LGBT Business Excellence Awards Dinner and Gala 2014

Photographer: Jonathan Thorpe



On Friday, April 25, 2014 the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will honor exceptional business leaders from the Metropolitan Area at its annual awards dinner and gala held at the prestigious and historic Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC.

The Chamber created the awards dinner to showcase the achievement and impact of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business and community leaders in our region.

Each year, the Chamber recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that have contributed to the economic, social and cultural fabric of the LGBT Community in the Metro DC area.

Awardees display exemplary business success and have been strong leaders within the LGBT community based on philanthropy, advocacy and awareness.

Awards categories are Excellence in Business, Business Leadership, Emerging Entrepreneur, Corporate Partner and the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Be Charmed… 

Magician Max Major, twice voted DC’s “Best Performance Artist” by readers of the Washington City Paper, is bringing his critically acclaimed talent to our Awards Gala! As the Master of Ceremony, Max will use a combination of magic, psychology, and charm to entertain our audience while he pulls the award winners out of the “hat” of nominees in each category.

Be Delighted… 

Rorschach Theatre is a company that has received significant acclaim for its fierce performance style, its bold use of theatrical space and its dedication to challenging works that are at once relevant and timeless.  The company known for revealing the contemporary relevance of fable and connecting timeless works to a contemporary audience will delight our guests with their interactive, Rococo themed in-costume and in-character performances throughout the entire evening.

Be Wooed… 

Singer Darsha and her emotionally potent, powerful, yet tender voice will astound the Chamber’s guests. Her commanding song has a resonance of vulnerability, love, longing, and gentle soulful victory. Each note wraps itself around her audience and consumes their attention with the wrenching bittersweet knowledge that the lyrical moment will end mixed with the anticipation and desire for the next enchanting sound to begin. Darsha will treat attendees to an intimate set of soulful contemporary classics.

April 25, 2014 :: 6:30 PM

Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC. Hotel • 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, DC 20036

2014 Annual Awards Dinner Co-Chairs: David L. Gilchrist & Silvia Tergas

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Awards Dinner & Gala 2014 LINKS

LGBT Business Excellence Award Criteria  

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Photographer: Jonathan Thorpe

Special Thanks to The Mansion on O Street, Juelles Chester, Tim Sansone, Jessie Campbell, & Amanda Bridges, Olivia Macarons