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Cox Business, GLCCNV to award grant, scholarship

Cox Business and the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada, GLCCNV, announce their first entrepreneurial prize competition for a current or future small business owner who is also a member of the GLCCNV. Two $5,000 prizes will be awarded. Applications are available at glccnv.org and are due by 5 p.m. on March 19.

“What a tremendous opportunity for members of the Chamber to have a shot at financial assistance and professional support to help launch a big idea, expand knowledge or skills,” said Chamber President Tim Haughinberry. “Our partnership with Cox Business is our first corporate alignment since expanding to becoming the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Nevada in 2019, a move that has led to significant membership growth and the creation of opportunities for partnerships such as this.”

The Big Idea $5,000 entrepreneurial grant from the GLCCNV and Cox Business is designed to offer financial assistance to help launch a big idea. The grant is intended to support creativity, growth and the entrepreneurial spirit. Applicants must be a member of the GLCCNV.

The GLCCNV/Cox Business Entrepreneur Educational $5,000 Scholarship offers financial assistance to help a current or future small-business owner (who is also a member of the GLCCNV) with an investment in their business education. The scholarship can be used to cover any education-related expenses. The grant and scholarship recipients also will receive mentoring support from prominent leaders within Nevada’s LGBTQ+ business community and Cox Business.

According to Cox Business Vice President Derrick Hill, partnering with the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Nevada will help small business owners improve their leadership skills through the Business Education Scholarship and develop innovation through the Big Idea Grant while reflecting Cox’s commitment to building and nurturing a culture of inclusion, diversity and equity.

“Inclusion and diversity are part of Cox’s DNA,” Hill said. “For the third year in a row, Cox has been named a 2021 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign and once again received a perfect score on their Corporate Equality Index.”

The Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada (GLCCNV) is a U.S. not-for-profit advocacy group that aims to expand the economic opportunities and advancement of the LGBTQ+ business community. Visit glccnv.com.

Cox Communications is the largest private telecom company in America, serving 6 million homes and businesses across 18 states. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Gov. James M. Cox

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