Meeting August 2019

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
at Cantina 18 in Cameron Village!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

Cantina 18 at Cameron Village

Click here to visit Cantina 18's website.
Cantina 18, 433 Daniels Street, Raleigh NC 27605
919-835-9911

Wendy Gates Corbett

Wendy Gates Corbett

Seven Simple Secrets for Making Yourself Memorable (in a Good Way)

Whether we’re talking with a colleague, meeting with a prospect, or speaking in front of an audience, we’re always presenting ourselves. What kind of impression are we making? Using practical, real-life examples, this fast-paced presentation shares seven verbal, body, and slide language secrets that you can use tomorrow to amplify your ability to influence and be memorable in the way you want.

Presentation consultant, Wendy Gates Corbett will help us choose and use the right words to influence our audience, learn body language that conveys a confident, commanding presence, and see strategies for creating engaging (and not wordy) presentation slides.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, Cantina 18 will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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Meeting July 2019

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
at Cantina 18 in Cameron Village!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

Cantina 18 at Cameron Village

Click here to visit Cantina 18's website.
Cantina 18, 433 Daniels Street, Raleigh NC 27605
919-835-9911

The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries, and feature films. The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau named the NCGLFF a Signature Event for Durham, the highest honor bestowed on a cultural event or attraction by the organization.

The NCGLFF celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay, lesbian and transgender life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.

Our speaker this month is Chuck Wheeler. This is Chuck’s 23rd year with NCGLFF as a volunteer, and the Film Festival is 24 years old. Chuck has been the Men’s Programming Committee Chair for 21 years. Though strictly volunteers, committee members spend hundreds of hours previewing the films that are submitted for consideration. Easily a full-time job.

In 2020, NCGLFF is becoming the Out South Queer Film Festival.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, Cantina 18 will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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Meeting June 2019

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

Click here to visit 18 Seaboard's website.
18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Justin G. Nelson
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

Justin G. Nelson

Justin Nelson is the Co-Founder and President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community and the largest LGBT economic advocacy and business development organization in the world. NGLCC is the exclusive private sector certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. In addition to over 50 LGBT affiliate chambers in the United States representing America’s 1.4 million LGBT business owners, NGLCC leads economic development opportunities for over a dozen international affiliates.

Justin will be visiting us from the NGLCC headquarters in Washington DC, and will be discussing business inclusion, the importance of certification for LGBT businesses, the importance of being an affiliate chamber, and how companies are supporting LGBT businesses.

Also, join us for our special half-day event the morning of June 13, “Promoting Economic Growth for LGBT Businesses and Entrepreneurs.” (Register separately for this half-day event.) Event Information


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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(Note: You do not need a PayPal account to make reservations.)

Promoting Economic Growth for LGBT Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Special Event Sponsored by RBPN – Raleigh’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce

RBPN Logo 2018 Compact 500

Co-sponsors:

  • National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Wells Fargo
  • NC State Poole College of Management
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Morning Workshop and Event

Thursday, June 13 8:15 AM – 12 Noon
Workshop: Grow your business – becoming a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise
Speed Marketing opportunities with National Chamber Corporate Partners
Location: NC State University Poole College of Management
Nelson Hall Room 2406
2801 Founders Drive
Raleigh, NC 27696
Parking available Dan Allen Drive Parking Lot, 110 Dan Allen Drive

Tentative agenda

08:15 – 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 – 09:10 Welcomes, introductions, agenda
09:10 – 09:25 Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Adrienne Cole - their new diversity initiative
10:35 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:15 Resources for Small Business – Wells Fargo
11:15 – 11:50 Speed marketing with some corporate partners
11:50 – 12:00 Noon Close

Register Online for this Event