Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
The Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Nevada today announced its new name and a new branding campaign to closer align itself with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Formerly QVegas Business Alliance, GLCCNV’s board of directors approved the name change as part of a new branding strategy in preparation for next summer’s National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Business and Leadership Conference to be held at Caesars Palace. GLCCNV will be the host city Chamber of Commerce for the 11th annual conference.
As the local affiliate for NGLCC, GLCCNV provides the gateway for Nevada-based, LGBT-owned businesses to become certified through the NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative. "We send our sincere congratulations to the QVegas Business Alliance on their name change to the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. Stepping up to the plate to advocate for all of Nevada's LGBT-owned and allied businesses is a major step and as our official Nevada affiliate, we look forward to working with GLCCNV to provide value to each and every one of their current and future members," said Justin Nelson, President and Co-Founder of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
“Networking engagement is only the beginning of what GLCCNV provides,” says Russ White, founder and president of the organization and owner of QVegas Magazine. White adds, “We’re becoming a voice within the Las Vegas business community. Our support spans commercial and municipal sectors, and we participate in economic and development opportunities throughout the region. Bringing our relationship with NGLCC to the region enables LGBT business owners to participate in corporate supplier diversity programs in Nevada and throughout the country.”
Dina Proto, GLCCNV board member and co-owner of Teazled Greeting Cards, certified her business through NGLCC’s Supplier Diversity Initiative and knows first-hand the benefits of certification. “Becoming certified and engaging with NGLCC corporate partners provided our business with the resources we needed to become a successful enterprise. We can attribute the recent success of our business to our certification and the relationships we’ve built because of the local Chamber and our relationship with NGLCC.”
Based in Las Vegas, the Chamber had previously served the local metropolitan area, but the new name also changes the scope of the organization and will be reaching out to communities across the Silver State. GLCCNV’s mission is to advocate, promote and facilitate the success of LGBT and ally businesses in the Las Vegas region and the State of Nevada.