Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce To Honor Community Leaders at The Emerald Gala 6/21/14

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
GalaHeaderHilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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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, “The Emerald Gala.” 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 year’s gala will once again be presented by Wells Fargo.

“Our annual gala is the networking event of the year,” said Steve Adkins, MDGLCC president. “Six 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.”

The 2014 Honorees:

Regions Bank “Business of the Year”
Office Depot Foundation
Mary Wong, president, accepting

Morgan Stanley “Business Person of the Year”
Craig Smith, Source Events
Craig Smith, president & founder, accepting

AT&T “Non-Profit Organization of the Year”
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Russell Roybal, deputy executive director, accepting

The 13th Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, “The Emerald Gala,” presented by Wells Fargo,” 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 Center’s Pink Flamingo Awards “Favorite Drag Queen” Tiffany Fantasia.

All tickets to “The Emerald Gala” 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 Brands’ GREY GOOSE® 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 Curaçao, courtesy of the Curaçao Tourist Board. Reservations are available online at, or by calling (305) 673-4440.

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