Brewing Up Business Application
We are seeking Nashville LGBT Chamber members who are interested in hosting events. Brewing up Businesses are attended by a diverse group of LGBT Chamber members including corporate members, small business owners, non-profit leaders, elected officials and people running for office, and members in hospitality, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare.

If you have any questions about this form or BUB Host Requirements, please email Lauren Bland at

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to working with you!

Requirements and Benefits of Hosting the LGBT Chamber Brewing up Business

All Brewing Up Business hosts must be a current Nashville LGBT Chamber member at Copper Level ($300) or above. Check to see if you are an active member here.

The host will provide space for 60 to 150 people. We can't have Brewing Up Business without proper space. Finding the right space is of the utmost importance. Different parts of town and business types bring out people we may not normally see. We can match your capacity with the appropriate month.

Examples include:
Event Space
Retail Store
Office Space - lounge area, event room
Exterior space (e.g. terrace or patio)

For a member who wants to host a BUB but does not have access to space, we will coordinate a partnership between you and another member who has space.

The host will provide hearty appetizers for 60 to 150 people. The host can highlight their own food, provide store-bought food, or have the event catered.

Sample menu:
Stuffed Mushrooms
Roasted Vegetable Platter with Buttermilk Ranch
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Ginger Hummus with Honey and Crushed Pistachio, served with Pita Bread
Shrimp, asparagus, and Cherry Tomato Flat Bread
Red Potato and Zucchini Medley

For a member who has a space but lacks access to food, we will work to coordinate a partnership with a caterer. It is up to the host and caterer to negotiate the cost. We expect the caterer to work with the host to make it affordable. The caterer can donate the food and be listed as a sponsor or co-host.

The host will provide both alcohol and non-alcohol drinks for the expected crowd size. Minimum requirements are water, red wine, white wine, and beer. Guests would appreciate soda and other non-alcohol drinks, but it is not a requirement. If the host is a restaurant or bar, we request each guest receive one free drink for the first 75 guests from a limited menu and the opportunity to purchase from a cash bar after that.

For example, the host provides 75 drink tokens which the Chamber distributes to attendees. The drink menu consists of one white wine, one red wine, 2 beers, and maybe a specialty cocktail which is preferably premade.

If the host can provide space and food but not complimentary drinks, we will work to find a sponsor for the 75 drink tickets. We expect the venue to give a discounted price to the drink sponsor. The drink sponsor will determine their budget well in advance of the event, and the Chamber will manage the negotiation.

Fill out this BUB host application and take advantage of this invaluable Chamber benefit today!

What is your company's name? *
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What is your name? *
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What is your email address? *
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Are you a member of the Nashville LGBT Chamber at the Copper Level ($300) or above? *
How many employees does your company have?
What requirements for hosting Brewing Up Business is your company interested in and capable of providing? Please select all that apply. *
Please provide any additional information about your interest in hosting a Brewing Up Business networking program (i.e. a specific event you are hosting during the year you want to highlight, month/season you want to host in, etc.)
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