Showing posts from March, 2014

NGLCCNY Member CapsulePen Wins Contract with HCSC

"The NGLCC Works (...and works hard!)"  Joseph Cote - Co-Founder, CapsulePen The CapsulePen story began at the NGLCC's 2012 National Conference, on the main stage - launching their product at the Roll The Dice Competition . Today, they are pleased to announce their first major corporate contract with NGLCC partner Health Care Service Corporation . Without the many, many opportunities for mixing, mingling and matchmaking with HCSC provided to CapsulePen by the NGLCC, this contract never would of happened.  HCSC's supplier diversity manager stated that because CapsulePen knew their market and zeroed in on HCSC as a healthcare innovator, both parties recognized immediately that they were a perfect fit. No time was wasted in putting together an order once CapsulePen was ready for mass production. If you are interested in how your company can promote your business by putting your brand on "The only pill case shaped like a pen," and wou

Imperial Court of New York to Honor Edie Windsor

Edie Windsor NEW YORK, NY  –  The Imperial Court of New York (ICNY), the state's most regal organization serving the LGBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS since 1986, will honor groundbreaking advocate Edith "Edie" Windsor with the   Imperial Diamond Award  at its 28 th  annual  Night of A Thousand Gowns . The ball will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square on Saturday, March 29, 2014, and is presented by the ICNY membership and Their Most Imperial Sovereign Majesties Emperor XXII Wen-D Bouvier Pinkhouse and Empress XXVII Gracie Steeles. The “outrageous” performer,  Sandra Bernhard  will headline our list of entertainers for the night which includes  Martha Reeves  from the Vandellas, international recording artist,  Kelly King , 80’s girl group  Exposé  and the cast of Broadway's  Pippin .  In addition to being a lavishly regal celebration,  the gala serves as   fundraiser  that contributes to ICNY's longstanding history of contribut

NGLCC National Conference Early Early Bird Registration Extends to all NGLCCNY Members

The Early Early Bird rate to attend the NGLCC National Business and Leadership Conference expired on Tuesday, March 4, but as a stakeholder of NGLCCNY all members have two more weeks to take advantage of a super savings of $75 off regular conference pricing using the NGLCCNY14 discount code. During the online registration process enter the NGLCCNY14 code on the payment page to receive this special discount. You must hurry, this offer will end at midnight March 21st.  Over 200 hundred people have already registered for the conference in just the first three weeks since registration opened putting this conference on track to be the biggest and best to date with over 700 people.   NGLCC corporate member Caesars Entertainment will host this year's conference at Caesars Palace . Click here to get a special NGLCC rate of $169 per night. You must also hurry and make your reservations because as of date the hotel is already 1/4 sold out. Don't miss out on this amazing oppo

Governor Cuomo announces applications open for 2014-2016 Empire State Fellows Program

Contributed by  Erik Bottcher Program Prepares New Generation of Policy-Makers to Lead New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the application process for the third class of the Empire State Fellows . The prestigious program attracts exceptional and diverse talent from New York and around the country to serve in high-level positions in the administration. Since its inception in 2012, the two-year Program has begun preparing a new generation of policy-makers to help lead New York State government. 

 “New York forged its legacy as the Empire State by opening its doors to talent from around the globe, and providing them an environment in which to flourish,” Governor Cuomo said. ”The Empire State Fellows Program capitalizes on that ideal, raising the profile of public service and giving accomplished innovators and professionals the opportunity to become the public policy leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to another

Diversity & Inclusion Outreach Committee Seeks Members

Ingrid Galvez Committee Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Outreach The NGLCCNY grows as the community’s needs evolve. With the creation of the Diversity & Inclusion Outreach Committee, the NGLCCNY further highlights the importance of a collaborative community and it is my privilege to Chair this committee. Collectively, the members of the NGLCCNY have  worked to create a culture of inclusion and support. I joined the group while at a large corporation and had the privilege to build relationships within the group. Today these relationships provide me support and encouragement as I evolve in the pursuit of my goals in business. I have met mentors, strategic partners, clients and service providers. It is through my experience that I can express why this group is necessary, important and beneficial. D & I Outreach Committee looks to increase awareness of the economic power of high caliber women and minority professionals and business owners. We do this by educating pe

Non-Profit Member Brooklyn Community Pride Center and The Founders' Ball 2014

In 2008, Brooklyn was the only borough without an LGBT community center. The Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s come a long way in 6 years. When former Borough President Markowitz was asked why Brooklyn was the only Borough without an LGBT community center back in 2008, he promised to do his part to change that. Starting out in a room in Borough Hall, led by a team of committed volunteers, the Brooklyn Community Pride Center took shape. In 2011, the organization left Borough Hall and and six months later hired its first, full-time, permanent Executive Director. It didn’t take long for the organization to outgrow its 600sq. ft. walk-up on Atlantic Avenue, when they packed their desks and moved to 4 Metrotech in June of 2013. Brooklyn Community Pride Center Today the organization is on track to nearly triple the number of clients served annually through its  programming . Weekly support groups, community building and leadership development opportunities, youth and eld