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Insights on NGLCC’s International Conference From Last Year’s Biz Pitch Winner

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The 2019 NGLCC Conference is almost upon us, and this year, we will be meeting in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida at the beautiful Tampa Convention Center! Known as the “largest LGBT business event on the planet,” the annual conference is a globally recognized professional development event that delivers innovative leadership programming, networking, and engagement opportunities for more than 1,400 LGBT and allied business leaders. This week, we spoke with Kevin Schiesz, CEO and Co-Founder of eParel , L.L.C. , and winner of last year’s National Biz Pitch competition. Kevin and his business partner, Matt hew Wilson, have been members of nglccNY for two years. Invented at Columbia University, an Ivy League-member university, eParel administers a web-first SaaS platform where s ervice businesses outfit their staff for free. Their fashion brand Bib & Tucker provides a curated selection of shirts, pants, shoes, and accessories. Business managers and owners assembl

Corporate Spotlight: TD Bank

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Corporate Spotlight: TD Bank This month we are pleased to shine a spotlight on one of our outstanding corporate partners, TD Bank, which goes out of its way to support the work of nglccNY and uplift the LGBT owned businesses in our network. It is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., with more than 27,000 employees and deep roots in the community dating back more than 150 years.TD Bank offers a wide range of consumer, small business and commercial lending and deposit products and services at its more than 1,200 locations along the East Coast. Steven Garibell is Vice President of LGBTQ2+ Business Development at TD Bank and nglccNY Media & Communications Chair Cindi Creager recently spoke with him to learn more about his role at TD Bank and why the company is so committed to working with the chamber. Cindi: Tell me a little bit about who you are, your title and your position at TD Bank. Steven: I run our LGBTQ2+ Business Development Group, wh

A Look Ahead to NGLCC’s International Business & Leadership Conference; Expanding Business Opportunities For Newcomers And Longtime Attendees

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NGLCC’s biggest event of the year is right around the corner and two business owners are approaching it with excitement and varying perspectives. David Landgraf, Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Make It Happen Management , a full service events management and production firm, who thrives on the challenges of orchestrating exceptional events around the globe from inception to execution. His New York City-based full-service event planning firm has orchestrated high-level conferences, social events, fundraisers, executive summit meetings, webcasts, team building activities, summer outings, picnics, and one-of-a-kind destination retreats. Among the list of who's who at these well-crafted events are George W. Bush, Barack Obama and the men's No. 1 Tennis Champion Novak Djokovic, who is the celebrity sponsor of the watchmaker Seiko. (Follow the company on Instagram and Facebook @makeithappenmgmt).  Landgraf has under his belt 20-plus years of experience i