Month: November 2013

IBA Recognized as One of Region’s Top 25 Business Networking Associations & Groups by Philadelphia Business Journal

The Philadelphia Business Journal, in its November 15th issue, recognized the IBA in its annual listing of the Top 25 Business Networking Associations and Groups in the Philadelphia Region. For the first time, the IBA is included in this prestigious Top 25 list at #20 with 180 members (as of September, 2013). Currently, the IBA stands at 200 members and growing thanks to the continued support of our Members, Corporate Partners, Volunteers and the entire LGBT business community. We are very proud!

For more information on how to become a member of the IBA, contact IBA Executive Administrator, Tom Cavanaugh at 215-557-0190 or iba@independencebusinessalliance.com

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The IBA Welcomes its Newest Members

The Board of Directors welcomed the newest Members to the ranks of the IBA last week at the Fall New Member Event: Welcome to the IBA! A great time was had by all, thanks in no small part to our host for the evening, IBA Member Ed Strojan, owner of the Victoria Freehouse.

It was the perfect opportunity for those new to Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the work and mission of the IBA and of course network, network, network.

It was obvious from the large number of new members who attended last week’s event that the IBA is not only growing in numbers, but strengthening in diversity. View more pictures from the evening.

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One Step Closer to Ending Workplace Discrimination

Another landmark victory for LGBT people has been added to a year of historic change in our nation. Thank you for doing your part to help the LGBT business movement reach this moment:

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed the Senate yesterday in a 64-32 vote!

Our voice has been heard this year:

Watch this video from the White House on why ENDA is important not only to President Obama but also to the core values of the American people. Discrimination is “bad for business.”

Congratulations and stay tuned for further updates on efforts to getting it passed in the House–and into law!

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