Chamber Chat: Support Our Members Always

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S.O.M.A. means “Support Our Members Always.”  As a community chamber (versus a civic chamber), we encourage both our gay and gay-friendly family to support those who support us. One of the benefits of membership in the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is the knowledge that a $6 billion local LGBT market searches our roster of members first when making purchase decisions about goods and services. With a list of over 600 companies comprising our membership, more likely than not you will find what you are looking for.

As corporate America looks to diversify its revenue stream, the LGBT market is increasing looked to for growth. The best way we can make the greatest impact is to speak with our pocketbooks and use Chamber Members whenever possible. The S.O.M.A. Membership Directory & Resource Guide is “Where to Shop, Stay and Play in South Florida!” You can obtain a copy at the MDGLCC’s office and LGBT Visitor Center located at 1130 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach as well as in many high LGBT traffic locations in Miami-Dade & Broward. This amazing guide is provided with the generous support of Bacardi®.

Another way to “Support Our Members Always” is attending some of the educational events we put together in conjunction with our members which add value to the way our members conduct their business.  One such opportunity is the upcoming “The New Leadership Equation” Seminar & Networking Breakfast  to be held on November 15th, 2013 @ Soyka Restaurant (5556 NE 4th Court, Miami). Great opportunity at an incredible value to hear Jaime T. Yordan-Frau, respected coach and owner of Integro Success (, speak and interact with attendees.

At this workshop guests will learn: what is the #1 obstacle to business growth, about the missing component in strategic planning, and how to make the shift that will increase your group’s performance.  We invite you to join us in this engaging seminar.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with seminar from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost: MDGLCC Members ($35), Potential Members ($45, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes light refreshments. Limited to 50 persons. RSVP at, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 305-673-4440.

To become a member of the MDGLCC or to learn more about our members and calendar of events, please visit or contact us at 305-673-4440 /  [email protected].com.Jorge Richa, MDGLCC