Chris Bianco Group Signs ONE Community’s UNITY Pledge

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The Chris Bianco Group, which includes nationally renowned restaurants Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, Bar Bianco and Tratto, signed the UNITY Pledge in support of full inclusion and equality in employment, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people.  Bianco joins over 2,200 businesses and organizations including My Local News – AZ, GoDaddy, Yelp, American Airlines, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Professional Firefighters of Arizona, PetSmart, and Coca-Cola in supporting a fully inclusive Arizona.  Currently, only five Arizona cities have ordinances that ban discrimination; however, Arizona has no statewide laws that protect people from being fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discriminated against in housing and public accommodations.
“We proudly serve all customers who come through our doors regardless of who they are or who they love,” said Chris Bianco of the Chris Bianco Group. “Signing the UNITY Pledge ensures that making people that come to our restaurants are welcome and feel welcome is as paramount as the food we put on the tables.  Equal treatment is not only the right thing to do, but it is also key to building strong, vibrant communities across our state,” concluded Bianco.

“We’ve always known that Chris Bianco serves the best pizza in the nation, and having their support for fully inclusive non-discrimination for all Arizonans, makes it taste that much better,” said ONE Community president Angela Hughey. “We are grateful for their leadership in the community and for joining the movement to ensure all Arizonans are celebrated, respected and protected equally,” she added.

Created by ONE Community, a member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans, the UNITY Pledge is a public declaration to support and advance workplace equality and non-discrimination policies in housing and public accommodations for gay and transgender people and their allies in Arizona.

About Chris Bianco Group:
The BiancoGroup develops and operates restaurants and other food-related products with brands including Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, Bar Bianco and Tratto as well at the Bianco DiNapoli line of tomatoes.

About ONE Community:
Since our inception in 2008, ONE Community has evolved into member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans.  We are committed to reshaping Arizona’s image through educating, empowering and connecting our diverse LGBT and allied communities on the benefits of inclusion and its direct impact on attracting and retaining top talent and businesses—and thereby, ensuring our state’s economic sustainability.

Submitted by ONE Community

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