Showing posts from October, 2012

Jonathan D. Lovitz to be Awards Emcee for Shining Stars

Jonathan D. Lovitz will act as Awards Emcee for the Shining Stars Awards at The Box on October 25. An accomplished stage and screen actor, model, and speaker, Lovitz is the host and star for Red Carpet Network and BroadwayTV. He also spends considerable time soldiering correspondence and interviewing for major networks including MTV and Logo. "NGLCCNY is creating prosperity for LGBT owned businesses and their allies and I'm proud to be part of that," said Lovitz. "Being Awards Emcee for Shining Stars places me center-stage at New York’s premier LGBT business gathering." Jonathan has traveled the country speaking out for marriage rights, LGBT youth issues, and positive exposure for the community. He is a passionate supporter of arts education and often teaches theatre/dance masterclasses at universities and high schools nationwide. "Jonathan is a rising star, and we are pleased he is emceeing the Shining Stars Awards this year," said Ch

Job Opening: Fourth Wall Events

Our friends and colleagues at Fourth Wall Events, are currently looking to fill the position of  Sales and Business Development Manager . The successful candidate will have the following: A solid working knowledge of the event industry Have been successful in a sales role Have a consistent work history and be involved in the meeting and events community. (MPI, ISES, PCMA, etc). While Fourth Wall Events would like this candidate to have experience and be well connected, personality and ability to fit into the existing team will play an equally important role in being chosen. In summary, this person must know how to work hard, play hard and make money! This position is salaried PLUS an unlimited commission potential. It comes with full benefits to include medical, dental and vision insurance, a matching 401K program, and full expense account with company AMEX, and more. For further information and to forward your resume, please contact Carvie Gillikin at Fourth Wall Eve

10 Questions with Planet Pepper

By Richard Oceguera Subject: Vincent Cuccia of Planet Pepper Name of Company: Planet Pepper Owners: Vincent Cuccia and Alex Bartlett Doing Business Since: May 2010 Number of Employees: 5 including 3 part-time employees Location: 257 39 th Street, New York, NY | What is Planet Pepper and what services do you offer? Planet Pepper is a unique studio that offers American-made custom design and off the rack outfits for drag queens, eccentrics and performers of all sizes. Some people compare our bold, colorful and dramatic designs to Pucci and Lacroix from the wild 60s. If you want to look outrageous or liven up a room come talk to us. What is Planet Pepper’s mission? Our mission is to provide out of this world costumes and clothing for the party clowns of the world. Because, who doesn’t love a party clown? You just did work for the famous comedienne Lisa Lampanelli. How did that come about? Alex, my business and life

Remember what it felt like to win marriage equality in New York?

Now you can help  20   million  more members of our community feel that way! NGLCCNY has joined the  20   Million  More campaign to help achieve marriage equality victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington this fall.  The campaign is hosting phone banks 5 days a week in New York City and White Plains, as well as sending volunteers for weekend trips to battleground states. You personally can forward marriage equality. Volunteer your time to at the phone banks to support people and change minds in crucial battleground states. The Chamber is sponsoring phoning in midtown Manhattan on October 6 and November 3 . To volunteer, please sign up at . With questions write .

Certify My Company Makes Special Offer to Certified Suppliers

Attention certified LGBT Business Enterprise owners! Are you eligible for NMSDC or WBENC certification? Certify My Company is your go-to expert for diversity certifications, registrations and certification maximization. And we want you to get the most bang for your buck! If you are currently NGLCC certified are eligible to be NMSDC and/or WBENC certified have a copy of your submitted NGLCC application package then Certify My Company will facilitate your NMSDC or WBENC application for you. The specially discounted $625 fee ($1850 value) includes: 1) An intake interview to ensure eligibility for NMSDC and/or WBENC 2) A review of all paperwork to confirm accuracy for NMSDC/WBENC requirements 3) Collection of the information necessary for the application process Certification, and advice regarding the most successful strategies for having the eligible application approved 4) Completion of on-line application 5) Application submission through our p

Second Annual LGBTQ Wedding Expo to be Held in January

NGLCCNY is proud to partner with the  Brooklyn Community Pride Center  to present the second annual LGBTQ Wedding Expo this January at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. The first LGBTQ Wedding Expo, presented in January 2012 at Brooklyn Borough Hall, was a tremendous success with thousands in attendance. Over 75 Brooklyn owned and operated vendors participated in the event including local restaurants, hotels, caterers, bakeries, photographers, jewelers, florists, clothiers, beverage distributers, travel professionals, entertainment providers and financial advisors.  The event received extensive media coverage including taped segments which aired on New York 1, NBC 4 New York and BIT and press including articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and OUT. The 2013 LGBTQ Wedding Expo, scheduled for Sunday January 13 th from 11 AM to 6 PM, will more prominently focus on DESTINATION: BROOKLYN and encourage attendees to utilize the exception