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Edgar Gierbolini, Board Chair
Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
512-761-LGBT (5428)

NGLCC Honors AGLCC with National Chamber Excellence
Community Impact Award

AUSTIN, Texas (August 24, 2015) — The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) is excited to announce that the chamber was honored for excellence in community impact on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)'s 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition of our efforts with the City of Austin and we are proud of the change we have made in our city," said Edgar Gierbolini, AGLCC’s Board Chair. "Our relationship with the City of Austin has allowed us to support and encourage business development vital to our community. We couldn't have achieved this success without the full support of our board, our partnerships with the Greater Austin Black, Asian and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and the City's Economic Development Department."

NGLCC recognized AGLCC for its work with the City of Austin's Economic Development Department. In conjunction with the City of Austin, AGLCC spearheads and participates in business and economic development programs, including economic development training to the board and staff as well as business development training for members. "NGLCC affiliate chambers like AGLCC are using their relationships with local government and businesses to open doors for LGBT entrepreneurs and create more inclusive communities," said Sam McClure, NGLCC Senior Vice President.

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) is Central Texas’ home for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) supportive businesses and organizations. The chamber is the best resource to learn about LGBT-friendly businesses, services, community resources and events in the Austin area.

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The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses.

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