About the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce –
The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to integrate business development, social action and leadership… to facilitate economic proliferation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and those who support equality for all. Together, we will achieve this mission by increasing visibility through professional networking and marketing, maintaining operational sustainability, and strategic training.
Every year, the Charlotte LGBTQ community continues to grow and become more visible throughout the area, and the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce is no exception. We provide a diverse network of professional, business, and social connections among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight communities. The strategic partnerships formed within our organization strive to:
Promote member businesses – CLGBTCC works tirelessly to promote our members through marketing initiatives, public relations campaigns, and cooperative advertising that reach local, regional, national, and global markets.
Encourage Businesses and Individuals – CLGBTCC functions as a support system that empowers the LGBT Community both socially and economically.
Serve the community – CLGBTCC continues to strengthen its ties to the community with educational projects and neighborhood initiatives that benefit everyone.
Increase exposure – Our committee structure garners free publicity for members by promoting them on our website, at events, and to local media. We also highlight member businesses at networking events and in our newsletter.
Support LGBTQ activities – We sponsor and maintain a strong presence at LGBTQ events and celebrations year round throughout the Charlotte area.
Foster pride – We are always working to heighten awareness of LGBTQ issues and successes. This creates an increasingly positive public image that gains respect for LGBTQ businesses and consumers.
Champion LGBTQ business and social interests to state and city government – As a voice of advocacy for the LGBTQ community CLGBTCC has built the strong foundation necessary for our programs and initiatives to succeed.
CLGBTCC membership increased by 21% in 2014 which was preceded by a record of 36% growth in 2013.
CLGBTCC received accreditation from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
CLGBTCC partnered with Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Visit Gay Charlotte, the Diversity Council of the Carolinas, Equality NC, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, and Human Rights Campaign.
CLGBTCC created the mentorship Aspiring Professionals Initiative.
CLGBTCC Day was declared by Charlotte’s Mayor.
CLGBTCC offered financial support to LGBT non-profits including Time Out Youth, Regional AIDS Interfaith Network, Charlotte Black Gay Pride and Genderlines.
CLGBTCC created the Corporate Sponsorship Initiative.
The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce continues to organize and host various events, training, and personal development programs for members and local businesses throughout the year. We also collaborate with other LGBT organizations to enhance our presence and impact in the Charlotte community.
On behalf of the entire planning committee, we invite you to take the time to review our sponsorship brochure. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding sponsorship or other advertising/promotional opportunities with The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form to the right.
Lisa Raye Hund
Fundraising and Development Chair
Development Committee Member