Weekly Wrap-Up: January 28, 2022



The Weekly

Wrap Up

January 28, 2021

Your email on all things the Chamber worked on this week and what you need to know.

CEO Brief

Where did January go? I can’t believe it is February!


HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI) scores came out and are the big news of the week. These scores are such an important way to show the commitment to LGBT equality that companies have, and we are always proud and excited to share these scores with members and the community.


This is the 20th year of the CEI and boy how time changes things. The first year there were 319 participants and 13 companies that got 100, none of those Nashville LGBT Chamber members. This year over 1,2000 participants and more than 800 top scorers, 20 of those being Nashville LGBT Chamber members! 


One of those scoring a 100 that I would like to point out is our Platinum member Tractor Supply. They jumped from 70 last year to 100 this year! 4 years ago they were about as low as you could score. We are so proud of them and all of the companies reaching 100, for dedicating themselves to this work and having goals to get to 100 and change the programs and internal structures you have to change to get there. Read more about the CEI report and see the full list of members below. 


Have a great weekend and hope you are staying warm. 





We are continuing to monitor bills that are being filed at the legislature. There is definitely a theme this year, where bills are written very broadly about a subject and LGBT discrimination can be achieved. We are seeing this in youth-healthcare and education-related bills.


Our community partner the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) has identified some bills that they are running campaigns on. Those can be seen here


We wanted to share an article with you from Sports Illustrated, that highlights the lawsuit and trans student filing suit here in Tennessee against the anti-trans sports bill. 


2022 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign released its 20th annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) this week. The inaugural edition of the CEI included 319 participants, with 13 companies achieving top scores. The 20th-anniversary edition now includes over 1,200 participants and more than 800 top scorers.


We want to congratulate the 20 Nashville LGBT Chamber members who scored 100. These corporations scored points with nondiscrimination policies across entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility. Read our full news release here.

  • AllianceBernstein  100
  • Amazon.com Inc. 100
  • Aramark 100
  • Asurion 100
  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz 90
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 100
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee 100
  • Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. 90
  • Comcast NBC Universal 100
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. 80
  • Cummins 100
  • Dell Technologies Inc. 100
  • Dollar General Corp. 90
  • Fifth Third Bancorp 100
  • Genesco 100
  • HCA Healthcare Inc. 90
  • Hilton 100
  • Hyatt Hotel Corp. 100
  • Keep Truckin Inc. 95
  • Lyft Inc. 100
  • Marriott International Inc. 100
  • Mars Inc. 100
  • Nissan North America Inc. 90
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 100
  • Tractor Supply 100
  • Trane Technologies 90
  • Us. Bancorp 100
  • Warner Music Group 100


HRC CEI: Getting to 100

Join fellow ERG leaders on Wednesday, April 13th for a small group session to share tips and walk through the application process for the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. This session aims to help first-time applicants or companies below 100 reach that top score. In this session, ERG leaders across the country will share insights gained, challenges experienced, and top tips for reaching 100. Register now!


Classroom Connect - Grow with Google

Our education series is back for 2022 and this year we will be highlighting curriculum from Grow With Google. In our first installment, Make Your Website Work for You, learners will discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. Our member Tolbert Marketing and Events will facilitate this program on Thursday, February 24th at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.


Is your workplace looking to become more sustainable? Our member, local nonprofit Urban Green Lab helps workplaces embed sustainability education and practice with the Urban Green Lab Certification program. Organizations take an assessment to gauge sustainability needs, organize a Green Team, and receive specialized coaching and training. Members of the LGBT Chamber receive a 10% discount on enrollment. If you'd like more information, contact Jackie at jacqueline@urbangreenlab.org.



Upcoming Chamber Events

Registration is open for our next Brewing Up Business networking event on Thursday, February 17th at 5:30 pm CT. Look for an announcement next on the location of this program. Get connected, stay connected!


Network Connect February Registration

In celebration of Black History Month, the Nashville LGBT Chamber and Music City Baseball are pleased to bring you a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss on his new book Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke, on Wednesday, February 23rd at 6 pm CT.


Join Bryan Ruby as he interviews Andrew about the book and Glenn Burke. Books will be available for purchase and the author will be signing books after the discussion. A reception will take place during the book signing and after the program. Learn more about the book with this video from Andrew Maraniss and buy the book and read it before the event.


Location and more information will be announced soon, but you can register now to save your spot!


Upcoming Member Events







Please join us in welcoming the following businesses that JOINED our Chamber this week:

We are proud of the continued participation from the following individuals and businesses who RENEWED or upgraded their membership this week:


Titanium Member


Platinum Members


Gold Members

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