Without the generosity of our trusted partners, we wouldn’t be able to operate. We need your support to continue the work of creating business parity for LGBT businesses and growing all businesses that support equality.

Partners

Partnerships

We have partnered with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Illinois office and SCOREChicago. We created, the first of its kind relationship, that allows the nation’s premier mentors from SCORE to give our members access to their collective wisdom, guidance and expertise through one-on-one consultations for free.  This ongoing collaboration with SCOREChicago and the SBA will continue to help bring resources from the SBA to the Chambers’ members.

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Chamber Awards

On November 29th, 2017, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois granted awards to our strongest partners at our Winter Soirée event held at the prestigious Stratford on the Park.

Corporate Partner of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has been a constant champion and supporter of the LGBT community and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois. Baker McKenzie was recently recognized for its contributions to the United Nations Standards of Conduct for tackling LGBTQ Discrimination.

LGBT Entrepreneur/ Small Business of the Year

SMB Help Desk

This Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) is one of the top rated cloud services companies in the country, recently having been named #843 of the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies. They are located in three different cities around the country and are incredibly focused on giving back to community.

LGBT Community Partner of the Year

Equality Illinois

Since 1991, Equality Illinois (EQIL) has focused on civic engagement and public policy for LGBT issues, including marriage equality and trans rights. They are also an ardent supporter of the chamber in our mission to create business parity for LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs).

Community Partner of the Year

SCORE Chicago

SCORE is a nonprofit that helps startups and small businesses throughout Chicago via mentoring, workshops and consulting. It is completely free of charge and is staffed entirely by volunteers, and has been a partner of the Chamber since 2015.

Chamber Directory

Sponsorship opportunities are available for our Virtual Member Directory. The virtual directory is the online version of member directory and offers interactive opportunities for your business.

Online Advertising

Sponsorship opportunities are available for our placing online advertising on the Chamber website. Possible locations include the Homepage, and the Directory. We can customize placement based on your partnership.