NGLCC Honors the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce with Rising Star Award
August 25, 2016
Nashville, TN – The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the chamber was honored with the Rising Star Chamber Award on Thursday, August 25th at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s 2016 International Business & Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, California.
“While not a new chamber, the pace of our growth over the last four years has been phenomenal. We owe this success to our leadership, members and corporate partners as well as the overwhelming support we received from the NGLCC team. This recognition symbolizes the hard work, passion, and collaboration that has allowed us to achieve success and continue our journey of making Nashville a welcoming city for LGBT business owners and professionals,” said Lisa Howe, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director.
The Rising Star Award is given to a chamber that exhibits vitality and relevance in its community, brings a unified voice to the LGBT business community it serves, and proves its commitment to being part of the broader national movement. “The NGLCC is proud to recognize the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce with the 2016 Rising Star Award,” said Chance Mitchell, NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO. “Over the past few years, the Nashville Chamber has experienced incredible growth in almost every aspect of the organization engaging with the local business community that advances the LGBT community as a whole. We are excited to see what they will do in the future.”
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is also proud to announce that the chamber was awarded a $2,500 grant funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the NGLCC. This grant will expand capacity for the chamber while offering technical assistance in order to foster the development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT business enterprises (LGBTBEs®).
ABOUT NASHVILLE LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocate of the Greater Nashville Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community, representing over 200 businesses in Nashville and the surrounding area. 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. For additional information, visit http://www.nashvillelgbtchamber.org/.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org | @NGLCC
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