• Why Join?

    Membership in the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is one of the most professional and consistent methods to show potential customers, clients, employees, and suppliers that a business, company, or organization is LGBT- friendly.

    Our Mission:

    The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce advances common business interests, economic growth, and equality in the workplace and society for its LGBT members, businesses, and allies by providing educational, networking, and community building opportunities.

    What We Do:

    Regularly throughout each year we provide networking opportunities for our current and prospective members:

    • Brewing Up Business - Networking
    • Pride in Business Forum - Help Companies with Employee Engagement
    • Power Lunch Series - Professional Development
    • Partnership with Small Business Administration
    • Collaborations with Community Organizations
    • Supplier Diversity Initiative – Help Small Businesses Grow
    • Website Directory to drive business to members

    Some of the topics discussed or taught at our events and educational workshops include:

    • Inclusive Workplaces
    • Sales and Marketing Strategies
    • ERG Leverage
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Growing your Small Business
    • Supplier Diversity
    • Leadership Skills
    • Business and Personal Financial Management

    How We Do It:

    Memberships

    • Our membership dues help fund the needed programming to further the mission of the Chamber. We have experienced a continued increase in membership, which only strengthens our commitment to expanding our services and benefits to our members.

    Events

    • The annual food and beverage tasting event, TASTE, gives the LGBT Chamber the opportunity to sell tickets to a broad audience and recruit sponsors and new members, accordingly.‚Äč 
    • The NLGBTCC Excellence in Business Awards is a celebratory luncheon in downtown Nashville.  The event recognizes accomplishments of individuals, businesses, and organizations while being committed to the LGBT community.

    Programs

    • While most of our programs are free for members, we charge a nominal fee for non-members.

    Sponsorships

    • The LGBT demographic, on average, is loyal, influential, and has more discretionary spending per capita.  LGBT Chamber events give sponsors the opportunity to target the LGBT market and appeal to a broader audience at the same time for one price.  

    Volunteers

    We would never be able to have the LGBT Chamber growth continue without the endless dedication of our volunteers. They give of their time and knowledge to help build the foundation of this organization. We welcome everyone's' expertise and experience. If you would like to become involved in any capacity, please contact us at www.nashvillelgbtchamber.org.

    By Laws

    Click here to view a copy of our current bylaws.

    Organizational Structure

    Click here to view our organization structure chart, which includes both the Chamber and our Foundation.