For Immediate Release
May 9, 2013

PNC joins Chamber as Gold Founding Member

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that PNC Financial Services Group has joined the Chamber as a Gold Founding Member.

“We’re excited to welcome PNC as a gold founding member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “PNC has a strong commitment to diversity and to the LGBT community. They share our strong desire in helping LGBT-owned and allied businesses succeed and prosper here in Wisconsin.”

PNC was recently named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.  “As part of our commitment to serve our employees, customers and communities, PNC observes seven history and heritage months designated by the U.S. Congress as national celebrations, including PRIDE month”, said Chris Goller, Regional President, PNC Wisconsin.  “Also, the individual strengths and perspectives of our LGBT employees are vital to deepening existing relationships with diverse customers and to developing new ones,” Goller added.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. PNC was founded in 1852 and has 34 branches throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

“The LGBT Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to working with PNC as we grow the LGBT business community in our great state,” said 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.

Membership information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.


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