Rising Star Award Happy Hour Celebration

Rising Star Award Happy Hour Celebration

Members and friends of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce gathered at the LB Skybar to cheer the Chamber receiving the 2018 Rising Star Award from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Some folks braved the slightly chilly temperatures to enjoy the view from the Skybar’s terrace.

Though most preferred mingling inside, where the official award ceremony was held.

Pictured (LtoR) Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce colleagues: Gavriel Legynd, board member; Joan Cox, board president; Ayla Harris, governance committee chair; and Terri Hett, board treasurer

Pictured (LtoR) Dave Imre and Betsy Cerulo, Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce co-founders

Pictured (LtoR) Alex Raborg, Empowering Minds Resource Center program manager; and Sam Mcclure Chase Brexton LGBT Resource Center director

Pictured (LtoR) April Rancier, Offit|Kurman attorney; and Carlton Smith, The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore founder

Pictured (LtoR) Eric E. Gronbeck, Prudential Advisors Mid-Atlantic Financial Group financial advisor; Greg Chappell, Hamill Insurance Agency licensed insurance advisor; and Sherry Lanzino, Douglas Realty real estate agent

Pictured (LtoR) Pete A. Dohan, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce affiliate & external relations associate; Igor Volsky, Guns Down America executive director; Lauren Kaplowitz, Treble vice president of product management; and Tim Cashman, Treble business development team member

Pictured (LtoR) Bryson Merrick, Cortiva Institute massage practitioner; Cindy Skilton, New York Life financial services professional; Richard Pazornik, George Mason Mortgage senior loan officer; and Raymond Figueroa, US Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class

Pictured (LtoR) Will Moody, Red Lion Hotel North Baltimore convention services manager; and Richard Swartz, Mano Swartz Furs owner (October 18, 2018 – LB Skybar)

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.