On Friday, September 20, 2019, the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) held its 2019 Community Awards Dinner, bringing the LGBTQ+ community together to celebrate one another at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.
The gala-style event was also the opportunity to unveil the new branding and scope of the chamber of commerce organization, moving from the AGLCC to the OUT Georgia Business Alliance.
“The AGLCC is now the OUT Georgia Business Alliance, expanding and embracing a bold new challenge to wrap our arms around the LGBTQ+ and allied business community across the entire state of Georgia,” said Chris Lugo, OUT Georgia’s Executive Director, when commenting after the unveiling.
“Through the power of economic empowerment and advocacy, we are intentionally working for a thriving, loud, equitable, inclusive, and more fully representative Georgia, with a bright spotlight on the FULL spectrum of this Rainbow Economy.”
Let’s take a look back at the 2019 Community Awards Dinner, with visual support from Cindy Brown of Same Sex Wedding Photographers and Diane Hayme Photography.
Diane Hayme Photography: Full Album
2019 PRESENTER & AWARD RECIPIENT HIGHLIGHT
Opening Entertainment: OurSong
Emcee: Condace Pressley
Welcome: Reese McCranie
Presenters: Janice Harris-Corry, Charmaine Ward-Millner, Gabrielle Claiborne and Linda Herzer, Brien Faucett, Petrina Bloodworth, Grey Hardy, Jan Stepp, Bruce Logue, and Chip Ivie.
Guardian Angel: U First
Corporate Ally: UPS
Small Business of the Year: ABETTERBUZZ
Rising Star: Malik Brown
Business Person of the Year: Kimble Sorrells
Business Woman of the Year: Jai Davis
Business Man of the Year: Jim Farmer
Member of the Year: Dan Dunlop
About OUT Georgia Business Alliance
OUT Georgia Business Alliance proudly serves as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce.
Since 1994, OUT Georgia Business Alliance (formerly the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) has served the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community by advocating for the most inclusive and equitable business environment; providing support and resources to fuel economic growth; and driving meaningful community connections and impact across the State of Georgia.
OUT Georgia Business Alliance is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and is a proud affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact us at OUTGeorgia.org or info@OUTGeorgia.org.