Summer is Sizzling

What a wonderful start to the summer. Pride was awesome as usual. The Center said that there were more than 370,000 guests at Civic Center Park. This tops last year’s numbers and shows that we, as a community, are growing stronger each year. I would like to extend a personal thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers – from …

From the Chairperson

I was so excited at last month’s Business After Hours event to announce our new board members and the new positions that our existing members have. Here is our full line up of board members   L. Wade Frisbie, Co-Chair Trilogy Financial   Jim Smith, Co-Chair V.I.P. Mortgages   Sally Taylor, Treasurer Sally Taylor Insurance Group   Kay Feldman, Secretary …

2014 Professional Woman of the Year — Robin Kniech

Robin Kniech was elected to Denver City Council in 2011. She is Denver’s first openly LGBT Councilmember and represents the entire city as one of two At-large members. During her first term on city council she has a achieved a bold record of accomplishments including increased access to child care for low-income working families, expanded public input in council policy …

Non Profit of the Year – Sheila Bugdanowitz

Sheila Bugdanowitz is president and chief executive officer of Rose Community Foundation. With leadership from its board of trustees, she directs the Foundation’s development, grantmaking, financial management and marketing functions.   A Denver native, Ms. Bugdanowitz was vice president for Colorado Carphone prior to joining the Foundation. She directed all operations for wireless communications, and managed strategic relationships with US …

Entrepreneurial Man of the Year – John Roberts

John N. Roberts is a partner at Denver Investments, and a seasoned portfolio manager in the Wealth Management group at Denver Investments, with more than 15 years’ experience managing portfolios screened for LGBT workplace policies.  He is the creator of the firm’s Workplace Equality Index™ has written and spoken extensively on the subject of LGBT workplace equality. Prior to joining …

Letter From the Chairperson

HAPPY NEW YEAR! What a year, 2014 was, with Marriage Equality for all and on the business front, Colorado was ranked as the best economy of any state! That means we are in the best position to grow and push forward in 2015. Let’s take advantage of this by working together, networking and using the resources of the DGLCC. Be …

2014 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year! – Jody Bouffard

Local lesbian entrepreneur Jody Bouffard has owned or run (often times both) various lesbian-centric businesses in Denver including: The Wave, HER Bar and tHERe Coffee Bar and Lounge. Her current venture, Blush & Blu, is a coffee shop and bar that has taken the old location of tHERe Coffee Bar and Lounge, 1526 E. Colfax Ave., but expanded another 2,000 …

2014 Individual Community Ally of the Year!-Deborah Johnson

Individual Community Ally of the Year! Debra Johnson Denver’s Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson was elected as Denver’s Clerk and Recorder on June 7, 2011 and sworn into office on July 18, 2011. Prior to being elected, Clerk Johnson had served as City Clerk in Aurora, Colorado since 2001. During her tenure in Aurora Johnson was recognized for being an …

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! The holidays are upon us once again. This is a great time to visit with family and friends and your fellow DGLCC members. Thanks to everyone who attended our annual Business Awards Dinner. We honored seven special people and organizations. Be sure and check out the photos. We were able to present a check to our non-profit winner, …