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Celebrating 2013 and looking ahead to 2014

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Derrick Brown NGLCCNY Executive Director What an amazing time of transformation and growth we have shared during the past twelve months.  I am truly excited to see what we have accomplished and am looking ahead to even more success in 2014.   To celebrate how far we have come, it is important we reflect on the milestones we accomplished with all of the NGLCCNY members.  And, we should consider the true economic impact and growth our members have experienced in 2013, and the momentum they carry into 2014. We are hosting our  " End of the Year " celebration on Wednesday, November 20th, 6PM to 8:30PM.  Hosted by AON and Zurich , the event will be held at AON's headquarters located at 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY.   Please RSVP before November 19th by clicking here . We appreciate your continued support and partnership in helping to move the LGBT and Allied business equality movement forward and hope that you will join us in celebrating

Tier 1 / Tier 2 Supplier Partnerships are Alive and Well at NGLCCNY

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Article by Michael Hudson Site Search & Select Let me tell you about a recent successful Tier 1 / Tier 2 collaboration between 3 great members of NGLCCNY. In addition to my day running Site Search & Select , a global venue finding and conference event planning business, I was asked to organize and execute a gala dinner for 130 people at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields (Episcopal) – a renowned LGBT friendly parish in Greenwich Village.   The event was to have cocktails, live music, buffet dinner and décor.   Many of you know St. Luke’s as one of the pioneer PWA outreach organizations in New York (still the only organization serving a hot meal every Saturday of the year to more than 60 PWAs since the early 1980’s).   Tier 1 / Tier 2 definition according to the e-publication CHRON “ Tier two companies are the key suppliers to tier one supplier, without supplying a product directly to [end user] company. However, a single company may be a tier one supplie

SAGEWorks Lets LGBT People Age 40 and Older Know They Are Not Alone

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SAGEWorks lets LGBT people age 40 and older know they are not alone in recognizing that gaining and keeping a competitive edge in employment can be challenging.   Given the need for workforce supports for LGBT older adults age 40 and over, Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE) launched the SAGEWorks program in 2010.   SAGEWorks is a national employment support program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people age 40 and older that expands participants’ job hunting skills and career options, and connects employers to diverse high-caliber candidates.   Recognizing the importance of remaining employed and fulfilled in today’s competitive job market, SAGEWorks provides hands on workshops, technology training and personal coaching at various sites around the country. Research shows that people have difficulties finding jobs or securing promotions as they age, even as early as age 40 – employers prefer younger workers w