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|[Photos] Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce celebrates business leaders|
|by Laura Douglas-Brown|
|August 29, 2011 12:26|
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce filled the ballroom at the W Midtown Hotel on the evening of Friday, Aug. 26, to celebrate the organization and announce the winners of its 2011 Community Awards.
The AGLCC presented Philip Rafshoon, owner of Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In remarks accepting the award, Rafshoon acknowledged his mother, who was in attendance, discussed the tough times facing Outwrite and the bookstore industry, and joked about feeling too young to receive a “lifetime” achievement award until he learned that Madonna won one at age 28.
The lifetime achievement award was announced in advance, while winners in the following categories were revealed during the dinner:
Member of the Year
Business Woman of the Year
Business Man of the Year
To view photo's from the Community Awards gala, please click here.
Top photo: Outwrite owner Philip Rafshoon received the AGLCC’s Lifetime Achievement Award (by Brent Corcoran, RNZ Photography)
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