cbg_appCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Business Guild has announced that it has an app for its organization.

The new app allows users to have access to a host of options, including a social media hub, LGBT event notifications, membership and renewal portal, business sales/specials/coupons notifications, member referral benefits, member benefits at a glance, contact information, upcoming events and notifications, resume repository, LGBT-friendly job board and an LGBT business directory. To download, visit cltbizguild.4yourmobile.com.

Additionally, the Guild is marking its 22nd anniversary this year. During the first half of 2014, it now boasts 200 active members, affiliation with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, diversity partnership with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and sponsorships from Fifth Third Bank and Liberty Mutual. The guild says it currently stands as one of the largest LGBT business chambers in the Southeast. The group recently celebrated the launch of a new, interactive website and is continuing to ofer a variety of new comprehensive and relevant training programs, their Aspiring Professionals Initiative internship program, community outreach programs for LGBT non-profit organizations, member benefit programs and a more diverse membership and leadership.

New officers, board members and committee chairs were recently announced. They are Lee Ziglar, secretary; Kendolyn Wright, board member; James Rice III, vice chair of communications and marketing; and Lisa R. Hund, chair of fundraising and development. To learn more about leadership team options, email info@cltbusinessguild.org.

In other news, the Guild will hold its monthly dinner meeting on June 24, 6:30 p.m., at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza.

Tom Murray, president and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Association, will be the keynote speaker. Dinner will be served, along with live entertainment and a cash bar to mark the 22nd anniversary. Tickets are available online.

info: charlottebusinessguild.org.

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