Month: October 2019

TransWork Program Grows in 2019

TransWork is a program of the Independence Business Alliance, Greater Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, and represents its commitment to helping all members of our community access economic opportunity. This program, made up of a cohort of trans and gender non-conforming IBA Board Members and community members, fills a critical gap for addressing un- and under-employment by connecting transgender and gender non-binary job seekers and entrepreneurs to a network of supportive employers and business partners. We have seen much growth in 2019, including a job prep workshop and job fairs! Visit the TransWork website at to learn more about upcoming events.

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IBA Partners with Fox Rothschild for Law-Related Programming!

The IBA is thrilled to announce a new collaboration in law-related programming with Corporate Partner Fox Rothschild. Several times a year, we will be bringing you the latest in legal topics through a series of programs designed to help everyone from lawyers to business owners to employees stay up to date.

In September, Fox Rothschild attorney and Independent Business Alliance Executive Committee member-at-large Brian McGinnis facilitated the first in a series of programs on timely topics facing IBA members. This presentation focused on trends in employment law at the state and federal levels. Attendees received practical takeaways about what companies need to know, including questions that may arise when hiring, employing or terminating individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

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IBA’s Member2Member Discount Program

Team IBA would like to thank you our members for your membership and continued support of the IBA! We are continuously striving to provide the best possible experience for our members. We are re-introducing a member-to-member discount program in order to help our member businesses grow and increase their exposure to the community.

To post a member discount, just log into your account here. You’ll see a tab for Member Benefits in the main menu bar. Click “Post & Manage Benefits” to add a special discount or rebate for your fellow IBA members.

Thank you for helping us to launch this important member benefit!

-The IBA Membership Committee

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IBA + IBX LGBTQ Health Fair

The Health Fair is back! This one-of-a-kind event, in combination with our popular monthly ConnX mixer, will take place on Monday, October 21st from 5pm to 7:30pm at Independence LIVE space, conveniently located at 20th and Market in Center City, Philadelphia.
This third annual LGBTQ health & wellness event will provide unique opportunities for IBA members to purchase vending space, and all are welcome to attend, network, and learn more about LGBTQ-friendly wellness services in our community.
The Health Fair will also feature cooking and exercise demonstrations, all set in a state-of-the-art space that is dedicated to wellness. In addition to drawing our regular ConnX crowd, this event will be highly publicized and open to the public.

We welcome any health or wellness related businesses to join us by tabling! (Nutrition, fitness, stress management, family health, financial health, legal, dental, hospitals, technology, massage, etc.)

We look forward to celebrating the wellbeing of the community with you!

Register here

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