PNC Bank LGBT Business Award

One IBA Member business to receive a $10,000 cash award to support its plan for growth!

Winners of the 2016 PNC Bank LGBT Business Award, Philly AIDS Thrift (Photo Credit: JPG Photography)

Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its annual program that directly impacts the local LGBT business community. Sponsored by PNC Bank, this program provides an annual $10,000 award to an IBA Member-owned business (Business 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, 2016

-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 5p.m., Friday, April 14th, 2017.
  • 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 will be invited for interviews with the selection committee.
  • The winner is announced and will be presented with a check for $10,000 at
    IBA10: 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Down Town Club on the evening of May 10th, 2017.

How to Apply

Download (see link below) and mail/email the completed application with the required information, letters of recommendation and Mini Plan no later than Friday, April 14, 2017 to:

Zach Wilcha, Executive Director
Attn.: PNC Bank LGBT Business Award
Industrious Workspace
230 S. Broad St., Floor 17
Philadelphia, PA 19107


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

Questions? Download the FAQ Application Guide or contact the IBA at or (215) 557-0190.  Not an IBA Member?  JOIN TODAY!

Download: 2017 PNC Award Application