As an LGBTQ-owned or LGBTQ-friendly business, we celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of regional businesses. Our business is committed to promoting a competitive, economically vibrant Lehigh Valley, and we believe that in order for Lehigh Valley businesses to compete for top talent, we must have workplaces and communities that are diverse and welcoming for all, including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In order to remain a financially competitive state in an ever-evolving national and regional economy and marketplace, it’s time for inclusive non-discrimination policies in the workplace, in housing, and in public accommodations. Like a majority of Fortune 500 companies and other major businesses, in order to attract business and keep in step with best business practices, we need protections for our employees, residents and visitors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
We believe that our business is enriched by the inclusion of LGBTQ people, and by placing the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s LGBTQ Business Council’s decal in our business window or website, our business will work to create a “safe space” for our LGBTQ employees and patrons. By submitting this application, I hereby convey that I have the legal authority to purchase and otherwise conduct commercial transactions on behalf of my business, as well as, have the legal authority to place any items obtained through this application on my business’s property.
By submitting this form, I permit the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC) to list my name as an LGBTQ-owned or LGBTQ-friendly business, unless explicit exclusion is requested. By providing an email address, I agree to receive future communications via e-mail from the GLVCC unless I elect otherwise. By providing my cell phone number, I agree that the GLVCC, its agents and partner organizations may contact me by cell phone call and text message regarding programs, events and membership.
The GLVCC LGBTQ Business Council reserves the right to revoke any decal/logo issued pursuant to this pledge if, upon their sole determination, the associated Business is found to not be LGBTQ friendly or shows discrimination. By registering with the GLVCC LGBTQ Business Council, you hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the GLVCC, its employees, directors, associates, councils, volunteers, officers, owners, partners, agents, etc. from any and all liability resulting from the placement of the LGBTQ Business Council Logo, whether physical or digital, on your business’s premises, real property, signage, entrance, website, social media, or any other physical or virtual location over which you or your business have control.