Agile Fabrics is proud and thrilled to announce that we’re now a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce – ready to assist and bid on any project that has a supplier diversity mandate where certified small business enterprises are preferred or required.
Over the course of two months – and with the assistance of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the NGLCC – we completed the written applications, provided supporting documentation on our company and ownership, participated in live Zoom interviews and site visits, and ultimately were awarded our certificate #17307 in July of 2020.
The NGLCC is the exclusive, 3rd-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.
By becoming a Certified LGBTBE®, businesses are able to build relationships with America’s leading corporation. Certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Certified LGBTBE® companies are routinely sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBT business community. Certified LGBTBE® companies are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools.