Hundreds from Atlanta’s LGBT community got all dolled up Friday night to celebrate the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) 2014 Community Awards at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
B98.5 Morning Show host and GA Voice columnist Melissa Carter emceed the lively festivities, which began with a VIP reception and silent auction with beats supplied by DJ Sloan Lee. Then Carter kicked off the awards dinner which honored local LGBT business leaders and allies, as well as two national leaders in Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell, co-founders of the NGLCC and recipients of this year’s Vanguard Award. DJ Sloan Lee came back out to cap off the night at the official after party.
The full list of nominees is listed below with the winners in bold, and don’t forget to check out the photo gallery from the AGLCC’s big night as well.
Business Woman of the Year
Diane Conklin, Complete Marketing Systems Dyana Bagby, GA Voice Jill Hutchinson, SunTrust Bank Jo Giraudo, Insider Traveler Mimi McCain, Ganek Wright Minsk PC
Business Man of the Year
Thomas Ryan-Lawrence, Gayborhood Tim Boyd, GA Voice Timothy Miller, TP Corporate Lodging Zak Koffler, Morgan Stanley
Brigid Scarbrough, The Health Initiative, HRC Atlanta Jim Farmer, Out On Film Linda Ellis, The Health Initiative Rick Westbrook, Lost-n-Found Youth
The Coca-Cola Company Gayborhood Morgan Stanley SunTrust Bank Turner Broadcasting System
Member of the Year
David Olt, Integrated Chiropractic Center PC Dwayne Keller, InterContinental Buckhead Jeff Cleghorn, Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC Maureen Kalmanson, Henry’s Midtown Patric Bell, The Barrelhouse