Atlanta gay chamber salutes business leaders at gala dinner

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce honored LGBTQ business leaders and corporate allies and announced a name change at its gala dinner on Friday.

The black-tie dinner moved to the Four Seasons Atlanta in Midtown after holding last year’s event at the Marriott Marquis. LGBTQ choir OurSong performed to open the event, and Condace Pressley, WSB's programming operations director, was the emcee.

The event ended with an announcement that the AGLCC is rebranding and will now be called the Out Georgia Business Alliance. 

“Through the power of economic development and advocacy, we are intentionally working for a thriving, loud, equitable, inclusive and more fully representative Georgia, with a bright spotlight on the full spectrum of this Rainbow Economy,” the group posted on Facebook on Saturday.

Congratulations to the night’s winners! See below: 

Guardian Angel: U First

Corporate Ally: UPS

Small Business of the Year: A Better Buzz

Rising Star: Malik Brown

Business Person of the Year: Kimble Sorrells

Business Woman of the Year: Jai Davis

Business Man of the Year: Jim Farmer

Member of the Year: Dan Dunlop

Photos by Laura Bacccus Photography