The NGLCCNY welcomes all members and supporters to take part in the ongoing programs of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). These include:
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) conference is the largest LGBT annual business development event, and brings together more than 900 LGBT and allied entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate representatives, and LGBT chamber leaders from across the country and around the globe.
Attendees take part in three days of symposia, panel discussions, development seminars, and special events designed to generate business opportunities and build strong relationships with corporate champions and one another.
SUPPLIER INNOVATION CENTER
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is proud to unveil the NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center, a dynamic space in the heart of our Nation’s Capitol dedicated to groundbreaking education and networking opportunities for certified LGBT businesses. The SIC captures the spirit of what it means to be an entrepreneur: innovation, leadership, drive, creativity, and vision.
Business owners exploring the certification process for the first time will find a dedicated team of professionals ready to help them capitalize on certification resources designed to bring their companies to new heights.
LGBTBEs will benefit from innovative educational offerings and programs that establish certification as an indispensible designation for LGBT owned companies. A wide range of interactive activities including trainings, seminars, strategic leadership meetings, webinars, video conferencing, matchmaker meetings, networking receptions, and shared workspace for growing companies will bring valuable resources, tools, and experiences to the LGBT supplier community.
Affiliate chambers of the NGLCC will also have exciting opportunities to directly engage LGBT businesses through the NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center. Affiliate chambers will have access to leadership training and program development counseling aimed at strengthening local LGBT business communities served by the NGLCC’s network of domestic U.S. and international affiliates.
NGLCC corporate partners will have unprecedented access to education and training for supplier diversity professionals, diversity and inclusion leaders, and LGBT Employee Resource groups. The Supplier Innovation Center will provide a permanent platform for connecting corporate America with certified LGBT suppliers in meaningful ways and will provide an innovative incubator for entrepreneurial success for the LGBT business community.
To realize the full potential of the NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center, NGLCC is thrilled to partner with its leading corporate partners. Sponsorship commitments will allow the NGLCC to furnish and outfit the space with state-of-the-art facilities, hire additional staff to effectively realize its full potential, and ensure sustainable support for the programs, trainings, and events that will establish the Supplier Innovation Center as a valuable resource to certified LGBT Business Enterprises.
With sponsorship of the Supplier Innovation Center, NGLCC corporate partners will receive a robust array of branding opportunities, recognition, and program participation. Multi-year commitments* are encouraged, and the NGLCC looks forward to discussing the sponsorship options presented below as well as other unique opportunities.
WOMEN’S BUSINESS INITIATIVE
Women, especially lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women, face unique challenges in business and in life. The WBI is an information exchange that is community and networking based, it connects LBT women who want to share ideas and advice - and garner ideas in return.
LGBT REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST (LGBTRES)
LGBT Real Estate Specialist (LGBTRES) designation signifies expertise in understanding the needs of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) clients and counseling them through the major financial and life changes involved in buying and selling a home.
SMALL BUSINESS BASICS
Small Business Basics provides practical, cost effective ideas for small business owners and managers on building inclusion, monitoring the work force and addressing problems and taking advantage of the increased opportunities for senior leadership to interact with employees that exist in small businesses.
For more information about NGLCC programs and iniatives, please contact Director Jonathan Lovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org