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Welcome to the ECCDC

The Equality Chamber of Commerce DC Metro Area ("the Chamber") is the nonprofit organization of hundreds of LGBTQ+ and ally members, with a network of several thousand LGBT professionals, allies, and business leaders in Washington, DC and the surrounding region.

The Equality Chamber of Commerce DC Metro Area's mission is to advocate, empower, promote and facilitate the success of LGBT businesses and their allies in the Metro DC region.

The Chamber is an affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and was awarded Chamber of the Year in 2012. It has been ranked in the top 20 of Washington Business Journal’s List of Chambers of Commerce for multiple years.

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Washingtonian Brandt Ricca, of DC based creative branding agency Nora Lee by Brandt Ricca, ran 100 miles in 31 hours on October 7th!

Sponsored by Pacers Running, the local experts on training, running and gear, the goal of this run is to raise COVID relief funds for LGBTQ+ owned businesses in the Washington D.C. area. This fundraiser is facilitated by the Equality Chamber Foundation in partnership with Capital Pride Alliance.

Applications to apply to receive funds from the run to open soon.

Your generous contribution will help support programs for the LBGTIA+ Business Community!

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The Equality Chamber of Commerce DC Metro Area's mission is to advocate, empower, promote and facilitate the success of LGBT businesses and their allies in the Metro DC region.

About the ECCDC

When we decided in 2019 to update our brand to the ECCDC, The Equality Chamber of Commerce | DC, it was humbling to have it coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

This change reflects both the progress we’ve made in being a more inclusive Chamber and where we want to continue to grow.

We realized with the continued advancement of the LGBTQ rights movement, “gay and lesbian” no longer reflects where we should be as a community nor where we want to be as an organization.

When originally founded in 1992 as the Potomac Executive Network (PEN), being associated with an organization that had “gay” in its name would end a career or business. Eventually we changed to the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and our members were proud to “come out” as an organization.

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Vision

The diverse LGBT business community is acknowledged and well recognized as a key driver in a thriving Metro DC economy.

This is happening because of the Chamber’s work to build the common economic interests and synergies between LGBT business owners, LGBT professionals and organizations intent on doing business with the LGBT suppliers and professionals.

Business acceptance and business equality for the LGBT community is resulting in economic prosperity for all people in the DC Metro region.

Values

Engaged: it takes a connected group of people to fulfill the mission.

Respectful: all people of all backgrounds are appreciated and served.

Fun: advancing business is good and ought to be fun to do.

Civic Minded: we care about our communities and their well-being is tied to our success.

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The 2021 Chamber Board

Executive Committee

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Morgen Hunt

Chamber President

President, Horizon Paramedical LLC

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Riah

Gonzales-King

Chamber Vice President

Founder, Stunner Social

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Manny Cosme-Reyes

Mannny Cosme-Reyes

Chamber Treasurer

President & CEO, CFO Services Group

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Chuck Coveleski

Chamber Secretary

Founder & Executive Sales Consultant, Infinity Sales Partners

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Members at Large

Walter

Walter Deleon

Justin George

Manager, Advisory Services, EY

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Cornelius Joy

Cornelius Joy

Chamber Event Coordinator

Manager, Catering Operations

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Joshua Hill

Principal & Co-Founder, Hill & Hurtt Architects

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The Equality Chamber Foundation (ecf) was founded in 2019 with the purpose to support and facilitate the success of the LGBT+ community and its allies through inclusion, a commitment to equality, and educational outreach in the areas of financial awareness, business acumen and economic opportunity.

The ecf is a not-for-profit and a public charity.

Learn more: https://www.eccdc.biz/equality-chamber-foundation/

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