Weekly Wrap-Up: November 08, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-up 11/08/19
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CEO Brief- ?
We just wrapped an end of week meeting regarding TASTE . We were onsite at Oz Arts Nashville where TASTE is coming to you in two weeks! The venue is amazing and we are so excited to have all our members and supporters in this space. All the details are coming together thanks to our incredible committee. Thank you to all involved, especially Lauren for all her hard work on this while I am working on other Chamber things. I could not do this without her. 

We need your help. We are in need of silent auction items and we can still take a few more vendors. We also need you to buy your tickets! You don't want to miss this event and we need your support so we can keep doing what we do. 

Take a look below at everything we are working on. We started and ended the week talking about diversity and inclusion. This is a huge part of what we work on as it has become a key part of business today. People are choosing where to work and give their time to the companies that accept them wholly and allow and support them to bring their full selves to the workplace. This is so important to attracting and retaining talent. The more I do this work, I think our member Amazon has it right when they call it inclusion and diversity. Inclusion will breed and grow diversity and without it, you will never retain the diversity you are working for. I hope you can tell we love this work , let us know how we can help you take full advantage of this, no matter what type of member you are (individual, small biz, or corporate), it affects you. 
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 or upgraded their membership this week:
What We Did
The 2019 Workforce Diversity Bus Tour was a huge success. We led a panel discussion on LGBT diversity in the workplace at Plaza Mariachi with Elizabeth Stanton from Diversity Builder and Ashlee Davis from AllianceBernstein .

Participants said the entire day was inspiring and educational. This was the 4th bus tour we have been a part of, talking about LGBT diversity in the workplace and how to support LGBT employees.

Thanks to all the incredible members and supporters that helped organize and put on the bus tour!
We so enjoyed talking about diversity and inclusion at our member Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management 's Diversity Symposium. We helped plan this event and Owen opened it to all of our members to come, even though the primary audience was potential new students.

We were joined by our members AllianceBernstein and Culture Shift Team , to discuss why diversity and inclusion is so important in business at the momentum.

We were so proud to see our member and LGBT owned and certified business STF Events & Catering doing all the delicious food!
We had an incredible night at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center 's Next Awards on Wednesday! We love our collaboration and partnership with the EC and loved celebrating the entrepreneurial and business community we work with. We had so many members win! Congratulations to UBS , Pathway Lending , SCORE Nashville , SnapShot Interactive , and our icon, Dolly Parton!
Our Membership Committee met earlier this week. We will be making an announcement about 2020 membership levels soon. We announced in June that we would be raising our membership rates the first time in 7 years to better align with market standards and to help support all the work we are doing. Stay tuned for exact details and let us know what you think!
Connections
TASTE
Tickets for TASTE are going fast, but you still have time to grab yours!

Join us on Sunday, November 24th at OZ Arts Nashville for a night of food, drinks, dancing, and connecting!

We have secured Nashville's finest tastemakers and incredible silent auction items. This is a can't-miss event.

PLEASE get involved in one of the ways below with TASTE !
Amazon Future Engineers
From our member Amazon : Students can apply for the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship, which includes a $10,000/year scholarship towards an undergraduate degree in computer science (up to $40,000 for all four years) and a guaranteed paid software engineering summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college. Amazon will be granting 100 scholarships to high school seniors who graduate in 2020. The application opened on November 4,   2019 and will close on January 17, 2020 . Students can apply and learn more below!
Annual Meeting / Holiday Party
Our December Brewing Up Business, which is also our Annual Meeting and Holiday Party, will be held on  Thursday, December 12th  at the  Nashville Children's Theatre .  

Guests will eat, drink, and connect with our community AND get a special preview of 'Auntie Claus'! Registration is free for members & first-time guests and $20 for repeat non-member guests.
Predators Pride Night 2020
Predators Pride Night 2020 will be held on  Tuesday, February 18th ! Come join the Nashville LGBT Chamber and  Nashville Pride  as the  Nashville Predators  take on the Carolina Hurricanes! Pride Night packages include a game ticket and a limited edition Pride Night t-shirt! Before the game, all Pride Night attendees are welcome to join us at Bridgestone Arena for a mixer with light refreshments.

Purchase your tickets by  December 18th  to guarantee you’re sitting with other Pride Night attendees – don’t wait, get your tickets today!
Joe Woolley
CEO

Lauren Bland
Membership Manager

Nashville LGBT Chamber
615-507-5185
41 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210
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