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Bar Car Nights: NYC’s Favorite Train Show Is Bigger Than Ever!

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Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition features dozens of new trains, bridges, and tracks; a captivating short film of the show's behind-the-scenes magic; and a stunning multisensory finale of light and sound. The NYBG has designated the Friday, December 4, 2015 to celebrate their LGBT Bar Car Nights series from 7PM - 10PM. On these nights exclusively for adults 21 and over, the wintry landscape of NYBG sets the scene for festive outdoor adventures, with an after-dark viewing of the expanded Holiday Train Show®, now with 3,000 additional square feet, as the centerpiece. Sip a complimentary cocktail as you

Rivendell Media, Leading Experts in LGBT Media

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“We make it simple, easy, and profitable for clients to reach out to the LGBT consumer,” stated Rivendell Media President and CEO Todd Evans . Leading experts in LGBT media since its 1979 inception, Rivendell represents 95 percent of gay and lesbian media in the United States and Canada for national advertising: “we provide the information so that you can have a successful experience with gay media,” Todd said. Todd Evans, President and CEO Rivendell Media Rivendell Media is a tier one Certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) and member of the NGLCC , since 2007. Todd said his experience as a business in the chamber has been invaluable: “It’s the ultimate networking group out there, and being a gay media professional in business, it’s been super for us as far as developing the relationships for national advertisers. It’ s great to be included with them and have opportunities to network with them,” Todd stated. Rivendell is mostly working behind the scenes as a

A Philharmonic Holiday

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Deck the halls with music and laughter in this hilarious and heartwarming afternoon of holiday favorites, complete with the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus’s signature brand of “choralography.” Filled with musical joys of the season, including Eric Owens’s unforgettable “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Tchaikovsky’s  The Nutcracker,  and a spirited audience sing-along, this festive concert is guaranteed to make your spirit bright.  The Group Sales office of the New York Philharmonic has established a promo code exclusively for NGLCCNY and its affiliates for this event.  There are two performances:  Friday, December 18  at 8PM Saturday, December 19 at 2PM. For purchases of 1-14 tickets with a discount of 10% and a nominal facility fee, visit here .  Click on BUY TICKETS for either show, then enter HOLIDAY10 (no spaces) in the HAVE A PROMO CODE box, then click APPLY. The prices shown will then reflect the 10% discount, a

Being Together Matters

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“IM Creative translates brands into powerful live experiences,” stated IM Chief Creative Officer Shannon Morrison . IM Creative is a live event design and production firm based in Columbus, Ohio and New York City. Shannon and his partner in both life and work, CEO and Executive Producer Scott Ihrig , are experience designers that tackle global event production and campaign planning: “What sparked our mutual love for the theater is the camaraderie, the emotional resonance and the profound impact that can come from sitting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers sharing an experience.  The tools of that trade - the combination of technology and light, of sound and of visuals, of content and form - those aren't just things we can manage.  We can uniquely stitch them all together to create a singular experience,” Shannon stated. Scott Ihrig (L) CEO & Executive Producer Shannon Morrison (R) Chief Creative Officer, IM Creative Shannon studied playwriting at Yale

TomboyX - By Tomboys, For Tomboys

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A Seattle-based start-up clothing company has been creating quite a buzz since its inception in 2013. The company has found they are filling a gap in women’s clothing market. TomboyX started out by designing and producing boxer briefs styled for women and have in a very short window grown their business to include Tops, Jeans, Shoes, Outerwear, Sportswear in sizes XS to 4XL and Accessories. This young company is not just winning over fans, they are winning at every turn. From their Kickstarter and Start-up Accelerator to most recently the NGLCC’s 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference – Biz Pitch Competition. Their products are clearly resonating with the public and that shows in that many items sell out as they become available. It has been a joy getting to know Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez , as they shared a bit of their journey with me recently. Fran Dunaway (L) CEO & Co-Founder Naomi Gonzalez (R) COO & Co-Founder Tell me about Tombo

NGLCC Targets New York State for Full LGBTBE Inclusion

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November 3rd, 2015 Washington, DC -  The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) , the business voice of the LGBT community, is proud to announce New York as the next targeted state following recent executive order issued in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Under the leadership of Governor Charlie Baker, as the first state in the nation to issue an executive order including certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) in contracting and procurement opportunities alongside women and minority owned businesses. For LGBT citizens in Massachusetts, this policy provides fair and equal access to business contracting opportunities that cultivate innovation, create jobs, and drive economic growth throughout the Commonwealth. “Governor Cuomo, as well as Mayor DeBlasio, and Speaker Mark-Viverito, have the power to create the greatest economic advancement for LGBT citizens by welcoming LGBT-owned business at both the state and city level,” says NGLCC Co-Founder & Pre