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NY Times Small Business Summit

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The New York Times Small Business Summit  Open for Registration Engage Your Entrepreneurial Spirit NGLCCNY is thrilled to be a part of the 2012 New York Times Small Business Summit .  Now in its 7 th  year, the Summit will engage your entrepreneurial spirit through a combination of expert panel discussions and interactive workshops, providing attendees with actionable tools to implement in their small business immediately. Fuel the power of small business into the future. Brainstorm with “think tank” professionals, pitch directly to investors, and build new entrepreneurial connections with top industry leaders. The agenda includes a great lineup of industry experts leading this year’s breakout sessions, including Becoming the Ultimate Productivity Ninja in 3 Easy Steps, Casting the Social Net, Making a Great ImPRESSion, Demystifying Data, Financial Bootcamp, and many more! During the Summit, visit NGLCCNY's booth in the Local Resource Cafe. Monday, June

Corporate Governance CLE

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Legal Industry Council to Present Corporate Governance CLE 1.5 CLE Credits Offered in Seminar Hosted by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP NGLCCNY's Legal Industry Council will present a CLE on  Corporate Governance o n   Tuesday, June 19th   from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.  at the offices of   Debevoise and Plimpton   at  919 Third Avenue .   T he CLE will be conducted in a panel format featuring: Mark Califano , Vice President and Managing Counsel for Litigation, American Express Jonathan Green , Counsel in the Complex Commercial Litigation Department, Kaye Scholer LLP Jonathan Tuttle , Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Tim Wirch , Counsel, Kurzon LLP , will act as the moderator. The CLE is  free of charge  and will include a light breakfast prior to the program.  Some of the topics that will be covered are: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act Internal Investigations and risk management Board of Director responsibilities in a world of shareholder
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2012 PRIDE CELEBRATION with IN THE LIFE MEDIA   On Sunday, June 24 enjoy a prime view of the NYC Pride March from Non-Profit Community Partner IN THE LIFE MEDIA's window-lined, air-conditioned space overlooking Fifth Avenue. Celebrate Pride — and IN THE LIFE’s 20th Birthday — with LGBT friends, allies, equality leaders and members of the organization that produces the most trusted, compelling, acclaimed programming about the LGBT community on television and online. Delight in sparkling cocktails and delicious brunch fare while you mingle with special guests and view the parade from the comfort of IN THE LIFE's spacious studio. Take a chance on a fabulous raffle prize and watch as IN THE LIFE's street-team sends live video from the parade to the studio throughout the event. CLICK HERE for more information or to buy tickets!!

M3: Members’ Monthly Mixer at NU Hotel

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Our work is your business at NGLCCNY! M3: Members’ Monthly Mixer A business development and community building event. Register Here Don’t miss the chance to forge connections with other members, corporate partners and community leaders; and, also meet the Executive Committee, Industry Council leaders and the NGLCCNY staff: Gonzo Araya, Media Communications Chair Jay Dellacona, Events Chair Henry Jones, Chief of Staff Eric Longo, Social Impact Council Chair Richard Oceguera, Chamber President Jack Osborn, Legal Industry Council Chair David Ricciardi, Supplier Diversity Chair Kevin Russell, Chamber Ambassadors Chair Robyn Streisand, Corporate Development Chair We would like to thank this month’s business host,  NU Hotel Brooklyn , for its gracious support. Not a member yet?  Please be our guest.  We welcome non-members to attend one M3 in a twelve-month period to learn about the Chamber and to explore membership possibilities. Location: N

Webinar: The Truth About Branding with Re Perez

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The Truth About Branding. What Every Small Business Should Know to Create a Brand that Drives Results  Jun 13, 2012 12:00pm - Jun 13, 2012 01:00pm Register Here In this webinar, Re Perez, CEO & Founder of BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE, will present the truth about branding that every small business should know if they want to take their business to the next level. He will provide a simple, easy-to-understand, yet strategic approach to branding, which includes "5 Steps to Building a Brand That Sells" (the same 5 steps that he applies to his own business and uses with his private clients).  With the NGLCC’s Business & Leadership Conference coming up in August, learning how to brand your business in a key element to sell yourself to the companies and certified businesses that will be there! Webinar Wednesday is NGLCCNY’s new series that focuses on business development topics important to the certified business who is selling to large corpo

Chase Business Credit Forum

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JPMorgan Chase Adelante, as lead host, in partnership with Chase Business Banking proudly presents a special event. Business Financing: How to obtain access to capital and make it work for you! Monday, May 21, 2012 6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. JPMorgan Chase & Co. 277 Park Avenue, 17thFloor New York City Keynote Address by  Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner -New York City Department of Small Business Services Business Finance Roadmap Workshop presented by NYC Business Solutions Panel Discussion with Chase Business Banking Professionals Moderated by Pravina Raghavan, New York District Director -U.S. Small Business Administration Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about financing opportunities and receive insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment. RSVP to Adelante-NY@jpmorganchase.com

National Business and Leadership Conference in Chicago

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NGLCC's 2012 National Business & Leadership Conference: Certify Your Success! ( www.certify2012.org ) Making a conference feel intimate and personal while still introducing the latest business trends and innovative leadership is a hallmark of NGLCC's National Business & Leadership Conference. This year, the conference has shifted from the past theme of "Out For Business" to  embrace a new theme, "Certify Your Success," as a reflection of the new brand and the connection of our communities through certification.  Each year, NGLCC brings together our members to exchange ideas, strategies, and results as well as celebrate their successes. NGLCC will celebrate the contributions of current and new LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) and showcase the essential relationships with local affiliate chambers and global corporate partners. Over three days, attendees can expect meaningful and substantive seminars, extended networking connections, and

Workshop for LGBT Young Entrepreneurs

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The NGLCC is excited to announce a business intelligence workshop for members of the Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals Council (YEPC). The workshop will be hosted by NGLCC Certified LGBTBE The Mixx at their Think Lab in New York City  on Wednesday May 16 th at 4PM. This workshop is an important opportunity for tomorrow’s business leaders to collaborate with peers and acquire valuable knowledge from leading LGBT entrepreneurs, free of charge. Those interested in joining the YEPC, which is geared towards business owners in the under 40 demographic, should contact Phil Giorgianni, Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity & Outreach at the NGLCC at pgiorgianni@nglcc.org . We will be focusing on two topic areas: Determining the Most Beneficial Events: Robyn Streisand is the CEO and ‘big picture” visionary behind The Mixx , a creative agency encompassing branding & design, digital direct marketing, social media, content syndication & digital PR for Fortune 5

Nine Simple Words: “...same-sex couples should be able to get married.” -- President Obama

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The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY) salutes President Obama, Vice President Biden and the Administration for endorsing marriage equality for same-sex couples. And we especially acknowledge NGLCCNY Non-Profit Community Partners Empire State Pride Agenda, In the Life Media, Lambda Legal, Marriage Equality USA, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and SWISH for your tireless contributions to this great day of societal transformation. While marriage is indeed about love and family, it is also about economics. As the LGBT Chamber of Commerce representing the voices of hundreds-of-thousands of fair-minded professionals, businesses, non-profits and global corporations in New York, we applaud all of the states in our nation that have legalized same-sex marriage. We know that you are benefiting from inflows of business, talent and thought capital because of your choice. And to those states still debating, denying or decrying the rights of the LGBT com

Member Insider: L7z Group

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If you are technically "slow" like me, you might be somewhat daunted by all the technologies available to grow your business.  How do you decide what to put online, what to put on a mobile app, and what information is of most value to your clients?  Fortunately, Jeremy Bellman and Gonzalo Araya of the L7z Group have boiled the art and skill of using progressive media down to a science, and know how to help you thrive in today's global market. Join me for this fascinating interview with co-founder Bellman who explains why "DSM" communications are vital in today's world, how Barack Obama's 2008 election changed the face of marketing forever, and the three down-home qualities that will help you succeed in any world.  Damon L. Jacobs:  Tell me about the services that L7z Group provide. Jeremy Bellman: We are digital, social, mobile, ("DSM") communications.  We offer of strategies focused around social media applications and platforms.