CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild and the Michael Scott Mater Foundation with funding by a Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund Community Connections grant have announced that the deadline for completing the LGBT Economic Impact Survey is Sept. 15.

As reported on June 23 (, “Data from the study will be analyzed to determine the economic impact of LGBT small businesses in the region.”

The Guild said, “Participation will not ‘out’ business owners, and confidential information will not be shared. However, this survey provides opportunities for participation in future vendor directories and it allows our LGBT community an economic voice on a local level.”

To participate in the survey, visit

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