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CPGLCC is an award-winning LGBT Chamber of Commerce
that connects businesses to regional and national
opportunities and certification.

Member Feature:
Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit

Members of Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit pose in downtown Harrisburg.
Members of Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit
pose in downtown Harrisburg.
Photo Credit: Deb McClain. Used with permission.

Harry Young, CPGLCC Executive Director, had the opportunity to connect with Deb McClain with Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit’s Hand Up ministry to learn more about the program and what it means to be a faith-based, not-for-profit chamber member. Hand Up has been serving our community since January with the leadership of Deb McClain, MCCS member and past president of CPGLCC.

Read what Deb McClain had to say in her interview.

CPGLCC Welcomes Erica Koup
to Board of Directors

Erica Koup

Erica Koup is a locally recognized journalist, communications expert, community leader and trailblazer. Erica has dedicated her career to following her heart which often has led her to being the only woman at the table. She has committed her future to working on progressive issues and moving Pennsylvania closer to fairness, equality, equity and justice for all people at work and in the community. Erica’s passion led her to serve on the Central PA Gay and Lesbian Chamber Board of Directors. She believes that through advocacy, education and connecting businesses with the Chamber we will build a better understanding of how we have more similarities than differences. Erica looks forward to impacting change and progress in her community, expanding economic opportunities and advancements for all people through inclusivity, understanding and harmony.

Erica received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and American Government from University of North Georgia where she participated in the ROTC program during her enrollment. She is a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She also received a Master’s certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers University. Erica writes a monthly sports column in Susquehanna Style, Play by Play. She also writes in The Burg Magazine and online.

CPGLCC Launches Inaugural
LGBTBE Certification Cohort Program

Harrisburg PA – Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC) is pleased to announce its inaugural LGBTBE Certification Cohort, made possible in part by funding from NGLCC and Wells Fargo. This program, aimed at businesses seeking LGBT Business Enterprise Certification, will provide guidance and support to small business owners as they navigate the certification process. Cohorts will launch quarterly, and will provide business owners timelines and goals to guide them through their journey to certification. The first cohort will launch on June 4, 2018. Interested business owners should contact Harry Young, Executive Director, to learn more or to join this cohort.


Welcome New Members

Penn Medicine - Lancaster General Health


Anu Gupta

LaPerla LLC

Ace the Party Place

Dawe Consulting, LLC

Helping With Pride

York County Community Foundation


Certified LGBTBE Businesses

Christman Consulting

Q Magazine & Strategies


BlueKernelIT LLC

RE/MAX A-1 Realty, Inc.

Voycetress Media, LLC

The Latino Connection

TierPM Staffing Solutions

Trophy House

Clark McKibben Safety Products


Chamber Events

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:00 PM • Evolution Catering, 6 Clairburn Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:00 PM • LeFevre Funk Architects, 325 N Queen St, Suite 103, Lancaster, PA 17603
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 PM • PNC Bank, 4242 Carlisle Pike, 3rd Floor, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:00 PM • Hammaker's Flower Shop, 839 Market Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00 PM • Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113

Member & Community Events


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