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Meet Zach Wilcha, IBA’s first Executive Director

The IBA’s continued growth in both size and impact has allowed us to bring on Zachary Wilcha as the organization’s first ever Executive Director. In his new role, Wilcha will be responsible for leading and guiding the Chamber through its next phase of growth. “The IBA has already made powerful progress in the economic advancements […]

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Philadelphia 2016 Democratic National Convention Host Committee Seeks LGBT Vendors

The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention is seeking the participation of Certified LGBT-Owned businesses for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. For more information on how you can become a Certified LGBT-Owned business through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), please click here. IBA Members at Business Level and […]

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The PBJ 2015 LGBT Awards: Top LGBT Business Advocates

The Philadelphia Business Journal is seeking nominations for the 2015 LGBT Awards: Top LGBT Business Advocates. They are looking for those individuals that act as a community advocate for local LGBT communities and businesses.  Honorees do not have to be members of the LGBT community in order to be selected. Selected finalists/winners will be publicly […]

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IBA In Search of Candidates to Fill New Executive Director 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 and dynamic Executive Director. This newly created position is an exciting opportunity for an independent, resourceful and experienced professional to facilitate the continued growth and development of our […]

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IBA Receives $15,000 Matching Grant from the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund for Student Scholarship Fund

The Independence Business Alliance is pleased to announce its scholarship partner, The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, has contributed $15,000 towards a matching grant, to create an endowment for its scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded annually to a local, LGBTQA undergraduate student currently enrolled in a business-related discipline.   The 2015 Scholarship of $2,500 was awarded […]

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Historic Partnership between NGLCC and the U.S. Small Business Administration

On Thursday, February 5th, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) entered a historic and strategic partnership intended to strengthen and support the LGBT business community. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and NGLCC co-founder and President Justin Nelson signed the agreement, dubbed the LGBT Business Builder, at NGLCC headquarters […]

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