Milwaukee, Wis. – The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the chamber will be honored for excellence in community impact two weeks from today at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s 2013 National Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas.
“This award is a testament to our work in engaging leaders and organizations around the state as we build Wisconsin’s LGBT business community,” said Jason Rae, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director. “As a statewide chamber, we understand the importance of collaboration with organizations all across Wisconsin, and the fact that we were able to earn this award within our first year of formation is an enormous honor.”
NGLCC recognized the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce for nurturing strong relationships with local city chambers and business districts, as well as engaging with the Coalition for Ethnically Diverse Chambers of Commerce in Milwaukee. The Chamber has built strong partnerships with philanthropic groups, such as the Cream City Foundation. The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce has also been invited to and attended meetings with a group of executives from major corporations in southeast Wisconsin who are working on how to best implement inclusive workplace policies. By building coalitions within Wisconsin, they have rejuvenated the LGBT business community.
“NGLCC affiliate chambers like the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce are leveraging every possible opportunity for businesses to grow and become strong engines that drive local economies," said Sam McClure, NGLCC Director of Affiliate Relations and External Affairs. "This new chamber came out of the gate very strong and we are very glad to be their national partner."
About Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, professionals and individuals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The Chamber currently has more than 60 business members from around Wisconsin.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT business community. With more than 130 corporate partners, 52 affiliate chambers, and over 500 certified LGBT Business Enterprises, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.