BMO Harris Bank joins LGBT Chamber as first Platinum Member

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of BMO Harris Bank as the organization’s first platinum founding member.

“We are excited to welcome BMO Harris Bank into our Chamber family as our first platinum founding member,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “The LGBT Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to working with BMO Harris Bank as we grow the LGBT business community in our great state. “

“Through this new membership, BMO Harris Bank looks forward to fostering a deep partnership with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” said Brad Chapin, Executive Vice President, Business Banking, BMO Harris Bank, and Executive Sponsor of BMO's Lion's Pride LGBT affinity group. “BMO Harris Bank is committed to investing in Wisconsin and in businesses that share our goals of good community stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and growing a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Joining the LGBT Chamber of Commerce will further enhance our ability to accomplish these goals.” 

Established in 1882 as Harris Bank, and owned by BMO Financial Group since 1984, BMO Harris Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the Midwest serving personal, commercial and affluent customers. BMO Harris Bank has been named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for three years in a row by the Human Rights Campaign.

“We are thankful for BMO Harris’ commitment to the LGBT business community in Wisconsin. Their investment will allow us to continue to expand and help LGBT businesses grow,” 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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