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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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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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CreagerCole Communications certified LGBTBE, finds the spotlight for its clients

By Brenda Matamoros Photo by Amy Mayes Photography Rainie Cole and Cindi Creager of CreagerCole Communications at the iconic Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2015 celebrating Marriage Equality. Photo credit: Amy Mayes Photography Becoming a successful media spokesman or spokeswoman requires practice and precision. Cindi Creager and Rainie Cole, the married duo that
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JDR president and CEO has Texas-sized ideas to conquer the world

By Brenda Matamoros With satellite offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, Baltimore, the D.C. area, Phoenix and California, John D. Rivers, president and CEO, JDR Consulting LLC, is the owner of a small business with big clients. The firm recently made the smart move from New York to Dallas.  JDR is following many large Fortune
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Birth of a notion: IBM meets NGLCC

By Irwin Drucker, NGLCC board of directors, and chief public affairs and government relations officer, WOSH Inc. Irwin_Drucker When 1999 began, I could never have imagined how my life was about to change. At the time, it was my 16th year at IBM Corp. and I was serving as the global sourcing manager for
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Fort Lauderdale chamber pleased to host NGLCC conference

By Genny Hom-Franzen Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is one of the country’s top destinations when it comes to food, fun and sun, and it is also the site of the 14th Annual National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce International Business & Leadership Conference at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa. The gathering
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Cargill spreads message of inclusion at Minneapolis LGBT Pride parade

  Team Cargill made a strong showing earlier this summer at the Twin Cities Pride Parade in Minneapolis and did not go unnoticed. “You know you’re in the Midwest when Cargill employees march with farm equipment,” joked one Twitter user, apparently impressed with the massive fertilizer spreader that followed the company’s delegation. The Minneapolis Pride
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