Regional LGBT chambers and their importance

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By: Jenn Tracz*/Special for TRT-

Back in November I wrote about an amazing experience that I had at a conference in Washington D.C., hosted by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). That particular conference brought hundreds of business and community leaders to discuss the LGBT movement in terms of economic development and business. I am thrilled to say that CABO is the host destination for the regional version of this conference in May.

LGBT chamber leaders from all over the Northeast will descend upon Foxwoods Resort Casino for this great event. Chambers in attendance will include Boston, Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, Central Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Hampton Roads, Virginia and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of this event is to share best practices and utilize joint resources to provide the best value to each chamber’s growing membership. I feel confident that each of us will go back to our respective areas with many new ways to make a different in the community; I know I will.

CABO is CT’s LGBT chamber and all of the cities and states listed above have amazing chambers. If you live in any of these areas and are looking to find out more information about what the chamber does, what mission it serves or how to get involved, e-mail me and I will personally put you in touch with the best resource to handle your questions.

Each LGBT chamber serves a similar mission and it is our responsibility to work together for the greater good of the LGBT community and the businesses we represent. 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. As a CABO member there are many great exclusive offers to take advantage of.

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