The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) Business Community Ally Awards presented by Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina will debut on Tuesday, October 2. This new recognition event with six award categories will showcase individuals along with business and government entities that are successfully doing business with the LGBT+ community, defining and implementing diversity and inclusion policies and supporting worthy related causes. This year’s category winners are: Business Ally (Citrix), Business Leader (Susan Renneisen/Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino), Impact (Ilene Berliner & Mark Ketcham), Advocate (City of Wilton Manors), Legacy (Steve Rothaus) and Visionary (Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau).
Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception while overlooking the city from almost every point of view in The Pier Top Restaurant at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina. An open bar, culinary delights and entertainment will complement the awards ceremony which will be presented by local business leaders and sponsors. Complimentary valet parking is included in the ticket price. Sponsors of this event are Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina as the lead presenter, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Memorial Healthcare System, The Eppy Group, Hotspots Media Group, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Gold Coast Magazine, Bow Tie Gurl and GPR/Goodman Public Relations. Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards are $45 for members and $55 for non-members. @ftlchamber