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  • AIM100

Affinity Recognizes AIM100 Recipients

Five hundred and seventeen major businesses — spanning nearly every industry and geography — earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” This was the largest increase in top-rated businesses in the history of the survey and it was also the largest jump in businesses
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The Human Rights Campaign 2017 Los Angeles Gala Dinner

On Saturday, March 18, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, honored global pop icon and longtime equality advocate Katy Perry with HRC’s National Equality Award at the 2017 HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner. Groundbreaking actress and LGBTQ advocate America Ferrera was recognized with HRC’s Ally for
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Seattle Hosts First-Ever West Coast LGBT Economic Summit

Summit Addresses Economic Factors and Policy Agendas Affecting LGBT The Greater Seattle Business Association hosted the Western Business Alliance’s first-ever LGBT Economic Summit on Thursday, March 16 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. The summit addressed economic factors and policy agendas that affect LGBT- and minority-owned businesses in the 40 cities represented from Washington, Oregon, California,
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Q&A With PFLAG Interim Director Elizabeth Kohm

Beth Kohm, Interim Executive Director PFLAG National is the nation’s largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). We sat down with the Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Kohm for an insider’s view on the organization and it’s efforts, what she would say to the leaders
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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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NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBTI community, is celebrating the culmination of its highly successful inaugural NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week in Washington, D.C., November 14-18, 2016. Hosted by NGLCC in partnership with leaders and organizations committed to expanding global LGBTI economic opportunity, this was the
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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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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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HomeStreet Bank makes first SBA loan through NGLCC/SBA’s LGBT Business Builder initiative

By Brenda Matamoros  Mark Mason, chairman, president and CEO of HomeStreet Bank, along with his wife Tracy and daughter Chloe, joined more than 90 HomeStreet employees who marched in the recent Seattle Pride parade to show their support of the LGBT community.   The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has had much to
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SBA and NGLCC unite to foster LGBTBE growth and opportunities

Recognizing the business imperative to embrace diversity, the U.S. Small Business Administration  and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce launched the first initiative of its kind focused on LGBT business owners. LGBT Business Builder will bring together expertise and resources from staff at SBA district and regional offices, NGLCC’s 38 U.S.-based affiliate chambers and
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