LGBTQ South Florida

Fort Lauderdale Chamber to present GLBX Business Community Ally Awards

Join me 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, for the first GLBX Business Community Ally Awards, to be presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina.

I’m very proud to be one of the honorees (Legacy Award), along with Citrix (Business Ally); Susan Renneisen & Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Business Leader); Ilene Berliner & Mark Ketcham (Impact); City of Wilton Manors (Advocate); and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visionary).

From the chamber website:

“The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is the first Chamber in the state of Florida and one of the first in the nation to recognize the LGBT community as a major component of their membership. The contributions of the gay and lesbian business community are a driving force in the local economy.

“GLBX originated as the Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange and formally became a council in late 2010, shortly before the two year anniversary. The Council grew to more than 150 members in less than two years. GLBX is open to anyone interested in doing business with the gay and lesbian community, no matter their sexual orientation.”

The BCA Ally Awards will be presented at the hotel’s Pier Top Restaurant, 2301 SE 17th St. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $45 for chamber members; $55 nonmembers. Complimentary valet parking. To RSVP, visit