Chamber Chat

  • Chamber Chat: S.O.M.A Membership Directory & Resource Guide

    The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is on the final stretch of its Membership Campaign and consequently compiling the information that will appear in its “2016 Membership Directory & Resource Guide.” This book is the most important LGBT & Allied community resource directory available in South Florida from which to plan, purchase and/or select service providers.

  • Chamber Chat: State of Our Community

    On behalf of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce we would like to wish our members and the community at large a prosperous New Year 2018 ahead. May this be a year of personal and professional growth where businesses continue to thrive in order to contribute to our economy and the progress of our city.

  • Chamber Chat: Summer’s Slow Season Can Equate to Amazing Autumn Profits!

    If it seems the lazy days of summer are impacting your business’s bottom-line, have no fear and gear-up for fall profits.

  • Chamber Chat: Support Our Members Always

    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 an $8 billion local LGBT market searches our roster of members first when making purchase decisions about goods and services. With a list of over 700 companies comprising our membership, more likely than not you will find what you are looking for.

  • Chamber Chat: The SMART Ride

    Why is AIDS still relevant 36 years after the first case was discovered in 1981? Why do we still need to care? Are people really still getting infected? Why is SMART Ride still relevant 14 years since its inception and over 20 years since the first AIDS bicycle ride took place in California?

  • Chamber Chat: Third Annual Pink Flamingo Awards

    Vote for your favorites today

  • Chamber Chat: Wedding BellSSS

    As expected, following the recent decision by the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide, the same sex wedding market has exploded. A report from the Williams Institute, a national think tank at the UCLA School of Law, estimates that 24,248 same-sex couples will marry in Florida during the first three years it is legal. Those weddings, according to the report, would generate $182.2 million to the state and local economy and create between 875 and 2,626 jobs in the tourism and recreation sector.

  • Chamber Chat: Your Wake Up Call

    How to remain upbeat and positive in 2016

  • Column: “Cruising for Business”

    There recent passing of the law that allows for same sex marriages in Florida will for sure positively impact our local economy. Businesses, both gay and allied, are eager to offer their products and / or services to those who will soon join their loved ones in matrimony. Many wedding preparations are on their way and businesses are cruising full steam ahead in aiding these couples in their journey.

  • Column: “State of Our Community”

    On behalf of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce we would like to wish our members and the community at large a prosperous New Year ahead. May 2015 be a year of personal and professional growth where businesses continue to thrive in order to contribute to our economy and the progress of our city. $8 Billion – That is the estimated LGBT purchasing power in Miami-Dade County. We encourage the LGBT community to support those businesses that invest in our community needs. It is from this support that we thrive and have a voice in the policies that shape our nation, our state, and our local communities.

  • Column: Chamber Chat - “U” Educational Series of Events 2

    The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce launched last month its MDGLCC - “U” Educational Series of Events. These events consist of opportunities where members and guests can tap into the expertise of business leaders to obtain some tools and key learnings that they can apply to their own businesses or careers.

  • Column: Chamber Chat - The Art of Building Bridges

    The Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange [GLBX], a council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, is Broward County’s premier support for Gay and Lesbian owned businesses as well as gay-friendly businesses is once again at the forefront of “building bridges” with the community as a whole.

  • Column: Chamber Chat — “U” Educational Series of Events

    The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce launched last month its MDGLCC - “U” Educational Series of Events. These events consist of opportunities where members and guests can tap into the expertise of business leaders to obtain some tools and key learnings that they can apply to their own businesses or careers.

  • Column: Chat Chat — Time to Get Educated

    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.

  • Column: Diversity = Business

    As one of the many benefits of membership in the MDGLCC, the Supplier Diversity Certification Program is key for opening doors to Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE’s) to opportunities in the large corporate marketplace.

  • Column: Networking Breakfast with Dale Carnegie Training

    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.

    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 one upcoming opportunity for the month of February that you might want to consider exploring and attending.  

    On Friday, Feb. 28join us for a Networking Breakfast with Dale Carnegie Training entitled "Sell more in 2014.” At this interactive and engaging seminar participants will learn how to: sell with increased confidence, connect quickly and easily with prospects and customers, build relationships so prospects and clients want to talk about their interests, understand the power of following a sales process, understand how a positive attitude contributes to sales results, incorporate best practices for results oriented appointments.

    Space is limited to 50 people and will be held at Soyka Restaurant (5556 NE 4th Court, Miami) from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Members ($35), Non Members ($45). RSVP at www.gaybizmiami.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 305-673-4440.

    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 www.gaybizmiami.com.

  • Column: Networking Tips to Grow Your Business

    When it comes to networking events there are a multitude of options. So much so, that one can easily attend breakfasts, luncheons and happy hours — pushing and pulling business cards nearly every day of the week. It’s no small feat that the GLBX Council has once again, been voted “Best LGBT Networking” by SFGN readership. The Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange [GLBX], a Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, is Broward County’s premier support for Gay and Lesbian owned businesses as well as gay-friendly businesses.

  • Column: State of Our Community

    On behalf of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce we would like to wish our members and the community at large a prosperous New Year 2016 ahead. May this be a year of personal and professional growth where businesses continue to thrive in order to contribute to our economy and the progress of our city. $8 Billion – That is the estimated LGBT purchasing power in Miami-Dade County. We encourage the LGBT community to support those businesses that invest in our community needs. It is from this support that we thrive and have a voice in the policies that shape our nation, our state, and our local communities.

  • Dance: Miami City Ballet

    The Miami City Ballet celebrates its 30th anniversary this season, a distinguished history that has played homage to legendary choreographer George Balanchine while premiering works by promising young talents.

  • First ‘LGBTQ Dynamics in the Workplace’ Workshop A Huge Success

    The first annual LGBTQ Dynamics in the Workplace certification workshop was held Tuesday, Jan. 31, at JM Lexus in Coconut Creek.