Atlanta Gay Chamber announces Community Awards nominees

Guardian Angel Award

Linda Ellis — executive director of The Health Initiative

Glen Paul Freedman — board chair of Atlanta Pride Committee and Atlanta Police LGBT Advisory Committee

Jeff Graham — executive director of Georgia Equality

James Parker Sheffield — former director of Atlanta Pride Committee and now director of organizational development at The Health Initiative

Corporate Ally

Cox Enterprises




Business Woman of the Year

Marci Alt — founder of Carma Productions, the Gay Yellow Pages and Gayborhood App

Karla Kreitner — owner of Kardon Events

Sheila Merritt — vice president, business development at Q&A Events

Barb Rowland — Realtor with Common Ground Real Estate

Business Man of the Year

John Benthal — owner of Mission Motif

Tyler Calkins — publisher of Fenuxe Magazine

Rick Kern — managing director at MixIt Marketing

Adam Rimes — CFO of Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

Member of the Year

Cleo Meyer — State Farm agent

Lab Monkey Design — full-service creative agency owned by Jack Kinley,

No Mas Cantina — Mexican restaurant

Q&A Events — full-service event company