Welcome to the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is open to corporations of all sizes, sole proprietors and independent agents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. This is a great place to meet other professionals, make business contacts, promote your business and work for the enhancement of Utah’s economy and LGBTQ+ community.
Queer Food FEASTival 2023!
Thanks y'all for the food, the fun and for bringing your fabulous selves out Friday night!
Thank You to all of the businesses who provided the FEAST!
Mountain West Hard Cider, Laziz Kitchen, Sugarhouse Coffee, Sweet Hazel & Co., Kahve Café, San Diablo Churros, WB's Eatery, Magleby's Catering, Suck It Up, Buttercup!, Fry Me to the Moon, Ken Garff Scholarship Club, Beehive Cheese, Fillings & Emulsions, Rawtopia, Coffee Garden, Red Lobster Sugarhouse, Banbury Cross Donuts, La Lupe Taco Truck, Xaio Bao Bao, RedRock Brewery & Ogden's Own Distillery
Thank You for the fun!
Rocky Mountain Photo Booth, DJ Suzy & Locally Twisted Balloons!
And a special Thank You to our Host & Sponsors! Mountain West Hard Cider, Project Rainbow Utah, Ogden's Own Distillery, JC Pro Design, The Salt Lake City ACE Fund, Dee & Cory Productions, RedRock Brewery, Rocky Mountain Photo Booth, SLUG Mag & Q Salt Lake!
How about we do it again next year?
3rd Thursday Breakfast - Now starting at 8am!
Our monthly 3rd Thursday breakfasts are not your typical kind of networking....we are talking a really good time, all before most peeps are starting their day. Join us for an opportunity to promote your business and connect with colleagues. You are bound to find a new friend/client/customer to help grow your business! breakfast, as you might have guessed, are held the Third Thursday of each month (with the exception of December). Each breakfast features Chamber member presentations and an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to a packed room of attendees.
May - September breakfasts will be held in-person at Sugarhouse Coffee 2011 South 1100 East SLC,UT 84106.
This event is open to Chamber Members & Prospective Members alike. Please register below so we'll bring enough coffee!
Taste of Success: Best Damn Bi-monthly Lunch & Learn
Whether you are new to the Chamber or want to learn more about how to get the most out of your membership, join the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce for some tasty tidbits at our Taste of Success-Best Damn Bi-Monthly Lunch and Learn.
In this session, we’ll show you how to:
- Make your Member Directory listing most engaging and impactful
- Post jobs to our Job Board
- Advertise your Events on our Community Calendar
- Get FREE BOOKKEEPING triage services for your small business
- Connect with other Chamber Members on social media & in person
- Take full advantage of all of your member benefits!
This virtual event is open to Chamber members and prospective members alike. Registration required.
The Kathy Phelps Leadership Equity Fund | Call for Scholarship Applications
Announcing The 2023 Kathy Phelps Leadership Equity Fund presented by The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce and SafeZone Utah!
The Kathy Phelps Leadership Equity Fund is a scholarship program for individuals pursuing post-secondary education. Any student entering or pursuing university, college, trade, or vocational school courses are encouraged to apply. The three top applicants will receive $2,500 awards. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline May 21, 2023.
LGBTQ+ Business Networking - The Pig Mixer! | June 2023 Date TBD!
Bring your contact information and come rub shoulders with fellow members in our business community. All of our LGBTQ+ Mixers are for current and prospective members, entrepreneurs and anyone looking to network with other like minded individuals that live and work in the area. Whether you’re wearing your construction boots or your best suit, we’re all here to connect and make a positive change.
LGBTQ+ Business Assist
Are you looking for resources to help your small business recover from the economic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic? Recovery doesn't look the same for everyone and businesses owned by marginalized community members can often be left behind, highlighting inequities that already existed before the economic downturn. The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Salt Lake County Office of Regional Development to help businesses connect with resources that can aid in recovery.
Whether you are a chamber member or not, Click Here to schedule your fast, free consultation with a program facilitator today!
LGBTQ+ SafeZone Utah Training & Resources
SafeZone Utah provides training and resources for small businesses and non-profits free of charge. Training is currently being offered on: LGBTQ & Gender 101; Anti-bullying & Allyship; and, Suicide and Domestic Violence Awareness.
The LGBTQ+ SafeZone is a program of the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization.
Visit safezoneutah.org for resource lists and to request training for your organization.
The work of SafeZone Utah is made possible through the generous support our Chamber Corporate Partners as well as The Gammu Mu Foundation, Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, The Loveloud Foundation, SelectHealth, and The B.W. Bastian Foundation
Workplace Connect ERG & DEI Roundtable | April 21st
Join The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce and your peers throughout the state for our next Workplace Connect Roundtable Friday, April 21st to discuss strategies for recruiting and retaining talent from LGBTQ+ communities and proving the ROI of your diversity and inclusion efforts.
From Interviewing to benefits administration to employee engagement, join in to learn from peers and colleagues how each of you can influence day-to-day processes at your company to effectively weave inclusive behaviors and a sense of belonging within, and, in turn track and show the business case for your work.
Register Here for Zoom April 21, 2023 @ Noon
Workplace Connect is a roundtable, working group developed exclusively for larger companies, their LGBTQ+ employee resource group (ERG) leads and those who lead their companies' diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives. The Workplace Connect group meets quarterly to discuss topics of importance to LGBTQ+ employees and business leaders and to participate in community service projects.
Please Note: Currently, Workplace Connect is open to Chamber members and prospective members alike. In 2023, Workplace Connect participation will be reserved for Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber Members.
To join Workplace Connect, please contact Liz Pitts email@example.com
TGX - Pitch Your Business for Success
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community and certifying body for LGBTQ+-owned businesses nationwide, in collaboration with an NGLCC Founding Corporate Partner, Wells Fargo, has chosen The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce to be in its first-ever cohort of affiliated chambers producing innovative programming specifically for the transgender and gender expansive (TGX) business communities.
Missed this workshop? No worries, please contact Liz Pitts - firstname.lastname@example.org for the recording!
Transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive business owners are invited to attend a workshop on perfecting your business pitch! We’ll also explain how you can apply to be LGBTBE Certified for free after attending this workshop. while we will be focusing on trans and gender expansive business owners, all are welcome to attend.
4th Annual Utah LGBTQ+ Economic Summit - Lead OUT Proud!
Many Thanks to all who made Lead OUT Proud! a fabulously informative and inspirational Summit. And, save the date for next year's Summit - SEPTEMBER 21, 2023!
Thank You Sponsors!
Project Rainbow Utah, Salt Lake City Mayor's Office and Office of Economic Development, Visit Salt Lake, Ogilvie Law Firm, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Tracey Dean Financial, Dee & Cory Productions, Utah Microloan Fund, Equality Utah, Cuisine Unlimited, Rebirth Health Center, BW Productions, SafeZone Utah & Q Salt Lake!
Thank You South Salt Lake Community Opportunity Center!
Thank You Presenters!
Samantha Taylor, Derek Kitchen, Tracey Dean, Ben Clapp, Doug Burton, Justin Nelson, Amy Mikkelsen, Nick Arteaga, Jess Burns, Kelsey Thompson, Ermiya Fanaeian, Jack Walker, Jacey Thornton & Sue Robbins.
Thank You Exhibitors!
Two Brothas Counseling, Dee & Cory Productions, Goud for Clerk, Equality Utah, Utah Microloan Fund, Salt Lake City Office of Economic Development, Visit Salt Lake, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses & Insperity
Thank You Attendees!
All y'all ~ you are why we do what we do!
For those of you who missed the Summit, stay tuned! We'll be posting videos of the presentations on The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce YouTube Channel in early October. Actually, head on over to YouTube now to check out last year's Summit presentations and subscribe!
Why Should I Join the Chamber?
That answer depends on you, however, we recommend that you join the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce if you are an LGBTQ+ business, organization, ally, or individual in Utah and you would like to meet other like minded business owners, expand and grow your business, and have a good time while doing it! Your Chamber membership will provide you the following opportunities:
- exposure with free advertising through our website, social media sites, and statewide Pride events
- multiple monthly opportunities to network with other local like minded business people
- access to business resources, peer support and mentoring through our member-only social media forums
- take advantage of member-to-member discounts - or post your own for extended exposure
- save on recruitment costs and find more qualified candidates by posting your job opportunities on our free job board
- expand your knowledge by attending our educational events
- demonstrate your support of LGBTQ+ community members as a judgement free business and participate in opportunities to give back
- meet your local government officials
- Member of the National LGBT (NGLCC) Chamber of Commerce through
- If your business meets eligibility requirements, your membership with the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber provides waived LGBTBE certification application and renewal fees.