Welcome to the Maryland LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to empower and promote LGBT+ professionals and business owners in the Maryland marketplace through education, networking, and advocacy. Our goal is to create more business opportunities for the LGBT+ community by connecting LGBT businesses with suppliers, by teaching our members how to navigate within the Federal and State government for contracts, and by ensuring that workplaces are safe & welcoming. In working with the new leadership in Maryland and Washington D.C., we will build bridges to enact change and to accelerate business growth. We will open doors, open minds, and open hearts to who we are as a community.
We are excited to be launching in 2017, which will be a year of change for all of us. We will all be called forth and tested as our country shifts to a new administration. Our community has shown our resilience and our drive to put laws in place that support equality for all, even when it was thought impossible. We will continue to challenge the status quo and to model inclusiveness, making room for multiple ideas and solutions that embody our mission.
I invite you to join us on this important journey by becoming a member and by liking the Maryland LBGT Chamber of Commerce on Facebook. We live in a dynamic time, one that will allow us to move mountains as a unified force in the business community across the State of Maryland.
President, Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Our Mission and Vision for the MDLGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce empowers and promotes the economic well-being of the LGBT+ community in the Maryland marketplace through education, networking and advocacy. As a vital link between government, businesses and our allies, the Chamber facilitates equality, prosperity and inclusivity for all members of the LGBT+ community.
Our vision is to be the leader in the economic fabric of Maryland, working to unite LGBT+ professionals and businesses with business, government and community entities for the common goals of inclusivity, fairness and prosperity for all of our members in their business endeavors.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Betsy Cerulo President/Co-Founder | Dave Imre Executive Advisory Board Chair/Co-Founder | Adler Archer Vice President | Winnie Hull Treasurer | David Pierson Secretary | Joan Cox Member-at-large | Tom Koerber Member-at-large | Wil Graham Member-at-Large/Western Maryland | Anita McMullin Member-at-Large/Annapolis & East | April Rancier Program Committee Chair | Ben Guthorn & Anita McMullin Membership/Development Committee Chairs | Winnie Hull Administration Committee | Joan Cox & Dave Pierson Marketing Committee
Many, many thanks to all the volunteers who have been working hard behind the scenes to build this chamber!