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  • January 13, 2019 4:36 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Funded in part with a grant from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Wells Fargo, 3RBA launched its Let's Get Business Together! program with meetings at PNC on December 11, 2018 and UPMC on January 9, 2019.  The program is a LGBTBE® Certification Growth Initiative which seeks to expand the number of certified LGBTBE® in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.  Currently, 3RBA has four members who are certified LGBTBE®. The Let's Get Business Together program plans on doubling that number by June 30, 2019.

    To learn more about the LGBTBE® certification process, visit 3RBA's Get Certified page.  Also, check out our Events page for all Let's Get Business Together! events.



  • December 30, 2018 9:00 AM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)
    At its annual meeting on December 11, 2018, Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA) elected three directors for a three year term, starting January 1, 2019.  The elected directors are: David W. Bubas; Bryan Jeffers; and Cameil D. Williams.

    David W. Bubas is the Director of Diversity Strategy Execution and Workplace Inclusion at UPMC.  David began his career at UPMC in 2005 and currently is responsible for providing guidance and strategic support for diversity and inclusion practices, policies, and return on organizational mission efforts for UPMC.  David received a B.S.in Business Administration from Duquesne University and a M.B.A. with a concentration on Human Resources from Waynesburg University.


    Bryan Jeffers is a Vice President and Lead Product Manager at PNC. Joining PNC in 2012, Bryan is responsible for PNC’s Healthcare Revenue Cycle Automation client implementation delivering workflow management, reporting, and data analytics to healthcare providers. Bryan also leads the Pittsburgh branch of PNC’s LGBT Employee Business Resource Group, PNC Proud.  Bryan received a B.S.in Economics and a M.B.A. in International Business and Finance from Duquesne University.


    Cameil D. Williams is a Manager of Small Diverse Business at UPMC with extensive expertise in contract administration, compliance, and diversity consulting services. She formerly served as director of the Allegheny County Department of Minority Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and as a program manager for the Port Authority’s federal and state contract compliance programs. Cameil received a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Lincoln University and Master Level Certification in Human Resources from Villanova University.


    David, Bryan and Cameil join 3RBA’s eight other directors. 3RBA thanks David, Bryan, Cameil and all of its directors and officers for lending their time and expertise to 3RBA as it grows over the next three years. 

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    About Three Rivers Business Alliance

    Launched in early 2018, Three Rivers Business Alliance promotes networking and business development within the LGBT+ and allied business community operating in the Pittsburgh and Greater Allegheny region.  As a registered IRC 501(c)(6) organization, 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.  3RBA is the region’s only affiliate chamber of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) which verifies and grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designations to qualified businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative. 3RBA membership is open to all LGBT+ and allied business owners and professionals, nonprofits, corporations and civic leaders. Learn more about 3RBA at www.3rba.com.

     

  • December 11, 2018 9:00 AM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance proudly announces its support of the Renaissance City Choir as it kicked off its 2018-2019 concert season. Renaissance City Choir affirms and celebrates LGBTQIA+ identity through the unifying power of music.

    "3RBA is delighted to support Renaissance City Choir,” said Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP and President of 3RBA. “The RCC’s mission of promoting diversity and a positive image of the LGBTQ+ community in the tri-state area aligns with 3RBA’s own mission of advancing diversity, inclusion and growth. We applaud the RCC for its leadership, and we look forward to a successful and enlightening 2018-2019 Concert Season.” 

    To learn more about the Renaissance City Choir and its concert schedule, visit www.rccpittsburgh.com/

  • October 30, 2018 11:41 AM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    We are profoundly saddened by the horrific attack on members of the Jewish community gathered for worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  The attack represents a purely evil act which has no place in our society.  To the entire Jewish community of Pittsburgh, and all of our Jewish friends and members, Three Rivers Business Alliance stands with you in solidarity against this hatred, and we join our fellow Pittsburghers in mourning those murdered and injured through this senseless act.

    As an organization dedicated to making the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region an influential and diverse business community, 3RBA strives to build a society in which all persons live and work in harmony.  We will continue to build a bridge of tolerance, understanding, and love for all, and we will work to bring equality and opportunity to all regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual identity, religion, political association, ethnic origin, or any other individual or group characteristic unrelated to ability, performance, and qualification.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has established a fund to help those affected by the attack. Please consider standing in solidarity with our Jewish Community by making a contribution. Every bit helps.

    We are #StrongerThanHate.

  • September 12, 2018 11:15 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)
    Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA) is proud to be an official affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce  (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community. Among the many benefits of joining our chamber locally is access to NGLCC’s exclusive certification for LGBT Business Enterprises® (LGBTBE®). 

    Become a member of 3RBA today to not only leverage local membership benefits but also to take advantage of complementary national certification. NGLCC waives the $400 certification fee for businesses that choose to join their local affiliate chamber.

    NGLCC Certified LGBTBEs are able to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors. 

    Certified LGBTBEs are routinely sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBT business community through our internal, proprietary database. In turn, LGBTBEs have access to over 250 contacts with corporate representatives and supplier diversity professionals to begin building strategic relationships and making preparations to meet face-to-face with them at NGLCC matchmaking and networking events, which are held across the country throughout the year. Certified LGBTBEs are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools following one year.

    Learn more and begin the process today online at www.nglcc.org/get-certified.  For questions, contact us.
  • September 11, 2018 7:09 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Bronze Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

    GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.

    In order to get the 2018 Bronze Seal, 3RBA shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Now, our community members and potential donors can find out more about our mission and programs.

    Check out 3RBA's GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think. 

  • August 29, 2018 7:17 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance receives its first chamber development grant from NGLCC, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo.  To learn more about this grant, click here.

  • August 27, 2018 7:05 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance has joined the Open to All coalition which aims to bring together inclusive businesses that reject discrimination and pledge to be #OpenToAll.  To learn more what you can do as a business and take the pledge, visit Business.OpenToAll.com or download this term sheet.

  • August 27, 2018 6:26 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)


    UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion has joined Three Rivers Business Alliance as a corporate partner for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.  To learn more about this new partnership, click here.

  • August 13, 2018 7:27 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    On July 23, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service determined Three Rivers Business Alliance was exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(6).  To review the letter, click here.

    As a registered 501(c)(6) organization, membership dues and other contributions or gifts to Three Rivers Business Alliance are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.  However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

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