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Marriage Equality Annual PRIDE Pre-March Breakfast

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Join NGLCCNY member Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) as we celebrate PRIDE with our annual pre-march breakfast!  This is a great way to meet and hang out with friends and family and support the work of MEUSA before heading over to the Pride Parade to march with MEUSA, another group, or just enjoy the day - all are welcome!   Tickets include: Full breakfast buffet, drinks, and cocktail and are available You can purchase tickets  through Friday, June 28 for $20 per person ($10 kids 10 and under)  at:  http://tinyurl.com/2013nycpridebreakfast   A limited number of tickets will be available for $25 per person ($12 kids 10 and under) at the door.

Tyler Clementi's Legacy

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RSVP:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TYLERCLEMTENTIJUNE20   Tyler Clementi's Legacy June 20, 2013 noon - 2 p.m. The New York Times Company 620 Eighth Avenue 15FL Conference Center NYC RSVP:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TYLERCLEMTENTIJUNE20

Economic Impact of Marriage Equality Panel Discussion

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Economic Impact of Marriage Equality Panel Discussion June 25, 2013 -- 5:30pm - 8:00pm   MetLife's Offices at 1095 Avenue of Americas (Bryant Park at 42nd St & 6 Ave) 23rd Floor Auditorium  MetLife, GLAM (Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgenders and Allies at MetLife), Out & Equal Metro NYC and MetLife's Legal Affairs Diversity Committee invite you to celebrate pride month by attending an engaging panel discussion to learn more about the potential financial implications of marriage equality on the public sector, private sector, small businesses and LGBT individuals and couples.  In light of forthcoming decisions from the United States Supreme Court regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 in California, the potential economic impact of marriage equality is a topic that is more relevant today than ever before. With leaders from Human Rights Campaign (HRC), The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and subject matter

Group Visits to The New York Botanical Garden

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Group Visits to The NewYork Botanical Garden An Unforgettable Departure from the Everyday Escape from the office to the City’s most serene and breathtaking setting, located just twenty minutes away from Midtown Manhattan. Within this grand 250-acre landscape, you will find a sampling of some of the world's most beautiful natural terrain, including a cascading waterfall, 50 acres of forest, rolling hills, wetlands, and plant collections that include indoor rain forests and deserts.  The New York Botanical Garden offers a variety of event spaces suitable for all occasions such as meetings, retreats, and parties.  Whether you’re searching for a fun afternoon, or planning an all-day company event, the Botanical Garden has your next special occasion covered. Garden venues available to rent include: The Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill Capacity  30-125                Situated on the banks of the Bronx River at the edge of the 50-Acre Native Forest; t

Executive Committee Grows

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Greetings NGLCCNY Members As we continue to evolve as a leading LGBT Chamber of Commerce, one of my goals is to keep an open line of communication with our members about the growth and opportunities we face.  I will work hard to keep everyone apprised of things that are going on behind the scenes both here in NY, as well as in DC.  We will work smarter and more collaboratively to provide you with a higher level of service, empowerment and support to help you grow your business.   Therefore, from time to time you will receive updates from me about our current position and the direction in which the organization is moving.  With that said, we are so excited to announce the appointment of Ingrid Galvez and Glenn Reimer to the NGLCCNY Executive Committee.  They have both been long standing chamber members and have dedicated their time, talent and resources to help grow this organization.  As the chamber begins to write a new chapter, it is imperative that we maintain our esta

2nd Annual Pride Luminaries Brunch

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Who: You, the NYC Pride VIPs What: 2013 Pride Luminaries Brunch A Pride hosted by Mitchell Gold of Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams Furniture, NYC Pride and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NY When: Sunday, June 23rd 12:00 - 4:00 PM Where: Hotel Americano 518 West 27th Street (between10th & 11th Ave.) Why: Complimentary delicious SKYY Vodka cocktails, ill issimo and Barefoot Wine Delectable baked goods from Betty Crocker Art of Shaving giveaways A gift bag for all attendees packed full of goodies from AT&T, Art of Shaving, Coca Cola, and more! Passed brunch hors d'ouvres A suggested $20 donation at the door goes to benefit NYC Pride and other local non-profits in the NY Metro area How: RSVP at brunch@nycpride.org RSVP For Pride Luminaries Brunch

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Hudson

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Michael Hudson is a man on the move! In addition to Michael running his own thriving business called Site Search & Select, he is also Chair of the Chamber Ambassadors and member of the NGLCCNY Executive Committee. I recently spoke to Michael about his business, his position with the chamber and a few personal things about his life. Vaughn: Michael, what is Site Search & Select all about? Michael: Site Search & Select is a global sourcing and strategic meeting management company specializing in conferences and events for Fortune 1000 companies and national associations that take place outside the United States. Vaughn: How did you come up with the idea for your business? Michael: After a decade of working in national sales for global hotel companies, I established a firm that represented hotels outside the US. These hotels lacked marketing in North America. In time, my multi-national, corporate customers indicated to me that my services would