PNC Bank LGBTQ+ Business Award

At least one IBA Member business to receive a $5,000 cash award to support its plan for growth!

Greater Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its annual program that directly impacts the local LGBTQ+ business community. Sponsored by PNC Bank, this program provides an annual $5,000 award to an IBA Member-owned business (Business Networker Level Membership or higher) that demonstrates a well-defined plan for growth, including innovation, sustainability, and ongoing contribution to the community.

Award Qualifications

Nominees must be:

  • An IBA member business (as of submission deadline) in good standing
  • A registered business headquartered within the IBA’s geographic region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties, Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, or Salem counties New Jersey; or New Castle County, Delaware).
  • in business before January 1st, 2024
  • a privately held company
  • in compliance with all applicable laws and regulation
  • a legal resident of the United States
  • at least 18 years of age.

Selection Process

  • Applications, along with 2 letters of recommendation and a Mini Plan, must be received by midnight on May 24th, 2024.
  • Award applications are reviewed by a committee of representatives from the IBA and PNC Bank.
  • The IBA will release an FAQ sheet to assist in developing the Mini Plans.
  • Award finalists may be invited for interviews with the selection committee.
  • The winner is announced and will be presented with a check for $5,000 at
    IBA’s Business Leaders Luncheon, June 18th, 2024.

How to Apply

A link to the complete application can be found here. 

The award application and all materials will become the property of the IBA and will not be returned.

Questions? Contact the IBA at or (215) 557-0190.  Not an IBA Member?  JOIN TODAY!

Past PNC LGBTQ+ Business Award Recipients

2023Ally Wellness

2023Alchemy Hair Lab

2022Beyond the Bell

2021Be Intentional Financial

2020Walnut Psychotherapy

2019 – MTR Therapy

2018YIKES Inc.

2017Bustard Advertising

2016Philly AIDS Thrift

2015 Stir Lounge

2014Gold Standard Café

2013Metro Men’s Clothing

2012 Unite (nee Fusion) Fitness

2011Agio Brand Solutions