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

Stephanie Jacobson Whimsy & Wilderness Photography
Eric Ruhm Energy Fitness LLC
Alexa Hulsey Encircle Acupuncture
Sarah Elizabeth Grove Sarah Elizabeth Grove, LCSW
Matthew Bretherick Mercantile 1858
Stacey Hamilton Kaleidoscope Custom Vapor Lounge LLC
Lisa Williams Lisa Marie Williams, LMT
David Youngblood The Gatlinburg House
Sara Skillen Skillset Coaching & Organizing
Selena Haynes S&L Companies
Stephen Brown Tennessee School of Beauty
Bryna Podwoiski CycleBar Murfreesboro
Michael Spencer EcoBright Carpet Cleaning
Art Anderson Proudly.Market
David Stewart Dragonfly Aerial & Circus Arts Studio
Anna Burnette Noodles and Company Turkey Creek
Lane Hollingsworth The General Insurance
Stephen Mark Make Your Mark Framing Co
Dietz Osborne Miriam's Promise
Jill Thrash Law Offices of Jill Jensen Thrash
Roxanne and Sean Smith Our MasterPeace
Katie Fisher Oak Ridge Ink
Margaret Stolfi Mill & Mine
Julia Tate-Keithg Law Office of Julia J. Tate-Keith
Rosie Cross Volunteer Ministry Center
Allen Jones The High and Jones Team at Keller Williams Realty (East Tennessee Area)
Stephanie Bauder Steph’s Little Bakery
Lucas Forstrom Concord Park Golf Course
April Borisewitz Samadhi Healing Arts Center

398 endorsements

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  • Stephanie Jacobson
    Whimsy & Wilderness Photography endorsed 2020-10-11 17:21:47 -0500
  • Eric Ruhm
    Energy Fitness LLC endorsed 2020-10-08 07:56:07 -0500
    We offer non gender specific bathrooms and encourage require all members to respect each other in both attitude, dress, and actions.
  • Alexa Hulsey
    Encircle Acupuncture endorsed 2020-09-14 12:27:02 -0500
  • Sarah Elizabeth Grove
    Sarah Elizabeth Grove, LCSW endorsed 2020-09-14 11:18:17 -0500
    I am happy to support the LGBTQI community and am a proud member of the community.
  • Matthew Bretherick
    Mercantile 1858 endorsed 2020-09-01 05:15:39 -0500
    Second location 4812 Murfreesboro Road, Suite F, Arrington, Tn 37014
  • Stacey Hamilton
    Kaleidoscope Custom Vapor Lounge LLC endorsed 2020-08-31 21:59:20 -0500
  • Lisa Williams
    Lisa Marie Williams, LMT endorsed 2020-08-25 18:46:51 -0500
  • David Youngblood
    The Gatlinburg House endorsed 2020-08-25 09:17:06 -0500
    we are a gay owned airbnb
  • Sara Skillen
    Skillset Coaching & Organizing endorsed 2020-08-01 18:52:07 -0500
  • Selena Haynes
    S&L Companies endorsed 2020-07-26 20:02:40 -0500
  • Stephen Brown
    Tennessee School of Beauty endorsed 2020-07-17 07:51:51 -0500
  • Bryna Podwoiski
    CycleBar Murfreesboro endorsed 2020-06-25 15:51:28 -0500
    CycleBar is a a place of inclusivity and diversity. We (P)Ride as One!
  • Michael Spencer
    EcoBright Carpet Cleaning endorsed 2020-06-18 14:52:14 -0500
  • Art Anderson
    Proudly.Market endorsed 2020-06-16 10:36:08 -0500
    Proudly.Market is proud to support TEP. Proudly.Market is the first ever LGBT e-commerce web-site based right here in TN.
  • David Stewart
    Dragonfly Aerial & Circus Arts Studio endorsed 2020-02-20 20:58:40 -0600
  • Anna Burnette
    Noodles and Company Turkey Creek endorsed 2020-02-15 04:50:30 -0600
    Noodles and Company Turkey Creek is, and always will be, a safe place for all people. We value our employee’s right to a discrimination free workplace, as well as an open and accepting environment for our guests.
  • Lane Hollingsworth
    The General Insurance endorsed 2020-02-12 13:52:02 -0600
  • Stephen Mark
    Make Your Mark Framing Co endorsed 2020-02-07 08:46:48 -0600
  • Dietz Osborne
    Miriam's Promise endorsed 2020-01-28 14:47:38 -0600
  • Thrash Law Offices
    @thrashlawoffice tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-28 08:42:06 -0600
    I'm endorsing Tennessee Equality Project. Please join me! https://www.tnep.org/tennessee_open_for_business?recruiter_id=101188
  • Jill Thrash
    Law Offices of Jill Jensen Thrash endorsed 2020-01-28 08:40:54 -0600
  • Roxanne and Sean Smith
    Our MasterPeace endorsed 2019-11-30 16:46:18 -0600
  • Katie Fisher
    Oak Ridge Ink endorsed 2019-11-30 08:38:29 -0600
  • Margaret Stolfi
    Mill & Mine endorsed 2019-11-06 10:58:43 -0600
  • Julia Tate-Keithg
    Law Office of Julia J. Tate-Keith endorsed 2019-11-05 13:02:25 -0600
    I’m so grateful for TEP. I practice law in the field of family formation and I know that each one of these families is safer in Tennessee because we have TEP
  • Rosie Cross
    Volunteer Ministry Center endorsed 2019-10-28 12:20:22 -0500
  • Allen Jones
    The High and Jones Team at Keller Williams Realty (East Tennessee Area) endorsed 2019-10-24 22:04:37 -0500
  • Stephanie Bauder
    Steph’s Little Bakery endorsed 2019-10-23 05:51:39 -0500
  • Lucas Forstrom
    Concord Park Golf Course endorsed 2019-10-22 21:07:43 -0500
  • April Borisewitz
    Samadhi Healing Arts Center endorsed 2019-10-15 15:25:08 -0500

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