Showing posts from January, 2019

The 2019 nglccNY Biz Pitch Launches with a New Twist!

Changing things up from 2018, our sponsor for the nglccNY Biz Pitch, EY , decided to hear presentations from four, rather than three, suppliers at the January 22, 2019 Biz Pitch. Incredibly, two of them were awarded the opportunity to return in December to compete for prizes. Last year only one business per competition advanced to the final round. Reinforcing its commitment to mentoring nglccNY’s LGBTBEs, EY will similarly award two suppliers at both the June and September pitches. With six suppliers competing for prizes in our final contest in December, we suggest you all block out the entire afternoon and evening of December 11, 2019! It will be a pitch event (followed by M3) you will not want to miss! Natalie Egan pitches her LGBTBE Translator LLC. On January 22, we heard from Dr. Gerry Goldhaber who educated us on being an expert witness, news commentator, and one of the country’s leading safety warnings communication experts. We also listened to Shana and Amy Scott of

nglccNY Nonprofit Partner Stonewall Community Development Corporation Offers Business Opportunities with LGBTQ Seniors

nglccNY is pleased to announce a new way for our members to pursue business opportunities that also benefit the elder LGBTQ population. Our new nonprofit partner Stonewall Community Development Corporation (SCDC) is spearheading Stonewall Village NYC, a virtual community to support older LGBTQ people in New York City and their allies with: education about the challenges LGBTQ seniors face in housing; access to LGBT-welcoming housing opportunities; referrals to LGBTQ-competent programs and services; self-directed socialization to end isolation; community empowerment and more, all created and administered by people who understand the needs of LGBTQ older adults. The site will list vendors who have earned credentials that qualify them as LGBTQ-friendly.    This directory will include repair, personal service and health, and mental health providers. By creating a standard of respect from vendors and providing a market incentive to meet that standard, the community is empowering it

February & Upcoming Events

Featuring local, state and national events  for NGLCC, nglccNY,  our Membership and Community Partners. See you at our next event! Read More Read More Read More Read More Read More

Supplier Spotlight: Five North Chocolate

The Sweet Taste of Diversity:  LGBTBE Five North Chocolate® Makes History as First Brand to Spotlight NGLCC Seal on a Packaged Good By Cindi Creager “My gut tells me this is an innovative approach to celebrating diversity - so I’m unapologetically going for it.” That’s just one of the reasons Ben Conard, Founder of Five North Chocolate , decided to roll out his new LGBT-inclusive products, making his company the first ever to emblazon the “NGLCC Certified LGBTBE” status on a packaged good. He made the official announcement via social media, declaring: “I am SO excited to officially share that we are launching a fresh package design for Five North Chocolate. On the back of each package, we are featuring the 'NGLCC LGBTBE' seal and a statement on celebrating diversity as a core commitment at Five North.” The statement on diversity is highlighted along with the products’ health benefits and the company’s commitment to fair trade, among other values