Celebrating Pride Month

posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 in Grow Cedar Valley

Celebrating Pride Month in the Cedar Valley

This Pride Month, Grow Cedar Valley is proud to honor the incredible LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and leaders who enrich our community. As part of our dedication to promoting equality, these businesses have been offered a sponsored year-long membership to Grow Cedar Valley, empowering them with resources and opportunities to thrive.

Cedar Valley LGBTQ Coalition 

Melissa Gevaert and Sam Blatt 

Nonprofit/LGBTQ+ community in the Cedar Valley

Ruff&Scruff Dog Grooming

Cedrick Whitlock 

Dog Grooming 

LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Our sponsorship program is designed to uplift Minority-owned, Women-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, Veteran-owned businesses, and nonprofits, recognizing the vital role they play in our local economy. To qualify, businesses must be located in the Cedar Valley, have fewer than 10 employees, and be at least 51% owned by individuals from one or more of the following categories: Minority-owned, Women-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, or Veteran-owned. This opportunity extends to nonprofits meeting similar criteria.

By bridging connections between these LGBTQ+ owned businesses and our Innovator-level investors, we aim to foster mentorship, collaboration, and business growth. This initiative is more than just a celebration; it's a commitment to support and amplify the success of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs throughout our community. Join us in honoring and uplifting the achievements of LGBTQ+ business owners, not just this month, but year-round. Together, we can build a more inclusive and prosperous Cedar Valley.

Thank you to our Innovator Tier Investors 

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, whose generous support makes this initiative possible. Your commitment to fostering diversity, equality, and inclusion in the Cedar Valley business community is truly making a difference.