Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rainbow Connections: May 2016

April may have been a slow month for networking opportunities, but May will definitely make up for it. In addition to the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s networking luncheon and happy hour, Gay In Austin, Austin Pride and HRC Austin are hosting events this month so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hand out those business cards and practice your elevator speech.

AGLCC Monthly Networking Luncheon

Seating area inside the Knotty Deck & Bar / photo credit: Renaissance Hotel Austin / Marriott International, Inc.

This month’s Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce luncheon returns to North Austin and the Renaissance Hotel Austin in the Arboretum on Tuesday, May 3, 2015 from 11 AM – 1 PM, where attendees will get to hear from this month’s featured speaker: Janet Zaretsky with The Zenith Business. Due to space limitations, and the growing popularity of the Chamber’s luncheons, you are strongly encouraged to RSVP early to ensure that space is available.

Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin TX 78759. Tuesday, May 3, 2015. 11 AM – 1 PM. All ages. Advance registration (closes 05/03/16 at 8:30 AM): $15/members, $20/non-members. On-site registration: $25 (space permitting).

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GAY IN AUSTIN HAPPY HOUR

GayInAustinTexas.com Happy Hour at Highland Lounge / photo credit: Gay In Austin / Facebook

This month’s Gay in Austin happy hour will return to Highland Lounge for their monthly networking happy hour on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:30 – 9 PM which will also double as a Cinco De Mayo Celebration.

Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado St., Austin TX 78701. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30 – 9 PM. 21+. FREE.

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Austin Pride First Friday Happy Hour

Austin Pride continues its monthly First Friday happy hour series down in the Warehouse District at Oilcan Harry’s on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 5 – 8 PM. Find out more about what Austin Pride has coming up and be sure to grab a raffle ticket for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s WERK Fashion Show and other prizes, including a pair of tickets to see Culture Club featuring Boy George at the Skyline Theater at the Long Center.

Oilcan Harry’s, 211 W. 4th St., Austin TX 78701. Friday, May 6, 2016, 5 – 8 PM. 21+. FREE.

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HRC Austin’s Tuesdays Together

The Austin chapter of the Human Rights Campaign is co-hosting their monthly happy hour with Lesbutante and The Boss on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 6 – 8 PM at the The Rattle Inn. Find out what HRC is doing locally and nationally as well as upcoming events like HER HRC in June and volunteer opportunities.

The Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces St, Austin TX 78701. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6 – 8 PM. 21+. FREE.

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AGLCC Networking Happy Hour

The front of the Hotel Ella / photo credit: Hotel Ella / Facebook

This month, the AGLCC hosts its monthly networking happy hour on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the beautifully restored Hotel Ella near the University of Texas at Austin campus at Rio Grande Street and West Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Note that this hotel has no parking garage but free valet parking will be available.

Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St., Austin TX 78705. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. All ages. FREE.

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Other Networking Opportunities

Top image photo credit: The front of the Hotel Ella / photo credit: Hotel Ella / Facebook

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