Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce works to create a fully inclusive state by promoting economic growth and opportunities among LGBT owned and allied businesses, corporations, and professionals in Wisconsin.


The award-winning Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin focused on building a strong pro-fairness business community that values all people. We are joined together to promote economic opportunities for the LGBT and allied community through education, networking, and other business development programs and events.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce was founded in September 2012 and has grown to be recognized nationally as one of the strongest and most successful LGBT Chambers of Commerce. 

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce hosts more than 100 events a year to help support and strengthen LGBT and allied businesses. These events, held around the state, includes our regular networking opportunities, such as our Coffee Connection, our Lunch & Learns, or our Chamber on Tap evening social. In addition, we have a number of signature events.

The Chamber runs several different programs to support the LGBT business community, such as the LGBT Workplace Alliance which connects LGBT employee groups at area companies, the Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program to foster the next generation of professionals and entrepreneurs, and the LGBT Business Leadership Academy to support the develop of more LGBTQ executives.  

We also focus on supplier diversity work to increase the number of LGBT certified businesses in the corporate supply chain. We promote and support the LGBT Business Enterprise Certification run by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce for businesses that are more than 51% LGBT owned and work to help those businesses find opportunities with corporate partners of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber. 

Services Provided

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Recruiting
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development (Specialty)
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • LGBTQIA Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Classes

Training and Education

  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
Contact Information
Jason Rae
5027 W North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208