NGLCC Makes History in Vegas

The Largest LGBT Business Event on the Planet

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The 2017 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference returned to our hometown of Las Vegas this August with an unprecedented number of over 1,200 attendees. The conference featured truly inspiring keynotes by out CEO and philanthropist Mitchell Gold, entrepreneur and LGBT advocate Lisa Vanderpump, India's Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, and an intimate chat with fashion icon & best-selling author Tim Gunn .

NGLCC awarded 15 grants to local affiliate LGBT chambers of commerce at the 2017 International Business & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by NGLCC, these grants are targeted towards programs that foster the development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT businesses enterprises (LGBTBEs®) at the local level.

"Wells Fargo is a proud, long-time supporter of NGLCC, and we share their commitment to helping small business owners succeed financially," said Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo head of Small Business. "We are dedicated to providing funding that will support their entrepreneurship and leadership training programs, along with educational tools and resources to help diverse-owned business in communities across America grow and thrive."

TuckrBox presented the winning pitch in a close competition against three other exceptional LGBT businesses at the 2017 NGLCC LGBT Biz Pitch Competition. Other finalists included AerialZeusKEMPE, and Blueprint NYC

TuckrBox is the first farm-to-lunch box meal delivery service and food education app for kids! It is on a mission to create a healthier generation through food and technology. TuckrBox helps kids to become active eaters, giving them agency over school lunch so they can develop healthy eating habits to last a lifetime. Its kid-centric, chef/nutritionist design meals are sustainably sourced with a focus on local, seasonal produce.

Save the Dates

NGLCC will celebrate 15 years of connecting the LGBT business community at the 2017 NGLCC National Dinner on Friday, November 17 at the stunning National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Each year, this signature event honors leading LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs, corporations and supplier diversity advocates, and government and community leaders who help our communities thrive.

NGLCC will bring nearly 1,500 attendees to the City of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection for our 2018 International Business & Leadership Conference, August 14-17. Get to know our host city with their official announcement video, courtesy of Visit Philadelphia!

Russ White