Hispanic and LGBT Chambers Unite in Nashville – The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce have agreed to sign an inter-chamber agreement that will provide business owners from both memberships with enhanced resources to help them with their business development efforts. The purpose of this agreement is to create and establish a working relationship between the chambers that will enhance the availability and delivery of business support services and simultaneously promote economic development and excellence in the greater Nashville area and Middle Tennessee region. For more information, visit www.nashvillelgbtchamber.org. LGBTea: Celebrating Exotic Taste! Campaign Launch - LGBTea is a brand of tea that not only delights the taste buds with exotic flavors, like Raging Raspberry and Juicy Tangerine, but also donates a portion of every sale they make to assist charities in advocating for LGBT rights including: HRC, The Trevor Project and LGBT Foundation. LGBTea is trying to get the word out about their new product through their campaign to launch remarkable teas with intriguing flavors, while also encouraging the celebration of love. For more information, visit www.lgbtea.com. Curacao Pride 2016 a Success – Curacao’s Queen Emma Bridge set the scene for Curacao’s first Pride Walk. Almost 300 people participated in the walk, which was part of a weeklong pride celebration. Floris Suite Hotel held parties during the week including the popular White Party with artists as DJ RO1, DJ la Blanche and Dreams. A portion of proceeds from the White Party went to Cura+, which is committed to HIV prevention. For more information, visit www.curacaopride.com. The Lesbian Business Community Launches Online Resource - Despite recent gains in public support for the LGBT community, lesbian businesses seem to be left behind. Only 1.2% of businesses in the U.S. are lesbian-owned businesses, and many of these face disadvantages. A new website, The Lesbian Business Community (The LBC) hopes to change all that. The site is the first and only online resource by and for lesbians and lesbian business owners. According to the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), there are only 370,000 lesbian-owned businesses in the U.S., a sore underrepresentation, since lesbians make up between 3-5% of the population. For more information, visit www.LesbianBusinessCommunity.com. IGLTA Sets St. Petersburg Conference Dates - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association will hold its 34th Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida 4-6 May 2017. This is the premier global networking and educational event for the LGBT tourism industry and features the only appointment-driven LGBT buyer-supplier marketplace of its kind. U.S. Travel Association President/CEO Roger Dow is confirmed to deliver a welcome keynote address. For more information, please visit www.iglta.org. Logo TV Debuts New Documentary - Logo announced the world premiere of “Hungry,” a documentary about three driven women chefs and restaurateurs passionately working to create a path to success in the world of professional cooking. These chefs shatter the glass ceiling in the food industry as they risk everything to achieve their culinary and entrepreneurial dreams. The film is directed by Patty Ivins who won an Emmy for producing the documentary “Girls on the Wall.” "Hungry" will premiere on Thursday, November 17 at 9pm ET/PT on Logo and is the latest in the network’s slate of films that include the Emmy Award-winning “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine.”
Global LGBTI Business Week – The NGLCC is busy finishing the final preparations as Global LGBTI Business Week quickly approaches. This dynamic, multi-day series of events will focus on sharing new thought leadership and existing best practices for global LGBTI economic development. The week will also highlight international supplier diversity and business creation opportunities, networking and matchmaking among businesses and key decision makers in finance and policy, showcasing the quantifiable equity that strong businesses give LGBTI citizens around the globe. For more information, visit http://nglcc.org/events/global-lgbti-business-week Featured Book: Named one of OUT Magazine’s “20 Power Couples You Should Know” in 2014, 2015, and 2016---life & business partners, Jim Burba and Bob Hayes recently released their first book, “Smart Partners: Building Successful Relationships in Business and Life”. A general business/how-we-did-it-book, “Smart Partners” outlines the methods and thinking Jim and Bob have used to achieve financial success, across the hotel and entertainment industries, while also keeping their personal partnership alive and thriving. Drawing on their unique experiences both personally and professionally, they present principles for building, sustaining, and growing not merely serviceable relationships in business and life, but true partnerships. Click here to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Partners-Building-Successful-Relationships/dp/1590793757/. Featured Wine: Castello del Poggio's Moscato Provincia Di Pavia (SRP: $13) - A refreshing white wine with a soft delicate mousse and hints of creamy peach that will sweeten up the mood with just one sip. When you smell Castello del Poggio's Moscato you are captivated by the peach, apricot, and honeysuckle bouquet. As for pairings, dessert is Moscato's forte, however, cheese, antipasto and spicy foods pair wonderfully as well. Moscato is also the ideal aperitif candidate, and through the years, has become a fashionable brunch-time beverage.