Showing posts from November, 2014

Join us for 42 live webcasts from Techweek LA!

NGLCCNY's Startup/Tech Council in partnership with TechWeek brings to you  So-Cal's greatest tech conference to your living room via BigMarker November 20 - 21, 2014  Techweek LA is a week long celebration of technology and innovation coming to you live from Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles. It is one of 12 standard events Techweek hosts each year to engage and excite in every way imaginable. Featuring a 2-day technology conference and expo, startup competitions, and a ton of great panel discussions and keynote speakers, Techweek LA is designed to give you many opportunities to learn and explore with the tech community. Learn what you need to know to succeed in tech from hundreds of top speakers, interact live with Q&A, and engage with a community of peers from around the world. For the first time, we're giving you the opportunity to join in on Techweek LA from the comfort of your home or office, from anywhere in the world. Browse

NGLCCNY on Panel for Baruch College LGBTHM NPO

On October 16, 2014, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Society (G.L.A.S.S.) of Baruch College hosted a series of events for LGBT History Month.  The NGLCCNY’s Supplier Diversity Chair, David Ricciardi , was a panelist for one of the events: “Making Strides: The Importance of NPO's in the LGBT Community”.  Other panelists were from notable LGBT organizations including Lambda Legal , Hetrick-Martin Institute , Bailey House , and The Ali Forney Center .   The topic of the panel was how non-profit organizations (NPOs) make a difference in the LGBT community.  The NGLCCNY brought the perspective of how its efforts to service and grow the LGBT businesses positively impacts the community and these other organizations.  “No one can compete with giving a homeless LGBT youth a bed and a place to stay,” said David, “but through our efforts we see to have LGBT businesses employ people, be successful, and connect them to our other NPO partners.  We engage LGBT employees through corporate em

Meet The Team at CreagerCole Communications

Interview by Ingrid Galvez NGLCCNY Diversity Inclusion Outreach Chair Last year I had the pleasure of being introduced to Cindi Creager and Rainie Cole Co-Founders of CreagerCole Communications .   Whether working with professionals on public speaking for personal/professional growth to working with individuals thrust into the spotlight for high profile media appearances, these professionals transfer their calm, cool collected air to their clients so that they may be able to handle the anxiety and pressure of the media spotlight. CreagerCole Communications is comprised of two talented, dedicated and thriving members of the NGLCCNY whose impact is far reaching. From actors like James Franco on handling inappropriate interview questions for his role in the film MILK to Janice Langbehn , who was thrust into the media spotlight after challenging the unfair treatment of her family during the passing of her partner in a Miami hospital to Rachel B. Tiven , former Executive Direc

The Tyler Clementi Foundation's Upstander Legacy Celebration - Special Discount Rate for NGLCCNY Members

The Tyler Clementi Foundation presents its Upstander Legacy Celebration honoring lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz and former White House LGBT Liaison Gautam Raghavan on Monday, November 17th, 2014 beginning at 6PM.  MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will emcee an evening of music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. There will be a special musical performance of 'For Good' from the mega-Broadway hit WICKED featuring members of the  Pennsylvania Girlchoir and the  Keystone State Boychoir with Stephen Schwartz on piano. The Honorary Chair for the evening will be Bruce Cohen.  The host committee includes Paul Boskind, Peter Drake, Steven M. Fisher, Anthony Glomski, Steven W. Guy, Paul Mainardi, Joseph Neese, Christine Quinn, Thomas P. Rock, Bobby Steggert, John Suglia and Ari Waldman.  The celebration will be at the New York Law School , located at 185 West Broadway, TriBeCa, NYC.  Special discount rates are now available to all NGLCCNY Chamber Members. Go to

LGBT @ NYBG: Bar Car Nights at the Holiday Train Show

NGLCCNY members save $5 off tickets by using code 9090 online at * The New York Botanical Garden is launching a new initiative called LGBT @ NYBG. Join our inaugural event in the series, celebrating the LGBT community and its allies alongside the Garden’s year-round exhibitions. Enjoy mingling with friends, colleagues, and family, or chatting with someone new. For more information about Bar Car Nights and the Holiday Train Show ® , visit . Community Partner What LGBT @ NYBG: Bar Car Nights at the Holiday Train Show Where New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458 Date/Time Friday, November 21,  7 - 10 p.m.   NOTE: FREE ACCESS & A PAIR OF TICKETS to the first 25 members who registers  here .  *Valid only when you use code 9090 and purchase tickets online at Offer valid between November 21, 2014 to January 10, 2015 for Bar Car Night tickets only. Limit one per