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News Release: Upcoming Small Business Opportunities and Member Benefits

LGBT Business Enterprise COVID-19 Economic Chamber News Release

Stay connected to opportunities with the Nashville LGBT Chamber, including two events this Wednesday. There are several upcoming events to help support LGBTBEs and LGBT-owned businesses. All members can benefit from the webinars on our Learning Resources Page and our growing list of Member Perks. Check out what’s coming up below!


Upcoming Events for LGBTBEs and LGBT-Owned Businesses


What Can Hello Alice Do For Your LGBT-Owned Business?

Wednesday, August 12th | 1 pm CST | Register

Hello Alice, a long-time NGLCC organizational ally, helps all founders launch and grow their businesses. A free multi-channel platform, Alice guides business owners by providing funding, networks, and services. Through supporting hundreds of thousands of companies a day in all 50 states and around the world, Alice is building the largest community of owners in the country, while tracking data and trends to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs. 


Federal Contracting is Right For You: Now What? 

Tuesday, August 25th |  1 pm CST | Register

Part II in the "Is Federal Contracting Right for You?" series is an in-depth discussion for small businesses who believe they can compete in the government contracting space and wish to hone their skills to present the most competitive bid and ensure they can fulfill/retain contracts.


Cybersecurity & Other Essentials For Contracting

Thursday, August 27th | 1 pm CST | Register

As the FCC says: whether a company is thinking of adopting cloud computing or just using email and maintaining a website, cybersecurity should be a part of the plan. Theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft. Every business that uses the Internet is responsible for creating a culture of security that will enhance business and consumer confidence. Join Leidos for an in-depth look at what you must know about cybersecurity and technological competency to be competitive in today's dynamic procurement market.


Doing Business with Metro

Tuesday, November 17th | 9 am CT | Register

Christina Alexander is a senior buyer for Metro who spent more than a decade in the private sector helping companies win government contracts. In this course she will explain the government purchasing process and how your company can bid to win.


Other National and Local Events


NGLCC Crossroads and Conversation: LGBT, Race, Equity and Equality

Wednesday, August 12th | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CT | Register

Join the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and the NGLCC Communities of Color Initiative (CoCi) for the inaugural Crossroads & Conversation Series program, Race, LGBT, Equality and Equity. We are pleased to welcome our special guest: Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Washington Post Editorial Board Member and MSNBC Contributor! 


Small Business Reserve Program

Tuesday, September 15th | 12:00 pm CT | Register

Starting Fall 2020, Metro contracts for less than $250,000 will be set aside for small businesses. To compete, firms must join the new small business reserve program. The process is simple and designed to promote fair competition. Sign-up to learn how your firm can benefit!


The New Normal- How Small Businesses are Adapting

Tuesday, October 13th | 12:00 pm CT | Register 

Small businesses have radically changed how they operate to survive during the pandemic. Hear their stories and learn how you can apply these lessons to your own operations, no matter what your industry.


Nashville LGBT Chamber’s Upcoming Learning Opportunities Page

Ongoing | Register

Stay up-to-date on learning opportunities for you and your business on our website. Register for upcoming events and find follow-up recordings and resources from past webinars. Email me if you or your business have an upcoming webinar you would like to share with our community.


Maximize Your Membership


Our list of member benefits constantly grows and develops! Make sure you are maximizing your membership to reach our diverse audience. Contact me if you have any questions about membership or any of the following benefits:


Update your Online Listing: Update your logo, category, business information, and more to get noticed in our website directory.

Member Account Checklist: Members can use their representatives, membership badge, and membership sticker to promote their pride in business.

Banner Ads: A banner ad is an advertisement embedded on our website with the goal of sending traffic to you.

Post Events: Keep the community up-to-date with your business’s events.

Post Jobs: Job postings are imperative to support the LGBTQ+ and ally community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Offer Hot Deals or Member-to-Member Deals: Promote your business by uploading specials and discounts to our Hot Deals page.

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