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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 18 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.

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 are three upcoming opportunities for the month of October that you might want to consider exploring and attending.

On Thursday, Oct. 11 join us at the “GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association) Luncheon”. This is a monthly networking program sponsored by Kauffman Rossin tailored for attorneys, judges & legal professionals but open to the general public as well. Guest speakers will be David Treece (David Treece Financial), Joan Schaeffer (LAMBDA Living / JCS), and Vicki Brail (Vicki Brail and Company). Topics include: The need for long term care in the LGBT community, issues of isolation, and available services/facilities. Luncheon will be held at Perricones Marketplace and Café (15 S.E 10th Street, Miami) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Admission: $35 (members) / $45 (others).

On Thursday, Oct. 19 join us at the “The Young Professional Network (YPN) Social Kick-Off.” The mission of the YPN is to create networking opportunities for LGBT professionals between the ages of 18-39, foster collaboration with community leaders, and provide educational engagements for young professionals to bridge the gap between generations, nurture professional development and growth, and create paths to success within the business community. Event will be held at Atton Brickell Miami (1500 SW 1st Avenue, Miami) from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy free cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, drawing, DJ, & networking opportunities. Featuring Ian Houghton (, motivational speaker, best-selling author & business strategist. Admission: $10 (online) / $20 (at door). Limited to 150.

On Thursday, Oct. 26 join us at the “EXPOsure Networking Luncheon on Diversity & Inclusion.” This luncheon will feature speakers from local and national companies/organizations who deal in supplier diversity. The area of Supplier Diversity is an important market niche in the USA and most Fortune 200 companies have a strong desire to increase its business with the minority owned business marketplace in the foreseeable future. Participating panelists include: Enterprise Holding, FPL, Royal Caribbean, CIA, NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce). Luncheon will be held at the Pullman Hotel (5800 Blue Lagoon, Miami). Admission: $45 (members) / $55 (others).

If you have any inquiries on the above events or are interested in joining the MDGLCC feel free to reach us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305-673-4440 or


Jorge Richa
Marketing & Programming Director
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce