When you join the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, you get much more than a chance to network with some of South Florida’s most successful LGBT business owners, professionals and allies.
Here are just a few of our member benefits:
Your membership in the GFLGLCC includes a listing of your business with company logos, photos, on-line posters, website and social media links on our website (www.GoGayFortLauderdale.com) that offers exposure to a targeted LGBT community that has a multi-billion dollar buying power, a community that has approximately $830 billion in disposable personal income!
Your membership in the GFLGLCC includes the ability to certify your business as an LGBT Business Enterprise for contracting opportunities with America’s top corporations through the LGBT Supplier Diversity Certification program administered by the NGLCC. Your membership with the GFLGLCC allows you this added benefit at no additional cost.
Your membership in the GFLGLCC includes access to business resources and programming offered through the GFLGLCC and the NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center; access to the Women’s Business Initiative for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender women entrepreneurs and professionals; and access to exclusive discounts on advertising rates in most local LGBT publications.
Your membership in the GFLGLCC includes participation in our “member to member” discount program listed on our website. In addition, we are set to launch a new “Hot Deals” feature! Many members offer other members discounts on goods and services. If you buy it somewhere, why not buy it within the community?
Here’s what some of our members have to say:
“We have maintained a strong working relationship with the GFLGLCC. They have consistently supported our association and Greater Fort Lauderdale as an LGBT travel destination. If your business benefits from tourism, please support the GFLGLCC.” - John Tanzella, IGLTA President/CEO The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) headquartered in Fort Lauderdale:
“The GFLGLCC is Community Marketing & Insights’ connection to South Florida’s LGBT business community. They were invaluable when we needed help bringing over 200 people to Fort Lauderdale for a national meeting by connecting us with their members.” - David Paisley, Senior Research Director, CMI Community Marketing & Insights.
“The GFLGLCC has been instrumental in supporting programs with our law firm to educate the LGBT community about its new legal rights and how to properly plan. I have participated as a featured speaker at two events. The GFLGLCC always attracts a large group of members and guests to their events.” - Stephanie L. Schneider, Board Certified Elder Law Attorney.
“The GFLGLCC has been an incredible partner to work with. They have become and integral part of LGBT business life in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida, and working together with their team has allowed us to bring a variety of LGBT programs, workshops and seminars to their membership, with a full-house attendance every time.” - Matt Skallerud, Pink Banana Media.
“The GFLGLCC has sponsored our GLBT Travel Tours in Fort Lauderdale. With their extensive reach into the community, they help to ensure that we have a huge crowd, targeted to GLBT travelers. We look forward to working with them in the future. “ - Steven Levenberg, Steven Levenberg Productions, LLC
So, what are you waiting for? Join the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce today.
The GFLGLCC’s mission is to promote business and economic opportunities for the LGBT and LGBT-friendly community. We are an advocate and resource for all member businesses that promote equality. We promote tourism with a unified approach by working with appropriate and related organizations. We work as partners with local LGBT organizations, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), other LGBT chambers and with businesses wishing to make stronger outreach to the Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT community.
Michael Vita is the Director of Marketing & Membership for Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce