BY BTL STAFF
The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $2,500 grant on Aug. 25 at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 International Business and Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, Calif.
Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the NGLCC, this grant was awarded to expand capacity and offer technical assistance to the Detroit Mature Business Academy program. The main goal of the program is to foster the development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT business enterprises.
“This program has become a vital resource to our members as they develop their businesses and engage in networking,” said Kevin Heard, chamber president.
“The program aids our mission of supporting our members through business leadership, advocacy, and education. We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from Wells Fargo and NGLCC, which will allow us to expand and enrich our program.”
The head of small business for Wells Fargo, Lisa Stevens, said, “We are a proud, long-time supporter of NGLCC, and we share their commitment to helping small business owners succeed financially. 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 businesses in communities across America grow and thrive.”
“The NGLCC is excited to see the Detroit chamber grow as an organization and a 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.
For more information about the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce, visit http://www.detroitlgbtchamber.com/.