Washington, D.C. – The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, recognized excellence in local chambers on August 16 at the 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Commendations were awarded for Excellence in Programming and Community Impact. The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce was proud to be honored for Excellence in Community Impact. This marks the sixth year in a row in which the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber was recognized with an award, the only Chamber with this distinction.
“As we celebrate our largest and most expansive NGLCC Conference yet, we are thrilled to celebrate the continued outstanding work accomplished by our growing network of local affiliate chambers,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC Co-Founder & President. “Without the leadership and passion of these chambers, NGLCC would not be able to effectively promote the LGBT business community. We are proud to acknowledge these thriving organizations with these awards at our Conference, and promote their achievements throughout the year.”
Recipients execute the most outstanding programming and initiatives that further NGLCC’s mission to advance the economic opportunities for the nation’s 1.4 million LGBT-owned businesses and the more than $1.7 trillion dollars they add to the United States’ GDP.
“We are honored to be recognized by NGLCC with the Excellence in Community Impact Award,” said Jason Rae, President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud of the positive impact that our work and programs are having in the state. It is truly an honor to be recognized by the NGLCC, and we are grateful for their continued support as we continue to grow a pro-fairness business community in Wisconsin.”
Each year, the Excellence in Programming and Community Impact distinctions are awarded to affiliate chambers that contribute superior efforts in furthering the LGBT business equality movement in these categories.
“NGLCC local affiliate chambers are the backbone of the LGBT business equality movement,” said Chance Mitchell, NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO. “The chambers that we recognized at Conference go above and beyond to guide and develop their local LGBT business communities.”
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The National LGBT 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
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The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of LGBT and 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 500 members from around the state. www.wislgbtchamber.com