TD Bank is sponsoring a “Minority-Owned Small-Business Cross-Certification Panel,” which is being hosted by the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The seminar aims to orientate minority small-business owners on the importance of being certified by professional organizations. The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, NJ State Veterans Chambers of Commerce, National Minority Supplier Development Council, and Women’s Business Enterprise Council and Disability are all in partnership with the program and will be sending in their representatives.
The panel discussion will be facilitated by Steven Garibell, the Vice President of Business Development for the LGTQQ2+ Community at TD Bank. Each professional organization will explain the importance and benefits of becoming a certified minority-owned business. The areas of benefits to be discussed include available opportunities to establish contracts with Fortune 500 companies and exclusive access to both federal and state government resources and lending.
The NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce is affiliated to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and they offer LGBT-Business Enterprise Certification® as a benefit for their members. As a certified Business Enterprise (LGBT-BE), your business will be one of those businesses that over 250 NGLCC Corporate Partners are searching for in other to increase what they expend on the LGBTQ business community. Your business will also be eligible for mentorship, leadership training, and scholarship programs. An NGLCC report claims that LBGT business owners generate over $1.7 trillion in economic impact.
The Minority-Owned Small-Business Cross-Certification Panel will hold November 14th, 2019, at the Stony Hill Inn; 231 Polifly Road, Hackensack, NJ. The event will hold from 8 am to 10:30 am. Attendance is free, and a hot breakfast will also be served. There will also be an opportunity for networking between business owners and professionals.
You can register for the events by going to the website of the NJ LGBT Chamber.