Congratulations to the following businesses for earning their LGBTE certification!
Certified LGBT-owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs)
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is extremely proud of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NGLCC and the United States Department of Commerce. With this historic MOU, the NGLCC will partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce to actively engage LGBT-owned businesses in programs of vital importance to our nation's economic health including the President's National Export Initiative, patent reform and regional economic development. The U.S. Department of Commerce now joins over 120 NGLCC Corporate Partners that are actively sourcing products and services from certified LGBT-owned business enterprises (LGBTBEs). This means the $14 billion marketplace at the U.S. Department of Commerce will now be open to certified LGBT suppliers to compete for contracts. With this continued increase in demand for certified LGBTEs, it means that we can all leverage major opportunities for strategic business growth in our communities.
Historically, the NGLCC has offered a 50% discount on the cost of certification to any member of an affiliate chamber. The NGLCC is now waiving the entire fee for certification to any LGBT business owner who is currently or becomes a member of Keystone Business Alliance. Once certified, members will have full access to a growing list of benefits and opportunities including: collaborative opportunities with other certified LGBTBEs from around the nation, business mentor programs, corporate matchmaking events and quarterly "Ask the Experts" conference calls, to name a few.
For more information, visit the Diversity & Inclusion page on the website of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
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