This has been a much smaller meeting than the larger convention we are used to, but it has still been moving and impactful. Trans inclusion has been front and center here during this Transgender Visibility Week, and that is great to see.
Tomorrow is Transgender Day of Remembrance and I hope you will take a moment to honor all those transgender people whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence this year, an unfortunate record high, and learn about the violence affecting the transgender community. We observed the day on Tuesday with many other community members at a ceremony at Scarritt Bennett. You can read more about it below. To our trans siblings, we want you to know that we see you and love you and will not stop advocating for you.
Thank you to Lauren who held down things while I was down here. She pulled together the many details on her own for the very successful November Brewing Up Business on Thursday at Thistle Farms with over 100 people in attendance. We are working hard on pulling together December’s Brewing Up Business that is our Annual Meeting and Holiday Party. We are excited to be at Comcast’s Tech Hill Commons and will be featuring many other small business members. More details to come, you can register below.
It was so great to learn about Memphis and West Tennessee in Leadership Tennessee on Monday. We want to congratulate the Mid-South LGBT Chamber of Commerce that held its first networking event on Thursday.
I have to get ready to head down to the Awards Gala here at the NGLCC Summitt. Fingers crossed that we win Affiliate Chamber of the Year. If we don’t pull it off this year we congratulate the winner for their awesome work and know that all affiliates worked hard to get through a crazy year of COVID and change, we know we did. Win or lose here, we know we are winners due to our remarkable members and community. Thank you all for being a part of the work of our Chamber.