The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s mission is “to promote and empower our Metropolitan Detroit LGBT, allied business members, non-profit members, corporate partners and their employees through leadership, advocacy and education.” In hose role as president, Kevin Terrell Heard says he is gearing up for a year of reaching out to those corporate partners, allied business members and other supporters.
“Our goals for 2019 are to increase awareness about our valuable network of LGBT professionals and business owners and increase the knowledge and importance of LGBT business certification,” he said. “We are working to bring respected people in business to come to speak and/or mentor our members. We want to work with the governor’s office and the state legislators to include LGBT-owned businesses apart of the state procurement requirements.”
Heard says he hopes that members of the Chamber will come together to form even stronger bonds.
“Ultimately, we want our members to speak about their needs and come out to meet each other. Metro Detroit has a valuable LGBT ecosystem and the Chamber is the natural leader in this aspect,” he said. “Everyone should look to us as to what is happening in the LGBT Business community.”