Tennessee Open For Business

openforbiz.pngTennessee Open For Business is a free program for Tennessee 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.  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.

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

Donna Heffner Spirit of Red Hill
William Lyons City of Knoxville
Shaun Parrish Old City Java
Vicki Vinson Sassy Ann's
Scott West Preservation Pub Corp and Oodles LLC
Coury Turczyn Knoxville Mercury
Rebecca Terrell CHOICES.
Marti Ryan Love Is Love Wedding Coordinating
Greg Bullard Covenant of the Cross
Michael Torano Knoxville Opera
Karen Sella Karen M. Sella, Licensed Massage Therapist
Carrie Wadman Carrie Joy Counseling
Jeff Williams Fantasy Bridal & Formal Wear
Karen Carrier Mollie Fontaine Lounge
Karen Carrier Mollie Fontaine Lounge
Karen Carrier Mollie Fontaine Lounge
Kelly Absher DaVinci's Pizza
Kelly Absher DaVinci's Pizza
Kelly Absher DaVinci's Pizza
Kelly Absher DaVinci's Pizza
Kelly Absher DaVinci's Pizza
Kelly Absher DaVinci's Pizza
Heather McCormack Marche Artisan Foods
Rev. James Ramsey, M.Ed. Crossvine Church
Carl Greene Outlook Chattanooga
Johnny Miller Saw Works Brewing Company

344 endorsements

Will your organization endorse?

  • Donna Heffner
    Spirit of Red Hill endorsed 2015-08-12 21:22:19 -0500
    Appreciate the work of the TEP!
  • William Lyons
    City of Knoxville endorsed 2015-08-12 12:19:19 -0500
  • Shaun Parrish
    Old City Java endorsed 2015-08-04 22:12:18 -0500
  • Vicki Vinson
    Sassy Ann's endorsed 2015-08-02 16:30:12 -0500
  • Scott West
    Preservation Pub Corp and Oodles LLC endorsed 2015-07-31 14:16:00 -0500
  • Coury Turczyn
    Knoxville Mercury endorsed 2015-07-30 11:44:46 -0500
  • Rebecca Terrell
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-28 11:22:19 -0500
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me!
  • Rebecca Terrell
    @prochoiceTN tweeted link to this page. 2015-07-28 11:22:14 -0500
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me! http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/tennessee_open_for_business?recruiter_id=43633
  • Rebecca Terrell
    CHOICES. endorsed 2015-07-28 11:22:02 -0500
  • Marti Ryan
    Love Is Love Wedding Coordinating endorsed 2015-07-25 14:31:32 -0500
  • Greg Bullard
    Covenant of the Cross endorsed 2015-07-23 13:55:39 -0500
    Open and Affirming since our founding, we hope that ALL people know they can find a place in our midst. Here you will find people who will love you unconditionally, and will help you connect to the God that created you just as you are.
  • Michael Torano
    Knoxville Opera endorsed 2015-07-21 14:33:05 -0500
  • Karen Sella
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-18 12:41:32 -0500
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me!
  • Karen Sella
    Karen M. Sella, Licensed Massage Therapist endorsed via 2015-07-18 12:40:18 -0500
  • CarrieJoy Counseling
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-07-18 08:41:16 -0500
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me! - great idea, many exciting things happening for LGBTQ folk !
  • Carrie Wadman
    Carrie Joy Counseling endorsed 2015-07-18 08:35:36 -0500
    I love working with my LGBTQ clients. Currently working on putting together a support group for Knoxville area folks. Find me on Facebook – Carrie Joy Counseling
  • Jeff Williams
    Fantasy Bridal & Formal Wear endorsed 2015-07-17 13:11:50 -0500
  • Karen Carrier
    Mollie Fontaine Lounge endorsed 2015-07-15 10:58:23 -0500
  • Karen Carrier
    Mollie Fontaine Lounge endorsed 2015-07-15 10:56:50 -0500
  • Karen Carrier
    Mollie Fontaine Lounge endorsed 2015-07-15 10:54:27 -0500
  • Kelly Absher
    DaVinci's Pizza endorsed 2015-07-14 19:57:38 -0500
    Curing Italian cravings for a decade! Serving until 4:00 a.m. every Friday and Saturday.
  • Kelly Absher
    DaVinci's Pizza endorsed 2015-07-14 19:52:03 -0500
    New York decadence with Southern elegance. Carleo’s is always the first stop of the night, and the true partiers come back and end the night there.
  • Kelly Absher
    DaVinci's Pizza endorsed 2015-07-14 19:48:54 -0500
    A continuous party every Friday and Saturday night. It’s not just a dance club, it is an experience.
  • Kelly Absher
    DaVinci's Pizza endorsed 2015-07-14 19:44:57 -0500
    The best club in Knoxville to dance to the 80’s, 90’s, and now! Great venue for private events.
  • Kelly Absher
    DaVinci's Pizza endorsed 2015-07-14 19:39:51 -0500
    Great venue for concerts, private events, or partying into the night.
  • Kelly Absher
    DaVinci's Pizza endorsed 2015-07-14 19:34:38 -0500
    Enjoy the best dance club in Knoxville every Friday and Saturday night. Perfect venue for private events.
  • Heather McCormack
    Marche Artisan Foods endorsed 2015-07-14 17:49:14 -0500
  • Rev. James Ramsey, M.Ed.
    Crossvine Church endorsed 2015-07-14 17:21:05 -0500
  • Carl Greene
    Outlook Chattanooga endorsed 2015-07-14 14:28:27 -0500
  • Johnny Miller
    Saw Works Brewing Company endorsed 2015-07-14 13:31:59 -0500

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