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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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Year in Review: 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the incredible year of growth we’ve had at the IBA. The face of our organization has seen quite a few changes in these last 12 months. From the new executive leadership of Zach Wilcha, to our colorful brand refresh, to our hiring of […]

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Announcing the 2017 HRC Corporate Equality Index

The IBA is proud to recognize our Corporate Parters at Borgata, Comcast, Exelon (PECO), PNC, and TD Bank for their perfect scores in the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. We are also excited to see this year’s report reflect the strides that are being made nationwide towards inclusion of LGBT Certified Businesses in corporate […]

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Announcing Our New Corporate Partner, City Fitness

The Independence Business Alliance is thrilled to welcome City Fitness as a Silver Corporate Partner. City Fitness shared the following statement with us regarding our new partnership: City Fitness is more than a gym; we’re a community. With an established commitment to building healthy communities inside and outside our facilities and providing the most cutting-edge […]

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Wells Fargo and NGLCC Award $5,000 to IBA for Supplier Diversity Initiative

The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is proud to announce that the chamber was awarded a $5,000 grant on Thursday, August 25th at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) 2016 International Business & Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, California.   Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the NGLCC, this grant […]

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NGLCC Honors IBA with National Chamber Excellence Community Impact Award

    Philadelphia, PA – The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is proud to announce that the chamber was honored for excellence in community impact on Thursday, August 25th at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s 2016 International Business & Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, California.   “We are proud to receive recognition […]

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Philadelphia Business Journal: LGBT Awards

IBA media partner, Philadelphia Business Journal, presents the 2016 LGBT Awards. This event will recognize the top 25 LGBT owned companies as well as the top LGBT Business Advocates.   Update: Nominations have closed as of Friday, September 16th. Mark your calendar for November 10th’s award ceremony. Ticketing: IBA members receive discounted tickets with code […]

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Sellers Dorsey Wins Inaugural Business Integrity Award

At the IBA Annual Meeting for 2016, Sellers Dorsey was the recipient of the inaugural Business Integrity Award. 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 honor the strong work that […]

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IBA Announces Board for 2016-2017

The IBA gathered at the Sonesta Hotel on Monday, June 27, 2016 to elect the Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. We are proud to announce the roster below. Congratulations to our new Board! President C. Richard Horrow, Esq. Attorney-At-Law Secretary Danielle Ryan, Esq., Board Secretary Fox Rothschild, LLP Treasurer Mark Bradford, CPA, […]

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