January meeting of GLBT Chamber set for Jan. 23

by John Wade
Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce

I am happy to greet you having ended what has to have been our most successful year yet.  Our membership numbers continue to grow, creating a diverse mix of professional services, business owners and not for profit professionals.  Our second annual business Expo moved to a new location, LP Field, and proved to be quite successful for many of our exhibitors.  Our identity is truly becoming that of the GLBT Chamber of Commerce.

The highlight of the year, though, had to be the introduction of "unpredictable, the fashion show."  This amazing show, produced by Out and About Newspaper and managed by chamber members Rick Harris and Michael Fluck was unlike any event we have seen in Nashville.  It was high-profile.  It was exciting.  It was HOT!  More importantly, proceeds put us on the financial footing we needed to help advance the interests of our members.

Having just wrapped up a "listening tour," whereby I had the opportunity to meet one on one with nearly forty of you, I know expectations for 2007 are higher than ever.  I have no doubt that we have assembled a board of directors that is up to the task; who have equally high expectations.

January's meeting will give you the opportunity to hear first hand and ask questions about what is in store for 2007.  I hope you will be present on January 23 as we launch another exciting year!

Finally, we have been operating for some time on out of date member data.  It is time we bring our records up to date and I ask that you take a moment to help us do that.  It's simple...just follow this link.  Thank you for your help with this and I look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.

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