Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce To Honor Community Leaders at “The Emerald Gala”
Saturday, 06/21/2014 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: $200 per ticket
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce (MDGLCC) will honor corporate and individual supporters of the Miami-Dade LGBT community at its 13th Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, â€œThe Emerald Gala.â€ The honorees were selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall quality of life in South Florida. This yearâ€™s gala will once again be presented by Wells Fargo.
â€œOur annual gala is the networking event of the year,â€ said Steve Adkins, MDGLCC president. â€œSix hundred people just get to have a lot of fun in the process. As the voice of the LGBT business community in Miami-Dade, the Chamber is especially proud to have such an accomplished and extraordinary group to recognize this year.â€
The 2014 Honorees:
Regions Bank â€œBusiness of the Yearâ€
Office Depot Foundation
Mary Wong, president, accepting
Morgan Stanley â€œBusiness Person of the Yearâ€
Craig Smith, Source Events
Craig Smith, president & founder, accepting
AT&T â€œNon-Profit Organization of the Yearâ€
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Russell Roybal, deputy executive director, accepting
The 13th Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, â€œThe Emerald Gala,â€ presented by Wells Fargo,â€ starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction which will be followed by dinner, the awards presentation and an after party dance. Performing at the nightclub-themed after party will be the winner of the LGBT Visitor Centerâ€™s Pink Flamingo Awards â€œFavorite Drag Queenâ€ Tiffany Fantasia.
All tickets to â€œThe Emerald Galaâ€ are VIP this year, Adkins said. Tickets are $2,000 for tables of 10 or $200 for individual tickets and include reserved seating, grand buffet dinner, an open bar featuring Bacardi Brandsâ€™ GREY GOOSEÂ® vodka among others, a VIP gift bag, complimentary parking and participation in the grand raffle for a trip for two and four nights hotel stay in the beautiful island of CuraÃ§ao, courtesy of the CuraÃ§ao Tourist Board. Reservations are available online at www.gaybizgala.com, or by calling (305) 673-4440.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!