The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is hosting its third Community Expo on Feb. 13 to showcase the numerous gay and gay-friendly businesses in metro Atlanta, as well as national companies.
Allison McDonald, president of the AGLCC, says corporations such as Nationwide, Coca-Cola and SunTrust will participate to either look for vendors to work with or have a representative from their human resources department collect resumes.
“The Chamber’s philosophy has always been support the businesses that support you,” McDonald says.
“Rather than supporting a business like Chick-Fil-A, for example,” she adds.
Chick-Fil-A is currently embroiled in a controversy with many LGBT activists who are angered one of its restaurants donated food to an anti-gay organization.
There will be plenty of supportive businesses and community groups to learn about at the Expo, McDonald says.
“There will be food available — the event will go on all afternoon,” McDonald says.
“This will be a good time to see a wide variety of businesses and also a chance to learn about the chamber and a good chance to network,” she says.
Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Community Expo
Sunday, Feb. 13, 1-5 p.m.
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337
Free with coupon from AGLCC website