By: Jenn Tracz*/CABO’s Executive Director-
Well, it’s September and everyone is heading back to school, back to work and back to business. The summer months bring about a relaxed nature in the workforce and now that fall is rolling in we can all expect to be back to business very soon!
CABO has had an exciting summer being named the 2011 Chamber of the Year recepient by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at the annual Out for Business Conference in Las Vegas last month. We are still reeling a bit about this award. The Rainbow Times, one of our proud Print Media Partners did a Q&A with our board president, Dena Castricone and myself. I hope you check it out – it is in this issue!
We are in the throws of putting together our 2012 printed member directory and CT LGBT buying guide. If you have been thinking about joining CABO but have been on the fence now is the time to join to take advantage of being in the directory for the 2012 year! The new directory will be released in October at our anniversary event.
With the summer dying down CABO will be back to our regular meetings in Westport at the Westport Country Playhouse on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the morning. We will also continue to be in the Hartford area on a regular basis on the 1st Thursday of the month. We are also gearing up for our annual business expo and anniversary event, which will be on October 18th at the Inn at Middletown on Main Street in Middletown, CT.
CABO is able to provide services to its member in large part due to our corporate partnerships, which include; Aetna, Foxwoods, Murtha Cullina LLP, Comcast Business Class, Bearingstar Insurance, Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union, Clear Channel Radio and The Rainbow Times. 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. We highly encourage you to do business with one or all of them.
* 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 is a small business owner specializing in planning, branding, social media and design services.