The Supplier Diversity committee works closely with the NGLCC to certify businesses who are 51% or more LGBT owned. The committee works to assist member businesses as they move through the in-depth certification process and have certified 15+ members to date. This certification earns members a place in the NGLCC’s national supplier directory of over 400+ certified businesses making the NGLCC the largest LGBT business development organization in the world. Corporations look to this directory to diversify their supplier base and award contracts to minority-owned businesses. Multiple Mid-America GLCC members have seen this certification pay off in the form of new contracts.
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What people are saying
Paul Turner, Macher Logistics
In 2012 I established Macher Logistics because I knew the LGBT community needed a Freight Brokerage dedicated to our community. I was introduced to the Mid-America GLCC who quickly accepted Macher Logistics as a member. I quickly discovered that the MAGLCC is dedicated to the success of LGBT owned businesses to strengthen our community. After Dan Nilsen spoke at the chamber event I was proud, enthusiastic, and dedicated. In 2015 Macher Logistics received its first corporate contract. Without the dedication of the MAGLCC the doors to this corporate contract would have remained closed. I will forever be thankful to the entire staff of the MAGLCC.
Kevin Bryant, LocateKC
I have been a NGLCC certified business since 2012. I have benefited from my certification in numerous ways. The NGLCC gives you the opportunity to participate in education geared specifically to business owners seeking to increase their knowledge of the Supplier Diversity Initiative. The NGLCC sponsors many teleconferences for certified businesses to interact and ask questions, not only with NGLCC, but with other certified LGBTBE businesses, across the nation. While attending the NGLCC National Conference, held yearly, I have had the opportunity to meet other certified LGBTBE business owners to establish referral and networking opportunities.If you’re looking to grow your business on a local or national level… I would recommend becoming a certified LGBTBE business.