LGBT Business Enterprise Certification
Let the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce Help You Get Certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®)
We are proud to be an official affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community. Among the many benefits of joining our chamber locally is access to NGLCC’s exclusive certification for LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE).
Become a member of North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce today to leverage local membership benefits and to take advantage of complementary national certification. NGLCC waives the $400 certification fee for businesses that are members of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, an NGLCC local affiliate chamber.
NGLCC Certified LGBTBEs are able to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Certified LGBTBEs are routinely sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBT business community through our internal, proprietary database. In turn, LGBTBEs have access to over 250 contacts with corporate representatives and supplier diversity professionals to begin building strategic relationships and making preparations to meet face-to-face with them at NGLCC matchmaking and networking events, which are held across the country throughout the year. Certified LGBTBEs are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools following one year.
Learn more and begin the process today online at www.nglcc.org/get-certified.
Business Growth & Networking
Business Exchange Network
Structured Networking for Business Growth and Professional Development
The Business Exchange Network (BEN) provides a structured forum where Chamber Members can increase their business by networking with other members on a regular basis and through business referrals. Every BEN member presents a 30-second introduction at each meeting, enabling them to hone their “elevator pitch” to perfection. BEN members are also invited to make a periodic 10-minute presentation to the group.
BEN provides a supportive environment that allows each member to share products or services with others who want to help them succeed.
Participation in BEN is limited to one member in any given business category or specialty, meaning once you join, a competitor of yours cannot join. BEN members agree to follow specific guidelines designed to maximize the profitable and successful of the program and its members. Click HERE to see members who are currently participating in the BEN Program.
Business Exchange Network Registration/Wait List
Please complete the BEN Registration Form below; click 'Submit Registration' when complete. Registrations are recorded in the order in which they are received. You will be notified of your BEN placement as soon as possible.
Please Note: Only Chamber Members in good standing may register for the BEN Program. Non-member registrations will be deleted.
Brewing Up Business
Brewing Up Business is a morning networking event designed to kick start your morning and your business in a short, one hour session. Attendees each have an opportunity to give a “30-second commercial” or elevator speech, followed by a sponsor presentation and open networking. It’s fun, it’s fast, and you even get a muffin.
Business Connections Mixer
The Best Business Networking in North Texas!
Business Connections Mixer is the Chamber's original member-to-member business growth program, occurring on the second Thursday of every month. With 40 and 60 members in attendance the Business Connections Mixer is fun, relaxed and safe environment where LGBT and allied professionals can network and enjoy each other's company.
Become a Business Connections Mixer Host
Interested in hosting a Business Connections Mixer? Check out the Business Connections Mixer Guidelines and then complete the BCM Host Request Form below.
Registrations are recorded in the order in which they are received. You will be contacted by a Chamber volunteer within 30 days.