GLCCNV new member orientation is coming July 15, plus we have great ideas for other events to help advance your business.
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MISSION STATEMENT — The Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada (GLCCNV) advances the prosperity, equality and inclusivity of Nevada's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied business community through referrals, education, networking, advocacy and supplier diversity opportunities.



As a new member of the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Las Vegas, I have to admit that I wasn’t sure how much I would benefit from my membership. I also wasn’t eager to turn in my application for membership and certification with the National Chamber because I have joined other chambers in the past, with not much to show for the investment. But this time my expectations were blown away and completely exceeded.

At the local level, I have made amazing connections for my business through the luncheons and online member directory. Connections I wouldn't have made on my own without being a Chamber member. And becoming a Nationally Certified LGBT business has now become a no-brainer. I had a unique opportunity to visit the NGLCC offices in Washington, DC last month and met with Brent Stewart, the Manager of Supplier Diversity. He and the entire staff were amazing and couldn't do enough to make me feel welcome and answer all of my questions. Not only that, right there on the spot, he reached out to another NGLCC member and made an introduction for me. Within a couple of days, I booked one of the largest and best speaking engagements of my career so far. Without a doubt, none of this would have happened if weren't for the GLCCNV and NGLCC.

The best part is that NGLCC membership/certification is absolutely free to current GLCCNV members. I realized that taking just a little bit of time to complete the application process, I have now opened up my business on a national level. Thank you GLCCNV!


Complimentary GLCCNV
New Member Orientation

Wednesday, July 15 • 6–7:30pm
The Center (401 S. Maryland Pkwy.)



This is our first complimentary new member orientation at The Center for all existing members both recent and long-standing. We will be discussing how to update your business profile on as well as discussing how you can become more involved.

Advance registration is required, and seating is limited to 15.

Women's Business Enterprise Council presents "How to Turn Any Company into a Profitable High Growth Business" on Thursday, July 23, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at GLCCNV (840 S. Rancho Blvd., Ste. 4-160, Las Vegas, NV 89106). Cost is $39 for three tickets. Register now at Join us for this interactive, informative workshop that will include a light breakfast, networking and tips to grow your business. John Mautner, Founder and Managing Partner with COSi, will talk about how to increase client growth and profitability by 300%. Open only to GLCCNV members who are WBE or LGBTBE certified.

GLCCNV Networking Luncheon

Wednesday, August 5 • 11:30am–1:00pm
The Sicilian Ristorante (3520 E. Tropicana, Ste. A)



$35 per member / $40 per non-member
plus $5 premium if registering at the door

Capabilities Statements: The Resume for your Business.
Free webinar. August 12 from 9 to 11 p.m. Click here to register.

Business Education Forum


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

For nearly a decade, Christina Aldan, Founder of LG Designs, has been helping clients realize the full potential of their businesses. By engaging in effective collaboration, Christina creates strategic plans that allow businesses to thrive and enable people to live the kind of lifestyle they aspire to. Christina has graciously made herself available to GLCCNV Chamber Members for a not-to-be-missed special event on August 19, so make sure you Save The Date.

Available to current members only.

Governor's Conference on Business 2015. Nevada, meet Tesla! Governor Sandoval will be joined by a representative from Tesla at the conference luncheon to formally introduce themselves and to speak about their plans and what that means for the state, local communities and businesses. August 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino in Reno. $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Register online at

GLCCNV Networking Luncheon

Wednesday, September 2 • 11:30am–1:00pm
Location to be announced

Small Business Certifications for Government Contracting.
Free webinar. September 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. Click here to register.

GLCCNV member Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority presents Committee to our Business Community, a free expo at Las Vegas Convention Center's South Hall on September 10. Find local business-building opportunities and resources. Exhibitors wanted: public agencies, large corporations, hospitality industry members and business resource groups. Local suppliers are invited to meet procurement professionals and business resource organizations. Email for more information.

Doing Business with the Nevada System of Higher Education is a free opportunity to learn from presenters from Business Center North (UNR), College of Southern Nevada and UNLV, on September 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 800-240-7094 or click here for additional location details or to register.

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is excited to open registration for the 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.  This year's conference will be held August 11-14, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the stunning Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.
The NGLCC conference is the largest LGBT business development event in the world and brings together more than 800 LGBT and allied entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate representatives, and LGBT chamber leaders from across the country and around the globe. 
Attendees take part in three days of symposia, panel discussions, development seminars, and special events designed to generate business opportunities and build strong relationships with corporate champions and one another. 

**A business pitch opportunity is also available for those interested**

Chamber Member News

GLCCNV welcomes new business member,
Christopher Boyd from the City of Henderson.

Community Events

LGBTQ Career Fair

Wednesday, July 15 • 1-3pm
The Center (401 S. Maryland Pkwy.)

The Center's 21st Annual Honorarium

Saturday, October 17
Drai's Beach Club • Nightclub (atop The Cromwell)


Get Involved...

GLCCNV is committed to the economic and educational upward mobility for LGBT and allied businesses. We have committees and want to have our members' voices heard. Our committees include
  • Drive Fore Success—golf tournament (coming in 2016!)
  • Membership
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Policy and Education
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Events
  • And Finance
If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please connect with us at with the subject: Committee Volunteer.

Call for Announcements

GLCCNV Members:  If you have a special announcement you would like us to include in our newsletter, please email full details to

GLCCNV Board of Directors

Dina Proto — President
Lydia Toscano-Corbett — Vice President and Membership Chair
Linda Quackenboss — Secretary
Gina Webb — Treasurer
Robert Frisch — Director of Operations
Leonardo Benavides — Education
Heather Cox — Supplier Diversity
Tim Evans — Marketing
Alexia Kay — Events

A Special Thanks to GLCCNV Corporate Partners


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