Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Office Space Rental Available

ARVELO architecture+design, pllc has three (3) desks for rent in their lovely office available immediately.  The office is located in a very central location with many subways close by. It has high ceilings with a nice southern exposure, and the best part is a great group of people to share space with.

The space includes:
  • Shelving/Storage
  • File cabinet use 
  • Copier, Fax (Xerox/Work Center 7328) available for use
  • Conference area
  • WiFi available
  • $450 a month each desk
If interested and/or would like to see the space, please contact ARVELO at 212.203.7852.  The office is located at 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Discount Tickets to Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

Tom Smedes Productions, LLC is offering special discount tickets to the hilarious off-broadway show Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

With the discount code of GLCC, the cost of tickets began at $35. The code is good through July 31, 2014 and can be used online, by phone at (866) 811-4111 or at the box office.

Tickets are for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8PM as well as Saturday matinees at 3PM.  Prices are as follows:

Wet Zone = $70 (reg. $89.95)
Front Section = $55 (reg. $69.95)
Rear Section = $35 (reg. $49.95)

Don't miss out on getting the laugh of your life.  Hurry discounts end on July 31.  The theater is located at 777 8th Avenue (between 47th & 48th).  Order tickets here.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Meet TJ Chernick, NGLCCNY's Membership Account Executive

Thomas "TJ" Chernick
Membership Account Executive, NGLCCNY


It is an honor to be part of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamberof Commerce NY serving as the Membership Account Executive. It is such an exciting time for our community and for this chapter, and I am looking forward to being a part of its growth.

The New York chapter is spearheaded by an incredible group of leading entrepreneurs, movers and shakers, and it is with similar gumption that I approach this new role. Following a fantastic lineage of people who have served the chamber, I am lucky to come on board to such a strong foundation on which to build upon the Chapter's momentum.

I bring to the table 9 years of experience in international program management, community involvement, and advocacy. Moving forward, the aim during my tenure with the chamber is to utilize this background to increase the membership experience of current NGLCCNY members by providing exceptional service, to grow our membership base by reaching out into our community to those outliers who may not have thought of the chamber as an option for them, and to encourage growth in the number of nationally certified businesses.

Coming from a professional background in advocacy, I believe our community wields incredible power. As entrepreneurs and business owners, you push the economy forward, and by increasing diversity within this scope you are truly advocates for lasting change.

It was with great excitement that I come on board with the NGLCCNY and I look forward to meeting every one of our members in the coming months to hear about what you would like from the future of your membership, and how we can grow our presence in this incredible city.

If you or someone you know has any questions about membership, don't hesitate to contact me directly. My proverbial door is always open and I hope you will reach out to me and see me as a resource, an open ear, and as your personal cheerleader.

Here is to an exciting year!

Best Wishes, 

BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE: NGLCC Conference Sponsorship and Workshop Host

Re Perez, CEO & Founder 

Re Perez, CEO & Founder of BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE is a proud sponsor and panel discussion speaker at this year's NGLCC Business and Leadership Conference in Vegas.

Re is a visionary, brand consultant, speaker and founder of BRANDING FORTHE PEOPLE, a leading branding agency for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Re helps his clients create game-changing brands, enabling them to increase revenue, make a bigger impact, and create a legacy. His background includes senior-level brand consulting positions at top global branding firms, with experience consulting to Fortune 500 global brands such as: AT&T, Abbott, GE Money, Lilly, Motorola, Nielsen Company, TD Ameritrade and Xerox.
Since launching BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE in January 2011, Re has been on the fast-track to success and has rebranded some of the most successful entrepreneurs, leaders and visionaries, including Suzanne Evans, Pamela Bruner, Christine Kane, Maria Andros, Bari Baumgardner, Debi Berndt, Barb Wade, Shanda Sumpter, Monica Shah and Nick Unsworth (to name a few).
Re's branding agency will donate a $20,000 value branding package to this year's Roll The Dice winner!

BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE will also hosts it's BRANDED: THE WORKSHOP -  A one day branding workshop, where you will learn game-changing branding strategies to make more money and attract higher-end clients.

BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE is offering NGLCCNY members a 20% discount off the regular admissions.  For more details about the workshop see below or click here.

  • Where: Ink48 Hotel, New York City
  • When:   July 19th
  • Time: 10am-6pm
  • Admission: $197 (Use NGLCCNY promo code for a 20% discount off regular admission)
  • Limited Seating.
  • Reserve Your Seat Today: http://brandedtheworkshop.com

True Colors Fund: July's Non-Profit Spotlight

The True Colors Fund was co-founded by Cyndi Lauper to raise awareness about and bring an end to LGBT youth homelessness, and to inspire everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all. This mission is accomplished through the organization’s two programs, the Forty to None Project and the Give A Damn Campaign.

In America, it is estimated that up to 1.6 million youth are homeless each year and that up to 40% of them identify as LGBT. Yet, only up to 7% of the general youth population does the same. The most cited reason why these young people experience homelessness at a highly disproportionate rate is family rejection because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Through its Forty toNone Project, the True Colors Fund is working both proactively and reactively to address the issue and ultimately reduce the disproportionate percentage from 40% to none.

Since 2010, the Give a Damn Campaign has worked to empower everyone – especially straight people – to advance equality for all. The campaign serves as an entry gate for folks who are interesting in learning more about different issues affecting the LGBT community. The campaign kicked off with over 30 videos featuring celebrities, including Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Mraz, and True Colors Fund co-founder Cyndi Lauper. The organization partners with over 20 organizations to cover issues ranging from marriage equality and workplace discrimination to suicide prevention and youth homelessness.

Learn more at www.truecolorsfund.org

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The ODEP Welcomes Your Feedback

Dear members & guests,

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of DisabilityEmployment Policy welcomes your feedback on a comprehensive strategy under development to engage employers to increase workplace opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The strategy, developed in collaboration with management and marketing experts from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, incorporates new research and behavioral insights to develop practices aimed at tapping the skills and talents of people with disabilities.

Representatives of Diversity marketing and Communications (developing the strategy under contract to DOL) will provide an overview at the roundtable discussion at Poppin on Wednesday, July 16 from 5:00-5:45pm. Located at 1115 Broadway (@ 25th Street), 3rd Floor.

You will have the opportunity to provide comments on the forthcoming strategy, and exchange best practices with other professionals on the recruiting, hiring, and retention of people with disabilities. Prior knowledge is not required.   

Please confirm your participation with an email to events@nglccny.org. Space is limited, please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting this important initiative.
Warm regards,

Derrick Brown
Executive director

Friday, June 20, 2014

Discount Tickets to Pageant - The All-Male Musical Comedy Beauty Contest

Pageant - The All-Male Musical Comedy Beauty Contest - returns Off-Broadway June 29th. This silly, fun musical is like no beauty pageant you've seen before!

After a recent sold out run, Pageant - The All-Male Musical Comedy Beauty Contest - returns Off-Broadway June 29th at The Davenport Theatre for a limited summer engagement.

Like no beauty pageant you’ve seen before! Six contestants vying for the title of Miss Glamouresse compete in swimsuit, talent, gown, and spokesmodel categories. 

This silly, fun musical is Miss America meets The Birdcage.  You even get to pick the winner!  Who will it be?

NGLCCNY Bronze Business Member, Tom Smedes Productions, if offering discount tickets to all NGLCCNY members.  Just enter the code PAGGLCC when processing order by clicking here

Here are the ticket rates:

For performances through 7/21/14:

Select Orchestra @ $39.50 (reduced from $79.50)
Select Mezzanine @ $29.50 (reduced from $49.50)

For performances from 7/27/14 through 9/1/14:

Select Orchestra @ $49.50 (reduced from $79.50)
Select Mezzanine @ $39.50 (reduced from $49.50)

Hurry! Don't miss out on great laughs, and a talented performance.