Atlanta gay chamber fetes its LGBT business pros

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Taking care of business is the name of the game for Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. That goes double on the group’s annual Community Awards night, which calls out some of its members and celebrates local business leaders.

The LGBT professionals scarfed up fancy food in fancy dress on Friday at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Local lesbian favorite Melissa Carter emceed the event, which doled out trophies to business people in several categories.

Getting their “and the winner is” moments amid a field of worthy contenders were Integrated Chiropractic Center’s David Olt as Member of the Year, GA Voice’s Dyana Bagby as Business Woman of the Year and Thomas Ryan-Lawrence of Gayborhood as Business Man of the Year. Jim Farmer from Out On Film won this year's Guardian Angel award, Coca-Cola was named Corporate Ally, and two representatives from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce accepted the Vanguard award.

Photos by Sher Pruitt

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