March 11, 2021 – COOPER COLEMAN LLC EARNS CERTIFICATION AS AN LGBT BUSINESS ENTERPRISE® (CERTIFIED
LGBTBE®) BY NATIONAL LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHICAGO, IL — Cooper Coleman is proud to announce its recent certification as a Certified LGBTBE® through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative. The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community and serves as the nation’s exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned and operated businesses, like Cooper Coleman.
The firm partners exclusively with organizations and institutions throughout the social sector to strengthen their management and fundraising capacities and amplify their mission and impact. Its team of nonprofit and executive search professionals moves organizations forward by placing the right leaders in the right roles at the right time and helping tackle their greatest challenges with durable, actionable solutions.
“We are excited to have achieved this certification, which helps tell our story and demonstrates our commitment to inclusion and diversity, not just as a business but as representatives of vital mission-driven organizations, sourcing talent of all stripes to ensure those we present to clients represent the most qualified, appropriate candidates on the market,” said the firm’s Founder, Johnny Cooper. “We wear this as a badge of honor and hold our clients and candidates to equally rigorous standards of equity and inclusion.”
This certification designates Cooper Coleman as an eligible participant in the NGLCC’s supplier diversity programs with the Fortune 500 and government agencies nationwide, joining the ranks of other Certified LGBTBE® companies throughout the world. Business leaders in the LGBT+ community continually redefine industries and shatter stereotypes. From local restaurants and retail shops to national retained executive search and advisory firms, such as Cooper Coleman, LGBTBE®’s are proving every day that if you buy it, an LGBT-owned business can supply it.
“We are so pleased to welcome Cooper Coleman LLC to the ever-expanding network of NGLCC certified LGBT Business Enterprises and the hundreds of corporations and government agencies eager to put them to work,” said NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson and Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell. “According to NGLCC’s groundbreaking America’s LGBT Economy report, America’s estimated 1.4 million LGBT business owners, many of them NGLCC certified, add over $1.7 trillion to the GDP and create tens of thousands of new jobs.
We are proud to count Cooper Coleman among those who prove every day that LGBT businesses are the future of the American economy.”
About Cooper Coleman LLC
Cooper Coleman LLC is a full-service recruiting and consulting firm partnering exclusively with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions to drive meaningful growth. Its team moves organizations forward by placing the right leaders in the right roles at the right time and helps to strengthen their management and fundraising capacity to amplify their mission and impact.
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The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. With more than 200 corporate partners and 62 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.