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John Vincent Pica-Sneeden
Executive Director

John Vincent Pica-Sneeden has been the owner and designer of Surroundings Floral in Broad Brook since 1987.  John is a former member and board Chairman of the East Windsor Board of Education, and also a board of director at the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, the Capital Education Council, the East Windsor Economic Development Commission and [...]

Nan Arnstein

Why I joined the CTGLC: I joined CTGLC because I believe the LGBT business community is a powerful economic force in CT that is largely underutilized.  By being involved at the board level, I look forward to sharing my business and nonprofit experience to assist in moving the CTGLC forward to a more influential position. [...]

Timothy Taylor
Vice President

Why I Joined CTGLC: I joined CTGLC because I've made Connecticut my home and it's important that I not only give back to my community, but that I help it thrive. Connecting with LGBT business owners, leaders and community partners is important to me, as it's the first step in igniting the spark that leads [...]

Jennifer Kay

Why I am involved in CTGLC: Jennifer has enjoyed her more than 3 year affiliation with CTGLC, becoming a Board member in March of 2013.  She initially became a member of CTGLC after working with gay and lesbian couples who were looking to become foster parents. She made it her mission to connect with the LGBT [...]

Bernadette Welsh
New Haven County Regional Council Chair

CTGLC at Pride in the Park – Norwalk

Thank you Triangle Community Center and the city of Norwalk for a wonderful Pride festival.  

Small Business Success Story: OutSmart Office Solutions & LGBT Certification

OutSmart Office Solutions’ co-owners are gay and lesbian, and they want their customers to know it. George Pieper and Dawn Ackerman’s business is certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), a Washington D.C.-based organization that supports business owners who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. As a certified LGBT-owned business, OutSmart [...]

Casting Call for Shark Tank

Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to pitch your business at a Casting Call with the casting team from ABC’s Shark Tank on Saturday, April 11th at 8:30am at thehive 2.0 in Washington, DC. During its 6th season, the “Sharks” have invested over $50 million in innovative companies, with hundreds of millions more in the value [...]

CT companies advocate gay marriage to Supreme Court

By Brad Kane, Hartford Business Journal Several Connecticut companies have joined forces with corporations across the nation to support gay marriage in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hartford companies including insurers Aetna and Hartford Financial Services Group joined an amicus, or friend-of-the-court, brief on March 5 urging the justices to overturn the lower [...]

CTGLC President Stacy Morataya-Pilkington receives “40 Under Forty” Award

Morataya-Pilkington, of Ledyard, was one of the honorees at an event bringing attention and accolades to young professional men and women who have gone above and beyond in their job duties and their service to the community. Read full article in the Norwich Bulletin