A Special Thanks from Director Jonathan Lovitz

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York

Dear NGLCCNY Members, Supporters, and LGBTBEs,

As we look forward to 2016 with joy and optimism for both our businesses and community, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who have helped make 2015 the most successful year for NGLCCNY.  You welcomed me to your chamber with open arms and endless encouragement, allowing me, TJ, and the Executive Committee to get right to work serving your businesses.  Our chamber is amongst the largest and most successful in the nation, and it’s all because of you. We have never had more members, more certified LGBT Business Enterprises, and more supportive corporate partners than we did this year. Furthermore, the momentum pushing us forward is astounding as we continue to roll out programming and opportunities for you and your businesses to thrive. You’ll be hearing more from me about the year behind (and all that lies ahead) in another email very soon, but for the moment let me simply say: THANK YOU and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

Jonathan Lovitz, Director of NGLCCNY

Getting What You Really Want 

More Business!

Having an updated profile in the membership directory on the the Chamber's website is key with receiving numerous opportunities with various programs such as Certified Superstar, Certified Roundtable and/or participating in a mini-conference. It can also assist with promoting your business and becoming true partners within the organization. 
Thomas "TJ" Chernick, Membership Account Executive, NGLCCNY outlines how having an updated profile can bring you more business.

NGLCC Dinner Successes and Images

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce dinner was a celebratory night filled with innovative speakers, inspiring stories and a network of old and new friends. Click here to see beautiful images that were captured.

Tell Your Story

Be Visible. Inspire Others. Open Your Business to New Possibilities

We’re always sourcing for inspirational member stories, whether it be about successes, partnerships and/or growth, and we invite you to share yours.
It is an opportunity to maximize your reach not only local with chamber members and corporate partners but also our national and global community as well. This is open to all members – professionals, SMBs and our LGBTBEs.  Consider your MediaComs team as your own business-personal PR.  A journalist will be assigned to consult, collaborate, capture and create your story for you.  To submit your inquiry to be featured, email Gonzo Araya, MediaComs Chair, at  You could be one of the top trending articles of the year like the below spotlights which have garnished 2M+ impressions, collectively.

Top 5 Most Trending 2015 Member Spotlights: IM Creative, Joanne Balady, Socio, Fourth Wall Events and Select.

Money Talks 

The Power of the LGBT Dollar

“At the same time that you’re looking on the price tag for the red sticker that says ‘This is a sale,’ also look for the sticker that says we’re an NGLCC corporate partner, or even better, [an NGLCC] Certified Business Enterprise,” says Jonathan Lovitz, vice president of external affairs at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - NGLCC and Director of NGLCC New York. “It takes a little bit of time to do your homework and go online, but social media is your best asset these days, to make sure you and your family and friends are shopping at the businesses and buying the brands that have our community’s back.

Cultivating Collaborative Culture

Together Everyone Achieves More

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. 


More information coming soon!
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