By becoming a certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), businesses 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. Additionally, LGBTBEs can participate in NGLCC’s continuing educational opportunities including teleconferences, webinars, and in-person seminars on business development topics.
Certification Application Process
The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.
If your business is at least 51% LGBT-owned and –operated, you may be eligible for certification. The four step certification process includes completing an online application through MyNGLCC, uploading supporting documents to establish that your business is at least 51% LGBT owned and operated, hosting a site visit, and review by our National Certification Committee.
Once you click on the MyNGLCC link to start the application process please scroll down the page so you can set up your MyNGLCC account first. Just remember to make note of your password so you may log in to continue the certification process at a later date if need be.
NOTE: The $400 NGLCC certification fee will be waived for existing members of the GLCCNV.