Showing posts from January, 2012

Standard Non-Profit Retreat

The NGLCCNY Non-Profit Industry Council is presenting a special leadership summit designed exclusively for current and past members of the Boards of Directors of LGBT tax-exempt organizations to discuss the future of New York City-based social services, political and community-based corporations. If you, or someone you know, would like to be considered to represent your non-profit organization as a delegate for this special weekend gathering on Saturday, February 4, please contact NGLCCNY co-founder, Thomas Koveleskie, at . There is a formal application process for nominations, for which current Chamber members will be given preference; however, directors from non-NGLCCNY non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply as well. Hosted by the Standard Hotel, this convening of past and current board directors will take place over a half day of networking, coffee/lunch receptions, briefings, and working sessions of debate and discussion. It is limited to a total

NGLCC White House Conference Call on Small Business

On Wednesday, the NGLCC will meet with Vice President Joe Biden and a team of senior officials at the White House, joining a select group of community leaders to discuss President Obama’s major economic and small business priorities for 2012 as announced in the State of the Union address. Following a conversation with the Vice President, Justin Nelson will be dialing into a conference call with you, directly from the White House. We want to invite you to join Justin as he shares information and background to new policies and initiatives announced by President Obama, and what this means to the LGBT and allied business community. The conference line will be available at roughly 6:45pm ET, 3:45pm PT, on Wednesday, 25th January. 1.800.920.7487 Participant code: 57575743#

Member Insider: Neil Cerbone Associates (NCA)

Our New York chapter of NGLCC is filled with individuals changing and shaping our world in important ways. Neil Cerbone's contributions may not be immediately known to you, but it is quite possible that you or your partner are one of the thousands who have benefited from his trailblazing and innovative approaches to improving integrity, commitment, and satisfaction in the workplace through Neil Cerbone Associates . Please read on to learn more about this ebullient, engaging, and inspiring leader of our community, and how he can bring more satisfaction, fulfillment, and "optimism" to your every day work. Damon L. Jacobs: It is such an honor to speak with you and share more about the impact of your work. Tell us about Neil Cerbone Associates. Neil Cerbone: We help employees become more effective, more engaged, and more committed to the work that they do, and recognizing the importance of the work they do. A lot of what we do is kindle and ignite that connection.

Chamber Seeks Presenters and Speakers

Request for Presentations The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NY ( NGLCCNY ), seeks individuals to provide presentations geared towards education in areas of interest to our members. We are looking for a broad range of appealing topics for any section of our membership - from employees to employers, associations and non-profits to small business owners. We are also looking for a variety of formats including individual presentations, panel discussions, webinars , workshops and use of multimedia and other interesting formats. Specifications Provide the following information: A short description of the proposed topic and/or relevant documentation A working title for the presentation A statement of the value each attendee will receive The top 5 reasons someone should attend your session in a quick bulleted format The types of materials (if any) anticipated to be handed out at the presentation A short bio or list of credentials for the proposed speaker(s) General

NGLCCNY Welcomes New Events Chair, Jay Dellacona

Jay Dellacona , owner Focus Events and Catering 347-324-9450 With two decades of experience, Jason (Jay) Dellacona has become one of the go-to event planners and caterers for corporate and social events nationally. Jay started his career at the high end boutique catering firm, Mark of Excellence Catering , located in the greater NYC area. Jay started his career as a bus boy and was continually promoted to eventually become the Director of Operations and Events. His client list read like a “Who’s Who” of the New York social and business scene. Jay then joined a premiere staffing agency in the Hamptons , At Your Service Staffing , where he organized staffing resources for large corporate, social and political events. For the prominent East End high society staffing agency, Jay also drove business development securing large exclusive staffing contracts allowing the company to branch out into additional regional markets which