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May 17 – 19, 2012
FR403 Working with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to Expand Your Architecture Practice
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 the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business community. With more than 29,000 LGBT and allied member businesses; 130 corporate partners; and 62 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world. As an overview of NGLCC advocacy and programs, focusing specifically on its Supplier Diversity Initiative, this session introduces attendees to the resources and networking available through local and national chambers of commerce, in particular those that target diverse communities. Supplier diversity—as a concept and business model—will be explained as well as how the certification process for LGBT-, minority-, and women-owned businesses operates. Additionally, the presentation will explain the many ways the NGLCC works to connect small businesses across the country. Educational and networking events will be highlighted at both local and national levels to identify how architecture professionals can make connections and develop new business relationships.
EV319 LGBT Reception
Celebrate the diversity of the architecture profession, expand your peer network, and show your support of the LGBT community at this always-popular event. Special guest Robby Greg, National Director of Equality and Diversity Partnerships for Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), will speak of the organization’s recent initiatives. All are welcome. Sponsored by Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the AIA Board Diversity Council.
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