Turnip Truck Earns National
LGBT Business Enterprise Certification
Store now considered a diverse supplier
NASHVILE, Tenn. –  Nashville’s locally owned natural foods grocer Turnip Truck has earned certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative.  The NGLCC is the sole organization that certifies LGBT-owned and –operated businesses.
“While our business is built upon the concept of local – local products, local suppliers and local customers – we stepped into the national arena for our LGBT business enterprise certification,” Turnip Truck founder and owner John Dyke said. “We embarked on this certification process to convey to our community that everyone is welcome at Turnip Truck.”
Turnip Truck is now recognized as a diverse supplier by the NGLCC, its corporate partners and organizational allies. Turnip Truck is now able to participate in NGLCC supplier diversity programs and other organizational offerings. Dyke said this was a natural next step in Turnip Truck’s culture of inclusion.
“We are honored to join a growing number of 800-plus LGBT enterprises, and we encourage other Nashville businesses to consider this certification as well,” Dyke said, “It has been worthwhile and beyond rewarding already.”
Founded in 2001 by John Dyke, Turnip Truck is Nashville’s only full-service locally owned natural foods grocer.  Specializing in local, natural and organic foods, the store has locations in East Nashville and the Gulch.
The Natinoal Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people.  NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT owned businesses.  www.nglcc.org
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