Independence Business Alliance

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IBA’s Board of Directors Sees Boost in Diversity and Inclusion

Ahead of its annual meeting on Monday, June 26th, the Independent Business Alliance (IBA) has informed G Philly that all five of its newly elected […]

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LGBTQ&A: Zachary Wilcha

Zachary Wilcha is the first-ever executive director of the Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT chamber of commerce. We chatted about the organization’s recent […]

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PHOTOS: 2016 IBA Business Leaders Luncheon

The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) held its sixth-annual business luncheon at Sofitel Hotel on May 13th, with remarks from Mayor Jim Kenney and a keynote […]

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PHOTOS: 2016 IBA Women in Business Forum

Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Philadelphia’s LGBTQ chamber of commerce, hosted “From Partnerships to Power: Women in Business Today” at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Marni Snyder to Stay on Ballot in the 182nd

A ballot challenge lodged against 182nd District candidate Marni Snyder has been dismissed. State House candidate Marni Snyder can remain on the ballot for the […]

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PHOTOS: IBA Holiday Soiree 2015

The Independence Business Alliance celebrated a successful year during a huge holiday party last week at Philadelphia’s Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel. Dozens of members and […]

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Photos and a Mini History Lesson: IBA Mixer at West Laurel Hill

It wasn’t a typical gay gathering last evening: Things smelled a little bit like a funeral home, and there were people dressed in Halloween costumes. […]

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West Laurel Hill Hosting Spooky IBA Gay Mixer

It’s a party at a cemetery sponsored by Walgreens. That sounds extremely strange, yes, but the event this Thursday at the gorgeous West Laurel Hill […]

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Zachary Wilcha Appointed as Independence Business Alliance’s First Executive Director

After an extensive search, the Independence Business Alliance (IBA), Philadelphia’s LGBT chamber of commerce, has appointed Zachary Wilcha as the organization’s first ever Executive Director. Mr. […]

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PHOTOS: Exciting Announcements Made at Last Night’s IBA and OPAL Mixer

Last evening, members of the greater Philadelphia LGBT chamber of commerce, the Independence Business Alliance (IBA), teamed up with the Out Philadelphia Athletic League (OPAL) to […]

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25 Gay Things to Do in Philly This September

The Pope who? There’s a lot more going on in Philadelphia this September besides a visit from the Vatican. We rounded up 25 LGBT events, […]

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PHOTOS: IBA Monthly Mixer at Duross and Langel

Members of the Independence Business Alliance, Philadelphia’s LGBT chamber of commerce, were treated to quite a gathering last evening at the Salon at Duross and Langel. […]

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PHOTOS: Independence Business Alliance Annual Meeting

Over 120 attendees took to the Top of the Tower last week for the Independence Business Alliance‘s annual meeting, where the greater Philadelphia LGBT chamber […]

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Stir Lounge Wins 2015 IBA LGBT Business Award

Congratulations are in order to Holly Johnson and Stacey Vey, co-owners of Stir Lounge. The women just won the 2015 Independence Business Alliance annual LGBT […]

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PHOTOS: OurNightOut at Top of the Tower

It was a huge turn out for yesterday evening’s OurNightOut LGBTQ happy hour: nearly 400 people took in the amazing sights from 50 stories high. Top […]