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.
Community expo chance to ‘support businesses that support you’
“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 $5 admission Free with coupon from AGLCC website www.atlantagaychamber.org www.gicc.com