In a move to further opportunities for LGBT businesses in Georgia, the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with the state’s district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBA and AGLCC are forming a Strategic Alliance Memorandum that will “develop and foster mutual understanding and a working relationship between the SBA and the AGLCC in order to strengthen and expand small business development.”

Andria Towne, president AGLCC, said this partnership represents a “monumental step forward for LGBT business in Georgia.”

“We are excited to be working with the local district office of the SBA and the National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to further expand business certification opportunities for LGBT owned businesses,” she says.

On Friday, Jan. 23, the AGLCC and SBA will sign the alliance paperwork at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre. For more information, visit www.atlantagaychamber.org.

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