PRESS RELEASE: NGLCC Welcomes IPM Advancement

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IPM Advancement Officially Certified as LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) by National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

For Immediate Release

November 9, 2021

Washington, DC - IPM Advancement is proud to announce its recent certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative. The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community and serves as the nation's exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned and operated businesses.

"We are so pleased to welcome IPM Advancement to the ever-expanding network of NGLCC certified LGBT Business Enterprises and the hundreds of corporations and government agencies eager to put them to work," said NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson and Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell. "According to NGLCC's groundbreaking America's LGBT Economy report, America's estimated 1.4 million LGBT business owners, many of them NGLCC certified, add over $1.7 trillion to the GDP and create tens of thousands of new jobs. We are proud to count IPM Advancement among those who prove every day that LGBT businesses are the future of the American economy."

IPM Advancement is now eligible to participate in the NGLCC's corporate partners' supplier diversity programs, can take advantage of the vast educational opportunities promoted by the NGLCC, and can work to foster business to business relationships with other LGBTBEs worldwide throughout the year and especially at the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.

"We are excited and honored to be recognized as a certified LGBT Business Enterprise," said IPM Advancement Owner & Co-Founder Jack Padovano. "Since 2007, IPM has engaged nonprofit organizations in effective fundraising, advocacy and membership development solutions. We’ve had a particularly positive impact on regional and national LGBTQ+ nonprofits, and our partnership with NGLCC spotlights our personal and professional commitment to this amazing community.”


The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. With more than 200 corporate partners, and 62 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.

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