Showing posts from November, 2018

Woman Spotlight: Paru Tea Bar

Amy Truong founded Paru Tea Bar in May 2017 and got LGBTBE certified in August 2018. Since its founding Paru Tea Bar has hit the ground running and is going strong as the brand gains new fans. Paru Tea Bar has been featured on CBS news, Best of San Diego to name a few outlets where Amy has demonstrated the beauty of tea and creating community. Paru Tea Bar is a   San Diego based organic tea company offering a selection of premium hand-blended teas available online and through pop-ups and community events. They offer a monthly tea subscription box and tea education workshops.  Recently, Amy generously donated a year’s subscription to the Silent Auction for the NGLCC National Dinner & Awards Gala. Amy graciously shared a bit about herself, her passion for tea and the engaging the community. What were you doing before you founded your business?   I've worked in consulting, operations management, and creative marketing in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Sa

Viacom Surprises Certified Superstar Participants with Prizes

The Viacom judging panel from left to right: Rose Hatcher, Viacom's Director of Supplier Diversity; Chris Gallucci, SVP, Chief Sourcing Officer; Lisa Dass, Sourcing Director (Corporate & Facility Services); Oliver Delgado, Sourcing Director (Research & Insights); and Rachel Roca, Sourcing Director (Production & Events). Photo by Robin Dillard, BEQ Magazine. Our final Certified Superstar of 2018 was hosted by  Viacom on November 30, 2018. This was Viacom ’ s first time hosting the event for nglccNY. Looking out onto Broadway from the 31 st floor of its Times Square building, suppliers, guests, and Viacom judges and representatives sat in Viacom ’ s gorgeous amphitheater to learn from four nglccNY LGBTBEs who pitched their businesses. In pitches that included high-end video presentations and chocolate samplings, Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media , Shana Scott and Amy Scott of mOdat Productions , James Wawrezewski of Ludlow6 , and Ben Conard of Five North