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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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IBA Unveils a Brand Refresh

For the past several months, our Brand Refresh committee has been planning and developing a new look for the IBA. While our mission to enhance financial opportunities; foster diversity; develop leadership and collaboration; and advocate for positive change will remain unchanged, our new look will be a more vibrant one representing who the organization has […]

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Integrity Staffing Solutions Partners with Independence Business Alliance to Create ‘Business Integrity Award’

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 Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the inaugural “Business Integrity Award”. The award will be presented to an IBA-member business […]

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The IBA Has Moved Locations!

The IBA has moved! We’re excited to announce that we are now located in the Industrious Workspace, a co-working office space in Center City Philadelphia. While all other information – phone number and email addresses – remain the same. Please update your records to show that our new address is: Independence Business Alliance Industrious Workplace […]

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IBA in Search of Candidates to Fill Administrative Assistant Position!

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 Administrative Assistant 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 Administrative Assistant to the Executive […]

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