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NGLCCNY Is Shaping The Agenda For New York’s LGBT Business Community

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2015 has been an unbelievable year for the LGBT business community nationwide— and our NGLCC & NGLCCNY family has been there for all of the excitement.  We have stood in solidarity through the triumphs and pitfalls of LGBT advocacy over the last year with all of our organizational peers. We thank the Board of Directors and leadership team of the Empire State Pride Agenda for their hard work bringing many pressing community issues to the forefront of NY policy discussions.  The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and will continue to lead the effort ensuring a level playing field for all members of our communities in New York, and nationwide. In March, NGLCC and nearly 400 corporations and business organizations joined us in the pro-business case for marriage equality in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. In June, NGLCC stood on the steps of the court as the Justices announced that marriage equality w

Cultivating Collaborative Culture! Together Everyone Achieves More!

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As a network we are always looking for ways in which we can build our businesses. Our goal at the NGLCCNY has always been to cultivate a collaborative culture and to that end we relentlessly champion referrals, alliances and strategic partnerships. Cameron Event Design recently showcased how the relationships we are building are keys to our collective success. Glenn Reimer owner of Cameron Event Design and Amy Mayes of Amy Mayes Photography joined efforts and provided services to Marquis Studios a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-­in­‐education services to over 90 New York City public schools, for their annual “A Year in Pictures” Art Gallery Exhibition, Opening Night reception and Awards Ceremony at Pratt Manhattan Gallery . This event showcases the winning student artwork. This years’ “A Kaleidoscope of Cultures” featured calendar art by Students with Disabilities, as well as District 75 Marquis Studios students. The week-long Exhibit was part of the on

Getting What You Want this Holiday: More Business!

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The million dollar question I get from all new members, whether they are a local member, nationally certified, or an ally looking to support LGBT business, is, “How do I get the most out of my membership?” I could rail on this subject like a political pundit on election day, from going to monthly events and attending the national NGLCC conference, to simply writing thank you letters after meetings, but the most overlooked factor I would say is to update and manage your online profiles! At the risk of sounding like Tony Robins, or even worse your 5 th grade teacher by asking you rhetorical questions, I would ask you, “Do you know you have an incredible tool at your disposal to help you get more visibility from potential buyers and clients?” That tool is your online profile. We here at NGLCCNY work tirelessly to make sure you have the latest chamber technology to help you get the most visibility possible when you are a member. That place where you go to pay off member