Tennessee Open For Business

openforbiz.pngTennessee Open For Business is a free program for Tennessee small businesses that pledge not to discriminate against their employees or customers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. That means that member businesses do not discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals or couples or do harm to the LGBTQ community.  Members will get a listing on our website, a post on Facebook, and a window cling suitable for display in their storefront. The program is made possible through generous support of the Brooks Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

The Tennessee Equality Project reserves the right to refuse membership in this program to any applicant and to revoke the membership of any business.

You can see a list of some of the current members of Tennessee Open For Business at this link

For questions, contact us at chris@tnequalityproject.com.

Who's endorsing

Alex Greene Bring It Food Hub
Rev. James Ramsey Chattanooga Wedding Officiants
Darron Kidwell Edward Jones Investments
Aaron Thompson Sapphire A Modern Bar and Restaurant
Trevor Hill The Hill
Amber Lee Lee Law Group, Pllc
Stacey Nolan Movement Arts Collective
Dena Jackson Greene Skirts
John Gray Community Housing Inc
Todd Cramer RFC Co., dba Johnstone Supply
Dustin Burnett Nothing Too Fancy
Amy Petulla Family Mediation in GA & TN
Amy Petulla Family Mediation in GA & TN
jaye kennette LaRoy's Hair and Nail Salon
A.J. Northrop Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
Katherine Stinnett Katherine Stinnett Photography
Oslo Cole AC Entertainment
Brandy Word Stanton
Paul James Ijams Nature Center
Tina McMillan Sanctuary Massage & Bodywork
Jamie Johnson The Knoxville Pearl
Adam Edwards Elope to Gatlinburg
Dwight Price Price & Associates REALTORS®, LLC
Jack Knoxville Smoky mountain media group
Kelly Volpe Bliss Home
Barrie Fisher James Freeman Interiors and Gifts

370 endorsements

Will your organization endorse?

  • Alex Greene
    Bring It Food Hub endorsed 2015-07-08 09:16:01 -0500
  • Rev. James Ramsey
    Chattanooga Wedding Officiants endorsed via 2015-07-02 20:56:22 -0500
    Serving Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, we are the area’s leading provider of interfaith, non-religious, and same-sex wedding ceremonies. We serve everyone and are proud to endorse Tennessee Open for Business!
  • Darron Kidwell
    Edward Jones Investments endorsed 2015-07-02 15:27:30 -0500
  • Aaron Thompson
    Sapphire A Modern Bar and Restaurant endorsed 2015-07-02 14:59:30 -0500
    Love & Cocktails, y’all.
  • Trevor Hill
    The Hill endorsed 2015-07-02 13:18:56 -0500
  • Amber Lee
    Lee Law Group, Pllc endorsed 2015-07-02 12:05:45 -0500
  • Stacey Nolan
    Movement Arts Collective endorsed 2015-07-01 21:33:13 -0500
  • Dena Jackson
    Greene Skirts endorsed 2015-07-01 21:18:59 -0500
  • John Gray
    Community Housing Inc endorsed 2015-07-01 21:03:50 -0500
    Community Housing, Inc. and The Community Project are committed to our vision of Housing for All.
  • Todd Cramer
    RFC Co., dba Johnstone Supply endorsed 2015-06-30 14:11:02 -0500
    Representing the Johnstone Supply locations in Knoxville, Kingsport, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Asheville (NC), Pigeon Forge & Johnson City, TN
  • Dustin Burnett
    Nothing Too Fancy endorsed 2015-06-29 12:48:40 -0500
  • Amy Petulla
    Family Mediation in GA & TN endorsed 2015-06-28 10:43:34 -0500
    Family mediator with 10 years experience in family mediation, 20 years as a family lawyer in TN & GA. I mediate for ALL families.
  • Amy Petulla
    Family Mediation in GA & TN endorsed 2015-06-28 10:38:21 -0500
    Chattanooga Ghost Tours, Inc supports the TN Equality Project and welcomes ALL to join us for our ghost tours!
  • jaye kennette
    LaRoy's Hair and Nail Salon endorsed 2015-06-28 10:28:23 -0500
    Local hair stylist and equal rights supporter!
  • A.J. Northrop
    Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum endorsed 2015-06-28 09:21:54 -0500
    We are one of Tennessee’s oldest historic house museums (The oldest in Memphis) The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities maintains the museum and is the state’s oldest nonprofit association for historic preservation.

    We offer tours and events open to the public and are sustained by donations, events, and membership. The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is one of only a few Memphis historic sites that offers venue rentals, weddings are a large percentage of those rentals.

    Our mission is to preserve history and heritage of Tennessee, in light of the recent SCOTUS ruling, we want EVERYONE to know that we are on the “right side of history” and welcome ALL to our gracious property. ALL weddings have been celebrated here and we want to reassure our LGBT brothers and sisters that our doors have and continue to be open for business.
  • Katherine Stinnett
    Katherine Stinnett Photography endorsed 2015-06-28 08:12:05 -0500
    Wedding Photography for ALL! Open for business to all couples
  • Oslo Cole
    AC Entertainment endorsed 2015-06-26 15:19:36 -0500
  • Brandy Word Stanton
    endorsed 2015-06-26 13:17:46 -0500
  • Paul James
    Ijams Nature Center endorsed 2015-06-26 10:15:27 -0500
  • Tina McMillan
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-25 23:03:52 -0500
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me!
  • Tina McMillan
    Sanctuary Massage & Bodywork endorsed 2015-06-25 23:03:36 -0500
  • Jamie Johnson
    The Knoxville Pearl endorsed 2015-06-24 18:39:17 -0500
  • Adam Edwards
    Elope to Gatlinburg endorsed 2015-06-22 20:01:05 -0500
  • Dwight Price
    Price & Associates REALTORS®, LLC endorsed 2015-06-22 11:21:15 -0500
  • Jack Knoxville
    Smoky mountain media group endorsed 2015-06-21 21:44:04 -0500
  • Steve Jenkins
    endorsed 2015-06-20 16:36:23 -0500
  • Benjamin Miller
    endorsed 2015-06-19 11:31:33 -0500
    Love for all!
  • Bliss
    @shopinbliss tweeted link to this page. 2015-06-19 09:02:12 -0500
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me! http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/tennessee_open_for_business?recruiter_id=45146
  • Kelly Volpe
    Bliss Home endorsed 2015-06-19 09:01:47 -0500
  • Barrie Fisher
    James Freeman Interiors and Gifts endorsed 2015-06-18 17:12:59 -0500

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