FAQ & Member Benefits
Member Benefits: (All)
- Free LGBTE Certification with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) (Available to entities 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT) ($400 value)
- Free admission to certain “CLGBTCC Only” educational events
- Free business listing on the CLGBTCC’s Member Listings page
- Promotional opportunities and cost savings via Member-to-Member Discounts
- Placement in the CLGBTCC Newsletter
- Placement in the CLGBTCC Member Showcase at Charlotte Pride
- Two minutes to speak at one (1) CLGBTCC Event
Corporation, Corporate, Business & Non-Profits Member Benefits:
- All the above + Membership for one (single) or two (joint) individuals
- Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (www.charlottechamber.com) 50% discount on annual membership fee ($200 value)
- Q-Notes (www.q-notes.com, 704-531-9988) 20% off new ad contracts
- Sir Speedy/Elizabeth (704-375-8349) 10% discount
- Waddell & Reed (email@example.com, 704-996-9288) 20% discount on comprehensive financial planning for CBG members, their partners and families
- Your Custom Catering & Events, LLC (www.yourcustomcatering.com, 443-235-6806) 10% discount on all service
- The HRXpert, LLC (www.thehrxpert.com, 704-887-4135) 15% discount on all services
- Create-ster (www.create-ster.com, 980-236-9278) 10% discount of all services.
- Fifth Third Bank Merchant Services Discount
- Fifth Third Bank Discount & Incentives (Personal & Business Accounts)
- UPS – Save up to 26% on over-night shipping, up to 19% on three day shipping, up to 26% on worldwide shipping and 70% on freight shipping.
- Fed Ex – Save 12-26% on shipping and 10-20% on printing, copying, folding, binding, etc.
- Office Depot – Save 10% on over 100 core business products such as toner, paper and office supplies.
- Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants – Save 10% off best available room rates. And Kimpton will donate $10 of each night stay to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts – Save 10% off best available room rates at over 6,000 participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts throughout the world.
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts – Offers include 10% off best available room rate, free internet access, double Hilton HHonors base points, late checkout where available, and a free one year digital subscription to OUT magazine.
- UCLA Anderson School of Management – Save $500 on the LGBT Leadership Institute and receive 10% off the Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program.
- Wells Fargo – When you finance or refinance through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, receive $500 in gift cards to be redeemed at participating merchants such as home improvement and electronic retailers, department stores and more!
- Avis – Save up to 20% on car rental rates at more than 4,000 locations worldwide.
- Gay Ad Network – Waived set-up fee and monthly minimum contract commitment
Do I have to own a business?
No. The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce is a group of professionals, business owners, and other professionals in the Charlotte area. While many members own their own businesses, many of us do not. Business ownership is not a requirement for membership
When do you meet?
Check out our monthly schedule for upcoming programs, trainings and events. These are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our board meets the second Wednesday of each month.
Is the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce active in the community?
Yes. We are active in Charlotte’s LGBT community as well as Charlotte’s general business community. We have supported and donated time and money to many organizations in the Charlotte community including the One Voice Chorus, Time Out Youth, and RAIN. The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce is also a Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Diversity member.