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 [email protected]

Who's endorsing

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
Palmer Sampson Parlour
Jacqueline Arthur Three Rivers Market - Tennessee's Food Co-op
George Sampsel Tennessee School of Beauty
Kelly Absher DaVinci's Pizza
Mark Church'janes Top Shelf Express LLC
Nathan Higdon L'Espace Motorcoach, Inc
David McMurry Roof Doctors
Alexis Dockins earthbound trading company
H.G. Stovall Scarritt Bennett Center
Colleen Hagan Babe Beauty Bar
Susan Berryman SEE
Chris Sanders Tennessee Equality Project

416 endorsements

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  • 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
  • Palmer Sampson
    Parlour endorsed 2015-06-18 17:10:03 -0500
  • Jacqueline Arthur
    Three Rivers Market - Tennessee's Food Co-op endorsed 2015-06-18 14:39:49 -0500
  • George Sampsel
    Tennessee School of Beauty endorsed 2015-06-17 20:02:00 -0500
  • Kelly Absher
    DaVinci's Pizza endorsed 2015-06-15 08:59:07 -0500
  • Mark Church'janes
    Top Shelf Express LLC endorsed 2015-06-14 21:07:39 -0500
  • Nathan Higdon
    L'Espace Motorcoach, Inc endorsed 2015-06-12 14:36:14 -0500
  • David McMurry
    Roof Doctors endorsed 2015-06-11 11:17:44 -0500
  • Alexis Dockins
    earthbound trading company endorsed 2015-06-07 13:57:56 -0500
  • H.G. Stovall
    Scarritt Bennett Center endorsed 2015-06-03 15:53:18 -0500
    Scarritt Bennett is dedicated to creating space where individuals and groups engage each other to achieve a more just world.
  • Colleen Hagan
    Babe Beauty Bar endorsed 2015-05-29 13:52:15 -0500
  • Susan Berryman
    SEE endorsed 2015-05-27 10:26:59 -0500
  • Dr Pimental-Habib
    endorsed 2015-05-18 15:17:00 -0500
    My practice and Well Nest Chattanooga have always been inclusive to all people seeking self-improvement, personal growth and mind/body/spirit wellness. We gladly open our doors to all !
  • Chris Sanders
    Tennessee Equality Project endorsed 2015-05-13 20:47:45 -0500

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