LGBT Small Business Empowerment Program
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce serves as a resource for LGBT-owned businesses. With the help of our corporate partner, Wells Fargo, the LGBT Chamber is raising awareness on the local level about third party certification for LGBT-owned businesses. The LGBT Chamber is also advocating for corporations and local governments to count LGBTBE's in their diversity spend.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce provides third party Business Enterprise certification for LGBT-owned businesses. The NGLCC has programs to help develop LGBTBE's and prepare them for this access to the corporate world. The National Chamber also provides one on one matchmaking opportunities.
LGBTBE certification gives business owners access to supplier diversity managers from whom they receive advice, insight, and training. Certification provides accessibililty to other diverse suppliers with whom to form alliances and joint ventures. LGBTBE certification is a great way to distinguish oneself from their competitors.
Certified LGBTBE members include:
- Allard Ward Architects
- BAM! Social Business
- Kim Ewell - KE Innerworks
- Schmidt Government Solutions
- Yuletide Solutions
Contact the Nashville LGBT Chamber for more information about the program and to get certified.