First Executive Director
After 13 years of volunteer board members' leadership, the hiring of the first-ever executive director will strongly advance the Plexus mission, further implement and expand our current strategic priorities, and take both organizations into a new era of growth. Plexus welcomes Amanda Cole, a proven nonprofit driver who is committed to Plexusâ€™ core values and has the capacity to strategically guide us forward.
We are confident she will develop rich and meaningful relationships with members, partners, and the broader LGBTQ and Allied communities of Northeast Ohio.
Headline: You're Invited: Plexus Summer Soiree
We had such a great time last year, weâ€™re hosting the second annual summer cocktail party to support the work of Plexusâ€”advancing economic equity, creating welcoming workplaces, and expanding the LGBTQ and Allied business community.
2019 Annual Meeting
Our Annual Meeting was a lovely success! We received insightful feedback from the community on strategic initiatives and engagement opportunities and we're eager to put these ideas into practice to positively impact the business community. Thanks to our hosts at the historic Agora Theatre, along with our sponsors: Commission on Economic Inclusion, Eaton Corporation, EY, FIT Technologies, Food for Thought, Lâ€™Nique, and Westfield.
June 1 Festival Kicks Off Pride Month
Pride in the CLE will return to Public Square on Saturday, June 1 with other events held throughout the month. The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland works in partnership with many organizations like Plexus to make this a community-wide celebration. Volunteer. March. Attend. Sponsor: get connected to show your pride.
LGBTQ Equality Is Good for Business
Ohio Business Competes
Plexus stands proudly with over 550 businesses and organizations statewide that have signed on to Ohio Business Competes (OBC) telling lawmakers that LGBTQ equality is good for the state's brand and economy. OBC, a nonpartisan coalition, is committed to achieving nondiscrimination policies for LGBTQ Ohioans. Join the growing number of Plexus members working to make Ohio more competitive.
Cuyahoga County Expands Protections
While it is still legal in Ohio to fire someone, or deny them housing or access to public accommodations based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Cuyahoga County voted to expand nondiscrimination protections. Plexus leaders and members provided testimony in support of the ordinance in hearings leading up to the vote. The passage underscores the need for our county to be a leader in helping our region thrive.
2019 National Chamber of Commerce Leadership Conference
1,200 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers and chamber leaders from across the globe will convene in Tampa August 14-17. This conference delivers innovative leadership programming, best practices and powerful networking.
Even a decade later, this nationally-recognized video still underscores many of the reasons to get involved in Plexus. Learn more about how the organization impacts our business community: many voices with one common cause