Beyond the Bell

Congrats to 2022 PNC LGBT Business Award Winner, Beyond the Bell Tours!

Philadelphia, PA (May 2022) – The Independence Business Alliance is excited to announce the recipient of the 12th Annual PNC Bank $5,000 LGBT Business Award, given by PNC Bank to an LGBT or allied IBA-member business that is poised to grow, innovate, and give back to the community. This year, the award goes to LGBTQ-focused Beyond the Bell Tours in Philadelphia! Beyond the Bell…

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Grubhub & NGLCC to Present IBA with Grants During Multi-State Tour Supporting LGBTQ Businesses

April 25, 2022 | For Immediate Release Greater Philadelphia — Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community and certifying body for LGBTQ+-owned businesses nationwide, are embarking on a multi-state series…

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Philadelphia Area Alliance of Diverse Chambers of Commerce Announce New Coalition To Work Collectively for Economic Growth

October 6, 2021 | For Immediate ReleasePhiladelphia, PA — Today, the Diverse Chambers Coalition of Philadelphia, a collective of local diverse chambers of commerce, announced a formal partnership to focus on working collaboratively to facilitate entrepreneurship and growth, to advocate collectively on shared issues, and to increase each member’s organizational efficiency. The Diverse Chambers Coalition…

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Membership Spotlight: Mark Katelhon (he/him/his)

Description of product or service: I am a Financial Advisor who helps LGBTQ clients gain financial clarity in today’s fast paced times. I have an unequalled passion for educating people in the LGBT community on retirement planning risks and protecting themselves and their loved ones. I have almost 30 years experience in serving the community…

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IBA Business Leaders Luncheon 2020!

Independence Business Alliance’s Business Leaders Luncheon celebrates the achievements of the LGBTQ+ business community, including the awarding of the PNC Bank LGBT Business Award. The event provides an outstanding opportunity to place your business in front of decision makers and support the work of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. A number of sponsorships are available…

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Presenting: Our IBA Holiday Party 2019 Sponsors!

We are so grateful to this dynamic group of LGBTQ+ and allied supporters. Thank you all for your support of the Independence Business Alliance! Presenting Sponsor Philly AIDS Thrift | Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room Hospitality Sponsors The Curtis Atrium by Constellation Culinary Industry and Commerce Imageworks Cheer Sponsors 44 Business Capital Borgata Independence…

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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…

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Intersections Year Two: A Celebration of Diverse Business Communities

November 29, 2018 – The Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to begin the second year of Intersections: an award-winning event series focused on diverse business communities, in collaboration with Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and PHL Diversity. Over the last year, the IBA hosted an immensely successful set of…

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IBA Hosts Scenic September ConnX with West Laurel Hill

September 19, 2018 – On September 18, IBA was thrilled to host our third annual Garden Party, in partnership with our friends and supporters at West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home. Each year, this event draws a crowd of new and familiar faces alike, to gather in one of our city’s most unique and…

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IBA Hosts Largest Event in Organization’s History

August 21, 2018 – Last Tuesday, August 14th, the Independence Business Alliance hosted it’s largest ever event, welcoming over 900 LGBTQA professionals to Philadelphia for the 2018 NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference. The IBA transformed the iconic Reading Terminal Market into a vibrant haven for networking and celebrating the start of the world’s largest…

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Meet the Presenting Sponsor of IBA’s NGLCC Reception: TD Bank!

At TD Bank, we are committed to embracing diversity. Our mission is to cultivate a service-oriented, barrier-free culture that attracts, invests in, and promotes all talent, reflecting the diverse communities we serve. We see people for who they are, and help them become whoever they want to be without judgment or preconceived ideas. For our…

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IBA to Host Opening Night Reception for NGLCC18 – Presented by TD Bank

As the Host Affiliate Chamber for the 2018 NGLCC Conference, the IBA will be hosting the Opening Night Reception – presented by TD Bank – for up to 1,000 Conference attendees at the Reading Terminal Market on Tuesday August 14th from 7-9 PM. This event will showcase our great City and business community on the…

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