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A Message from Director Jonathan Lovitz
Dear NGLCCNY members, partners, and supporters:
This summer continues to be a thrilling celebration of victories for our community. Riding the momentum of the marriage equality ruling, we recently had the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declare that LGBT workers deserve equal protection under employment codes, and we celebrated the introduction of the Equality Act in Congress— promoting equal access to employment, housing, credit, public spaces and services, education, federally funded programs, and beyond for all LGBT citizens.
Clearly, opportunities for our community to succeed in business are the next great frontier in our movement, and the NGLCCNY— especially with our partners right here in New York— continues to lead the way.  NGLCCNY's successes are a catalyst for countless chain reactions, fostering business growth, pride, personal empowerment, and a shared purpose to give back and inspire the next generation of LGBT business owners in the New York region.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the NGLCC Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL this week and at our upcoming LGBTBE Supplier Roundtable Panel Discussion in NYC on August 19th.  As always, the NGLCCNY Executive Committee, ambassadors, and I are here for you to make the most of your membership and achieve the kinds of successes that make NGLCCNY a model chamber for the nation.
Jonathan Lovitz, Director of NGLCCNY
Corporate Spotlight: Joy Wong of New York Life Insurance Company
An advocate of the LGBT business community and a corporate champion who fosters supplier and stakeholder connections, today’s Corporate Spotlight is Joy Wong, of New York Life.
Joy is a Corporate Vice President at New York Life Insurance Company responsible for the management of New York Life’s Supplier Diversity Program’s growth and strategies. 
NCA: An Affinity Inc. Magazine Top LGBTBE Company & National Conference B2B Boot Camp Leader
NGLCCNY member Neil Cerbone Associates and their communications platform, Priosys, has been recognized as one of Affinity Inc. Magazine's top 2015 LGBTBE companies. 
A Craig de Thomas: A Philanthropic Spirit with an Infectious Passion

“We have this unwritten social contract and obligation to tell the generations coming up behind us that we are making things better for you…but we have to prove it,” stated born and bred New Yorker, Craig de Thomas. 

Craig de Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer at Insignia-BNT National Title Agency, a company that he founded after years of building a name for himself in both the title insurance and real estate industries: “I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” Craig stated.

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LWT Scholarship Opportunity to Attend NYC Summit!
NGLCCNY Startup & Technology Industry Council Member, Lesbians Who Tech, a global community of over 10,000 queer women (and allies) across all areas of technology, is hosting its Second Annual Summit in New York on October 1-4. The Summit will bring together over 1,000 LGBTQ women across all areas of technology, media digital and finance.
They are offering a limited number of scholarship tickets for people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford the Summit – students, bootstrappers, and early-stage startups.
LGBTBE Certification
The NGLCCNY is the New York office of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.
Are you an LGBT-owned business? Find out more:  
Spcial Chamber Member Discount
NGLCC Corporate Partner, Office Depot is offering all Chamber Members a special $15 off discount for a limited time.
Offer ends August 31, 2015
Special NY Region Reception in Ft. Lauderdale
Hosted by
August 12, 2015 • 5PM - 6PM
 This will be a special reception at the host hotel during the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. Registered members will be notified.
Special LGBTBE Certified Roundtable Panel Discussion
Certifed Roundtable
Hosted by 
August 19, 2015
3:30PM - 5:30PM
This will be an interactive panel discussion about procurement and supplier diversity opportunities with New York Life Insurance Company, PepsiCo and TD Bank.
Back-To-School Drive
Hosted by 
Please contact Baily House by August 14, 2015 
M3: Members' Monthly Mixer
Hosted by 
September 16th  6PM - 8:30PM #NGLCCNYM3
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