Weekly Wrap-Up: March 25, 2022

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The Weekly

Wrap Up

March 25, 2022

What the Chamber worked on this week and what you need to know.

CEO Brief

There is just one week left to nominate organizations and people for the Pride In Business Awards. If you have not done so please take a moment to nominate someone in our new categoriesAll past winners of awards are able to be nominated again!

 

Tickets for Predators Pride Night are almost goneget yours now if you are wanting to go. Check out the new Preds Pride Night Logo below! 

 

There are two great events for small business next week, one with the Nashville Chamber and the other with BNA. Check out both in our EDUCATE section and we hope to see you there. 

 

We had a wonderful turnout at the Network Nashville event Thursday with the Nashville Junior ChamberNetwork Under 40Music City Young ProfessionalsSTARSCNM Young Professionals, and Young Leaders Council at Sambuca. Thank you to the Junior Chamber for inviting us to be part and we look forward to more events like this. 

 

Thank you all for the great response to our survey. We will be reviewing the responses and setting the future work of the Chamber Saturday at our strategic planning retreat. 

 

-Joe

 

ADVOCATE

We now have two bills we were working to stop sent to the General-Sub Committee. While they are not dead, this is a very positive move that makes it highly unlikely these bills could pass. The “Youth Protection Act” and now the “Don't Say Gay V.2” are there.

 

The other bills on our Priority Bill List are up next week and we are engaging on stopping them. 

 

 ***Take direct grassroots action! Our partners the Tennessee Equality Project have several campaigns active. We hope you will take action.  

 

Large corporate businesses are being asked to sign the national letter that our partners Freedom For All Americans and the HRC are coordinating. This letter is being used here as a way to show the wide national objection to these bills from corporations. 

 

EDUCATE

Small Business Education Track

Join the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce for Small & Diverse Business Forum on Tuesday, March 29th. This forum will empower diverse and small businesses to seek opportunities with major companies, educate diverse and small businesses on the most effective ways to obtain business, and more. Register now!

Join Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority on Friday, April 1st for Business Taking Off. BTO provides a venue for potential contractors and subcontractors to meet, network, and hear more about the opportunities for the upcoming year. Register now!

RESCHEDULED: Join BAO and partner organizations on Wednesday, April 27th for training to help local business owners determine who all they want and need to be certified with. The Nashville LGBT Chamber will offer insights on certifying your business as an LGBT Business Enterprise. Register now!

 

Corporate Education Track

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!

 

CONNECT

Upcoming Chamber Events

We will join the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 29th to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility. You will hear from TGX Initiative, NGLCC, and community leaders. Register now!

The Nashville Predators in partnership with the Nashville LGBT Chamber and Nashville Pride will host the 7th Annual Predators Pride Night presented by SmileDirectClub during the game on April 12th. A Pride Plaza Party will kick off the game on the Bridgestone Arena Main Plaza featuring Chamber members and partners.

 

Tickets are selling out quickly. Grab your tickets now!

We are proud to bring you the Pride in Business Awards IN PERSON on Friday, June 3rd at the Music City Center. Tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available for purchase now.

 

First, we need someone to give the awards to and we want to hear from YOU. Use this form to nominate a deserving business, organization, or individual!

 

Upcoming Member Events

Drag Happy Hour

Sunday, April 10

Community Health Fair

Saturday, April 30

Upcoming Nashville Pride Events

Martinis and Jazz

Thursday, Apr. 28

Nashville Pride Parade

Saturday, Jun. 25


 

HOT DEALS

JOBS BOARD

NEWS RELEASES

 

MEMBERSHIP

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

 

Titanium Member

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Platinum Members

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Gold Members

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