Pennsylvania Awards Contract to Conduct First-Ever Disparity Study on Small Diverse Businesses in State Government Contracting

Pennsylvania Awards Contract to Conduct First-Ever Disparity Study on Small Diverse Businesses in State Government Contracting


Pennsylvania Department of General Services Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities Kerry L. Kirkland today announced that BBC Research & Consulting (Browne, Bortz & Coddington) of Denver, CO has been awarded the contract to conduct Pennsylvania's first-ever comprehensive disparity study on small diverse businesses in state government contracting. 

The NGLCC Conference Is Coming to Philly Next Year

The NGLCC Conference Is Coming to Philly Next Year


Last week at its 10th anniversary celebration, the Independent Business Alliance (IBA) announced that Philadelphia will be hosting the 2018 National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Conference. And now we have the details.

NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas – Hosted by CGLCC

NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas – Hosted by CGLCC


An event for businesses looking to expand domestic and global opportunities. In collaboration with the US-based National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the Summit will expand business…

Orlando's LGBT chamber grows, wins national award

Orlando's LGBT chamber grows, wins national award


Orlando’s growing chamber of commerce for gay business owners was named Chamber of the Year by a national affiliate.

NGLCC Scores NBA Partnership, Vastly Expanding LGBT Inclusion in Sports Leagues Purchasing from LGBT-Owned Businesses

NGLCC Scores NBA Partnership, Vastly Expanding LGBT Inclusion in Sports Leagues Purchasing from LGBT-Owned Businesses


The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to welcome the National Basketball Association (NBA) to its list of nearly 200 top corporations and government agencies seeking certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) into their supply chains alongside other diverse communities. This kind of inclusion not only expands the ongoing efforts to welcome the LGBT community into the professional sports world, but also opens potentially billions of dollars in business opportunities that enables LGBT business owners to create jobs and continue fueling the American economy.

LGBT Week NYC 2017 Evening Receptions

LGBT Week NYC 2017 Evening Receptions


This year we have an incredible line-up of evening events during LGBT Week NYC May 15-19, 2017, including an opening reception on Monday, and events Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, as follows.

Marketsmith, NJ's Premier Women-Owned, LGBT Marketing Agency, Ranks in NJ's Top 20 Best Places to Work, Also the Coolest

Marketsmith, NJ's Premier Women-Owned, LGBT Marketing Agency, Ranks in NJ's Top 20 Best Places to Work, Also the Coolest


It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA

It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA


Beginning next week, it seems the theme is all about LGBT Tourism!  Starting on May 3rd, the global LGBT tourism industry will be descending upon St. Petersburg, FL for the IGLTA Convention, an incredible event bringing LGBT tourism professionals together from all around the world.  We'll be there, and we look forward to connecting with many of you then... remember the hashtag is #IGLTA2017, and if you're really feeling into it, you can help make May 3-7, 2017 become an IGLTA #GayTravel hashtag takeover!!!


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Then, on May 16th, as part of LGBT Week NYC, Community Marketing & Insights, in partnership with IGLTA, is bringing us the 3rd Annual Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality.  Sponsored by the Argentina Tourism Office, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and Israel's Ministry of Tourism and held at Google's Autumn Tech Room in Chelsea, this symposium features morning and afternoon sessions, lunch and a reception, all on-site at Google for just $95 (donated to the IGLTA Foundation).

Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It

Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It


A feminist and a dude who feels awfully oppressed walk into a warehouse... It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually the setup for Heineken’s “Worlds Apart” experiment. Created by Publicis London, it’s being billed as the antidote to Pepsi’s obtusely pop-candy take on our messy political reality.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Instead of positioning resistance as the new Coachella, Heineken takes a more measured approach. Ahead of the operation, it filmed six people stating strongly held beliefs—that men are oppressed, that the fight for feminism is far from over; that climate change is real or “piffle”; that transgender people need a voice; that “transgender” is nonsense semantics. Those unwitting candidates were then paired with their opposites and sent together into warehouses, where they found themselves with some instructions and a piece of furniture to build. Guess what it is?

The Economics of LGBT Inclusivity

The Economics of LGBT Inclusivity


Learn How to Reach This Loyal Segment of the Market and the Benefits

Q&A with McDermott Will & Emery's Lisa Linsky: Working for LGBT Equality, Within the Firm and Outside

Q&A with McDermott Will & Emery's Lisa Linsky: Working for LGBT Equality, Within the Firm and Outside


In 2006, Lisa Linsky, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, created the firm's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Ogilvy Celebrates ‘Real Moms’ for Dove Baby

Ogilvy Celebrates ‘Real Moms’ for Dove Baby


The spot sees Ogilvy celebrating a diverse array of mothers for the Dove Baby brand, showing, "There's no one right way to do it all."

Why Committing to LGBT Equality and Embracing a Diverse Workplace Is So Good for Brands

Why Committing to LGBT Equality and Embracing a Diverse Workplace Is So Good for Brands


It sends a powerful signal to an entire generation that the company cares about doing what’s right.

Marketing in the age of Trump: How the LGBT Center created 'F*ck Without Fear'

Marketing in the age of Trump: How the LGBT Center created 'F*ck Without Fear'


The LGBT Center has used an influx in cash and interest to get its message across.

Trends in LGBT Nightlife

Trends in LGBT Nightlife


Social interaction fuels the human spirit. The simple act of sharing your life openly offers profound and empowering effects that help us feel