarah Jester
COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, putting many small businesses on pause. However, some of these businesses have been able to repurpose their missions and resources to contribute to significant relief efforts. Headquartered in New York City, Certified LGBTBE® The Cutting Edge Elite, Inc. (CEE) is doing just that!