GLBX OF THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PRESENT THE FIRST EVER
BUSINESS COMMUNITY ALLY AWARDS PRESENTED BY
PIER SIXTY-SIX HOTEL AND MARINA ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 6, 2018) — The GLBX Business Community Ally Awards presented by Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina (2301 SE 17 Street Fort Lauderdale) will debut on Tuesday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m. This new recognition event will showcase individuals along with business and government entities that are successfully doing business with the LGBT+ community, defining and implementing diversity and inclusion policies and supporting worthy related causes: Citrix, City of Wilton Manors, Ilene Berliner, Susan Renneisen/Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Mark Ketcham, Steve Rothaus and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“The GLBX (The Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) is thrilled to launch this inaugural event which offers a glimpse into how individuals and businesses are working together to be more inclusive and engaged with the LGBT+ community,” said Michael Goodman, GLBX Board Chair. “A Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, we are proud to honor LGBT business leaders and allies who are actively creating change and doing business as part of a diverse thriving economy.”
The GLBX BCA Awards consist of several different award categories: Business Ally (Citrix), Business Leader (Susan Renneisen/Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino), Impact (Ilene Berliner & Mark Ketchum), Advocate (City of Wilton Manors), Legacy (Steve Rothaus) and Visionary (Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau). The awards will be presented by local business leaders and sponsors.
Guests will enjoy the cocktail reception while overlooking the city from almost every point of view. An open bar, culinary delights and entertainment will complement the awards presentation. Complimentary valet parking is included in the ticket price.
“Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina is a proud supporter of many local causes and events that make our community shine as a great place to live, work and visit,” said Amaury Piedra, General Manager of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina. “We are excited to help launch this new awards program in support of the Chamber as we showcase our amazing property and amenities for hotel guests, social events and business meetings.”
Sponsors of this event are Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Memorial Healthcare System, The Eppy Group, Hotspots Media Group, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Magazine, Bow Tie Gurl and Goodman Public Relations.
Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at the Pier Top Restaurant at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina are $45 for members and $55 for non-members and can be purchased at www.ftlchamber.com.
About the Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX)
Since 2010, GLBX of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce has fostered the business development of LGBT+ businesses and allies to harmoniously work together. Through networking, training platforms and signature events, GLBX has established itself as a viable economic driver aligned with the overall mission of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. This active organization unites and connects businesses, offering an inclusive voice for a more prosperous business environment. LGBT-owned businesses and allies in Greater Fort Lauderdale are encouraged to attend events and join the chamber by calling 954.462.6000 or visit www.ftlchamber.com.