About the Nashville LGBT Chamber
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce advances common business interests, economic growth, and equality in the workplace and society for its LGBT members, businesses, and allies by providing educational, networking, and community building opportunities.
Membership in the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is one of the most professional and consistent methods to show potential customers, clients, employees, and suppliers that a business, company, or organization is LGBT- friendly.
what we do & how we do it
Regularly throughout each year we provide these for current and future members.
- Brewing Up Business – Networking
- Pride in Business Forum – Help Companies with Employee Engagement
- Power Lunch Series – Professional Development
- Partnership with Small Business Administration
- Collaborations with Community Organizations
- Supplier Diversity Initiative – Help Small Businesses Grow
- Website Directory to drive business to members
Events & Educational Workshops
Some of the topics discussed or taught include:
- Inclusive Workplaces
- Sales and Marketing Strategies
- ERG Leverage
- Growing your Small Business
- Supplier Diversity
- Leadership Skills
- Business and Personal Financial Management
We would never be able to have the LGBT Chamber growth continue without the endless dedication of our volunteers. They give of their time and knowledge to help build the foundation of this organization. We welcome everyone’s’ expertise and experience. If you would like to become involved in any capacity, please contact us at www.nashvillelgbtchamber.org.
Our membership dues help fund the needed programming to further the mission of the Chamber. We have experienced a continued increase in membership, which only strengthens our commitment to expanding our services and benefits to our members.
The annual food and beverage tasting event, TASTE, gives the LGBT Chamber the opportunity to sell tickets to a broad audience and recruit sponsors and new members, accordingly.
The NLGBTCC Excellence in Business Awards is a celebratory luncheon in downtown Nashville. The event recognizes accomplishments of individuals, businesses, and organizations while being committed to the LGBT community.
While most of our programs are free for members, we charge a nominal fee for non-members.
The LGBT demographic, on average, is loyal, influential, and has more discretionary spending per capita. LGBT Chamber events give sponsors the opportunity to target the LGBT market and appeal to a broader audience at the same time for one price.
code of ethics & business conduct
As adopted by the Board of Directors January 2018
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce advances common business interests, economic growth and equality in the workplace and society for its LGBT members, businesses and allies by providing educational, networking and community building opportunities. The Chamber wants to ensure that these values and standards are maintained with fairness, honesty and common sense. Strong business ethics should form the basis for all of the Chamber’s and its member’s relationships with employees, customers, partners, competitors, suppliers and colleagues. Actions that fall short of, or even appear to fall short of, these standards may undermine our integrity, standards of excellence and ultimately our success as an organization. The Chamber’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct reflects the Chamber’s existing culture and serves as a guide for our members, directors and employees in their daily activities. In all of our practices, the Chamber is committed to doing the right thing. As a result, both the Chamber and its members have a strong reputation for integrity with their respective customers, business partners and employees.
The following list includes, but is not limited to, conduct that is considered to be in the Chamber’s best interests and Chamber members agree to be honor-bound by these standards:
- Conducting business with honesty, integrity and fairness with respect to customers and employees alike.
- Supporting the values and goals of the Chamber, as well as supporting the LGBT community in general, in a constructive and positive manner.
- Being accessible and accountable to customers or clients and make every reasonable effort to act in the customer or client’s best interests.
- Conducting business with strict adherence to the laws of the state where located and to specific business or professional codes of ethics and in accordance with generally accepted business practices.
- Not discriminating based upon race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, material status, gender, gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Not using or condoning advertising that is untrue, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent, falsely disparaging of competitors or which contains insincere offers to sell, which may, as a whole, may be misleading or result in misrepresentation by direct statement, inference or omission.
- Being responsible at all times for truthful and non-deceptive advertising and promotion regarding their business.
- Instilling a work environment characterized by mutual trust and the absence of intimidation, oppression and exploitation, including, for example, sexual harassment, retaliation, verbal or physical conduct designed to threaten, intimidate or coerce, or other abusive conduct creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.