DEAR MEMBERS, ALLIES, AND SUPPORTERS:
Going into our third year as an organization, the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce has solidified itself as a leading advocate for LGBT-owned and operated business within the state of Maryland and the surrounding region. We now have over 150 Members throughout the state, and are fortunate to have some fantastic sponsors supporting us as we head into another jam-packed programming season. Because of the continued support of our membership, the Chamber was named the Rising Star Chamber at the NGLCC National Conference in 2018. Therefore, please check out our calendar for programming updates, or sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about upcoming events.
While visiting our site, we encourage you to check out our member directory to learn more about the various LGBT-owned and operated businesses that belong to the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to be on the lookout for member organizations displaying their proud member sticker as well! In addition, many of our member organizations are hiring, so please feel free to check out our job board — you never know, you may find your next role on our very site.
Membership into the Chamber gets you discounted or free access to many of the networking and educational events we put on throughout the year, and allies/supporters are always welcome. Therefore, I look forward to seeing you at one or more of our many events throughout the year, and to fostering diversity in the Maryland business community, as we continue to educate, advocate, and empower LGBT-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.
Our Mission and Vision for the Maryland LGBT 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
Tom Koerber President | Terri Hett Vice President | Keith Snyder Treasurer | April Rancier Secretary
Joan Cox Immediate Past President | Betsy Cerulo Advisor/Co-Founder | Dave Imre Executive Advisory Board Chair/Co-Founder
Winnie Hull Member-at-Large, Northern Maryland | Nancy McDonald Member-at-Large, Eastern Maryland
Wil Graham Member-at-Large, Western Maryland | Gavriel Legynd Member-at-Large, Southern Maryland
Carlton Smith Member-at-Large, Central Maryland | Darlene Niccoli Member-at-Large | Ricky Adams Member-at-Large
Many, many thanks to all the volunteers who have been working hard behind the scenes to build this chamber!