August 8, 2012 | by Michael K. Lavers
NGLCC honors Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Gay News, Washington Blade, Gay Business     The Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday received the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s highest honor.

“I know I speak for everyone in our organization when I say we are truly dedicated to fulfilling our mission and vision of a world where LGBT professionals and business leaders can bring their whole selves to their workplaces to be stronger, and richer for it,” said CAGLCC executive director Mark Guenther after the NGLCC named his group its 2012 Chamber of the Year during the 2012 Certify Your Success National Business and Leadership Conference in Chicago. “While being recognized for our successes is a humbling honor, it’s just the icing on the cake.”

NGLCC further described the CAGLCC as a “role model for other chambers” and “an example of what an LGBT chamber or business organization should be.”

“CAGLCC has transformed tremendously over the last few years,” said NGLCC President Justin Nelson. “Executive Director Mark Guenther and his board have really re-energized the chamber, we are continually impressed with their growth of impressive networking events, membership programs, and focus on national LGBT business certification.”

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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