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Member in the Spotlight: Mallory Hanfling

Description of product or service: Courage To Grow Counseling is a Queer-friendly outpatient therapy practice located in South Philly. Using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and psychodynamic approaches, I work with my clients in a supportive, non-judgmental, and compassionate space to better understand themselves… why they may choose to do things, and cope in ways, that […]

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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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TransWork Program Grows in 2019

TransWork is a program of the Independence Business Alliance, Greater Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, and represents its commitment to helping all members of our community access economic opportunity. This program, made up of a cohort of trans and gender non-conforming IBA Board Members and community members, fills a critical gap for addressing un- and […]

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IBA Partners with Fox Rothschild for Law-Related Programming!

The IBA is thrilled to announce a new collaboration in law-related programming with Corporate Partner Fox Rothschild. Several times a year, we will be bringing you the latest in legal topics through a series of programs designed to help everyone from lawyers to business owners to employees stay up to date. In September, Fox Rothschild […]

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IBA’s Member2Member Discount Program

Team IBA would like to thank you our members for your membership and continued support of the IBA! We are continuously striving to provide the best possible experience for our members. We are re-introducing a member-to-member discount program in order to help our member businesses grow and increase their exposure to the community. To post […]

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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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IBA/DVLF Award $5K Scholarship to Andreas Copes

The IBA and DVLF extend our sincere congratulations to Andreas Copes! Andreas is a student leader and budding journalist at the Community College of Philadelphia. He runs his own podcast called Binoculars, hosts the CCPTV series, Focal Point, and serves as a social media manager for the college. Andreas is passionate about intersectional LGBTQ visibility […]

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The IBA is Hiring an Operations Coordinator

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 Operations Coordinator to support the IBA’s Executive Director and the work of the volunteer Board of Directors in moving the IBA’s mission forward. Description:  Full-Time Operations Coordinator Reports to: […]

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LGBTBE in the Spotlight: Windows Management Experts

Description of product/service of your company: WME is a leading system integrator for Microsoft Infrastructure, Security and Cloud solutions. A Microsoft Certified Partner with gold competencies in datacenter, device and deployment, cloud productivity, EMS and cloud platform; WME has over 50 years of combined experience and passion for transforming IT operations through the development of […]

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