Weekly Wrap-Up: July 10, 2020

The Weekly Wrap-Up 07/10/20

Your MEMBER ONLY email on all things the Chamber worked on this week, and what you need to know to get the most out of your membership. 
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During this time of national crisis, when information and connections are so important, 
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CEO Brief - 
We hope you had a good week. Like all of you, we watched the numbers rise on COVID-19 infections.  Record numbers are being set with Wednesday being the worst day reported here in Nashville . We are updated daily on the numbers and the correlating phases of reopening. We are nearing exponential growth with cases and are weeks away from being at capacity with our medical system. 
Positive cases have been reported in several of our member businesses, and they are following guidelines of closing, cleaning, and notifying customers.  Downtown has become the new hotspot  and several cases have been traced to bars and restaurants in the area.  Metro Nashville Public Schools will not resume classes in person .  Our friends and member  Nashville Soccer Club had to pull out of the tournament that kicked off the return of Major League Soccer  due to members of the team and staff testing positive for Coronavirus.
We know how hard reverting to a  modified Phase 2  has been on many members. We have advocated for further modifications with the Health Department and Mayor’s Office around certain rules to help some of our businesses at least operate in some way. One thing we will never push to change is overall safety guidelines to protect people. I know our member businesses believe that keeping people healthy is the top priority, and are following rules and doing all they can to do that. 
Please do your part and wear a mask! Think about not going out at all. Keep social distancing. We are all in this together. Let us know if we can help you in any way. We are here for you. Stay healthy and safe.

Coronavirus Response
Check out all of our COVID-19 updates on our website and the COVID-19 Resource page.
If you haven’t done so already, we strongly encourage our business members to sign the  Good to Go  pledge. This is Music City’s hospitality safety program to help Nashville residents and visitors easily identify  businesses  in every industry that are committed to health and safety. Pledge to uphold the coronavirus guidelines established by Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department and the recommendations of leading infectious disease experts. Your business can sign the Good to Go pledge  here
Resources for Businesses and Individuals:

New and Renewing Members

Please join us in welcoming the following NEW businesses and individuals that joined our Chamber this week:

What We Did

We had another great networking event this week! We hosted a very diverse crowd, which made for robust conversations. Join us next week for PM Brewing Up Business. You can see the program of announcements below!

NGLCC hosted a virtual town hall called "White Privilege in the LGBTQ+ Community". We highly recommend watching the recording if you missed this event.

Your chance to get involved with Pride in Local Music is coming to a close. Thank you to all who made a donation to support LGBTQ+ musicians!

Did you miss Pride in Local Music? Want to relive the concert? Check out our Pride in Local Music Wrap-Up to find all performances and announcements!

We encouraged everyone to register to vote by this Tuesday's deadline. Now let's get ready to VOTE. No fundamental change happens unless you vote for candidates and policies you believe in. Our "Voting News Release" will give you information on absentee ballots and other helpful sources.

ATTENTION LGBT Business Owners : Join the Music City Center for an interactive session on how to become more successful in public procurement. This virtual workshop is on  Tuesday, July 14th at 9:30 am . Register using the link below.

Our next traditional happy hour networking event will be on Thursday, July 16th at 5:30 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to make connections and have some fun!

Our sibling affiliate Chamber, IBA, and TransWork are hosting "Black and Brown TGNC Lives Matter in Business" on Monday, July 20th. This panel will cover the experiences of Black and brown transgender/gender non-conforming folks within the business community. Register below.

We are so proud of our certified LGBT-owned businesses (also known as LGBT Business Enterprises or LGBTBE) as they continue to see success and we want to spotlight them!
Please check this spotlight with Robert Ansett, President of Southport Solutions. Read about his business, certification, and experience with NGLCC's XLR8 program.

Our member Out & About Nashville launched a new podcast called "Here & Queer Nashville" hosted by local drag queen, Vidalia Anne Gentry. Make sure you listen to their first installment!

You can still grab a Nashville SC Pride Patch to help support our member and our Foundation! Members of the Nashville LGBT Chamber can offer a discount to Pride patch holders. Individuals will bring their patch into your business in exchange for a discount on your goods and/or services. Fill out the form below to get involved in this program and grab your patch today!

Have you tried  Diskin Cider  Daydream yet? This prickly pear rose cider is perfect for summer AND proceeds benefit the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation! Stop by the cidery or any of the locations below to grab yours today!

NashvilleTN Store's Pride Collection is still available ! 25% of proceeds of your purchase will go to the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation. Bring a rainbow "I Believe in Nashville" item home today!

Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity! Dell Technologies, presenting sponsor of Pride in Local Music, is giving away a Tech Package to a winner in Austin AND Nashville!
To enter, please fill out the information on the bottom of the  Pride in Local Music  website

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