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American Airlines Helps LGBT Businesses Take Flight

BY ROBERT STANTON American Airlines knows how to create a tailwind as well as ride one, and their mentorship of Tony Ray Meyer has helped put a small business on the map. Meyer’s Westbury, N.Y.-based company, TripleBonded, is seeing phenomenal business with its patented FastPatch solution for repairing concrete on airport runways and industrial warehouse
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Celebrating 15 Years of Achievement

NGLCC Strives For LGBT Equality Through Supplier Economics Nationwide, more and more of America’s top businesses are realizing that LGBT-led companies have manufacturing and service clout that account for a rather daunting portion of the gross national product. According to National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 report, America’s LGBT Economy Report, LGBT-owned businesses
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IMRE Marketing With New Social Media Platform Strategies

BY BRENDA MATAMOROS-BEVERIDGE Customers are not reading newspapers or consuming television at the same rates as they were a few years ago. The onslaught of new media platforms and brands trying to reach their base has forever changed the marketing to customer landscape and IMRE Marketing is taking advantage of the new terrain. According to
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From the White House to BlueDot Strategies

BY BRENDA MATAMOROS-BEVERIDGE Lars Anderson founded BlueDot Strategies on the hope of helping organizations tell their unique stories through a hands-on approach and personalized attention to issues. Before launching his own company though, he took his talents to the most dangerous corners on our planet, saw some of the most devastating destruction by Mother Nature
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Publisher’s Notes: Happy Birthday to you

BY CHRISTOPHER J. MILLER I don’t know about you, but I’m at an age where I’m starting to avoid birthdays. I mean, seriously, once you pass the 50-year mark, you’re not so thrilled with those milestones. But really, birthdays should always be celebrated. We should mark and note our accomplishments. This year I’m proud to note
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Q&A with American Airlines Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Parker

Doug Parker is chairman and CEO of American Airlines Group Inc. and American Airlines Inc., its principal subsidiary company. He was named to the position in 2013, following the merger of American Airlines and US Airways Inc., where he was chairman and CEO. Under Parker’s leadership, US Airways achieved record revenue growth, operational performance and
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International Summit Reveals Importance of LGBT Support

In 2016, the business sector made some important strides in the fight against discrimination against LGBT people around the world. Eighty-seven percent of Fortune 500 companies now have non-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation, and for the first time ever, the issue made it to the agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos. But
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PG&E’s PrideNetwork Leading the Way for Equality

The face of corporate America has diversified, and one of the most visible signs of that progress is Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and its successful PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group. The San Francisco-based energy firm is leading the way to support and provide protections for its LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) employees, and in
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Many procurement opportunities exist for LGBT businesses in Houston, according to Annise Parker

Procurement opportunities abound for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender businesses that use a little savvy and insight to land contracts that will take them to the next level of success. That’s the assessment of former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who fought for gender equality during her tenure as mayor from 2010-2016. She also served
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HRC Announces Support from more than 80 Major Corporations

Over the last year, this crucial federal non-discrimination legislation has gained bipartisan support and unprecedented endorsements from the business community Today, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Equality Act, the Human Rights Campaign HRC, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced more than 80 major employers, the complete list
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