The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois announced the opening of an additional office in Springfield, according to a press release.
The headquarters will remain in Chicago.
"We are committed to LGBT business advocacy and our members in downstate Illinois through action, not just words," said LGBT Chamber of Commerce Illinois Chairperson Roxanne Meyer. "LGBT businesses are growing throughout Illinois and northwest Indiana, and we are being proactive in advocating and expanding services for those businesses."
New Executive Director Bill Wald said, "The LGBT and LGBT-friendly business community in Illinois is strong and has a voice, with this new office we are expanding advocacy, services, professional development, and products throughout the state and northwest Indiana for our Chamber members and the LGBT community with the support of a strong board of directors. Further,
"DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) are not just letters or words; they are implementable action."