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NGLCC honors outstanding LGBT business community leaders at National Dinner Awards

Photography by Robert Dodge Photography   The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business arena at the 13th Annual National Dinner Awards at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The event brought together more than 800 business owners, corporate representatives and LGBT chamber leaders from around
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CVS Health Executive Learning Series helps suppliers

Most consumers are familiar with CVS Health Corp., the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with more than 7,900 locations throughout the country. What consumers may not know is that CVS Health is a leader in supplier diversity. In fact, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based company plans to continue to expand the amount
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Marriott: Long tradition of diversity and inclusion

Marriott International Inc. has a lot to celebrate this year: continual increasing commitment to diversity and inclusion and full support of the contributions of all of its associates, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender associates; suppliers; guests; and the communities they serve. From a rise in the number of diverse- and women-owned hotels to exceeding
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OBOX’s Tim and Thom DeWitt are making a difference 

  Tim and Thom DeWitt, Co-Founders and Co-Owners of OBOX Solutions Inc OBOX Solutions is the brainchild of married couple and co-owners Tim and Thom DeWitt whose philosophy maintains that lasting relationships are accomplished by having an out-of-the-box mentality toward both staffing and life. What OBOX offers are streamlined, full-service staffing solutions that
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Affinity Inc Magazine presents its 2016 Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment

Affinity Inc Magazine is committed to the development and success of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender businesses and employees. In step with that commitment is an emphasis on the companies in corporate America that have made diverse and inclusive workplaces and supply chains a matter of policy. Once a year, we honor those companies that
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Unconventional background helps PepsiCo’s Trung Tieu in his supplier diversity role

When Trung Tieu began his career at PepsiCo Inc., he came from a background of communications and fundraising — not what one would Trung Tieu, associate manager of supplier diversity at PepsiCo expect from an associate manager of supplier diversity. But, the skills he learned in those areas prepared him to support, advocate,
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Nationwide’s Kirt Walker puts people first

For Kirt Walker, president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.’s financial services business, people come first. “My management philosophy comes down to what I call the four Ps,” he said. “The first P is always people. Then, it’s planning, performance and partnerships.” Putting people first is what Nationwide does too, committing significant
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PFLAG to discuss wide range of topics, present awards at 2015 National Convention

With the theme “We Are The Change” and its ongoing efforts to support and unite LGBTQ individuals with parents, families, friends and allies, PFLAG is hosting its 2015 National Convention in Nashville Oct. 16-18. Sessions will cover a variety of topics, including: Advocacy for LGBTQ youth in foster care. Expanding ethnic and racial diversity in
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Why are we carrying a lifeboat?

Ellen M. DeSarno, Certified Financial Planner®, Chartered Life Underwriter®, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor I recently read an article about an expedition to the North Pole in the late 1800s. The explorers traveled by sailing ship. When the weather was clear, the sailors would resent carrying both lifeboats and sleds —
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Chase Brexton Health Care opens doors to everyone

By Melissa Lowery Becky Frank and Nate Sweeney tour the construction site of the LGBT Health Resource Center at Chase Brexton Health Care. When Chase Brexton Health Care opened in 1978, at the corner of Chase and Brexton Streets in Baltimore, Maryland, there was a dearth of safe, respectful health care services available
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