Thursday, October 20, 2011

An Open Letter From the IGLTA

John Tanzella
1201 NE 26th Street, Suite 103
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

October 12, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:

As President/CEO of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, I have maintained a strong working relationship with the Rainbow Alliance of Fort Lauderdale. Since Keith Blackburn joined the board of the Rainbow Alliance, he has consistently supported our association and Greater Fort Lauderdale as an LGBT travel destination. 

The IGLTA team has worked alongside Keith as he has promoted gay travel to Greater Fort Lauderdale at diverse events around the globe, such as Out Games in Montreal, ITB Berlin, Gay Days in Orlando, and our 27th Annual Global Convention in Antwerp, Belgium. Keith’s engagement with our May 2011 convention in Fort Lauderdale – through email promotions, planning meetings, and securing Crystal Waters as a gala performer – contributed to our largest attendance to date.

I understand the need for change, and with the closure of the Rainbow Alliance we look forward to an ongoing partnership with Keith through the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Rather than solely focusing on tourism, this new organization will reach out to all LGBT and LGBT-friendly businesses in Broward County. Because of its affiliation with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and growing relationships with other regional gay chambers, I believe we will all benefit from the GFLGLCC. 


John Tanzella
IGLTA President/CEO

1201 NE 26th Street, Suite 103 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305, USA   E-mail:  Phone: +1-954-630-1637

Sunday, October 2, 2011

GFLGLCC Launch Party October 13, 2011

Please join us on Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at Matty's on the Drive for an unveiling of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC).   

You'll learn our mission, goals and how we will help your business achieve its goals in 2011 and beyond.  Membership Packages will be available, as well as GFLGLCC Board members and representatives to help explain our membership benefits and details.

Be one of the first to sample menu items from the new deli-restaurant opening soon. Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be provided by Matty's on the Drive.

We will also be giving away passes and tickets to the 3rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which will run from October 13-16th.  

Please click on the link below to let us know if you can make it.     

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We're really excited about the GFLGLCC and want you to be a part of it.  Thank you for your attention and response.  We look forward to seeing you soon!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 
Keith Blackburn

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