Weekly Wrap-Up: July 12, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-Up - 7-12-19

Your MEMBER ONLY email on all things the Chamber worked on this week and that you need to know about, to get the most out of your membership. Thank you for being a member. 


New and Renewing Members-


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 their membership this week:


Survey Says-

Please take our survey to help us improve your Chamber. Your input is so valuable. We have had a great response. We would love to have even more feedback! Please take 5 minutes and complete. 


Speaking about the Chamber- 

We were lucky enough to be invited to speak to two incredible groups about what we do. 

We went to Franklin on Monday night and spoke to our member PFLAG Franklin on what the Chamber has been working on, specifically what we are doing around anti-LGBT legislation and the oppourtunites LGBT people have in the corporate world. It was so inspiring to hear from parents, allies, and members of the community about coming out and the challenges and 

opportunities that their family, friends, and themselves are facing. This is an incredible group doing the important work of building community. Find out more information about them and attend a meeting if you are down in Williamson County. 

Thursday, we were invited to speak to soon-to-be member News Channel 5. Channel 5 faced some bad press on how they celebrate Pride in June. They have learned a tough lesson and are working hard to move forward from it. They are a company and community that has a long and committed history with LGBT equality, diversity and inclusion with their staff and the broader community. We are very happy to be working with them as they move forward. 


July Brewing Up Business- 

Please join us for our July Brewing Up Business next week, hosted by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar on Thursday, July 18th! Fleming’s offers a modern, sophisticated evolution of the prime steakhouse and sits directly in front of Vanderbilt stadium with a beautiful window view overlooking Centennial Park and the Parthenon. Come eat, drink, and connect with the Nashville LGBT Chamber and our diverse community! We will hear from Metro candidates running for office. Registration is open now.


All Brewing Up Business events are held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Mark your calendar for the Brewing Up Business dates for the remainder of 2019- 

Thursday, July 18th

Thursday, August 22nd

Thursday, September 19th

Thursday, October 17th

Thursday, December 19th 


Amazon Prime Day-

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16! Simply shop through AmazonSmiles and select the Chamber Foundation as your charity. You can do that at this link- smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0856323. Our Foundation educates, inspires, and empowers LGBT business professionals. Find out more about the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation here.


Pride in Business 3rd Quarter Meeting-

Attention all corporate LGBT ERG leaders- We will hold our Q3 Pride in Business meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd at 11 am at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. We will discuss the “What’s Next for LGBTQ+ Nashville” conversations that have been taking place and how you can be involved, a recap of Nashville Pride, and what we are working on for the last half of 2019. Thank you to our lunch sponsor, Postmates!


An invitation went out earlier this week. If you or someone in your company should be included in these Pride in Business meetings, please reach out to Lauren and we will add you to our Pride In Business group. 


Membership Stickers-

We have a few extra 2019 Nashville LGBT Chamber membership stickers that we won't be using. We wanted to offer them to members that would like more to place at their business. Maybe another location, another entrance, or at multiple checkouts, we wanted to give you a chance to show that you are a PROUD member. Please reach out to Lauren if you would like one.  


CEO Advisory Committee Conversations-

Our partners at the Center for Nonprofit management are sharing an exciting leadership opportunity with us. Attention all CEOs- As the saying goes, take care of your people and they will take care of your organization. Have you asked yourself how to create or maintain a positive and intentional work culture for your team? Do you struggle to offer an attractive benefits package that won’t break the bank? Do you have a strategy for finding and keeping top talent? Join Insperity’s Emily Hak and Todd Bowman as we unpack how to best care for your employees on Thursday, July 18th from 8 am - 9:30 am. Registration is now open.


Queer Qlassics

From our member and 2019 Leadership in the Arts Award winner The Belcourt Theatre.

Following June’s 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York (considered the birth of the modern LGBTQIA movement), it seems fair and necessary to highlight several films which have helped to document the history of the queer community. The Belcourt Theatre brings you the film series “Queer Qlassics”. The series started this Wednesday with Paris is Burning. Tickets are available now. Make plans to attend one of the following showings: 

  • Before Stonewall, Wednesday, July 17th, 7:00 pm: Post-screening discussion with Marisa Richmond, MTSU women's and gender studies professor and member of the Metro Human Rights Coalition -- the first transgender city board member in Nashville history; and Abby Rubenfeld, civil rights attorney and CEO of Rubenfeld Law Office, PC

  • The Bigger Splash, Wednesday, July 24th, 7:00 pm: Introduction from artist, stylist, and conservationist Arthur Kirkby

  • The Queen, Wednesday, July 31st, 7:00 pm: Post-screening performance/discussion with Anita Coxx, Tammy Whynot and Thierry Meisel of the SheHaw drag show


Joe Woolley



Lauren Bland

Membership Manager


Nashville LGBT Chamber


41 Peabody Street

Nashville, TN 37210

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