Month: June 2014

The IBA Welcomes New Members to its Ranks!

IBA Members and the Board of Directors welcomed the newest members to the Chamber on June 4th at the Spring New Member Networking Social! A great night of networking was had thanks to the hospitality of Jeff Alexander and Beneficial Bank! We are grateful to our friends and long-time, loyal Members at Beneficial for helping us welcome our newest members to the IBA in style!

A special thanks to so many of our newest members who came out to join us! It was great to see that the IBA continues to grow in numbers and in representing the great diversity in the LGBT business community throughout the region!

View more photos from the evening.

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2014 PNC Bank LGBT Business Award Winner Announced

On May 12th at the IBA’s Annual Business Leaders Luncheon, Bill Mills, Regional President, PNC Bank, Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, presented the 2014 PNC Bank LGBT Business Award to IBA Members, Roger Harman & Vincent Whittacre of The Gold Standard Café.

The PNC Bank LGBT Business Award, now in its 4th year, is a program designed to directly impact the local LGBT business community.It is a one-time $5,000 grant awarded to one business that demonstrates a well-defined plan for growth, including innovation, sustainability, and ongoing contribution to the community.

Best of luck and congratulations, Roger & Vince

View more photos of the the presentation of the 2014 PNC Bank LGBT Business Award and Annual Business Leaders Luncheon.

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The IBA Celebrates PrideDay!

IBA Pride 2014Over 80 IBA Members, guests and friends marked Philly’s 26th PrideDay Celebration with the 2nd Annual IBA Pride Day Cruise aboard Entertainment Cruises’ Freedom Elite Yacht.

Guests were treated to a scenic 2-hour cruise on the Delaware River with remarkable views of the Philadelphia & Camden skylines, fantastic door prizes & a fabulous lunch menu—all while taking in the PrideDay festivities on Penn’s Landing’s Festival Pier from the decks of the exclusive Freedom Elite.

The weather could not have been more perfect for a cruise along the Delaware to celebrate and take Pride in the region’s vibrant, diverse and ever-growing LGBT Business Community! Thank you to our many members, guests, community and corporate partners and in particularly the Captain & Crew of the Freedom Elite who helped add to the festivities and make this event the HUGE success it was!

A special thanks to our Members who donated door prizes for the event:

The Capital Grille Philadelphia
Metro Mens Clothing
Thom Duffy Massage Therapy
The Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon
The Philadelphia Theatre Company
Optimal Sport Health Clubs
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

View more pictures from the IBA’s 2nd Annual PrideDay Cruise. (Photo credit: Thom Duffy Fine Art).

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