Showing posts from April, 2017

Women Spotlight: Meet Sacred Walker

Sacred Walker, Founder and Executive Director Kuumba Health LLC Sacred Walker hails from Kingston, Jamaica. She credits her loving and supportive family in creating the solid foundation on which she stands. Included in that are her family’s values, healing, spirituality as being central to your professional work. "They instilled that a positive relationship with yourself, positive sense of self, how you care for yourself will all help you to put your best foot forward and help you succeed throughout your day," says Sacred. She is grateful to that part of her formative years and how that has influenced how she shows up in her work and life. Today, Sacred is the Founder and Executive Director of Kuumba Health LLC , a woman-led health and advocacy organization that convenes holistic retreats and workshops for practitioners to exemplify core principles to community members. How did you find your way to your work / company / community? Living in Kingsto

Member Spotlight: Arvelo Architecture & Design

Ruperto Arvelo , owner of Arvelo Architecture & Design , began his journey through inspiration, education, a new place to call home and the desire to open his own business. Born in New Jersey and inspired by his boss to further his graduate studies, Arvelo received his master's degree from Syracuse University . Shortly after graduating he became an in-house architect for Thompson Financial Services and worked for global firms like Robert A.M. Stern , Rockwell Group and Gensler . It was through this experience, and not letting the imminent recession period ruin his hunger for entrepreneurialism, that he decided to try to venture on his own. Ruperto Arvelo, Owner Arvelo Architecture & Design After a year in business, Arvelo decided to take the next step. “After a year of working from my apartment in my pajamas, which I loved, I realized I missed the collaboration of working in a group. So, I decided to rent a space and hire professionals to work with,”

Chinamerica Radio Invites You to the NYC Small Business Expo

Steve Warren , nglccNY member and certified LGBT Business Enterprise,  Chinamerica Radio , would like to invite all members of nglccNY to be their guest to attend the upcoming Small Business EXPO at the Javits Center on Thursday May 11, 2017 from 9am-5pm.  Steve Warren, Executive Producer Chinamerica Radio "It’s an excellent opportunity to discover many resources available to business owners and entrepreneurs. Plenty of free seminars, networking, and vendor booths," said Warren. Chinamerica Radio will be there in Booth #221 and is encouraging nglccNY colleagues to stop by, say hello, and see them in action. Click here  and select Free Badge to register.  Read more information about this expo  here . To learn more about Chinamerica Radio and its staff, please visit here .  Posted by  Sean Franklin, Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee,   NGLCCNY Experience Producer,  Socio What's your story?  Please contact me at  Sean@NG

Member Spotlight: Brian Boyd

Abilene, Kansas - Home to President Eisenhower and home to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum , also happens to be home to this small town (population of 7K, estimated) gentleman, Brian Boyd . With initial aspirations to go into the medical field, today he finds himself in the Financial Services Industry. “After realizing the time commitments to go into the medical field were not to my advantage, I was given an opportunity in Tampa, FL to become a mortgage broker,” said Boyd. “I was trained and my income took off,” he said. Freedom and the flexibility to travel is what Boyd always wanted and being self-employed allowed him to do just that. After the mortgage market collapsed, he found himself going into insurance, where he can still be self-employed, maintain his steady income and a healthy work / life balance. Boyd is an Allstate Agent servicing mostly Manhattan based businesses. “I used to work for State Farm. They are a great company; however,

Non-Profit Spotlight: GLAAD

For over 30 years, GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community. GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. Working with journalists and news outlets in print, broadcast, and online, GLAAD serves as a resource to newsmakers and works to ensure that the news media is accurately and fairly representing LGBTQ people in its reporting. For Example, in response to reports that the Trump Administration canceled plans to add the LGBTQ community to its upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, a survey conducted every decade by the federal government to help collect data about living Americans and the United States of America. Sarah Kate Ellis President & CEO, GLAAD “By erasing LGBTQ Americans from