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Tina Cannon, Board Member
Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
512-761-LGBT (5428) • tcannon@aglcc.org
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NGLCC Honors Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce with Rising Star Award


Austin, TX, Thursday, July 18, 2013 – The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) is excited to announce that the chamber will be honored with the national Rising Star Chamber Award two weeks from today at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)’s 2013 National Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas.

“Much of our success is due to our long-standing belief in creating unique and innovative programs and materials to reach out and inspire, establishing leaders in both the LGBT and business communities,” said Jimmy Flannigan, AGLCC President. “After our re-launch in January 2012, celebrating a new website, a new brand, and the reinstatement of regular networking programs, we experienced dramatic growth. Now we have our own local chamber awards; have garnered the most “likes” of any local chamber of commerce on Facebook; and publish a groundbreaking quarterly magazine, “The Agenda.”

The Rising Star Award is given to a chamber that exhibits vitality and relevance in its community, brings a unified voice to the LGBT business community it serves, and proves its commitment to being part of the broader national movement.

“AGLCC has continued to revitalize the chamber and the mission through its dedication towards improving membership visibility and high level of civic engagement,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC President and Co-Founder. “AGLCC is run by an exceptionally dedicated all-volunteer board of directors who are delivering significant results: increases in membership, programming, and public relations.”

About AGLCC
The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 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. For more information, go to www.aglcc.org.

About NGLCC
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT business community. With more than 130 corporate partners, 52 affiliate chambers, and over 500 certified LGBT Business Enterprises, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world. For more information, go to www.nglcc.org.

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