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

LaWanda Buendía Buendía Notary Srvcs
Faith Stevens Faith Stevens, LPC-MHSP
Sydney Nelson S Salon For Men
Nicole Ptacek Dotted & Crossed
Brent Hutchinson Williamson County Child Advocacy Center (dba "Davis House")
Alana Seaton Knoxville Music Therapy
Elizabeth Sharpe 1585 Printing Company
Ray White Whitewood Counseling & Consultation
Mary Sullivan Crowing Hens Bindery
Jocelyn Haynes Bundles of Joy: Birth Services
Sewa Truk Trailer Surabaya Sewa Truk Trailer Surabaya
Sewa Truk Trailer Surabaya Sewa Truk Trailer Surabaya
Malinda Joshi Elder Law of East Tennessee, PLLC
Rhonda Radford Vapor Max 2 LLC
Randal Yates Handy Randy
Sarah Grove Sarah Elizabeth Grove, LCSW
Shannon Stoner Phat Bites
Stefanie Hynds Healing Steps with Stefanie
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

417 endorsements

Will your organization endorse?

  • LaWanda Buendía
    Buendía Notary Srvcs endorsed 2021-11-14 19:10:57 -0600
    I am a Notary Public and business owner. I am currently attending Northcentral University to receive my PhD. in Philosophy of Psychology with specialization in Gender Fluidity and Sexual Orientation. I have a home office to see clients as well as being a mobile and remote online notary. I am queer and open to assist individuals no matter their sexual orientation or gender fluidity.
  • Faith Stevens
    Faith Stevens, LPC-MHSP endorsed 2021-11-12 09:06:35 -0600
  • Sydney Nelson
    S Salon For Men endorsed 2021-06-08 19:05:14 -0500
  • Nicole Ptacek
    Dotted & Crossed endorsed 2021-06-08 17:18:50 -0500
  • Brent Hutchinson
    Williamson County Child Advocacy Center (dba "Davis House") endorsed 2021-05-26 10:46:19 -0500
    We have two additional sites, one in Hohenwald and one in Centerville. I would like clings for those as well, if possible.
  • Alana Seaton
    Knoxville Music Therapy endorsed 2021-05-19 09:09:16 -0500
  • Elizabeth Sharpe
    1585 Printing Company endorsed 2021-04-28 18:34:02 -0500
    We are an LGBTQ owned Apparel Printing Shop in the Nashville/Donelson Area.
  • Ray White
    Whitewood Counseling & Consultation endorsed 2021-04-18 12:46:57 -0500
  • Mary Sullivan
    Crowing Hens Bindery endorsed 2021-04-09 11:30:28 -0500
  • Jocelyn Haynes
    Bundles of Joy: Birth Services endorsed 2021-03-31 10:24:31 -0500
    I offer birth doula services to those in the Clarksville, TN and surrounding areas. Starting the summer of 2021 i will also be offering postpartum and childbirth education services! All is welcomed!
  • Sewa Truk Trailer Surabaya
  • Sewa Truk Trailer Surabaya
  • Malinda Joshi
    Elder Law of East Tennessee, PLLC endorsed 2021-03-16 15:57:40 -0500
  • Rhonda Radford
    Vapor Max 2 LLC endorsed 2021-03-04 05:38:08 -0600
    We are a vape store. Co-owned by an ally and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome. Even if you don’t vape and need a place to hang, that’s fine too.
  • Randal Yates
    Handy Randy endorsed 2021-03-03 19:07:01 -0600
  • Sarah Grove
    Sarah Elizabeth Grove, LCSW endorsed 2021-02-21 12:18:06 -0600
  • Shannon Stoner
    Phat Bites endorsed 2021-02-11 12:52:45 -0600
    A very accepting & diverse restaurant & bar in Donelson that promotes live music. Very eclectic, non discriminating environment. Everyone is welcome! You’ll see!
  • Amy Skinner
    endorsed 2021-02-03 12:46:49 -0600
  • Stefanie Hynds
    Healing Steps with Stefanie endorsed 2021-02-03 11:48:34 -0600
  • 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

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