This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. In 2015, Utah legislators passed legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation – while also protecting individual religious beliefs and religious institutions. Now working to expand business opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community is Liz Pitts with the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber.
The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2012. We are a diversity Chamber which provides service throughout Utah.
Our business owners seek to promote and grow their businesses in an inclusive group of like-minded people. Membership allows the opportunity to become certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise, if your firm is more than 51% LGBT owned and operated, the fees are waived for your certification. As we are an affiliate chamber of the National LGBT Chamber—our certifying body.
We invite you to join us for our breakfasts every third Thursday and our Taste of Success virtual lunches. And, if you belong to your company’s Pride Employee Resource Group, we have events tailored just for you. We also have a nonprofit Foundation that strives to help combat Suicide, Domestic Violence, Bullying and Homelessness. Check out our events at UtahLGBTQChamber.org.
Utah’s anti-discrimination legislation has been recognized nationally as a model, and since its passage, businesses owned by the LGBTQ members and supported by others have found a strong voice in the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber. This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business.