Business Credit Works Receives LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) Certification
Kansas City, MO – The Mid-America LGBT Chamber is proud to announce the LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) certification of Business Credit works by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community and serves as the nation’s exclusive certifying body for the LGBT-owned and operated businesses. The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest affiliate Chambers of the NGLCC.
“We are excited to add Business Credit Works to the expanding network of NGLCC certified LGBT Business Enterprises. There are hundreds of corporations and government agencies eager to put them to work at both the local and national level”, said Suzanne Wheeler, Executive Director of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber. LGBT business owners add over $1.7 trillion to our nation’s GDP and create tens of thousands of new jobs.
Wheeler emphasized, “We are eager to watch Business Credit Works and more of our Chamber’s members take full advantage of the increased networking and sales opportunities which the LGBTBE® certification offers.” Business Credit Works is now eligible to participate in the NGLCC’s corporate partners’ supplier diversity programs.
“Becoming a certified LGBT owned business will open new doors and opportunities to an entirely new network of people, local business owners, and larger corporations who want to see my business succeed” said Darryl Johnson, owner of Business Credit Works. Business Credit Works can take advantage of the vast educational opportunities promoted by the NGLCC, and foster business to business relationships with other LGBTBEs worldwide.
Many business owners have concerns about the time they perceive it takes to become an LGBTBE® certified business. Darryl frankly answers those concerns with, “The process was fast and painless”. Most business owners invest three to five hours completing their application and conducting the site visit.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. With more than 200 corporate partners, and 62 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world. www.nglcc.org
About the Chamber
The Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce is a proud affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and exists to advocate, promote, and facilitate the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education. Through membership, networking, and professional development programming, the Chamber seeks to foster a more inclusive and vibrant economy in Kansas City and the surrounding region.