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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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Macy’s Raises $1.1 M for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Foundation to honor retail brand with first-ever outstanding partner award for their ongoing support in the fight against AIDS The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) recently announced that Macy’s Fashion Pass has raised $1.1 million for the organization. The funding will be granted to over one hundred nonprofits supporting people living
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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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NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference mixes business with sea, sun and sand

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce turned up the heat for its 12th Annual International Business & Leadership Conference on the Florida coast in August. More than 800 LGBT entrepreneurs, corporate partners, government officials, allies and organization leaders from seven countries gathered for the sold-out event, held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor
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Knowledge is Power — Reaching Out MBA

By Melissa Lowery Matt Kidd, executive director of Reaching Out MBA, or ROMBA, is on a mission to educate, inspire and connect LGBT MBAs and develop the next era of leaders who live authentically at all levels of business. “We need more people like Trevor Burgess of C1 Financial who really was out his entire
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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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NGLCC selects Lovitz to lead external relations and NY subsidiary

Jonathan D. Lovitz, an advocate for LGBT equality who has served as a spokesman for GLAAD, Queerty Inc. and StartOut, is now the vice president of external affairs at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and director of NGLCC’s New York chapter. “I am so incredibly honored to join team NGLCC as the
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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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Certified for success

By DeVere Kutscher, chief of staff and senior vice president of strategy, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce DeVere Kutscher   Happily, today more companies than ever, and even government agencies, welcome — and in fact seek out — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-owned businesses as part of their supply-chain diversity strategy. LGBT business
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