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 2017 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 2016 the most successful year for NGLCCNY. Once again, we have shattered records: 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 in the private sector— as well as demonstrate how vital our LGBT business community is to the success of the public sector, too. This month members of NGLCCNY joined me to testify in front of the New York City Council’s Committee on Contracts to lay the foundation for the inclusion of Certified LGBTBEs in New York City’s spend of over $10 Billion on contracting opportunities. Coupled with our introduction of the New York State Supplier Diversity Act — which would open nearly $240 Billion in contracts to Certified LGBTBEs in NY— we are on the brink of the greatest expansion of new business for our community that we have ever seen.