Our Vision Statement
The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC) is a 501(c)(6) organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gay-allied businesses, professionals, and individuals, who have joined together to effect positive growth in ourselves, our work, our community and our future.
The LAGLCC promotes business networking among our members and within our community at large. This network fosters a sharing of information, ideas, contacts and product and services, and so strengthens and expands our businesses, careers and our community.
In a city characterized by congested freeways and increasing “disconnect,” LAGLCC members are committed to supporting one another and building trusting relationships. With evening mixers, networking breakfasts, educational workshops, dinners, joint activities with other organizations, and community involvement, the LAGLCC strives to connect members of our community and unite them for success both personally and professionally.
Since our founding in 1979 as the Valley Business Alliance, we have become and remain a potent voice in the GLBT community, and our contributions back to the community remain a source of pride for our members. There are few other organizations with the breadth of experience in the GLBT market, than that found in the membership of the LAGLCC.
LAGLCC members live and work throughout the greater Los Angeles area – The San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, West Hollywood, the Westside and Santa Monica, Glendale, Pasadena, Silverlake, Downtown, and many other neighborhoods. We also maintain close working relationships with sister organizations in Long Beach and other nearby communities, as well as with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in Washington, D.C.
The LAGLCC is managed by a Board of Directors, elected annually by our membership. We are non-partisan, but will always remain politically concerned, especially in regard to health, equality, justice, fairness, and the many civil rights issues that impact the GLBT community.
We will continue to grow to meet the changing needs of our membership, and to showcase bright successful GLBT professionals as exemplary citizens and role models for a budding generation. Join us today as the LAGLCC connects you with your community.