Our Mission

The TN Pride Chamber of Commerce advances common business interests, economic growth, and equality in the workplace and society for its LGBTQ+ members, businesses, and allies by providing educational, networking, and community building opportunities.

Our Foundation

The TN Pride Chamber Foundation (NLGBTCF) was founded in 2015 to assist the LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce in funding its educational programming and allow the Chamber of Commerce to concentrate on being a membership association.

The NLGBTCF educates, inspires, and empowers our individual, small business, corporate, and nonprofit members, and the community at-large: who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in business and society.

Our Impact

Provide professional development education and programming for LGBTQ+ business professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

Advocate for contracting opportunities for LGBTQ+ business owners.

Fund scholarships for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and candidates to participate in programs at the Entrepreneur Center, Launch Tennessee, and other business and community programs.

Our

History

The Tennessee Pride Chamber was founded in 1998 as The Nashville Association of Professional Persons (NAPP) and as a professional networking group. Over the next nine years the group grew and evolved to include education and advocacy initiatives for the LGBTQ+ business community. In January 2007, the group became an LGBT Chamber of Commerce and an affiliate member of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Six years later, we had hired our first full-time Executive Director, and changed our name from NAPP to the LGBT Chamber of Commerce to better align with our mission and vision. Now, in December 2022, we are in our new chapter: expansion. We firmly believe that we must advance common business interests, economic growth, and equality in the workplace and society for its LGBT members, businesses, and allies not just locally but throughout the entire state of Tennessee. We changed our name from the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce to Tennessee Pride Chamber.

Our Board

President

Brian Rosman

Dog and a Duck

Vice President

Josh Wood

Waller Law

Secretary

Raquel Barlow

Alliance Berstein

Treasurer

Kerry Garner

UHY

Member at Large

Kimber Beeler

Tolbert Marketing

Member at Large

Annie Brinn

Warner Music Group

Member at Large

Keillian Carpenter

American Cancer Sociaty

Member at Large

Desiree Duncan

Revive

Member at Large

Adrianna Flax

AM Flax Consulting

Member at Large

Michele Frazier

Frazier Consulting

Member at Large

JJ Light

Dell

Member at Large

Caitlyn Lovell

Cumberland Trust

Member at Large

Brady O'Rourke

Social Link

Member at Large

Joseph Woodson

Woodson Results

Member at Large

Jason Wu

Mars Petcare

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