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Benefits of the LGBT-BE Certification

The LGBT-BE certification is provided by NGLCC for businesses that are majority LGBT owned and operated. Earning this accreditation enables certified businesses to receive a portion of the diverse spend from corporate partners in the Supplier Diversity Initiative. Almost one third of the Fortune 500 participates in the Supplier Diversity Initiative.

LGBT-BEs also receive unique educational and networking opportunities available through the NGLCC. As a business-level Richmond LGBTQ Chamber member, you receive a waiver of the $400 application fee and the $100 annual re-certification fee.

Certification also includes these additional benefits:

  • National recognition by America's top corporations as a certified LGBT Business Enterprise
  • Eligibility to exhibit at the annual NGLCC Business and Leadership Conference, as well as at regional events
  • Automatic inclusion in the NGLCC's online searchable database of certified businesses, which is accessible by NGLCC Corporate Partners
  • Use of the NGLCC Certified Business logo on your marketing materials, which identifies your business as a certified LGBT Business Enterprise through the NGLCC to the NGLCC's national network
  • Eligibility to receive sourcing opportunities e-mails from the NGLCC and its Corporate Partners
  • Eligibility to participate in mentorship programs, leadership trainings, and scholarship opportunities presented by NGLCC Corporate Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Richmond LGBTQ Chamber reaches hundreds of businesses in the Central Virginia area, take advantage of our open sponsorship opportunities to reach a wide audience.  Click here to learn more


Sponsorship not for you? We have plenty of advertising opportunities for our members. Contact us today to find out more.

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Richmond LGBTQ Chamber

1407 Sherwood Ave,
Richmond VA 23220

P.O. Box 13890
Richmond, VA 23225

(804) 464-8826

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