"The sold out event recognized many other contributors to the LGBT community as well."
Gayborhood, an app that helps the members of the LGBT community make the most of their neighborhoods, is honored by the city they call home. Marci Alt has been named the 2015 businesswoman of the year by the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Atlanta based Gayborhood employee recognized during annual awards dinner.
Marci Alt, Chief Executive Officer of Gayborhood, was named businesswoman of the year during Gay Atlanta’s annual awards ceremony and silent auction.
The event, held at Fox Theatre earlier this month, is presented by the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and focuses on LGBT business leaders and allies.
Alt has been active in the LGBT community for more than two decades, founding the original Gay Community Yellow Pages based out of Atlanta over 20 years ago. Since then, Alt has continued to be a driving force in the LGBT community nationally by contributing to countless charities and helping empower business owners to reach LGBT consumers nationwide. Alt currently oversees the day-to-day sales operations of GCYP and Gayborhood.
The evening proved to be one of highlight for Gayborhood as the company also won Small Business of the Year for their work promoting LGBT-welcoming businesses and for their support of the AGLCC and other Atlanta non-profit organizations.
Two other members of the Gayborhood team were recognized for their contributions to the city. Thomas Ryan-Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer of Gayborhood, was nominated for Member of the Year and Paul Beauchamp, Gayborhood’s Marketing Manager, was nominated for Rising Star.
The sold out event recognized many other contributors to the LGBT community as well.
Gayborhood is a product of Carma Productions, Inc, a company based in Atlanta, GA. Operating actively in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Tampa. The company has sales professionals researching, meeting with, and adding LGBTQ-Friendly Businesses daily. Businesses can also be added for free to the site by being referred in by users. The combination of sales and referrals ensures the reach of Gayborhood is constantly growing.
Gayborhood lives in the spirit of their motto, “Support The Businesses That Support You.” By empowering the LGBTQ community to patronize gay-friendly businesses, we can make tomorrow a better place for our community.
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