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Experts Converge on Boston to Embrace Diverse Business Owners

(04/30/13) Boston, MAThe National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is proud to co-present the second annual Boston-area NGLCC Road Show and Supplier Diversity Summit with TD Bank and the Greater Boston Business Council (GBBC) on May 7 at TD Garden. The NGLCC Road Show is designed to meet lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender(LGBT) business owners where they live and work. Experts will explain how business owners can leverage certification programs to access supply chains, state and federal procurement as well as business-to-business opportunities. “After last year’s successful partnership with TD Bank and GBBC, we knew we had to return to this vibrant community of business owners in 2013, “said Sam McClure, NGLCC’s Director of Affiliate Relations and External Affairs. “This year we have a complete cross-segment presentation, which will be valuable to women, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBT people who own businesses.” TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is the presenting sponsor of the event, which will include representatives from other certifying bodies in addition to the NGLCC, including the Minority Business Council, the Women’s Business National Council (WBENC), and the US Business Leadership Network: Disability at Work (USBLN). “The events of April 15th were meant to stop business and commerce in the City of Boston. We all waited for normalcy to return and suffering to end for those affected. We in the business community have an opportunity to strike back.  Supplier Diversity Certification is more than just a piece of paper. It’s an opportunity to be a part of a bigger picture. I sincerely wish to thank TD Bank for their support with this event. TD has always led from where they stand. Simply, the GBBC could not ask for better allies.” Valerie Clark President, GBBC TD Bank has sponsored the NGLCC Road Show for two years. Watch video from last year’s NGLCC Road Show in Boston. “TD Bank is proud to support the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Boston Business Council,” said Mark Crandall, Regional President for TDBank. “We believe that valuing diversity in business is not only the right thing to do, but that it’s critical to success in today’s business environment.” ### CONTACT: Laura Berry, Communications Director, at 1-202-234-9181 orlberry@nglcc.org About the NGLCC The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT business community. With more than 29,000 members, 140 corporate partners, and 51 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world. About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S.,providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.
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