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ORPIB is the only Affiliate Chapter of the NGLCC for Oregon

What is the NGLCC?

NGLCC is the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBTQ people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBTQ-owned businesses.

NGLCC is the only organization that certifies LGBTQ businesses with the LGBTBE certification.


What does LGBTBE stand for? LGBT Business Enterprise.

Becoming a Certified LGBTBE® gives your business the opportunity to compete for sourcing contracts with NGLCC's partners.

These corporate and government partners are committed to creating a diverse supply chain that is inclusive of LGBTQ-owned businesses, and have targeted amounts for spending with diverse business enterprises. Getting your business certified is a necessary element of gaining access to these billions of dollars in life-changing business opportunities.

The LGBTQ Consumer is Looking for You

The LGBTQ community spends more than $917 billion every year on goods and services, and they are more than 75% likely to change brands when they know they are LGBTQ-inclusive. Stand out as a go-to supplier in your community by advertising your LGBTBE certification.

Free ORPIB Membership and Free  LGBTBE® Certification for TGX- and BIPOC-owned Business

Through a partnership with Wells Fargo and NGLCC you can apply for free ORPIB membership for the first year if you:

Identify as TGX (Transgender/Gender Expansive) AND become LGBTBE Certified


 Are a BIPOC owned business AND become LGBTBE Certified

Here's how:

  1. Complete the appropriate scholarship for your identity (Click links above to go to the Scholarship Application).

  2. Start the process for LGBTBE certification.

  3. Apply for ORPIB membership here, and select Annual Membership and “Invoice Me."

  4. Submit LGBTBE Certification.

Once approved as an LGBTBE Certified Business, one year of ORPIB membership free covered by NGLCC will be applied to your membership. 

Additional Benefits of LGBTBE Certification

  • National recognition by America’s top corporations as a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® supplier.

  • Eligibility to exhibit at the annual NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference, as well as at regional events.

  • Automatic inclusion in the NGLCC’s database which is accessible by NGLCC Corporate Partners.

  • Use of the NGLCC Certified Business logo on your marketing materials, which identifies your business as LGBTQ-owned through the NGLCC to an international audience.

  • Eligibility to receive sourcing opportunities from the NGLCC and its Corporate Partners.

  • Eligibility to participate in mentorship programs, leadership trainings, and scholarship opportunities presented by NGLCC Corporate Partners.

  • Eligibility for involvement with the Transgender & Gender Expansive (TGX) Initiative for TGX-owned businesses, and the Communities of Color Initiative (CoCi) for business owners of color.

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Eligible ORPIB members can get LGBTBE® certified for free ($400 value)
Interested in getting certified? Start by emailing
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