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

Rev. Glenna Shepherd Pleasant Hill Community Church (UCC)
Ben Stewart Stewart & Co. Family Hair Salon
Ray White Whitewood Counseling & Consultation
Andrea Hewitt East Nashville Doula
T. L. “Drew” Kreuser Kreuser Action and Fitness Inc.
Shannon Black Mindful Mobile Therapy
Selena Haynes Focus Middle Tennessee
Natalie Kurylo Heliotropic Healing
Kathleen Puckett A View From Within Distance Counseling
Carrie Wadman Carrie Joy Counseling
Peggy Hambright Magpies Bakery
Shawn Poynter Poynter Photo Co.
Theresa Griffin Retrospect Vintage Store
Sarah Shebaro Striped Light
Casey Fox Libacious Craft Cocktail Catering
Jessica Dean Clay Halo Farm
Lori Sloan Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center
Brigid Oesterling Brigid KO
Katie Dirnbauer KDD Jewelry
Monica Crane Genesis Neuroscience Clinic
Kia Jarmon MEPR Agency
Heike Reagan Knoxville Balloon Company
Lois Prislovsky Psychoeducational Network

378 endorsements

Will your organization endorse?

  • Rev. Glenna Shepherd
    Pleasant Hill Community Church (UCC) endorsed 2017-12-10 15:59:11 -0600
    We are a progressive, open and affirming, global justice congregation of the United Church of Christ serving the Cumberland Plateau.
  • Ben Stewart
    Stewart & Co. Family Hair Salon endorsed 2017-12-10 15:11:23 -0600
  • Staria Clark
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-10 15:11:10 -0600
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me!
  • Staria Clark
    endorsed 2017-12-10 15:08:43 -0600
    As a REALTOR I provide my services to ALL people equally.
  • Dawn Bennett
    endorsed 2017-12-10 14:47:09 -0600
  • Ray White
    Whitewood Counseling & Consultation endorsed 2017-12-10 14:46:11 -0600
  • Andrea Hewitt
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-25 10:54:15 -0600
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me!
  • Andrea Hewitt
    East Nashville Doula endorsed 2017-11-25 10:53:24 -0600
  • T. L. “Drew” Kreuser
    Kreuser Action and Fitness Inc. endorsed 2017-10-26 10:32:35 -0500
    It’s Drew. Please add my C Corp for the Open for business…my private business will be separate on here too (Kreuser Family Sales)
  • Shannon Black
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-14 16:41:02 -0500
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me!
  • Shannon Black
    Mindful Mobile Therapy endorsed 2017-10-14 16:40:06 -0500
  • Selena Haynes
    Focus Middle Tennessee endorsed 2017-10-07 11:16:54 -0500
    Website: FocusMidTenn.com
  • Natalie Kurylo
    Heliotropic Healing endorsed 2017-09-25 12:38:50 -0500
    We are happy to endorse equality!
  • Lauren Russell
    endorsed 2017-09-25 08:32:12 -0500
  • Kathy Puckett
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-14 21:49:55 -0500
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me!
  • Kathleen Puckett
    A View From Within Distance Counseling endorsed 2017-09-14 21:49:00 -0500
  • Carrie Wadman
    Carrie Joy Counseling endorsed 2017-09-14 07:00:15 -0500
  • Peggy Hambright
    Magpies Bakery endorsed 2017-09-13 16:21:24 -0500
    high five.
  • Shawn Poynter
    Poynter Photo Co. endorsed 2017-09-12 15:28:54 -0500
  • Theresa Griffin
    Retrospect Vintage Store endorsed 2017-09-12 15:06:00 -0500
  • Sarah Shebaro
    Striped Light endorsed 2017-09-12 14:55:57 -0500
  • Casey Fox
    Libacious Craft Cocktail Catering endorsed 2017-09-12 13:39:24 -0500
    We’re so happy to add our names!
  • Jessica Dean
    Clay Halo Farm endorsed 2017-09-12 12:59:43 -0500
    Thank you for organizing and offering this!
  • Lori Sloan
    Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center endorsed 2017-09-12 11:43:17 -0500
  • Brigid Oesterling
    Brigid KO endorsed 2017-09-12 11:17:10 -0500
  • Katie Dirnbauer
    KDD Jewelry endorsed 2017-09-12 10:44:31 -0500
  • Monica Crane
    Genesis Neuroscience Clinic endorsed 2017-09-10 20:33:43 -0500
    Our memory clinic is dedicated to the assessment and medical treatment of memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We welcome LGBT families and caregivers to our practice. Additionally, we encourage applications for medical support positions from the LGBT community.
  • Kia Jarmon
    MEPR Agency endorsed 2017-08-29 11:19:10 -0500
  • Heike Reagan
    Knoxville Balloon Company endorsed 2017-08-22 16:21:56 -0500
  • Lois Prislovsky
    Psychoeducational Network endorsed 2017-08-22 11:33:01 -0500
    Pleased to now be a part of your board. I am happy to contribute my time, energy, and creativity to your powerful work. Thank you all. At your service, Lois

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