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Third Annual GLBT Economic Development Summit to Connect Business and Creative Leaders

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is upping the ante for business development as a lead sponsor of the Third Annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Economic Development Summit. The business development event will be held in the District of Columbia on October 24, 2009, from 9:00am-4:00pm. The GLBT Economic Development Summit is the premier event for GLBT business leaders and professionals in the Washington metropolitan area.

The Summit aims to connect GLBT business leaders with government and non-government resources to improve their businesses and to ensure that GLBT business leaders and entrepreneurs take an active role in leading the economic and creative development of the city.

"This Summit has been an incubator for entrepreneurship in Washington D.C. over the past several years. We want to see that trend continue to flourish," said Steve Moore, President and CEO of WDCEP.

Workshop and panel sessions at the Summit will include information on doing business with local and federal governments, mastering business media relations, strategic management in tough economic times, tips on developing new business leads, online marketing and social networking.
The conference is supported by the Washington, DC Economic Partnership, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the Mayor's Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) Affairs, the Department of Small and Local Business Development, the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Orrick, Sun Trust Bank, Verizon, Ackerman Legal, and AARP.