Wells Fargo and NGLCC Award $2,500 to
Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
CPGLCC was awarded a $2500 grant for programming, courtesy of NGLCC and Wells Fargo. Chamber President and CEO Harry Young (second from left) accepted the check presented by John Lake (left) from Wells Fargo and by Justin Nelson (second from right) and Chance Mitchell (right), NGLCC co-founders. (Photo by NGLCC)
Harrisburg, Pa. (08/13/15) – The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC) is proud to announce that the chamber was awarded a $2,500 grant on Thursday, August 13th at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, this grant was awarded to expand capacity and offer technical assistance to the CPGLCC Business Development Program. The main goal of the program is to foster the development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT business enterprises (LGBTBEs®).
“The CPGLCC Business Development Program has become a vital resource to our LGBTBE members as they advance their businesses and engage in strategic planning,” said Harry Young, CPGLCC President. “We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from Wells Fargo and NGLCC which will allow us to expand and enrich our program.”
“At Wells Fargo, we are committed to supporting diverse chambers of commerce and small businesses,” said John Lake, Vice President and LGBT Segment Manager for Wells Fargo Enterprise Marketing. “Through this grant program, we are proud to once again join forces with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to help LGBT-owned businesses succeed in their communities.”
The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, and partnerships with the local business community.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org
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