MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced today that Guaranteed Rate has joined the Chamber as its newest gold founding member, bringing the total number of businesses and organizations as members to nearly 600.
“We are excited to welcome Guaranteed Rate as our newest gold founding member of the LGBT Chamber,” said Jason Rae, President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “As they enter the market in Wisconsin, we are so excited to have them partnering with us to build a more inclusive business community.”
“Guaranteed Rate is committed to being a leader for inclusion and diversity throughout the state and within our industry,” said Peter Burgelis, Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate. “Our work with the LGBT Chamber will enable us to continue reaching a diverse set of customers and help them get the mortgages they need to own the houses of their dreams. We’re proud to be a member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber and support the work that this award-winning organization does.”
Guaranteed Rate is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, the Company has approximately 317 offices across the U.S. and Washington, D.C., and is licensed in all 50 states. Since its founding in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with home purchase loans and refinances and funded nearly $19 billion in loans in 2017 alone.
“We are truly thankful to Guaranteed Rate for their support of the LGBT community,” added Rae.
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 575 members from around the state. In 2015, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the National Chamber of the Year Award from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.