LGBT Business Builder Announced At Strategic Alliance Memorandum Signing
MILWAUKEE – SBA’s Wisconsin District Office and the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce have announced that Milwaukee will host an LGBT Business Builder on July 21. The organizations signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) formalizing their developing relationship and committing them to continued collaboration in June.
The Milwaukee LGBT Business Builder, eleventh in the national series, will be the first activity to occur with the new SAM in place. Created by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), this initiative increases access to growth opportunities for America’s 1.4 million LGBT business owners. The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber has more than 400 members.
Caption: Executive Director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Jason Rae, (L) and SBA’s Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum in June. The LGBT Business Builder will be the first activity under the new agreement.
The Business Builder program will introduce entrepreneurs to NGLCC certification and connections, as well as SBA resources and services which help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
The Milwaukee LGBT Business Builder will be held on July 21, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 5:00 p.m. at Ward 4 and CSA Partners, 333 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203.
Speakers will include:
- NGLCC leadership
- SBA leaders from Washington D.C. and Wisconsin District Office experts
- Industry experts on NGLCC Certification
- Owners of Wisconsin-based LGBTBE-certified businesses: Natalie Hinckley of Hinckley Productions, and Jason Rae of True Compass Strategies LLC and the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The workshop will prepare attendees to:
- Grow their businesses with the NGLCC LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) certification,
- Take advantage of emerging procurement in the federal and private sectors,
- Connect with multinational companies, including over one-third of the Fortune 500, which are interested in working with LGBTBEs.
Who should attend:
- Currently certified LGBTBEs seeking new growth strategies
- LGBT business owners
- Local business leaders
- Supplier diversity and procurement professionals
- Anyone committed to the economic advancement of LGBT people
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event but seating is limited and registration is required.
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