May 21, 2021
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,
the Weekly Wrap-Up will be made available to members and non-members.
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We have been dealing with the fallout to the anti-LGBT legislation signed into law. I have spoken to 5 more conventions this week that are considering or in the process of pulling out of coming to Nashville. They will not bring people to a state with this legislation in place. The legislation has definitely been in the news, nationally and locally. Check out the advocate section for a few more updates around this.
I just met with the ACLU of Tennessee and we are looking for businesses to be plaintiffs in a case challenging the bathroom signage bill law. If you have inclusive bathroom policies and multi-stall restroom and are open to the public, please contact me and let me know if you would be willing to be a plaintiff.
We are gearing up for June and Pride month! Did you see the announcements for the Wine and Dine Dinner and Pride In Local Music?! Details below if you missed them. We are announcing more events next week so pay attention, some will sell out quickly. We also met on site with the host for PM Brewing Up Business and the views are amazing.
Lauren and I got to bring our +1s to the VIP opening of the Assembly Food Hall at 5th and Broad. They are about to be one of our newest members. We can’t wait to have an event in this space. Go check them out if you are hungry and want to see what new was built in Nashville while we were in lockdown.
Whataburger corporate representatives were also in town this week and it was good to meet with them and talk about our diversity and inclusion work in the city. Get ready to see more Whataburger location popping up soon!
Have you VOTED? Get your votes in to help select the winners of the Pride In Business Awards. We need you to buy tickets as well and support our work and celebrate our members.
Speaking of MEMBERS! Take a look at all the NEW and RENEWING members this week! Thank you for the support! We are nothing without our members and all this work is for YOU!
The Nashville LGBT Chamber joins a coalition of Nashville businesses, organizations, educators, faith leaders and others who have launched an effort called Save Nashville Now, which aims to stop what they call a “dangerous” charter referendum. Read the Press Release here.
Please take part in the Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) 15th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey! For over a decade, this survey has provided free data to help non-profits, universities, and organizations better understand and serve the LGBTQ community. The report will be published for free download on approximately August 15. Previous surveys have had over 45,000 participants from 150 countries! The survey should take about 12 to 15 minutes to complete.
Take the Survey Now!
FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT & TICKETS ON SALE
PRIDE IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2021
Make sure you read up on the Finalists' Bios and cast your vote now! The deadline is today!
Do you have tickets? What are you waiting for?
After having to cancel the awards in 2020 due to COVID-19, we are ready to celebrate. Get connected to our signature event now!
Join us on Thursday, May 27th at 11 am for Classroom Connect: Growing in the Cloud. Learn how to use the cloud to build, grow, secure your business. Register now!
JUNE PRIDE MONTH
Take a look at our FULL June Pride Month calendar. Trust us, you don't want to miss any of these events! Get connected and get ready to show your Pride!
ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK
ONLINE ITALIAN WINE & DINE
Join us for wine, food, and fun at the Online Italian Wine & Dine celebrating LGBTQ+ pride and the work of the LGBT Chamber! This event will sell out fast, so grab your tickets now!
ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK
PRIDE IN LOCAL MUSIC
Join us as we close out national PRIDE MONTH with Pride in Local Music! The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to bring you the second annual “Pride in Local Music,” a one-night-only livestream event celebrating the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities known for music. Learn more about the artists here!
WHAT WE DID
We had a great time previewing Assembly Food Hall at Fifth + Broadway this week! So many great food and drink options, live music, and beautiful views of Nashville. Check it out!