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Rise of the Rainbow Economy: 2018 AGLCC LGBT Business Summit

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Name: Rise of the Rainbow Economy: 2018 AGLCC LGBT Business Summit
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Online registration is now closed. Tickets will be sold first come, first serve at registration starting at 1:00PM. 
Friday, June 22 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
The AGLCC LGBT Business Summit is a day-long seminar exploring the intersectionality of personal, professional, and social responsibility and advocacy through micro-networking, interactive panel discussions with local and national business leaders, and an overview of the state of today’s LGBT economy.   


1:00 – 1:30: Check-In Open & Welcoming Remarks
CERTIFICATION 1:30 – 2:30:
 LGBT Business Connect: Uniting Atlanta’s Supplier Diversity & Procurement Opportunities
The NFL awarded 17 contracts to certified LGBTBEs in San Francisco in 2016 – representing 18% of the host committee’s total spend. Learn about what’s on tap from the Atlanta Host Committee as we prepare to bring Super Bowl LIII to Atlanta in 2019. Finally, hear from AGLCC partners who are actively contracting with AGLCC’s LGBTBEs, sharing their insider tips to standing out. 


Opening Remarks: Lee Hendrickson, Vice President Community Engagement & Volunteer Programs, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee


AGLCC Welcome: Crystal King, Corporate Relations, Georgia Power


Panel Discussion:

Moderator:  Dan Dunlop, LGBTBE, Immediate Past President, AGLCC, Dunlop Productions

Panelist: Curt Domalaski, Wells Fargo

Panelist: Lee Hendrickson, NFL Business Connect

Panelist: Cheryl English, GA Power

Panelist: Gregg Moon, The Coca-Cola Company

Panelist:  Devin Smith, Certification Coordinator, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Panelist: Carlton Brown, Occasional Occasions by Carlton

LGBT Businesses on the Rise: Growing Your Business in New Rainbow Economy
Are you thinking about starting a business? Are you a current business owner stuck at a plateau after many years in business? Revive and reset your business with by jumping into the Rainbow Economy. With a panel of leading business experts sharing the best practices to growing a thriving business, while leveraging (and even giving back to) the LGBT economy.


AGLCC Welcome: Courtney DeDi, Founder, Di-O-Gi Pet Services


Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Jack Kinley, Lab Monkey Communications

Panelist: Jeremy Ploessel, Sage

Panelist: Gabrielle Claiborne, Transformation Journey

Panelist: Terri Denison, US Small Business Administration

POLICY / ADVOCACY 4:00 – 5:15:
Georgia On the Rise: A Conversation with Democratic Constitutional Officer Nominees
Join us to help shape a moderated discussion of the issues that matter most to our LGBT business and professional community. This is our chance to let Democratic Nominees for 2018 Gubernatorial, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Agriculture Secretary and Insurance Commissioner, hear from us so that our issues are front and center when Georgia’s next leaders take office.

Moderator: Jason Rae, Director Affiliate Relations, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce


Conversation with Democratic Nominees for Georgia’s Top Constitutional Officers

Panelist: Charlie Bailey, Democratic Nominee, Attorney General

Panelist: John Barrow, Democratic Nominee, Secretary of State

Panelist: Fred Swann, Democratic Nominee, Agriculture Secretary

Panelist: Janice Laws, Democratic Nominee, Insurance Commissioner

Panelist: Richard Keatley, Democratic Nominee, Labor Commissioner

Speaker: Leader Stacey Abrams, Democratic Nominee Georgia Governor

TOURISM 5:15 - 6:00: LGBT Tourism in the ATL Breakout Session (Invite Only)
See You in the ATL! Fourth Friday Networking Night
Join us for a very special Fourth Friday Networking Night with the launch of See You in the ATL! Atlanta’s newest LGBT Tourism designation. With special guests from Atlanta’s tourism industry, plus fantastic networking at the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. 


What’s In It for YOU?
AGLCC Members who attend the AGLCC Business Summit will receive:
  • Discounted admission – save 25% off of admission to the full-day ticket ($25 savings)
  • Screen time – be seen by hundreds of prospect clients and customers. When you register and share your business logo by June 16th your business will be featured on our “In the Room Reel” running on stage all day long.
  • Rise of the Rainbow Economy Power Tote Swag Bag – the first 250 attendees will receive this special tote with AGLCC member business swag to help you take your business to the next level ($100 value)
  • Business Summit ticket includes admission to closing reception ($10 value for members; $15 value for non-members)
Not a Member? Join today to receive the benefits above! Or attend as our guest at our non-member rates.

Give Us Your Sweet Swag - Rise Up & Reach 250+ of Atlanta’s Leading LGBT Professionals
AGLCC Members are invited to help us make our LGBT Business Summit a memorable experience for our valued members, partners, and community at large. Now through June 16th we’re accepting branded promotional items from members who can donate 250 items to our “Rise of the Rainbow Economy Swag Bag.” Click here to email our Swag Bag Coordinator, Jan Stepp for more information on what we’re looking for and how to get your items (and your company’s name) in the bag!

Thanks to Pizazzz Promotions for donating our Summit totes! 


Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta 
75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking: $12.00 Valet 
AGLCC encourages you to utilize ride sharing services or hop on our partner, MARTA!
Date/Time Information:
Date: Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Summit: 1:00PM-5:00PM
Reception: 5:30PM-8:00PM
Contact Information:
Having any issues registering? Reach out!
FULL TICKET (Summit + Reception):
1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Members: $75
Non-Members: $100
Reception ONLY:
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Members: $10
Non-Members: $15
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