You're Invited: Plexus Summer Soirée
The Board of Directors invites you to a summer cocktail party to support the work of Plexus: advancing economic equity, creating welcoming workplaces, and expanding the LGBTQ and Allied business community.
Friday, July 13 | 5:30pm-8:00pm | EY Rooftop in the Flats | Click here to register
LGBTQ Equality Is Good for Business
It is still legal in Ohio to fire someone or deny them housing or access to public accommodations on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. In June legislation was introduced at Cuyahoga County Council by County Executive Armond Budish. If passed, the ordinance would expand nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. While we await the passage of statewide nondiscrimination laws, we will advocate for this local ordinance and keep you informed. Read more
Plexus stands proudly with over 400 other businesses and organizations statewide lobbying Ohio legislators to pass the Ohio Fairness Act (HB 160) which would grant protections against discrimination for LGBTQ Ohioans. Join the 40+ Plexus members who have signed onto Ohio Business Competes to tell lawmakers that LGBTQ equality is good for the state's brand and economy.
2018 NGLCC National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Conference
1,200 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers and chamber leaders from across the globe will convene in Philadelphia August 14-17. This conference delivers innovative leadership programming, best practices and powerful networking. RSVP today.
2018 Annual Meeting
Our 2018 Annual Meeting at MOCA Cleveland had 150 in attendance - our biggest yet! We were delighted to receive such helpful feedback from the community in the interactive format and are eager to put these ideas into action. Thank you to our sponsors for making the evening a success: EY, Eaton, Sherwin Williams, Nationwide, Zaremba, Solus Lighting, and Marigold Catering.
LGBT Businesses Add $1.7 Trillion to US Economy
The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce released a report demonstrating the economic and social impact of LGBT entrepreneurs and business owners. Plexus is proud to be one of the 52 affiliates of NGLCC.
David K. Ream Memorial Fund
David Ream, a co-founder of Plexus, passed away unexpectedly in December. In honor of Dave, we created the David K. Ream Memorial Fund of the Plexus Education Foundation that will support continuing education and business certification outreach - the efforts that Dave saw as critical work for the chamber at its founding and those he supported over the last decade.
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