CABO’s Metamorphosis – A Message from Our President, Stacy Morataya-Pilkington
It thrills and delights me to take this opportunity to reach out to our Community, allies and members. CABO, the Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities, is currently undergoing a metamorphosis. CABO has been a fundamental part of our business Community since its founding members opened the doors in October 2007. Dena Castricone, inspired after attending an NGLCC regional event, breathed life into the organization, and quickly built an enterprise that we can all be proud of.
It is because of the strong vision and leadership of our founding Board Members, along with the unwavering support of the members and allies in our wonderful state, that we are ready to take the next big step in our evolution.
As such, we are now the Greater Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CTGLC). We will maintain and enhance our commitment to our LGBT owned businesses, start up businesses, allies and Community involvement. Our Board of Directors is very proud of our new direction, and we are eagerly anticipating your feedback. We need your support to grow! I want to extend my deepest gratitude to each of you. Your support and involvement in our Chamber has earned us the prestigious “Rising Star Chamber-2009” and “Chamber of the Year-2011” award, from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. With your continued support, there is no limit to how robust and vibrant our Chamber and our business Community will become!
In closing, a note from Sam McClure: “All of us at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce celebrate this new beginning with you. As your national partner, we look forward to working with you to advance the economic equality for all LGBT people and their allies in Connecticut”
In the Spirit of Service, Stacy Morataya-Pilkington