CHARLOTTE AREA BUSINESS EQUALITY INDEX SURVEY UNVEILED IN PREPARATION
FOR OCTOBER 2014 LAUNCH
Charlotte, NC (September 16, 2014) – Today, the Charlotte Business Guild unveiled the first Charlotte Area Business Equality Index (CABEI). Modeled after national and regional surveys, a diverse group of business owners, policy experts, and LGBT advocates, the CABEI will be an online benchmarking tool that offers businesses the opportunity to receive an objective score, on a scale of zero to 100, on their LGBT inclusion policies and practices. The first Annual CABEI is scheduled to launch in October 2014. The Charlotte Business Guild is strategically partnered with the Charlotte Chamber, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, National Diversity Council, Equality NC and Visit Gay Charlotte. This effort will benefit each partnership through utilization and mapping.