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AGLCC : Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Community Newsletter
January 2013

In this month's newsletter...

Hello 2013!
AGLCC 2012 at a glance
State of the Chamber: January 17th
New leadership for 2013
Time is running out on 2012 dues levels!
Winter 2012 issue of The Agenda is out!
New in 2013: Rainbow Cuttings!
AGLCC Toastmasters: Celebrating One Year
Congrats to our 2012 award winners!

Hello 2013!

2012 saw dramatic changes to the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC). Now a much larger, more dynamic organization, we are reaching out further into the Austin LGBT community and would love to see more community involvement. That is where you come in! We currently need volunteers for our magazine, The Agenda, as well as all Chamber events and programs. Please contact Jimmy Flannigan for more information.

AGLCC 2012 at a glance

  • Over 200 additional members joined the Chamber
  • Launch of The Agenda, our consumer outreach magazine.
  • FaceBook page is now the most liked LGBT Chamber page in the world (and second liked Chamber page overall)
  • Official launch of our Toastmasters group
  • New website and branding that dramatically increased website traffic and ease of use by both consumers and members accessing website
  • Launch of our Entrepreneurship program – developing the LGBT business owners of the future
  • AGLCC board more than doubles – growing from 5 to 11 for 2013

State of the Chamber

AGLCC The AGLCC is bringing back the annual State of the Chamber event THIS Thursday, January 17th. After undergoing a phoenix-like transformation in this past year, find out how the Chamber will forge ahead in 2013. For more information about the State of the Chamber please visit the State of the Chamber page, including past video and transcripts, and RSVP for the 2013 address.

New leadership for 2013

For 2013, AGLCC will be return all 5 board members and grow by an additional 6 board members to complete the leadership team. Your 2013 board of directors are:
PresidentJimmy Flannigan
SecretaryLiz Brenner
Programs Bart Loeser
Wes Schmitz
Brian Erickson
Tina Cannon
Vice PresidentAmy Cook
TreasurerRick Holmberg
Membership Ceci Gratias
Anna Powell
Edgar Gierbolini

Time is running out on 2012 dues levels!

Join the AGLCC Effective January 18th, Chamber business membership will be increasing to $149. The price increase from $125 will enable the chamber to expand upon the successes of 2012 and strengthen the organization through larger events, additional programs, publications, and more! In addition, members now will get exposure through The Agenda (a publication added in 2012) which is distributed quarterly to approximately 30,000 consumers throughout the Austin area. Even at $149, membership is a steal!

Join the AGLCC Today!

Winter 2012 issue of The Agenda is out!

The Agenda - Fall 2012 The Agenda – Volume Two hits the stands! In conjunction with its Holiday Party and Awards Celebration, AGLCC released its second installment of The Agenda. Filled with tidbits about Austin designer Roosevelt Cevallos and other local Austin color, the second release of The Agenda is flying off shelves. Make sure to get your copy at any Austin Whole Foods or other restaurant and retail locations throughout Central Texas.

The Agenda - Fall 2012Did you miss the premiere Fall 2012 issue?
Read it online!

New in 2013: Rainbow Cuttings!

Rainbow Cutting The AGLCC has launched a new service for its members for 2013: Rainbow cuttings! Whether members are a new business, a new location, or wanting to open their doors to the LGBT, these “Coming Out” parties have a place for everyone. Congratulations to He’s For Me (H4M) for being our debut member! If you are interested in hosting a Rainbow Cutting, please contact Ceci Gratias.

AGLCC Toastmasters: Celebrating One Year

AGLCC Toastmasters AGLCC Toastmasters is approaching its one year anniversary. Its inaugural year was a successful one, making a big splash in the Central/South Texas region. Club members competed in speech contests (making it to the finals in both the Spring and Fall impromptu speaking contests) and rising through district leadership, co-chairing their successful Fall conference. And as one of only a handful of LGBT Toastmasters clubs in the country, it was one of the fastest-growing clubs in the nation. It will be celebrating its one year anniversary with a special meeting on February 25th. For more information please visit the event page.

Congrats to our 2012 award winners!

2012 Award Winners

AGLCC announced winners of its first annual Chamber Awards during the AGLCC Holiday Party on December 20th. Congratulations to all the nominees for representing the best of Austin's LGBT-friendly business community!

  • Member of the Year: Austin Chronicle
  • Non-Profit Member of the Year: Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • Social Media Diva: therepubliq)
  • “They’re Giving It Away”: Cherico Creative)
  • Most Valuable Volunteer: Kate Messer (Austin Chronicle)
  • Toastmaster of the Year: Jimmy Flannigan (Site Street)

Upcoming Community EventsUpcoming Community Events    View All Events »

Monday, January 14: AGLCC Toastmasters
Thursday, January 17: AGLCC State of the Chamber
Sunday, January 20: Her HRC
Friday, January 25: Merry Merry Martini Mixer
Monday, January 28: AGLCC Toastmasters
Tuesday, February 5: AGLCC Luncheon
Saturday, February 9: TENT Monthly Program
Saturday, February 9: HRC Austin’s 17th Annual Gala Dinner
Sunday, February 10: OutYouth “Bring Your Loved One” Potluck
Monday, February 11: AGLCC Toastmasters
Thursday, February 21: AGLCC Happy Hour
Monday, February 25: AGLCC Toastmasters – Anniversary Party


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