The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Programming Schedule
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is one of the largest and most active business chambers of its kind in South Florida. Since its inception over 12 years ago, we have taken pride in successfully promoting and supporting opportunities for the LGBT and allied community through its role as a grassroots business and professional association.
Over two years ago we created the S.O.M.A. (Support Our Members Always) concept in order to reinforce the importance of supporting businesses and individuals which support the community year in and year out. Becoming a member of the MDGLCC demonstrates a commitment to supporting diversity and a desire to benefit from the resources of the South Florida LGBT and Allied community. It is for this reason that we publish every year our annual S.O.M.A Directory & Resource Guide. This is the “go-to” resource for use by the community when deciding on “Where to Shop, Stay & Play in South Florida”! To get your free copy of the 2013 guide please visit us 1130 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach or access all of its content listed at www.gaybizmiami.com.
Networking and educational opportunities are a few of the things that the MDGLCC helps coordinate for its members and welcomes the community at large to participate in. Below is a snap shop of some upcoming opportunities for the month of February that you might want to consider exploring and attending.
“1st Big Networking Luncheon of 2013” sponsored by American Airlines – February 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami. $50 (members) / $65 (non-members). Guest speaker will be Art Torno (VP Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America with American Airlines). Opportunity to also participate of the Business Expo (10:30am – 2:00pm) before and after the lunch (only 20 tables available @ $45 each). Includes seated style lunch and free raffle of Cirque du Soleil “Totem” tickets. Limited to 200 persons.
“Maximizing your Membership Benefits” Networking Breakfast – February 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Chamber’s office in 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. Learn how to maximize the use of all the Marketing tools and Programs available to you as part of your membership in the MDGLCC. Learn about the upcoming new MDGLCC’s website and your access to new features as well as bounce ideas and ask questions to Chamber staff and Membership Committee on how to engage the LGBT consumer with your products and / or services. Free Admission.
GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyer’s Assn.) Luncheon – February 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. This is monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals or those who want to market to them held on the middle Wednesday of each month. Cost: MDGLCC members ($35), Potential Members ($45, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 20 persons.
Workshop on ‘Social Media” by Dale Carnegie Training - February 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Soyka Restaurant (5556 NE 4th Court, Miami). Workshop on Social Media entitled “How to Build Your Personal Brand to Attract New Business”. During this workshop, participants will learn how to attract more business opportunities, strengthen relationships, and continue to win business in this Digital Age. $30 (MDGLCC members), $45 (others). Limited to 75 people. Light refreshments provided. Pre-payment required.
If you have any inquiries on the above events or are interested in joining the MDGLCC feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-673-4440 or www.gaybizmiami.com.