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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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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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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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Google helps diverse suppliers bridge digital divide

When organizations embrace diversity and inclusion, the best results materialize when a strong understanding of both the overarching goal and the value exist. This understanding comes through when looking at Google’s commitment. Google has a holistic diversity and inclusion strategy clearly focused on four key areas: hiring more diverse employees, fostering an inclusive workplace,
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The House that Casting Built looks for diversity in storytelling

Anthony Lucente and Risa Tanania Risa Tanania and Anthony Lucente have always loved both storytelling and television. As children, both spent hours watching television, captivated by the stories playing out onscreen. As adults, both gravitated toward careers in television — Tanania in production and Lucente in scripted programming. Then they found each other,
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FSRSD strengthens supplier diversity initiatives of its companies

The mission of Financial Services Roundtable for Supplier Diversity Inc. is to strengthen the supplier diversity initiatives of its respective companies, thereby increasing stakeholder and shareholder value. Diana Domenech, FSRSD chair and American International Group Inc. senior director, supplier diversity, environmental sustainability and strategy “We do this through a variety of delivery methods,
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