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OutPro: LGBTQ+ Certified Businesses
A great way to show support for the LGBTQIA+ community is to become a LGBT certified business. What are the benefits of this certification and how do you get an LGBT certification? Join us on Wednesday August 18, when we will hear from Kevin Heard of the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Key topics to be discussed include:
- Benefits of becoming an LGBT Certified Business
- ROI for becoming certified
- How West Michigan businesses can become certified
As a champion for a diverse and inclusive community, the Chamber is proud to provide OutPro, an LGBTQIA+ professionals group that can serve as both a resource to employers and employees as well as an affinity group for the LGBTQIA+ community.
OutPro promotes a welcoming culture in the West Michigan community and offers social and professional networking opportunities throughout the city. OutPro events are attended by professionals at all career levels, representing a diversity of corporations, small businesses, and public and non-profit organizations.
Wednesday, August 18
9:00 -10:30 a.m.
Members: $0 / Non-Members: $25
Meet the Speakers
Kevin Terrell Heard, President Board of Directors, Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Kevin works for Gannett | USA Today Network as the Diversity & Engagement Program Manager. He founded the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce in 2013. Kevin’s work with the Chamber helps advocate for LGBT businesses, and educating businesses of all sizes on LGBT certification. He has secured multiple grants for the organization as President. Kevin has been recognized as a Crain’s Detroit Twenty in their 20’s for his work with the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber and Pride Forward USA Today Network LGBTQ Employee Resource Group.