Honorees

Business of the Year Award

This award is presented annually to organizations whose mission statement adheres to the highest standards in their outreach to the LGBT and allied community. Nominees must have been a Chamber member for at least two years, be active in the LGBT community and have non-discrimination (sexual orientation/gender identity) language incorporated into their human resource policies.

Non-Profit of the Year Award

This award is given annually to organizations which embody the highest standards of diversity and inclusion of the LGBT and allied communities in their mission statement.  Awardees must have been a Chamber member for at least two years and be visibly active in the LGBT Community. This award can recognize outstanding work for the year awarded, or for a body of work over a longer period of time.

Business Person of the Year Award

This award is given annually to individuals who embrace diversity in all forms and demonstrate excellent management and leadership skills.  Nominees must have been a Chamber member for at least two years and be active in the LGBT community. This award can recognize outstanding work for the year awarded, or for a body of work over a longer period of time.

Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Award

For the third year in a row, MDGLCC is honoring former Miami Beach Convention Center General Manager Bob Balsam by naming this award in his memory.  In his short five-year tenure in South Florida, Bob made significant contributions to the LGBT community. He was a kind and generous man who gave tremendously of his time. Bob was financially generous to make sure ‘his community’ benefitted from his stature as a business leader.