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Accelerate Your Passion

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For an ambitious college student, it’s a paid, microinternship that doesn’t require travel, relocation, or coffee runs. For an employer, it’s a way to get actual work accomplished and find future personnel.   “It’s a way for students to be test driving careers while they are still in college,” according to TestTracks co-founder, Tony Ray Meyer. Tony Ray Meyer and Rich Mangione started TestTracks two years ago. The program was initially exclusive to students at Harvard, Tony and Rich’s alma mater, as well as Georgetown, Duke, Berkeley, and Carnegie Melon. This spring, TestTracks will be accessible to students from any college across the country. “It’s a low commitment way to test out if you want to go into fields like entertainment, finance, or consulting; and for companies, it’s helping them find students…especially from colleges that they may not be recruiting from already,” Meyer stated. Unlike the traditional eight week internship, the microinternship

March 2015 M3 Mixer at NY Botanical Gardens

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Spring has sprung at the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show , making it the perfect escape from the menacing snow falling on the first day of the much-anticipated new season. The orchids blossomed overhead Thursday night at the NYBG Chandeliers exhibit, creating an exquisitely picturesque and aromatic atmosphere for this month’s NGLCCNY Members’ Monthly Mixer. Glenn Reimer is the Events Chair for the NGLCCNY.  He said that having the M3 at the New York Botanical Garden is special.  “It’s an amazing space because you are surrounded by flowers and beauty and color from around the world that you don’t normally see in Manhattan, so it’s well worth the trip,” Reimer stated.  This is the 4 th year in a row for the NYBG to hold an M3, making them a legacy host. The NYBG works with the LGBT community events throughout the year. Sean Franklin is an NGLCCNY member ( L7z Group ) who has been attending the M3 events for years.  He said that the mixers are excellent way

Bailey House Gala & Auction 2015

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Bailey House , a non-profit organization that has been servicing homeless people with HIV/AIDS, will be hosting the Baily House Gala & Auction 2015 on March 26 at Chelsea Piers beginning at 6PM. The Gala will be hosted by  Ted Allen , host of Food Network’s  Chopped  and spokesperson for Dining Out For Life®.  The storied Auction follows the Gala and remains one of the hottest parties in town.  Featured Auction items include Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts photographs; a stay at Gaia Hotel and Reserve, a 5 star resort in Costa Rica; VIP set visit to  The Good Wife ;   tickets to  The Visit  and backstage meet-and-greet with Chita Rivera; luxurious getaways to Paris and Los Angeles/Palm Springs; outstanding works of established and contemporary artists; and a unique and robust selection of home furnishings and décor.  Through generous sponsorships, celebrity support and phenomenal auction items, Bailey House has raised over $15M since its inaugural event in 1988.  All proce

Member Spotlight: NGLCCNY Discount with Luca Chiara

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LUCA CHIARA FINE ACCESSORIES AND SHOES FOR MEN AND WOMEN Italian-Inspired and Quality Designed for 21 st Century Lifestyles Company Description: Luca Chiara is a fine accessories brand, offering Italian-inspired style with contemporary American design and technology. Fashion and modern-day function are integrated seamlessly across the Luca Chiara collections. “Our products are designed to be fashionable, functional and affordable for the hectic lifestyle of the 21-century but are based on 19-century old-world quality,” says Martin Salerno, one of the founders of the brand. Product Range: Wallets, card cases, billfolds, passport covers, mobile device sleeves, bags and shoes Product Features: Innovation is at the core of Luca Chiara design. Radio-frequency identification ( RFID ) protection to block identity theft, unauthorized credit card copying, passport chip access and other cyber banking crimes, which may unknowingly occur from a

Jason Canales, Litigation Partner, Appointed to Appellate Division Disciplinary Committee

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Jason Canales , a Partner in Moses & Singer's Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations practice groups, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee by the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department . The purpose of the Committee is to protect the public and the legal profession by ensuring that lawyers adhere to the ethical standards set forth in the Rules of Professional Conduct. The Committee protects the public by reviewing and investigating complaints against lawyers and by recommending sanctions against those who are proven to have violated the Rules. Committee members are selected by the Court based on their knowledge of the law and their reputation in the legal community for integrity and fairness. Since 1919, Moses & Singer has provided legal services to diverse businesses and to prominent individuals and their f