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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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2018 NGLCC Conference To be Held in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA (May 2017) – On Wednesday, May 10 at the Independence Business Alliance 10th Anniversary Celebration, it was announced the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) will host their 2018 International Business & Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This world-renowned conference provides networking and engagement opportunities for business owners in the LGBT […]

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IBA Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Video by Valley Creek Productions Philadelphia, PA (May 2017) – The Independence Business Alliance held their Tenth Anniversary Celebration (IBA10) presented by PNC Bank at the Down Town Club on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. In previous years, the IBA hosted an annual Business Leaders Luncheon, but this year, they commemorated 10 years […]

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Corporate Partner Feature: West Laurel Hill

In our Corporate Partner Feature series, we’ll be introducing you to the generous partners that help the IBA fulfill its mission each year. First up – West Laurel Hill!    Firstly, who are your IBA Representatives? Deborah Cassidy, Priyanka Setty, Tom Cavanaugh, and Michele Meckler.   How long have you been involved with the IBA? […]

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Foresters Financial announces Chairman Membership with the IBA

The IBA is proud to have Foresters Financial join us as a Chairman Level Member, and are grateful that they were the presenting sponsor for the 2016 IBA Holiday Party which took place December 13TH, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  This latest sponsorship reaffirms Foresters Financial’s ongoing commitment to do more to […]

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NGLCC Releases Historic “America’s LGBT Economy” Report

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has released the first-ever snapshot demonstrating the economic and social impact of America’s LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs. The America’s LGBT Economy report explores the revenues, types, sizes and geography of LGBT-owned businesses currently certified […]

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Announcing IBA10: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, the Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Greater Philadelphia’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the local LGBT business community at its 10th Anniversary Celebration, entitled IBA10.  This first time, premiere event will be held at the historic Down Town Club of Philadelphia […]

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