Community News

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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Congrats to 2019 PNC Award Winner, MTR Therapy

Philadelphia, PA (May 2019) – The Independence Business Alliance held their Business Leaders Luncheon presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb at the Lucy on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, commemorating the growth and achievement in the Greater Philadelphia LGBT business community with a full house of LGBTQA leaders. The afternoon featured a presentation of the 9th annual PNC Bank $10,000 LGBT Business Award, […]

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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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Wells Fargo and NGLCC Award $5,000 to IBA for Supplier Diversity Initiative

The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is proud to announce that the chamber was awarded a $5,000 grant on Thursday, August 25th at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) 2016 International Business & Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, California.   Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the NGLCC, this grant […]

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NGLCC Honors IBA with National Chamber Excellence Community Impact Award

    Philadelphia, PA – The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is proud to announce that the chamber was honored for excellence in community impact on Thursday, August 25th at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s 2016 International Business & Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, California.   “We are proud to receive recognition […]

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Philadelphia Business Journal: LGBT Awards

IBA media partner, Philadelphia Business Journal, presents the 2016 LGBT Awards. This event will recognize the top 25 LGBT owned companies as well as the top LGBT Business Advocates.   Update: Nominations have closed as of Friday, September 16th. Mark your calendar for November 10th’s award ceremony. Ticketing: IBA members receive discounted tickets with code […]

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Gloria Casarez: 1971-2014

The IBA joins the City of Philadelphia, the LGBT Community and all those touched by her life in mourning the passing of Gloria Casarez

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