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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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Member in the Spotlight: Gary Hines

How many years have you been with the company?  3 Description of product/service of your company: The Gary Hines Consulting Group, LLC – Project Management, Program Development and Coordination, Business Research and Analysis, Career Counseling   Company or organization besides yours that you respect most: That is a tough one, but I’ll be democratic and say […]

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Member in the Spotlight: CliqueCam

CliqueCam provides unique photo booth activation’s for companies and brands seeking to elevate their event experience.                                                                              How […]

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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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Member in the Spotlight: Queerality

January Member in the Spotlight: Queerality: Chris Landtroop  Description of product or service: Queerality is dedicated to creating, supporting, and stewarding art and education to influence a social shift that inspires intersectionality and inclusivity.  How many years have you been with company or in business? 1  What company or organization you respect most and why? […]

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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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IBA Wins 2017 NGLCC Chamber Development Grant

Philadelphia, PA – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, awarded the Independence Business Alliance (IBA) with a $5,000 Chamber Development Grant for its SDI Programming at the 2017 International Business & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered […]

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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 Announces New Board for 2017/2018

On June 26th, over 150 IBA members gathered in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for the Annual Meeting. It was here that the new slate for the IBA Board of Directors was unanimously approved, and so we congratulate the following new IBA board members: Marc Coleman – The Tactile Group Diana Lu – HOTPOT and Plan […]

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