Announcing IBA’s Newest Corporate Partner: Bristol-Myers Squibb!

May 2018 – The IBA is thrilled to announce our newest Silver Corporate Partner: Bristol-Myers Squibb! With their commitment to supplier opportunity, access, development and community impact generating extraordinary results, BMS is a perfect fit with other IBA Corporate Partners. They are a presenting sponsor of the NGLCC Conference here in Philadelphia, and their participation…

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2018 IBA/DVLF Scholarship Winner: Jiahong Xu

The IBA and DVLF extend our sincere congratluations to Jiahong Xu! Jiahong is a student leader and alumni fellow at the Wharton School where he is an MBA candidate. Hailing from a small, conservative village in China, he grew up to be the first person in his family to attend college. After working with the…

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IBA Board President Honored with 2018 Bring It Home Award

For as long as Rich Horrow has been Board President at the IBA, a goal of his was to bring the NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference to Philadelphia. His years of coalition building, networking and connecting have paid off. Thanks to Rich’s efforts, along with their Conference, the NGLCC will be bringing countless opportunities…

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IBA Corporate Partner Feature: Borgata

Borgata has been proud members of IBA for three years. Get to know more about their commitment to the community! Firstly, who are your IBA Representatives?  Liza Costandino, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Director of Communications. How long have you been involved with the IBA? Borgata has been proud members of IBA for three years….

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IBA Announces New Membership Levels for 2018!

With the all of the growth we’ve had at the IBA this year, we can’t wait to see how far we go in 2018! Our membership structure is being updated with expanded benefits, and member dues are increasing. Stay tuned for the full, updated membership guide! Starting January 1, 2018 Membership Dues will be as follows: Student…

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NGLCC Renamed “National LGBT Chamber of Commerce”, Reaffirms Mission as Business Voice of the LGBT Community

Washington, DC – The business voice of the LGBT community, formerly known as the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the organization will formally shorten its name to its acronym “NGLCC” and be known as the, “National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.” This change, which is accompanied by an organizational visual rebranding,…

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Announcing Our New Corporate Partner, Jefferson

The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is thrilled to welcome Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health as a Gold Corporate Partner. The news was announced this morning, at the IBA’s annual President’s Breakfast.   “Jefferson contributes $6.5 billion to the region’s economy and it is imperative that we support our local businesses and LGBT neighbors with…

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2017 Business Integrity Award Presented to Berner Klaw & Watson

At the 2017 IBA Annual Meeting, IBA Member Berner Klaw & Watson was awarded the Business Integrity Award, presented by Integrity Staffing Solutions. The award honors a local IBA­-member business that upholds high standards of behavior towards LGBT customers, suppliers, shareholders, community, and/or employees. In partnership with Integrity Staffing Solutions, the IBA developed the award to…

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IBA Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Video by Valley Creek Productions Philadelphia, PA (May 2017) – The Independence Business Alliance held their Tenth Anniversary Celebration (IBA10) presented by PNC Bank at the Down Town Club on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. In previous years, the IBA hosted an annual Business Leaders Luncheon, but this year, they commemorated 10 years…

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Announcing the 2017 HRC Corporate Equality Index

The IBA is proud to recognize our Corporate Parters at Borgata, Comcast, Exelon (PECO), PNC, and TD Bank for their perfect scores in the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. We are also excited to see this year’s report reflect the strides that are being made nationwide towards inclusion of LGBT Certified Businesses in corporate…

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IBA In Search of Candidates to Fill New Executive Director Position!

The Independence Business Alliance (IBA), the Greater Philadelphia Region’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, is excited to announce that a search is underway for a full-time highly motivated and dynamic Executive Director. This newly created position is an exciting opportunity for an independent, resourceful and experienced professional to facilitate the continued growth and development of our…

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