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Lots of activity this month--from great business opportunities through NGLCC to special and member events to all the regular events. 
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Dear <<First Name>>,

First, a special recognition of Trans Day of Visibility and gratitude to Southern Arizona Gender Alliance for all their good work in our community and with our Chamber.

The Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce is a member of the National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). They are our voice in Washington DC and world wide!

One of the benefits of joining the NGLCC is its LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) program. Companies that meet the criteria of the LGBTBE are given an opportunity to to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities.

So, for example, if Johnson & Johnson needed 10,000 widgets, their diversity mandate is to reach out to their diversity contractors first (women-owned, minority-owned, LGBT-owned, etc.) to fill their company needs. If you are LGBTBE certified, you have great opportunities to increase your business!

The basic criteria are the following: 

  • Majority (at least 51%) owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • Exercises independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise
  • Has its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States
  • Has been formed as a legal entity in the United States

If you meet these criteria, talk to me about what the process is to get started. A bit of paperwork and then an interview to confirm your details is all it takes! (If you are a woman-owned or minority-owned business, contact me and I can connect you to other national organizations that can help you become a diversity contractor.)

And the fee to become an LGBTBE is waived if you are a member of an affiliate chamber like ours! That's another great reason to join our chamber. So if you know someone who is not a member of our chamber who can meet the basic LGBTBE criteria, bring them to a breakfast meeting or and Out & About!

Every year, the national conference of the NGLCC has specific opportunities for LGBTBE to meet with leading corporations. This year's conference will be in Las Vegas, Aug 1-4. Three of our board members will be attending as well, so come and join the fun!

Liane Wong
President

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Every Saturday in April, join The Nerd Gym's Coach Mel for coffee at Starbucks on Ina & Thornydale and enjoy a Saturday morning run/walk with new friends. Follow a 3 mile route to The Nerd Gym and back, just in time for that all important second cup of coffee. You can visit The Nerd Gym's Chamber listing and click on News to find out more and to register!
 
Join us April 20th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, for some great networking, Don Pedro's Peruvian Bistro Food Truck, and MJ Jensen's Birthday Celebration. No host food and bar.
 
All Chamber members can add events to the Chamber website. Our monthly newsletter goes out on the 1st of the month. So get your events in before then, and we will include them in the newsletter! To add an event: 
  1. Log in to our website. (Your username is the email address we have associated with your profile. If you aren't sure what that is, just respond to this message and ask!)  
  2. Click on the Events button at the top middle of the screen. 
  3. Click Add Event and then fill out the form and submit it.  

Coffee Club

 
If you join the Chamber's Coffee Club, you will be matched each month with another member of the Coffee Club. The two of you will arrange to meet for a casual cup of coffee (or tea or lunch as you prefer), get to know each other personally & professionally, and expand your circle of local connections. --just like Stephanie of New York Life and Kathleen of Tierra Antigua Realty, who were kind enough to post a photo of their meetup in the Chamber's 411 Group

To join:
  1. Log in to our website.
  2. Click the Personal Information section at the top of the screen. That section will expand. 
  3. Click Groups/Interests.
  4. Check the Chamber Coffee Club box under Groups and Interests
  5. Click Save Changes

Hot Deals from Chamber Members

Chamber Members have special deals for you! All the discounts and specials are listed on the Hot Deals page on our site. 

Current Hot Deal Providers

Bluespan Wireless
Radek Pomykaj, Tierra Antigua Realty
Beyond Video

To be notified automatically when new Hot Deals are added to our site, visit the Hot Deals page, click the Hot Deals eNewsletter link, and enter your name and email address. 

Want to add a deal yourself? Any member is free to add one! Just follow these simple steps: 
  1. Log in to our website. Your username is the email address we have associated with your profile. If you aren't sure what that is, just respond to this message and ask! 
  2. Click on Hot Deals on the left side of the screen.
  3. Click the Add Hot Deal button at the top of the list of Hot Deals.
  4. Fill out the form and submit it for approval.

Special Event: Out at the Fair

The Pima County Fair and Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce cordially invite you and a guest to Out at the Fair.

Snacks will be provided along with no-host bar. Includes free fair admission and admission to the Tanya Tucker concert at 4:00 PM! 

Spots are limited! Must RSVP by April 24th and must present your invitation to the gate attendant. Each Chamber member can bring one guest.

When
Saturday, April 29
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

Where
The Sunset Cantina Bar and Grill
at the Pima County Fairgrounds
11300 S Houghton Road
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RSVP for Out at the Fair

April Out & About

Join our host Tim Heim of Prism Hotels at the Best Western Plus Tucson Int'L Airport Hotel & Suites for our April Out & About! 

#lovewins at Prism Hotels & Resorts!

Prism Hotels & Resorts portfolio consists of the Radisson Suites, DoubleTree Suites Tucson William Center, LaQuinta Inn & Suites Tucson Reid Park and the Best Western Plus Tucson Int’l Airport Hotel & Suites. 

Get introduced to all four of the Prism Hotels at this month's Out & About, while enjoying complimentary beer, wine and hors d'ouvres. You will also enjoy live music from Luna Azul Trio, a Latin jazz ensemble and have the opportunity to win 25,000 Best Western Reward Bonus Points, along with a complimentary night's stays at each of our four hotels which will be given away to five lucky winners. 

#prismpride is proud to be a Silver Sponsor with the GLBT Chamber. #lovewins with Prism Hotels & Resorts.  Explore all of the options that Prism has to offer! 

We look forward to a great time meeting and greeting all our colleagues and friends from the Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce. Join in on the fun as we network with friends and other professionals.

When
Thursday, April 6th
5:30 to 7:30 PM

Where
6801 S Tucson Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85756
520.746.3932
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RSVP for Out & About
Host an Out & About

April Breakfast Meeting

Joining us for breakfast this month will be Adrienne Barker of SCORE, America's premier source of free business mentoring and education. She is a dynamic, successful business woman with 35 years of experience in leadership positions in both business and nonprofit organizations. A proud graduate of the Protocol School of Washington, she will be speaking about how to have a great customer service program.

And, as always, there will be more than 50 Tucson business leaders to network with, connect with potential customers, share ideas about how to grow your business, and enjoy food and company.

When
Thursday, April 20th
7:30 to 9:00 AM

Where
Hotel Tucson City Center
475 N Granada Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
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Plenty of free parking!
Bring a guest!
$25 members/$30 guests

$5 discount for all who RSVP by Monday, 3/17/2017

Click the blue button below to RSVP and pay. 
RSVP for Breakfast

Thank You to Our Breakfast Sponsor!

Any member can become a breakfast sponsor, which gives you an opportunity to share information about your business at our monthly breakfast.


Intuit, Inc.

As the world evolves, so does Intuit. We invent
solutions to important problems.
We innovate.

In short: We simplify the business of life.


2800 E Commerce Center Pl
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 901-2626
intuit.com
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Sponsor a Breakfast

Congratulations to our Business of the Month!

The business of the month is selected through a drawing held at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast and receives all the same perks as a breakfast sponsor, but at no cost. Come to breakfast, drop off your business card at the registration desk, and you might be business of the month!


American Dreams Home Inspection, LLC

Providing team Residential Home Inspections for Southern Arizona.

P.0. Box 296
Marana, AZ 85653
(520) 955-4270

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Welcome New Members!

Mark Koehler, Long Realty Company

Full Service REALTOR®. I'm here to help you with your real estate needs. Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI). Over 13 years of experience in several states.

1890 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-330-7900
markk.longrealty.com
Unscrewed Theater

Unscrewed Theater is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching, performing, and producing all forms of live improvisational theater in Tucson, AZ.

3244 E Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85716
520-289-8076
unscrewedtheater.org
Flo Chiropractic

Flo Chiropractic helps you move better, feel better, and live better through gentle chiropractic adjustments. We help you heal naturally and get back to the life you love.

4511 N Campbell Ave #151
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-775-3332
flochiropractic.com
Avai Media

Award-winning video production combining communication skills, creativity, and technology to tell compelling stories, resulting in strong customer connections and increased loyalty.

3202 E Greenlee Rd. Suite 68
Tucson, Arizona 85716
1-612-888-2824
http://avai.media
BeachFleischman PC

BeachFleischman serves private enterprises, nonprofits and entrepreneurs and provides a wide range of accounting, assurance, tax and advisory services in the U.S, Mexico and Canada.

1985 E. River Road
Tucson, Arizona 85718
520-321-4600
(520) 321-4040 (fax)
beachfleischman.com
The Nerd Gym

The Nerd Gym is focused on providing Tucson's superheroes with fun fitness adventures designed to help them level up their lives. Personal training, group fitness, nutrition coaching and more.

3870 W. River Rd., Suite 108
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-351-9074
thenerdgym.com

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors and Community Partners!

Platinum Sponsors

Pride Guide Arizona
Simple Software
Whitespace Design
In the Black Accounting, LLC
White
Intuit

Gold Sponsors

Centra Realty
Blank

Silver Sponsors

Mighty Mouse Computer Consulting, Inc
Raytheon GLBTA Resource Group
CODAC Health, Recovery, and Wellness
Devereux
Up and Running Computer Services--the Virus Slayer
Hotel Tucson City Center
New York Life
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