July 2019
Monthly Newsletter
We want to welcome over 1,000 new readers to this newsletter ! We signed them up at our booth at Nashville PRIDE by playing our member scavenger hunt or by taking a photo with our rainbow backdrop, most were just really interested in what we are working on and want to stay involved!

We hope you had as much fun at Nashville Pride as we did! Our monthly newsletter will keep you connected to the Nashville LGBT Chamber and the community!

Chamber Connect
Events and Opportunities
Member Spotlight
Chamber Connect
Fourth of July in Nashville
We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!

If your looking for things to do our members over at the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp have all the information you need to plan your Fourth of July in Nashville!
Metro Grant Appropriation
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $25,000 Metro Direct Appropriation Grant for Fiscal Year 2020 from Mayor David Briley, for a second year.

We are truly grateful for the trust and dedication that Metro has in the work that we are doing. We just finished up last year's grant where we used the funds to certify over 20+ LGBT owned businesses and implemented policy change, so LGBT certified businesses could do work with Metro procurement and were tracked. 

The other diversity chambers also received $25K again, and the grant has facilitated a new level of cooperation and collaboration between us, for all our members and the betterment of Nashville. We look forward to continuing our work with the Nashville Black Chamber, The Nashville Hispanic Chamber, and the Tennessee Latin American Chamber. 

We look forward to continuing the work and appreciate the support form the city. Thank you to the Mayor and Council.
Nashville Pride Festival Winners
Wow, Pride weekend in Nashville was unbelievable. 25,000+ people lined the streets of Broadway for the Pride Parade which included 100+ organizations! Despite some severe weather, the Pride Festival was electric from start to finish with 50,000+ people showing their PRIDE. The Nashville LGBT Chamber was proud to be a part of historic numbers.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Nashville LGBT Chamber booth. We loved spreading the word about our organization and getting new people involved in our community! Our Scavenger Hunt was a huge success!
We hope everyone was able to talk to our members about the work they do. Congratulations to following winners who visited all the businesses and returned their cards to enter the drawing:
Postmates Gift Card - Chris Lambert
Digital Photo Frame - Jamie Weidenbenner
8 GB Kindle Fire Tablet - Matthew Ceme
Focus Middle Tenn. Subscription - Cyle Jetton
Chamber Membership - Amanda Monroe
Montucky Cold Snack 6 Pack - Jordan Brown

Events and Opportunities
Attend Brewing Up Business!
We had over 350 guests at our June/PRIDE Brewing Up Business! Thank you to our host Union Station Hotel Nashville, our drink sponsor Dollar General, and all who attended this great networking opportunity!

We are excited to announce the dates for our monthly networking event, Brewing Up Business, for the remainder of 2019! We have been working hard to bring you a diverse and exciting selection of venues. We will make our final announcements for each location on Monday, July 8th. Mark your calendars now and be ready to register soon! *All Brewing Up Business events are held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm*
Thursday, July 18th
Thursday, August 22nd
Thursday, September 19th
Thursday, October 17th
Thursday, December 19th

Note: We will not schedule a Brewing Up Business in November. Instead, we will host our annual fundraiser, TASTE , on Sunday, November 17th .
Chamber Volunteer Opportunities!
Get involved today.
Interested in volunteering for the Nashville LGBT Chamber? We have opportunities for everyone! Our committees include:

  • Development- organizing fundraising efforts including grant applications

  • Events- helping organize Excellence in Business Awards in May and TASTE in November

  • Programs- helping organize monthly networking program (Brewing Up Business), quarterly educational Power Lunches, etc.

  • Finance- budget, books, and records

  • Governance- finding and developing future board members and helping with governance policy of the board

  • Marketing- helping with activities and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for members and potential members

  • Inclusion- ensuring that minorities are fully represented within the Chamber in the capacity of visibility and influence

  • Advocacy- responsible for the Chamber's philosophy, presence, and initiative related to local and state policies

  • Membership- responsible for promoting the Chamber to get new members, retain existing members, and manage member experience

Reach out to our Membership Manager or fill out the Volunteer Inquiry below to get involved today!
Member Spotlight
"The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards last month celebrated the accomplishments of local individuals and businesses in advancing LGBT opportunities and advocacy in our community. Nashville-based global tech care company Asurion was the recipient of the Corporate Diversity Award for its progressive diversity and inclusion policies, employee engagement programs, community outreach, and their involvement in the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce. It’s amazing how much Asurion has accomplished in just the two years since they established their Pride Employee Resource Group and joined the Chamber." -Out and About Nashville
NEW Business Level Members
Renewing Business Level Members
Individual/Networking Members
Desmond's Catering
Southern Fatty Media, LLC
Bruce Pittman Inc.
Clemmons and Clemons, PLLC
Craft Love Franklin
John Klaritch- Case Selects
Ozment Law
Platinum Members
Gold Members
Silver Members