Dear GVCCC Members and Friends,
This week is LGBT Pride Week and we have some great events to announce in celebration of it. The first one is a Pride Celebration event hosted by Manhattan Borough President, Scott M. Stringer on June 23rd. The other event is hosted by Classic Harbor Line, who, on June 26th, will take a trip along the New York City skyline.
There will also be a panel on small business on June 23rd with Jorge Silva-Puras from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Discussions will center around resources, legacy and retirement planning for business owners.
Lastly, just a reminder about upcoming GVCCC committee meetings. On Monday, June 27th the Government Relations, Marketing and Membership committees will be hosting meetings to discuss ways to increase Chamber membership, raise our profile and effectively advocate for the business community.
See below for more information on events and Chamber happenings.
Executive Director GVCCC
Scott M. Stringer's LGBT Pride Celebration Event
Manhattan Borough President, Scott M. Stringer is hosting an LGBT Pride Month Celebration and Awards Ceremony.
The Honorees include:
Gay and Lesbian Dominican Empowerment (GALDE)
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Pedro Julio Serrano- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Special Musical Performances are scheduled for the event!
RSVP to 212-669-4451 or email@example.com
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
The LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)
A Panel on Small Business: Resources, Legacy and Retirement Planning for Business Owners
Business owners should have a balanced philosophy of both retirement planning and legacy planning. Most small business owners truly value their employees, but they should not have to choose between securing their future and that of the people they employ. Planning needs to be designed so that individuals take care of their retirement concerns today with a diligent eye for the future. While none of us can predict the future, we all must agree that doing nothing will give us just that... Nothing!
Jorge Silva-Puras, U.S. Small Business Administration
Catalina Castaņo, Brooklyn City-Tech SBDC
Thomas Bacharach, CJA (Retirement Planning)
Victor Muro, National Life Group (Legacy Planning)
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 | 10:00am-1:00pm
New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Registration is required and seating is limited.
RSVP here or call 718-797-0187
Upcoming Committee Meetings
The GVCCC would like to remind you of our upcoming committee meeting schedule. The chamber's three main committees: Government Relations, Marketing and Membership will be hosting committee meetings on Monday, June 27.
Initial committee agendas will be distributed before the meetings. We will be discussing new ways to increase Chamber membership along with ways to continue to bring you the most relevant events, seminars and resources. If you are a GVCCC member and would like to join one of our committees, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 27th, 2011
Government Relations Committee 12pm-1pm
Marketing and Membership Committee 1pm-2pm
Conference Room, 1st floor | 154 Christopher Street
Gay Pride Fireworks/Sail Cruise!
The Classic Harbor Line is hosting Gay Pride Night on June 26th, 2011 aboard two of their boats: The Schooner Adirondack and the Catskill, where you can take in the famous Pier 54 fireworks, after the "Pride Dance".
Some illuminated views along the way will include:
- A gorgeous display of fireworks
- The New York City skyline
- Battery Park, a 20 acre park at the southern tip of Manhattan, where artillery has been stationed over the centuries
- Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America from 1892 to 1954
- The Statue of Liberty, a French gift that arrived in New York harbor in 1885 and has come to represent our nation's freedom and ideals
Complimentary champagne, wine, beer and soda will be provided.
Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) - W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan, NY)
For more information and to get tickets for
the Schooner Adirondack (@9:00pm), click here
the Catskill (@9:30pm), click here
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