One of the most well-known LGBT networking groups is Out Professionals in New York, which was founded in and now has 1, members, according to the group's website. Many, many thanks to all the volunteers who have been working hard behind the scenes to build this chamber! Besides networking, Hart said, the group plans to focus on community involvement and providing mentorship and scholarships to students at colleges and universities in Maryland. Responding to such needs, Marder and Ted Hart, who heads a management consulting firm in Columbia, founded a nonprofit group focused on bringing together LGBT executives for networking, business development and to mentor students and up-and-coming professionals in Maryland. For Constellation and Legg Mason, it makes business sense to be involved in a group like Maryland Corporate Council because it helps support their diversity efforts, encourages employees and helps recruit potential candidates, the companies say. Do your clients care?
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Networking group aimed at LGBT community launches this week
Many, many thanks to all the volunteers who have been working hard behind the scenes to build this chamber! One day in the fall ofScott Marder, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris in Baltimore, received a cold call from a young lawyer in Maryland seeking advice. While LGBT business executives and professionals can turn to the numerous networking groups out there, the Maryland Corporate Council's officers say the new group also serves the same function as minority business groups. They may be the first, breaking new ground at their organization, and are concerned and have questions," he added. Straight, gay or purple, as long as they are good at what they do," said Marder, who was elected as the group's chairman.
Join us today on our journey to educate, advocate and empower LGBT-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Berardesco, Constellation's senior vice president and general counsel, who is a member of the group's board of directors. We have just voted in our new executive Board members for the May — May term: Tom Koerber has also been involved with the formation of this chamber from the first day and oversees our website and all things tech-related. And that's partly because Maryland and the business community, in particular, has been accepting of the LGBT community, Hart said. Many, many thanks to all the volunteers who have been working hard behind the scenes to build this chamber!