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Ft Lauderdale Chamber GLBXGay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX), A Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce


Broward County's premiere gay-friendly networking organization, maximizing our members business profitability.

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 an major component of their membership. The contributions of the Gay and Lesbian Community within our city and surrounding area is major driver to our local economy. As the mission of the Chamber is to drive economic growth for the Greater Fort Lauderdale community, it was recognized that the Gay and Lesbian Community needed to be included in a manner to unite and connect, giving an inclusive voice to continue to attract new Gay and Lesbian businesses.

GLBX originated as the Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange and formally became a council in late 2010, shortly before our two year anniversary.  Growth of our membership to 150 members in less than two years was a milestone on our road to success.

We encourage all Gay and Lesbian owned businesses as well as gay friendly businesses in Greater Fort Lauderdale to visit us at one of our events and considering joining our membership.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the chamber and GLBX should contact Rene Cantu, Rene@ftlchamber.com


The GLBX meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at different venues throughout Fort Lauderdale, check our calendar for our next event! The events are free to Chamber members and their guests.



Chad Thilborger,
A Whole Heap

For more information on the GLBX Council, it's meetings,  functions & how to join, please contact our Chair, Chad Thilborger at: glbx@ftlchamber.com

A native of Southern Louisiana, Chad is a author of A Whole Heap, a recipe book of cooking from his upbringng.  He is a former Executive Director of the Stonewall Museum and Archives.  In his community work, it is apparent that Chyad is passionate about ensuring the GLBT business community is recognized as a stong force in building Fort Lauderdales healthy busines climate and brings that passion with him in all he does for the chamber.

 

The GLBX Business Advantage Referal Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9 AM at the Chamber (Show map) Contact Chris Caputo
for more info.

GLBX meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm different venues throughout Fort Lauderdale, check our calendar for our next event! The "Exchange" events are free to Chamber members and their guests.

GLBX NEWS


GLBX EVENTS



   For additional information, contact  Rene Cantu at (954) 462-6000 ext 8789 or
Rene@ftlchamber.com

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Broward County's premiere gay-friendly networking organization, maximizing our
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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 an major component of their membership.&nbsp; The contributions of the
Gay and Lesbian Community within our city and surrounding area as being a major
driver to our local economy. As the mission of the Chamber is to drive economic
growth for the greater community, it was recognized that the Gay and Lesbian
Community needed to be included in a manner to unite and connect, giving an
inclusive voice to continue to attract new Gay and Lesbian businesses.</span></p>
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GLBX originated as the Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange and formally became a
council in late 2010, shortly before our two year anniversary.&nbsp; Growth of our
membership to 150 members in less than two years was a milestone on our road to
success. </span></p>
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We encourage all Gay and Lesbian owned businesses as well as gay friendly
businesses in Greater Fort Lauderdale to visit us at one of our after hour
events and considering joining our membership. </span></p>
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Anyone interested in becoming a member of the chamber and GLBX should contact
Drew Millier at
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different venues throughout Fort Lauderdale, check our calendar for our next
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Julian Cavazos, <br />
GLBX Chair</span></p>
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Julian Cavazos,&nbsp;Partner of&nbsp;get2Bfit and The Challenge was instrumental in
helping GLBX become a Council of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of
Commerce.&nbsp; He has worked and volunteered with many community groups in Fort
Lauderdale and Broward County over the last 13 years and serves on&nbsp;several
community boards and committees..&nbsp; He is both committed and passionate
about creating a better community both locally and nationally&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">"I'm committed to&nbsp;our
community, whether it's business or social services.&nbsp;&nbsp;The landscape of Fort
Lauderdale is a much&nbsp;better place because of our Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual,Transgender&nbsp;and
Gay Friendly Community."&nbsp;<br /><br />Julian encourages people to call Drew Miller at 954-462-6000 and get involved with the GLBX.</span><span style="line-height: 115%; color: black; font-family: Aril; font-size: 10pt;"><br />
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<p align="center"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 8pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">For additional information, contact Drew Miller at (954) 462-6000 ext 8775 or </span>
<span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:julian@ftlchamber.com?subject=GLBX">Drew@ftlchamber.com</a></span></span></p>
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