Weekly Wrap-Up: June 19, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-Up - 7-19-19

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:

  • AARP

  • EQIS Capital Management- individual member


Survey Says!-

Please take our survey to help us improve your Chamber. Your input is so valuable. We are using the info we gathered for many initiatives currently underway with the Chamber. We have had a great response but would love even more data. Please take 5 minutes and complete. 


CMI Survey Results

Speaking of survey data. Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) has released its 13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey® report. Over 32,000 respondents from the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) communities in 130 countries participated in the 13th annual survey. 200+ LGBTQ media, events and organizations (including the Nashville LGBT Chamber) worldwide partnered with CMI in this year’s study, helping to present diverse, representative data from across the community. 

Please take a few minutes this weekend or on Monday with your morning coffee to check out the results of this survey. There are some very interesting results, and we will be using this data to help craft Chamber initiatives as well. 


Expand Conversations

We were invited to the Nashville Business Journal's Expand Conversations event on Tuesday. We worked in diverse groups and explored how to bring conversations regarding race, diversity, and inclusion to our community. These are the conversations building equity for business in Nashville. We will continue to build our network and power until we are inclusive of all. We will let you know about the next one, this is an incredible program that we hope all our members can participate in. 


The Elder LGBT Community

We had the opportunity to speak with two organizations who are working for the senior community and want to have more of a focus on aging LGBT citizens. Tuesday, we spoke with AARP during their Tennessee Executive Council Meeting here in Nashville. During their “Deep Dive in Diversity”, we spoke about the LGBT community and how AARP can work towards diversity and inclusion with who they serve. On Wednesday, we met with Eliza from FiftyForward. FF is meeting with different LGBT organizations to plan on making senior spaces more inclusive for LGBT members. We love to form partnerships with organizations like AARP and FiftyForward and the aging LGBT population is something we and many others are focused on. 


July Brewing Up Business- 

Another successful Brewing Up Business is in the books! Thank you to our host Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Be sure to check out the live video of our program where we heard from Fleming’s and from candidates running for Metro office on the August 1st ballot. We also have photos from the event thanks to our member Events R Us Photgraphy


Mark your calendars for upcoming Brewing Up Business events:  

Thursday, August 22nd, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 19th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 19th , 5:30 - 7:30 pm


We are excited to annouce our August Brewing Up Business will be held on Thursday, August 22nd from 5:30 pm - 7:30pm at Thistle Farms. They have such an amazing story and mission. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with fellow members and the unique community Thistle Farms is growing! Look for registration to open on Monday.

Our longtime member Nissan has come on as a co-host for the event and will be providing drinks for everyone. We love that we can highlight our nonprofit and corporate members working together to better the Chamber and the community. Thank you to both organizations.

We had a great time visiting Thistle Farms on Monday in preparation for our upcoming event. The Shop at Thistle Farms will be open during the August Brewing Up Business. We hope you will plan to attend to see this amazing organization in action.


Diskin’s Daydream

We are so happy to announce the Diskin Cider re-release of Daydream, Prickly Pear Rosé Cider. Just like last year, a portion of these proceeds will go to the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation to support efforts to educate, inspire and empower LGBT business professionals. Not only can you grab Daydream in the Diskin Cider taproom, but you can also stop by any of the locations on this map and bring some to your next outing. 

Don’t forget to check out Diskin Cider’s Drag Brunch on Sunday, July 21st at 1 pm. Reservations can be made by emailing info@diskincider.com. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to eat delicious brunch, have a cold cider, and watch an amazing show.


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”. Make plans to attend one of the following showings: 

  • 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


Wells Fargo Pride Happy Hour-

From our friends at Wells Fargo:

It is our pleasure to invite you to a seminar at 51st Kitchen & Bar on Thursday, July 25th from 4:30-7:00pm. Our special guest will be Chris Nelson, Wealth Management Consultant from Cohen & Steers, who will be presenting “Domestic Focus Gives REITs an Edge Amid Trade Wars.” Following the presentation, we will have appetizers and a Happy Hour to celebrate Pride month (now that we’ve settled from June). We have limited seats for this event, so please let us know if you can join us and how many are in your party by July 22nd at the latest. Contact Lia Van de Krol to RSVP. We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Nashville’s Startup Shindig

Come on out to the Nashville Startup Shindig happening the evening of Wednesday, July 31st at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. This event will bring together entrepreneurs, business leaders, startups, creators, and the people and organizations helping Nashville become the best place in America to start a business. So, whether your company is still just a dream, you are in the thick of starting and growing your venture, or you are interested in meeting the people behind our city's amazing small businesses, we want you there. Come on out to this free event to network with the doers and shakers in our city, enjoy music, and see why Nashville’s startup ecosystem has the country buzzing.


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.  


Joe Woolley



Lauren Bland

Membership Manager


Nashville LGBT Chamber


41 Peabody Street

Nashville, TN 37210

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