PNC Bank LGBT Business Award

Congrats to 2018 PNC LGBT Business Award Winners, YIKES Inc!

Philadelphia, PA (May 2018) – The Independence Business Alliance held their Business Leaders Luncheon presented by West Laurel Hill at the Down Town Club on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 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 8th annual PNC Bank $10,000 LGBT Business Award, given by PNC Bank to an LGBT or allied IBA-member business that is poised to grow, innovate, and give back to the community. This year, the award went to certified LGBT and Women owned business, YIKES Inc!

YIKES, Inc is a collaborative, results-driven Philadelphia web design and development agency with the knowledge, qualifications and skills to understand complex virtual needs and provide expert solutions. Specializing in WordPress development and design, YIKES, Inc. builds websites builds websites with a robust content management system (CMS) to easily maintain site content. Our expertise includes custom themes and plugins, web-based applications, ecommerce with a specialty in extending WooCommerce, WordPress Multisite, third-party integrations such as MailChimp, Square, Salesforce and more.

Founded in 1996 as a sustainable, ethics-based business, YIKES, Inc. is a Pennsylvania Benefit Corporation and a certified B Corporation. Dedicated to sustainable business practices, YIKES observes the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. YIKES is committed to building a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable local economy.

YIKES will use the $10,000 award to further development of its Level Playing Field WordPress plugin that anonymizes job applications to fight bias in employment, thereby promoting true merit-based hiring.

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2014 PNC Bank LGBT Business Award Winner Announced

On May 12th at the IBA’s Annual Business Leaders Luncheon, Bill Mills, Regional President, PNC Bank, Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, presented the 2014 PNC Bank LGBT Business Award to IBA Members, Roger Harman & Vincent Whittacre of The Gold Standard Café.

The PNC Bank LGBT Business Award, now in its 4th year, is a program designed to directly impact the local LGBT business community.It is a one-time $5,000 grant awarded to one business that demonstrates a well-defined plan for growth, including innovation, sustainability, and ongoing contribution to the community.

Best of luck and congratulations, Roger & Vince

View more photos of the the presentation of the 2014 PNC Bank LGBT Business Award and Annual Business Leaders Luncheon.

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