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Our Time. Our Growth. And 2014.

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NGLCCNY Executive Team It is hard to imagine that only 8 short months ago, I stood in front of our members during the April M3 at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and had my “Coming Out party” as the new Executive Director for the NGLCCNY.  During that speech, I talked about building on our existing foundation with pillars that would elevate the Chamber to the next level.  Those pillars included: Enhancing benefits for our members Providing exceptional customer service to every member, every day Increasing the number of certified businesses and retaining them within the supplier diversity pipeline   And for us to be leaders in collaborating with our community and business partners alike. It has been a time of personal growth and organizational evolution, and I am excited to say that we have accomplished more in 8 months than I ever thought possible.  These pillars have not only been erected, but are solidly set in place.  I am proud to report our acc

NGLCCNY Leaders and Members Join Many Faces One Dream

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by Ingrid Galvez In response to President Barack Obama’s mandate that federal agencies such as the Small Business Administration be more inclusive in its outreach to LGBT entrepreneurs and small business owners within communities of color. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)   partnered with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and to launch the first ever LGBT economic empowerment tour for communities of color. The conference tour is an effort to bring focus on the LGBT community’s economic power, innovation and creativity in the small business sphere across the country.   “ The LGBT small business community is helping us create an economy built to last. That is why we are proud to partner with the National Black Justice Coalition – an organization that represents the many faces and the true diversity of the movement for full equality,” says Eugene Cornelius Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations at the U.S. Small Business Administration. “