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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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Member in the Spotlight: Carolyn Natrin

Description of product/service of your company: Insperity offers a unique HR outsourcing solution that makes it possible for small business owners to reduce their costs and mitigate their risks related to being an employer.   How many years have you been with your company? I started my career as a Business Performance Advisor at Insperity […]

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Intersections Year Two: A Celebration of Diverse Business Communities

November 29, 2018 – The Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to begin the second year of Intersections: an award-winning event series focused on diverse business communities, in collaboration with Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and PHL Diversity. Over the last year, the IBA hosted an immensely successful set of […]

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IBA Hosts Scenic September ConnX with West Laurel Hill

September 19, 2018 – On September 18, IBA was thrilled to host our third annual Garden Party, in partnership with our friends and supporters at West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home. Each year, this event draws a crowd of new and familiar faces alike, to gather in one of our city’s most unique and […]

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IBA Hosts Largest Event in Organization’s History

August 21, 2018 – Last Tuesday, August 14th, the Independence Business Alliance hosted it’s largest ever event, welcoming over 900 LGBTQA professionals to Philadelphia for the 2018 NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference. The IBA transformed the iconic Reading Terminal Market into a vibrant haven for networking and celebrating the start of the world’s largest […]

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Meet the Presenting Sponsor of IBA’s NGLCC Reception: TD Bank!

At TD Bank, we are committed to embracing diversity. Our mission is to cultivate a service-oriented, barrier-free culture that attracts, invests in, and promotes all talent, reflecting the diverse communities we serve. We see people for who they are, and help them become whoever they want to be without judgment or preconceived ideas. For our […]

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IBA to Host Opening Night Reception for NGLCC18 – Presented by TD Bank

As the Host Affiliate Chamber for the 2018 NGLCC Conference, the IBA will be hosting the Opening Night Reception – presented by TD Bank – for up to 1,000 Conference attendees at the Reading Terminal Market on Tuesday August 14th from 7-9 PM. This event will showcase our great City and business community on the […]

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Announcing IBA’s Newest Corporate Partner: Bristol-Myers Squibb!

May 2018 – The IBA is thrilled to announce our newest Silver Corporate Partner: Bristol-Myers Squibb! With their commitment to supplier opportunity, access, development and community impact generating extraordinary results, BMS is a perfect fit with other IBA Corporate Partners. They are a presenting sponsor of the NGLCC Conference here in Philadelphia, and their participation […]

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