The Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, & Growth.



SOCIAL GREETING POLICY

Effective immediately and until further notice, Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA) has implemented the following greeting policy for all its events.  As far as interactions at any event, 3RBA wants everyone to feel welcome and comfortable.  But, out of respect for those who do not want to appear rude by declining a gesture such as a handshake, hugging, kissing, or other touching, 3RBA requests that all attendees refrain from such gestures.  Instead, 3RBA asks all attendees to greet each other using a hand waive or an "elbow bump."       

Upcoming events

    • May 27, 2021
    • December 23, 2021
    • 8 sessions
    • via Zoom

    3RBA Board Meeting

    Invitation Only via Zoom

    Thur., Apr. 29, 2021

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


    The Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny

    LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

    Advancing Diversity, Inclusion & Growth.

    Become a 3RBA member today!

    Sign up Here!

    Launched in 2018, Three Rivers Business Alliance serves to promote networking and business development within the LGBT+ and allied business community operating in the Pittsburgh and Greater Allegheny region. Together with its IRC 501(c)(3) foundation, 3RBA is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT+ owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, business development and growth, diversity, leadership, and partnerships throughout its region.  Also, as an NGLCC affiliated chamber, 3RBA serves as a point of connection for LGBT+ and allied business owners and professionals, corporations, nonprofits, and civic leaders. Learn more at www.3rba.com.


    • August 22, 2021
    • October 10, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • http://www.southshorepgh.com/

    Southside Works Out!
    Yoga, Cycling, and Vendor Booths

    August 22, 2021
    SHAPE Training, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    2nd WORKOUT TBA, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    Music from Arie Cole

    September 12, 2021
    Local Motion, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    2nd WORKOUT TBA, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    Music from Arie Cole

    October 10, 2021
    6-cycle, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    2nd WORKOUT TBA, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    Music from TJ the DJ

    WORKOUTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT RIVERFRONT PARK AND THE VENDOR MARKET WILL MOVE TO THE NEWLY CREATED NORTH LOT (LOCATED NEXT TO THE HYATT HOUSE).

    Workout in the beautiful Southshore Park and visit vendors at the Hyatt North Lot. Visit our 3RBA booth and lots of other vendors and pop-ups. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and the beautiful PGH views by working out next to the river. There’s nothing like working off a long Saturday night with a super fun fitness class. We’ll be joined by the team at SHAPE Training, the enthusiastic instructors from Local Motion, dynamic coaches from 6ycle, and Yoga-guru Maggie Black! Reserve a free spot at an exercise class below. Everyone who signs up gets a goodies bag filled with treats and a chance to win extra prizes! All you need to bring is yourself, some hydration, and your fitness mat.

    Following our 45-60 minute morning burn head to the Creative’s Drink Lemonade Stand, sponsored by Bacardi + Grey Goose. Stick around for music, activities, and so much more!

    Register for workouts here https://madeinpgh.com/our-events/southside-works-out-2021/.  Or just come down exercise, eat, shop and visit.

    The Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny
    LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

    Advancing Diversity, Inclusion & Growth.


    Become a 3RBA member today! 

    Sign Up Here!

    Launched in 2018, Three Rivers Business Alliance serves to promote networking and business development within the LGBTQ+ and allied business community operating in the Pittsburgh and Greater Allegheny region. Together with its IRC 501(c)(3) foundation, 3RBA is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT+ owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, business development and growth, diversity, leadership, and partnerships throughout its region.  Also, as an NGLCC affiliated chamber, 3RBA serves as a point of connection for LGBTQ+ and allied business owners and professionals, corporations, nonprofits, and civic leaders. Learn more at www.3rba.com.

    • September 24, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-fridays-september-24-2021

    NGLCC invites you to take advantage of what we do best: bring business leaders together and create new relationships. Even in this time of social distancing, virtual meetings allow us to be closer than ever.

    Sip & Pitch is a chance to informally present your business to a panel of experts and your fellow business owners for positive, constructive feedback and new ideas.  If you have a 5 minute (or less) presentation with all the bells and whistles: great! If not: that’s great, too! Simply bring your “elevator pitch” and any messaging you’d like to work on with our experts. This is an open forum! Although these are mock pitches, these programs are a tremendous opportunity for NGLCC community businesses to enjoy:

    • No-cost constructive feedback to help you improve your pitch, whether a casual elevator pitch, coordinated matchmaking opportunity, or formal pitch for upcoming RFPs
    • Judgment-free, safe-space for you to practice your pitch. Everyone in the room wants to help you succeed and share best practices
    • See and be seen by representatives from NGLCC Corporate Partners and fellow Certified LGBTBE® companies seeking your goods & services. Participation is a great way to build relationships with key buyers and strategic partners while presenting to a national audience eager to see your innovations
    • Learn what other NGLCC Certified LGBTBE® suppliers do. You will likely be amazed to hear what some of your fellow NGLCC members are up to which could lead to ways for you to work together

    Remember: You do not need to present a pitch to join us! 

    Do you have a pitch to present? Click here to apply!

    https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-fridays-september-24-2021

    • September 29, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online https://nglcc.org/events/nglcc-webinar-wednesdays-linkedin-201

    Russ Terry is back with more epic LinkedIn knowledge - plus so much more!

    In our first Mastering LinkedIn session last year, Russ covered everything you need to know about optimizing your profile and giving yourself the impressive first impression you deserve!

    In this second installment with Russ, we're taking a deeper dive into how exactly to find and attract your ideal client on LinkedIn, plus other methods for getting in front of your future clients on the web, at speaking engagements, and so much more.

    Join us to learn from the pro who is consistently locking down AWESOME new clients, month after month. It's not just luck here - Russ has an awesome system that is tried and true and he's eager to share his wisdom with the NGLCC community.

    You don't want to miss out on these tips and tricks to help you drive more sales as an entrepreneur and live the life of your dreams.

    Join us and learn how to attract YOUR ideal client.


    Register at https://nglcc.org/events/nglcc-webinar-wednesdays-linkedin-201

    • October 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Online https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83683708841?pwd=OU9aN09VKzJnVEx3a2kzN0ZqVm4zdz09
    Register

    Thinking about starting your own business? Free workshop on the business basics outlining everything you need for starting your own business including legal formation, business plan, financial planning, marketing , credit and financing. Now is the time to make your dream reality.  One-on-One coaching and support available following participation to those who are interested in furthering their planning.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83683708841?pwd=OU9aN09VKzJnVEx3a2kzN0ZqVm4zdz09
    • October 06, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    CHAMB

    The Chamber Leadership Alliance (CLA) is proud to present you with a Chamber Leadership Development Program (CLDP) on October 6! Our presenter for this final session is Dr. Sarah Skidmore, DSL, MA (she/her/hers), a leadership development consultant and innovation practitioner. These sessions are designed to focus on Strategic Planning and Business Plan Development.

     

    This CLA program will leverage knowledge from subject matter experts on strategic planning and business plan development to provide leaders with the necessary tools to grow sustainable chambers/chapters and advocacy organizations to effectively build and strengthen minority, women, LGBT, disability, and veteran business communities.

     

    Session 3 - October 6, 2020: Tools & Methods for Strategy & Planning 

    Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

    Expert: Dr. Sarah Skidmore, DSL, MA (she/her/hers), Skidmore Consulting LLC  Register HERE


    ER LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE (:

    Strategic Planning and Business Plan

    • October 15, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-fridays-october-15-2021


    NGLCC invites you to take advantage of what we do best: bring business leaders together and create new relationships. Even in this time of social distancing, virtual meetings allow us to be closer than ever.

    Sip & Pitch is a chance to informally present your business to a panel of experts and your fellow business owners for positive, constructive feedback and new ideas.  If you have a 5 minute (or less) presentation with all the bells and whistles: great! If not: that’s great, too! Simply bring your “elevator pitch” and any messaging you’d like to work on with our experts. This is an open forum! Although these are mock pitches, these programs are a tremendous opportunity for NGLCC community businesses to enjoy:

    • No-cost constructive feedback to help you improve your pitch, whether a casual elevator pitch, coordinated matchmaking opportunity, or formal pitch for upcoming RFPs
    • Judgment-free, safe-space for you to practice your pitch. Everyone in the room wants to help you succeed and share best practices
    • See and be seen by representatives from NGLCC Corporate Partners and fellow Certified LGBTBE® companies seeking your goods & services. Participation is a great way to build relationships with key buyers and strategic partners while presenting to a national audience eager to see your innovations
    • Learn what other NGLCC Certified LGBTBE® suppliers do. You will likely be amazed to hear what some of your fellow NGLCC members are up to which could lead to ways for you to work together

    Remember: You do not need to present a pitch to join us! 

    Do you have a pitch to present? Click here to apply!

    https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-fridays-october-15-2021

    • November 11, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Online https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-brg-special-edition-presented-ernst-young-llp-0

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

    Business Resource Groups (BRGs) activate employees and team members to engage in the business of our companies by leveraging their diversity. Also known as employee resource groups, affinity groups, and networks, BRGs are increasingly demonstrating that they have an impact on employee engagement and contribute to the achievement of business goals via collaborations with Supplier Diversity efforts and procurement. 

    The 2020 NGLCC LGBT Sip & Pitch: BRG Special Edition process allows LGBT+ BRGs to submit for recognition of their efforts to engage with Supplier Diversity to make a difference in their organization and in the market. The event, hosted virtually on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 4-5:30pm ET, will recognize the top three finalists as they pitch their BRG before our panel of esteemed judges.

     

    Judging Criteria

    • Each finalist will present a live, 10 min virtual BRG “pitch” for judging based on the Sip & Pitch: BRG Special Edition benchmarking
    • Judging will be based on ability to demonstrate significant organizational impact in these 5 impact areas: Marketplace (40%), Group Structure/Governance (10%), Culture (20%), Community (20%), Outreach/Growth(10%)

    The winning BRG will be awarded:

    • A free screening of the award-winning documentary film Families Like Yours for your E/BRG utilizing the Screening Toolkit presented by EY ($500 value)
    • Recognition during NGLCC's 2020 Unity Week programming as the 2020 BRG Challenge Winner
    • The opportunity to present to the Q4 NGLCC Corporate Advisory Council in December 2020
    • A feature in the NGLCC Connect newsletter, blog, and social media platforms

    Submission Tips | Making Your BRG's Application Stand Out!

    • Provide clear examples of BRG collaboration with Supplier Diversity, or efforts in the market to work with LGBT+-owned businesses or entrepreneurs
    • Give clear examples of BRG alignment with company business objectives
    • Articulate what makes your BRG stand out in the crowd
    • Size doesn’t matter! Even small BRG groups can make a big impact

    The deadline to submit this application is Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:59PM (PT).

    Register https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-brg-special-edition-presented-ernst-young-llp-0

     

    • November 17, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 19, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Tampa, Florida

    If it takes place, the 2021 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference will take us to sunny Hollywood, Florida!  Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be will be assessing conditions at the end of Q1 and beginning of Q2 to determine if we will move forward with the conference during its originally scheduled pattern or if we will be making another decision in the interest of the health and safety of our stakeholders.

    Please feel free to fill out the FORM LINKED HERE to be the first to receive updates related to the event.
    • December 10, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Online https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-fridays-december-10-2021


    NGLCC invites you to take advantage of what we do best: bring business leaders together and create new relationships. Even in this time of social distancing, virtual meetings allow us to be closer than ever.

    Sip & Pitch is a chance to informally present your business to a panel of experts and your fellow business owners for positive, constructive feedback and new ideas.  If you have a 5 minute (or less) presentation with all the bells and whistles: great! If not: that’s great, too! Simply bring your “elevator pitch” and any messaging you’d like to work on with our experts. This is an open forum! Although these are mock pitches, these programs are a tremendous opportunity for NGLCC community businesses to enjoy:

    • No-cost constructive feedback to help you improve your pitch, whether a casual elevator pitch, coordinated matchmaking opportunity, or formal pitch for upcoming RFPs
    • Judgment-free, safe-space for you to practice your pitch. Everyone in the room wants to help you succeed and share best practices
    • See and be seen by representatives from NGLCC Corporate Partners and fellow Certified LGBTBE® companies seeking your goods & services. Participation is a great way to build relationships with key buyers and strategic partners while presenting to a national audience eager to see your innovations
    • Learn what other NGLCC Certified LGBTBE® suppliers do. You will likely be amazed to hear what some of your fellow NGLCC members are up to which could lead to ways for you to work together

    Remember: You do not need to present a pitch to join us! 

    Do you have a pitch to present? Click here to apply! https://www.nglcc.org/events/nglcc-lgbt-sip-pitch-fridays-december-10-2021

Past events

September 21, 2021 Networking to Review NEW Insurance and LGBTQ Domain Benefits
September 21, 2021 2021 WVU Small, Diverse, and Local Business Vendor Fair
September 13, 2021 Finding and Retaining Talent in 2021
September 10, 2021 Becoming Superwoman: Running a Family Business in a Male-Dominated Industry
September 02, 2021 Cancelled: to be rescheduled. Member Meeting followed by LGBTQ+ Trivia Night! Business After Hours
August 26, 2021 Diversity Supplier Orientation for City of Pittsburgh, URA, SBA, and Giant Eagle
August 21, 2021 Member Mixer and Cocktails on the patio for Art Expo
August 14, 2021 Pride Night at Pittsburgh Pirates August 14
August 13, 2021 Blackout Weekend 2k21 and FREE Drive In Movie "Leave it On the Floor"
August 04, 2021 So You Want to Open a Storefront Session 2
July 28, 2021 Comedy Improv Workshop at Arcade Theatre
July 28, 2021 So You Want to Open a Store Front Session 1
July 08, 2021 LGBTQ+ Friends and Family Washington Landing Trail
June 15, 2021 LGBTQ+ Chamber Cross-Country Pride Event June 15
June 10, 2021 Virtual Drag Bingo June 10
June 10, 2021 Pittsburgh Supplier Diversity Programs
June 02, 2021 PA Diversity Council LGBTQ+ Unity Summit
May 20, 2021 Eat Drink and Be Social
May 04, 2021 3RBA "Socially Distanced" Spring Hike
April 29, 2021 Board Meeting
March 31, 2021 Member Meeting - Small Business Assistance: All You Need to Know About Small Business Loans and Government Procurement.
March 25, 2021 Board Meeting
March 10, 2021 NGLCC Webinar Wednesdays: Getting Paid in the COVID Era
March 08, 2021 Webinar Series: New PPP Rules Change Briefing for LGBTQ Small Business Owners, Youth Entrepreneurs, and Restaurant Owners
February 25, 2021 Board Meeting
February 24, 2021 Progress, Partnership & Perseverance: A Celebration of Black LGBT Entrepreneurs & Leaders | A Special Black History Month Edition of NGLCC Webinar Wednesdays
February 19, 2021 NGLCC'S LGBT Sip & Pitch Fridays
February 10, 2021 NAVIGATING THE NEXT ROUND OF PPP FUNDING FOR YOUR LGBT BUSINESS: A Special Edition of NGLCC Webinar Wednesdays
September 22, 2020 2020 WVU and NGLCC Virtual Small and Diverse Business Vendor Fair
September 17, 2020 FCA’S 21st Annual Matchmaker Event
September 16, 2020 NGLCC Webinar Wednesday - First Comes Perseverance, Then Comes Growth
September 11, 2020 NGLCC'S LGBT Sip & Pitch Fridays
September 02, 2020 NGLCC Webinar Wednesday - Be a Futures-Minded Innovator: Basic Foresight Principles for Businesses during the Pandemic
July 21, 2020 3RBA "Socially Distanced" Summer Social Mixer!
July 17, 2020 Pittsburgh PrideFest 2020 — 3RBA Booth
July 08, 2020 NGLCC Webinar Wednesday -5 Tips for Understanding and Managing Conflict with Colleagues
July 07, 2020 Board Meeting
July 07, 2020 NGLCC CoCi Virtual Town Hall: White Privilege in the LGBTQ+ Community
June 27, 2020 Global Pride 2020
June 22, 2020 Out Now Live: them.'s Virtual Pride Event
June 18, 2020 3RBA Quarterly (Virtual) ConnXn
June 17, 2020 NGLCC Webinar Wednesday - 14th LGBTQ Community Survey: Key findings, marketing insights and outreach
June 17, 2020 PNC Proud Pride Month Speakers Series: Hosting "Stronger Together" with NGLCC's Justin Nelson
June 12, 2020 NGLCC'S LGBT Sip & Pitch Fridays
June 10, 2020 Board Meeting
June 10, 2020 NGLCC Webinar Wednesday - Virtual Pride: Tips to Move Your Organization's Pride Programming Online
June 03, 2020 NGLCC Certified LGBTBE Business Webinar: Business Unusual
June 03, 2020 Vibrant Index: Report to the Region
May 08, 2020 Ohio Valley Pride Festival 2020 — 3RBA Booth
April 18, 2020 Morgantown Pride Parade & Block Party - 3RBA Booth
April 17, 2020 3RBA Quarterly ConnXn
March 28, 2020 Join K&L Gates’ LGBT Employee Resource Group for its Second Annual LGBT/Ally Night at the Opera
March 24, 2020 "LGBT You Can Play Night" - Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Carolina Hurricanes
March 11, 2020 3RBA Spring Break Social Mixer!
March 05, 2020 19th Annual MWDBE Business Opportunity Conference
February 18, 2020 3RBA Quarterly ConnXn
January 21, 2020 3RBA Winter Social Mixer!
December 10, 2019 Being Out and Proud: A Night of Thanks & Holiday Celebration!
November 22, 2019 2019 NGLCC National Dinner & After Party - Nov, 22, 2019
October 08, 2019 NGLCC SCOTUS Rally & Conversation - Oct. 8, 2019
October 08, 2019 2019 WVU Small, Diverse and Local Vendor Fair
October 07, 2019 Member Meeting - Celebrating National Coming Out Day
October 05, 2019 LGBTQ+ Resource Fair Hosted by Rep. Dan Miller
September 29, 2019 Dine Around with Susan Baida - Sept. 29, 2019
September 25, 2019 2019 Regional Economic Inclusion Summit
September 15, 2019 Jazz At Fallingwater featuring Sachal Vasandani & The MCG Jazz Orchestra - Sept. 15, 2019
September 07, 2019 Riverhounds SC 4th Annual Night Out - Sept. 7, 2019
August 13, 2019 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference
July 22, 2019 2019 Mega Mixer
June 27, 2019 Member Meeting - Uncorking Your Financial Potential
June 08, 2019 Pittsburgh PrideFest 2019 — 3RBA Booth
June 06, 2019 Small and Diverse Business Forum
June 05, 2019 3RBA Pride Summer Social Mixer!
May 26, 2019 Big Gay Picnic 2019
May 14, 2019 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Business Show — 3RBA Booth (#216)
May 11, 2019 Ohio Valley Pride Festival 2019 — 3RBA Booth
April 18, 2019 SHARE 2019 Conference — 3RBA Table
April 16, 2019 Member Meeting
April 13, 2019 Morgantown Pride Block Party
April 11, 2019 Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing - Late Show Added!
March 30, 2019 Join K&L Gates’ LGBT Employee Resource Group for the Opening Performance of La bohème
March 29, 2019 HRC Pittsburgh's Monthly Happy Hour
March 19, 2019 R.O.A.R. Conference & Matchmaker — 3RBA Booth
March 18, 2019 Member Meeting
March 07, 2019 18th Annual MWDBE Business Opportunity Conference
February 26, 2019 How to Get WBE Certified
February 22, 2019 HRC Pittsburgh's Monthly Happy Hour
February 21, 2019 "LGBT You Can Play Night" - Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks
February 07, 2019 An Evening with Evan Wolfson
January 29, 2019 2019 Board Meeting
January 18, 2019 Feel Good Friday at The Warhol!
January 09, 2019 UPMC Supplier Diversity Program
December 11, 2018 PNC Supplier Diversity & 3RBA 2018 Annual Meeting
November 19, 2018 2018 Topgolf Outing
September 19, 2018 Member Meeting
August 14, 2018 NGLCC Annual Conference
August 08, 2018 3RBA Social Summer Mixer!
July 18, 2018 Member Meeting
July 08, 2018 2018 Tailgate & Pride Day at the Pirates
June 12, 2018 Membership Committee Meeting
June 10, 2018 Pride in the Street—3RBA Booth
June 06, 2018 3RBA Social Pride Mixer!
May 22, 2018 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Pittsburgh Launch
May 16, 2018 Member Meeting
May 16, 2018 Board Meeting
April 17, 2018 3RBA Launch & Member Meeting
April 02, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

Three Rivers Business Alliance

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