OUT Georgia Business Alliance is relaunching its Ambassador Program and recruiting Ambassadors to represent and better inform the state’s only LGBTQ+ and Ally Chamber of Commerce in 2020 and beyond.

“As OUT Georgia Business Alliance expands to better serve communities across Georgia, we’re looking to recruit 50 passionate LGBTQ+ and ally Ambassadors to help represent OUT Georgia and shape how we best serve businesses, nonprofits, professionals, and entrepreneurs throughout the state,” said Chris Lugo, Executive Director of the OUT Georgia Business Alliance.

OUT Georgia’s Ambassador Program is supported through a grant provided by NGLCC and Bank of America.

OUT Georgia Ambassadors are proud volunteer Members on the front line of advancing Georgia’s LGBTQ+ Chamber by:

  • Promoting OUT Georgia’s mission, events, and programs;
  • Engaging with prospective, new, and renewing Members and their businesses;
  • Sharing and creating stories that lift up Member organizations;
  • Helping OUT Georgia during live and virtual events;
  • Assisting with new LGBT-owned Business Enterprise certification; and
  • Shaping how OUT Georgia better represents and serves its diverse community LGBTQ+ and ally businesses, nonprofits, professionals, and entrepreneurs.

“OUT Georgia Ambassadors should expect to volunteer about 6-8 hours per month on the above activities,” added Lugo. In addition to an Ambassador Program Training Session on Thursday, July 9 at 12pm, Ambassadors will meet once per month with the organization’s Executive Director and Membership Coordinator, Nichole Palmietto.

“The Ambassador Program is a great way to learn more about OUT Georgia’s work, get more involved with Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ chamber, and play a critical role in advancing LGBTQ+ and ally businesses across our state,” Lugo said. “We’d like to encourage our dedicated LGBTQ+ and ally Members to sign up as an Ambassador, especially those who reside outside metro Atlanta, young professionals and entrepreneurs, and BIPOC, trans, and gender non-conforming folx.”

OUT Georgia Business Alliance strives to recognize, promote, and improve LGBTQ+ businesses and the LGBTQ+ business community and to uphold the highest standards of excellence, integrity, and respect. Ambassadors, just like our Members, are expected to uphold our Code of Conduct.

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.