Tennessee businesses align against possible anti-LGBT bills
CLICK HERE to read the full story at WSMV. NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - In the new year, Tennessee businesses are uniting against discriminatory laws. It
Source: WSMV • January 3, 2017

It pays for Nashville to be a welcoming community
Click here to read the original article at The Tennessean Tennessee Thrives and the #Indivisible campaign are a few examples of why Tennessee should avoid
Source: The Tennesseean • December 22, 2016

Love and tolerance can be good for business
CLICK HERE to read the original piece at the Knoxville News Sentinel “Judge not lest we be judge” is good religion. It keeps us humble.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel • December 19, 2016

Tennessee businesses align against possible anti-LGBT bills
Almost 200 Tennessee companies are aligning against proposals they fear would encourage discrimination. The group Tennessee Thrives says the state must stay welcoming, regardless of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel • December 14, 2016

Jack Daniels and 200 other Tennessee businesses take a stand against anti-LGBT discrimination
Jack Daniels is one of 200 business who have joined a coalition against LGBT discrimination in Tennessee. The whisky giant was one of many businesses in and around Nashville to sign up to a pledge which vows to resist discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Source: PinkNews • December 14, 2016

Business leaders form coalition to combat anti-LGBT laws
Looking to safeguard Tennessee’s business climate, the leaders of about 190 companies and organizations from around the state have formed Tennessee Thrives, through which they plan to advocate for an inclusive environment and against legislation limiting protections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people.
Source: Nashville Post • December 13, 2016

Tennessee Businesses Form Coalition to Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Laws
The city best known for its Grand Ole Opry and for launching the careers of countless country stars now has a new addition to Music Row: the Tennessee Thrives coalition.
Source: NBC News • December 13, 2016

TN Coalition Fights Anti-LGBT Laws
A group of businesses across the Volunteer State teamed up to fight anti-LGBT laws; it's a coalition called "Tennessee Thrives."
Source: News Channel 5 • December 13, 2016

Tennessee firms fire warning shot against LGBT laws
In 2016, after North Carolina passed a law that limited LGBT protections and restricted bathroom usage for transgender people, PayPal canceled its planned location in Charlotte, the NBA scrapped plans to hold its All-Star game there, Deutsche Bankhalted expansions planned for Cary, N.C. and the NCAA pulled championship games from the state.
Source: The Tennessean • December 13, 2016

Nearly 200 Tennessee businesses join forces for anti-discrimination coalition
The state's business community fired a warning shot at state lawmakers today with the launch of Tennessee Thrives, an anti-discrimination coalition of nearly 200 Tennessee-based businesses.
Source: Nashville Business Journal • December 13, 2016

Investment managers call on North Carolina to repeal House Bill 2
More than 50 investment managers with more than $2.1 trillion under management are calling for a full repeal of North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which limits protections for LGBT individuals.
Source: The News&Observer • September 26, 2016

ACC Pulls Championships From North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law
After similar decisions by the NBA and NCAA, the collegiate Atlantic Coast Conference yanked its planned championship games for the upcoming season from North Carolina, citing concerns over the Tar Heel State's controversial House Bill 2.
Source: ABC News • September 14, 2016

N.C.A.A. Moves Championship Events From North Carolina, Citing Anti-Gay-Rights Law
The N.C.A.A., responding to a contentious North Carolina law that curbed anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, will relocate all championship tournament games scheduled to take place during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Source: The New York Times • September 12, 2016

Overseas travel warnings about USA mount
The United Arab Emirates, Bahamas, France, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Germany are among those urging caution to U.S.-bound travelers. The concerns include mass shootings, police violence, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT attitudes.
Source: USA TODAY • August 11, 2016

Tennessee Thrives’ Business Coalition Doubles to 350+ Members In Less Than A Month Since Launch
More the 150 businesses have joined the coalition since it launched last December, doubling our group’s membership in less than a month. That means as of today, 350+ businesses have signed the coalition pledge promoting an attractive, prosperous and economically vibrant Tennessee.

Tennessee Thrives: A New Business Coalition Dedicated to Ensuring Tennessee Stays Open for Business to Everyone
Tennessee’s economy has seen tremendous growth over the last several years—and our state’s business community wants to make sure it keeps growing. That’s why nearly

Tennessee Thrives Surpasses 350 Members
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2:00 PM CT, January 26, 2017 CONTACT: press@tennesseethrives.org   NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Thrives has exceeded 350 members, demonstrating widespread business support
January 26, 2017

TN Businesses Form Coalition to Support Continued Growth Through Nondiscrimination
Nearly 200 Tennessee businesses and organizations have joined together to launch Tennessee Thrives, a coalition dedicated to promoting an attractive, prosperous and economically vibrant Tennessee.
December 13, 2016