Harley-Davidson is newest Platinum Founding Member of LGBT Chamber

MILWAUKEE — This week, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce welcomes Harley-Davidson Motor Company, headquartered in Milwaukee, as the organization’s newest platinum founding member. Harley-Davidson was a regular corporate member of the LGBT Chamber since 2013.

“We are honored that Harley-Davidson has decided to increase its membership with the LGBT Chamber and become our newest platinum founding member,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Since 2013, it has been great to partner with Harley-Davidson as the company worked to recruit and retain a diverse talent pool and engage consumers of all backgrounds. We look forward to an even stronger partnership with Harley-Davidson over the next year.”

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles, riding experiences and events and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel.

“Personal freedom is the cornerstone of our purpose, which is only possible through inclusion,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President of Human Resources Tonit Calaway. “Aligning our work with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce furthers our purpose and supports members of the LGBT community – those already working for Harley-Davidson and those we hope to recruit.  

As a platinum founding member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber, Harley-Davidson Motor Company receives a seat on the Chamber’s Leadership Advisory Council as well as other benefits over the regular corporate level. 

“We are thankful for Harley-Davidson’s continued commitment to developing a pro-fairness business community in Wisconsin,” 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. In 2015, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the 2015 Chamber of the Year Award from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Learn more at www.WisLGBTChamber.com.

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