Looking for opportunities to connect your small business with Fortune 500 companies? Or maybe special access to federal and state funding and resources that could take you to the next level.
If you’re curious about the ways certification with professional organizations may affect your small business, on Nov. 14 the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce will host the Minority-Owned-Small-Business Cross-Certification Panel event, sponsored by Cherry Hill-based TD Bank, to spread the word about the benefits to becoming certified.
TD Bank Vice President of Business Development for the LGBTQ2+ Community Steven Garibell will lead the discussion, in partnership with representatives from The National LGBT and NJ State Veterans Chambers of Commerce, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise Council and Disability:IN.
“TD Bank has a long-standing commitment to our diverse small-business community,” Garibell said in a prepared statement. “Our goal is to help business owners learn how to leverage their identities to build their brand, discover new ways to access contracts, and gain more opportunities to expand their businesses on a local, national, and international level.”
There is no cost to attend the event, which will be held at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
“LBGT Business owners generate over $1.7 trillion in economic impact (per NGLCC’s groundbreaking America’s LGBT Economy Report), create jobs and innovate business solutions nationwide,” NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce board member Stephen Blazejewski said in a prepared statement. “We actively seek to work with corporate partners like TD Bank to host educational events that are critical in ensuring professional success for our members and future members throughout the state of New Jersey.”
If you’re interested in attending, you can pre-register here.