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Atlanta’s gay chamber teams up with Stonewall Bar Assn. for night of networking

Attendees at the AGLCC's Fourth Friday networking event

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the Stonewall Bar Association for the chamber's popular monthly Fourth Friday Networking on Feb. 25 at the recently expanded Phillip Rush Center.

Radial Cafe, right next door to the Rush Center, provided the food while the Stonewall Bar Association provided the alcohol.

During the networking and social event, people toured the renovated Rush Center which is now home to Georgia Equality, the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative, Atlanta Pride, MEGA Family Project, AGLCC, In the Life Atlanta and SAGE, an organization for LGBT seniors. Nearly 30 organizations use the space for meetings or trainings as well.

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Community expo chance to ‘support businesses that support you’

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.