WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 10, 2014—When the NFL teams take the field during Super Bowl 50 in Feb. 2016, there will be more than one winner in the stadium. Diversity will also score a touchdown as the NFL and San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee include Bay Area LGBT-certified businesses in their Business Connect program for contracting opportunities related to the championship game.
Business Connect’s goal is to increase opportunities for historically under-represented businesses to conduct Super Bowl business, as well as to support individual business growth through networking events and educational programs.
“We are honored the NFL would entrust our process for determining if an entity is an LGBT Business Enterprise. This is exactly why we created NGLCC and a great example of the doors we help open. We encourage the NFL and all its teams to continue to work closely with the diverse businesses in their communities that are ready to provide products and services,” says Justin Nelson, co-founder and president, NGLCC. “We are also proud of the Golden Gate Business Association, which is an NGLCC affiliate chamber, for its leadership in these efforts.”