Congratulations to MetLife, our newest Corporate Partner

Jenn Tracz Grace

Jenn Tracz GraceBy: Jenn Tracz Grace*/CABO’s Executive Director–

2012 is off to a wonderful beginning for the Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO), the statewide affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), with the announcement of MetLife/New England as its newest Corporate Partner.

CABO Founder and President Dena Castricone, an attorney with CABO Pioneering Partner Murtha Cullina Law Firm, is thrilled about the partnership with MetLife, which is also a corporate partner of the NGLCC.  “MetLife continues to show its commitment to creating a more inclusive economy while New England Financial representatives, Kathy Lucas and Lana Wong breathe life into that commitment here in Connecticut through their valuable and regular participation with CABO.

Since 1844, New England Financial, a MetLife Company, has had an unequaled level of experience and knowledge in financial services, with more than 25,000 individuals and businesses in the Connecticut region benefitting from our products and services.  Kathy Lucas says relationship building and earning trust are one of the keys to its success.  “From the moment Lana and I first began coming to the CABO events, we have felt that warmth and connection from its members.  We are so excited about this marriage.” Lana Wong adds, “New England Financial congratulates CABO on its distinction as the 2011 NGLCC Chamber of the Year, and looks forward to being a part of its new goals and growth for 2012.”

Stay tuned for next month’s announcement regarding another new Corporate Partner TD Bank!

CABO is your resource to the Connecticut LGBT business climate both in the corporate and small business environment. We are able to provide services to our members in large part due to their support. Those we recognize include; Aetna, Foxwoods, Murtha Cullina LLP, MetLife, TD Bank, Comcast Business Class, Bearingstar Insurance, Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union, Clear Channel Radio, The Rainbow Times, Barmont Productions and MAD Digital Print Solutions. Each of these businesses has something great to offer and their commitment and support to the LGBT community is what separates them from the rest.

* In her role as Executive Director, Jenn is responsible for maintaining and growing membership, developing strategic business partnerships and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization. In addition to being CABO’s executive director, she also owns Diversity Works LLC, a strategic marketing and communications agency specializing in diversity issues.

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