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Upscale Avenues Becomes First HRBOR Member Business To Receive LGBTBE Certification

Upscale Avenues owners Vic Bosak (center) and Robert Rogers (right) with HRBOR president Christian Strange.

HRBOR is excited to announce our first Certified LGBT Business: Upscale Avenues Realty Group.

HRBOR works with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.

Founded in Norfolk by broker Robert Rogers, and his fiancé Vic Bosak in 2018, the mission of Upscale Avenues is to provide an unmatched buying and selling experience for local consumers. By providing high-touch service, and an experience built on honesty, integrity, and ethics, the overall company goal is to help everyone in Hampton Roads find that perfect place to call home.

Upscale Avenues also believes in the importance of being more than just another local real estate brokerage. By being actively involved in the local surrounding cities and neighborhoods, they aren’t just working with residents as they buy or sell. They are also working to help build a sense of community and foster the growth of the neighborhoods around Hampton Roads, while celebrating the diversity of our unique coastal community.

“Upscale Avenues is incredibly proud to be the first business in Hampton Roads to become certified by the NGLCC, and we look forward to engaging with and working alongside other LGBTQ+ owned companies across the country,” said Rogers.

Please join us in congratulating Upscale|Avenues on their new certification. If you know of another LGBT-owned business in Hampton Roads, refer them to us as we continue to develop our list of certified businesses.