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Wells Fargo and NGLCC Award $2,500
to Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce

Harrisburg, PA (08/25/2016) – The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC) is proud to announce that the chamber was awarded a $2,500 grant on Thursday, August 25th at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) 2016 International Business & Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, California.

Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the NGLCC, this grant was awarded to expand capacity and offer technical assistance to the CPGLCC Business Building Program. The main goal of the program is to foster the development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT business enterprises (LGBTBEs®).

“The CPGLCC Business Building Program has become a vital resource to our LGBTBE members as they advance their businesses and engage in strategic planning,” said Harry Young, CPGLCC President. “We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from Wells Fargo and NGLCC which will allow us to expand and enrich our program.”

“Wells Fargo is a proud, long-time supporter of NGLCC, and we share their commitment to helping small business owners succeed financially,” said Lisa Stevens, head of Small Business for Wells Fargo. “We are dedicated to providing funding that will support their entrepreneurship and leadership training programs, along with educational tools and resources to help diverse-owned business in communities across America grow and thrive.”

“The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is excited to see the Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce grow as an organization and voice in the LGBT owned and allied businesses community. They have shown tremendous growth in the size of their business membership and outreach programs, embodying the mission that NGLCC has continuously strived for,” said Sam McClure, NGLCC Senior Vice President.

ABOUT CPGLCC:

The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, and partnerships with the local business community. For additional information, visit www.cpglcc.org.

ABOUT NGLCC:

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org | @NGLCC

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jonathan Lovitz
Senior Vice President
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
jlovitz@nglcc.org
954-695-5896

ABOUT WELLS FARGO:

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

Wells Fargo serves approximately 3 million small business owners across the United States and loans more money to America’s small businesses than any other bank (2002-2014 CRA government data). To help more small businesses achieve financial success, in 2014 Wells Fargo introduced Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®  – a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance and services for business owners – and a goal to extend $100 billion in new lending to small businesses by 2018. For more information about Wells Fargo Works for Small Business, visit: WellsFargoWorks.com. Follow us on Twitter @WellsFargoWorks.

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Wells Fargo and NGLCC Award $2,500 to
Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

CPGLCC was awarded a $2500 grant for programming, courtesy of NGLCC and Wells Fargo. Chamber President and CEO Harry Young (second from left) accepted the check presented by John Lake (left) from Wells Fargo and by Justin Nelson (second from right) and Chance Mitchell (right), NGLCC co-founders. (Photo by NGLCC)

CPGLCC was awarded a $2500 grant for programming, courtesy of NGLCC and Wells Fargo. Chamber President and CEO Harry Young (second from left) accepted the check presented by John Lake (left) from Wells Fargo and by Justin Nelson (second from right) and Chance Mitchell (right), NGLCC co-founders. (Photo by NGLCC)

Harrisburg, PA (08/13/2015) – The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC) is proud to announce that the chamber was awarded a $2,500 grant on Thursday, August 13th at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, this grant was awarded to expand capacity and offer technical assistance to the CPGLCC Business Development Program. The main goal of the program is to foster the development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT business enterprises (LGBTBEs®).

“The CPGLCC Business Development Program has become a vital resource to our LGBTBE members as they advance their businesses and engage in strategic planning,” said Harry Young, CPGLCC President. “We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from Wells Fargo and NGLCC which will allow us to expand and enrich our program.”

“At Wells Fargo, we are committed to supporting diverse chambers of commerce and small businesses,” said John Lake, Vice President and LGBT Segment Manager for Wells Fargo Enterprise Marketing. “Through this grant program, we are proud to once again join forces with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to help LGBT-owned businesses succeed in their communities.”

About CPGLCC

The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, and partnerships with the local business community.

About NGLCC

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org

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NGLCC Honors Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce
with National Chamber Excellence Community Impact Award

Chamber Vice President Harry Young (third from left) and Board Member Cory Messinger (fourth from left) accept the 2014 National Chamber Excellence Community Impact Award from Sam McClure (second from left), NGLCC Vice President of Affiliate Relations and External Affairs. (Photo by NGLCC)

Chamber Vice President Harry Young (third from left) and Board Member Cory Messinger (fourth from left) accept the 2014 National Chamber Excellence Community Impact Award from Sam McClure (second from left), NGLCC Vice President of Affiliate Relations and External Affairs. (Photo by NGLCC)

Harrisburg, PA (07/31/2014) – The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC) is excited to announce that the chamber was honored for excellence in community impact on Thursday, July 31 at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s 2014 National Business and Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the third consecutive year that the CPGLCC has been honored with a National Chamber Excellence Award. Last year, the CPGLCC received the Chamber of the Year Award at NGLCC’s 2013 National Business and Leadership Conference.

“We are very proud of our efforts with Highmark Insurance Company and are excited to be recognized by the NGLCC for making Pennsylvania a more fair and equitable place,” said Deb McClain, CPGLCC’s President and CEO. “We were able be part of improving the lives of same-sex couples across the state and be a resource to our corporate partner, Highmark. This success was achieved by reaching out to a passionate internal champion who worked with us to effect change.”

NGLCC recognized CPGLCC for its role in Highmark Insurance Company’s decision to offer family health insurance policies for same-sex couples in PA which took effect this spring. After learning of one legally married same-sex couple’s denial of a family health insurance policy by Highmark, CPGLCC reached out to Highmark, one of their Corporate Members, to ask them to change their policy. CPGLCC was able to encourage Highmark to expedite making a change in policy; and, because of their efforts, the process of extending family policies to same-sex couples in Pennsylvania was set in motion with the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance and the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “NGLCC affiliate chambers like CPGLCC are using their relationships with corporate members to expand their advocacy efforts and create more inclusive communities," said Sam McClure, NGLCC Vice President of Affiliate Relations and External Affairs.

About CPGLCC

The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, and partnerships with the local business community. CPGLCC currently has 235 members and has enjoyed 20% membership growth 2 consecutive years. CPGLCC has operated with all volunteers since formation seven years ago and are currently in pursuit of their first paid Executive Director.

About NGLCC

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT business community. With more than 130 corporate partners, 52 affiliate chambers, and over 500 certified LGBT Business Enterprises, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.

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NGLCC Names Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as 2013 Chamber of The Year

Photo of the NGLCC 2013 Chamber of the Year award presented to the CPGLCC

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NGLCC Honors the Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce with National Chamber Excellence in Communications Award
August 10, 2012

 

 

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