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Business Referral Group 5: Out Business Builders

Out Business Builders is a Manhattan Chamber Business Referral Group that is an inclusive LGBT/straight-friendly networking group of professionals. Their goal is to build trust and long-term relationships within the group to create business opportunities. Business Builders offers a forum for business owners to market themselves and build their businesses in a supportive, proactive, peer environment.


Sam Sayed, Northwestern Mutual - Life, Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance (President)

Andy Austin, Words and Strategy - Communication Strategy & Writing Services (Vice President)

Miles Cutler, Connecting Meaningfully - Message Crafter and Public Speaking Trainer (Membership Chair)


Christine Abbott, UBS Financial Services Inc. - Financial Advisor CFP®

Heath Blain, Work Better - Shared Office Space

Brian Boyd, Allstate - Insurance Agent

Douglas Clark, Douglas Clark LLC - Interior Designer

Carol Darcey-Charles,  Why Not Thrive - Leadership, Team and Life Coach

Curtis Dumesnil, Forrest Solutions - Staffing/On-Site Outsourcing

Chuck Edwards, Chuck Edwards, LLC - IT Support and Software Design

Richard Farley, ATCO Brokerage Services - Commercial Real Estate Broker

Rob Fortier, Rob Fortier - Marketing Escape Artist - Marketing & Business Coach (President) -

Louis Gagliano, La Fleur d’Harlem - Florist (Vice President) 

George Gellis, Gellis Law Group - Transactional/Business Attorney

Jeff Goodman, Halstead - Real Estate Residental Sales

Tim Hettermann, Orr Group - Nonprofit Fundraising Coach

Carlene Jadusingh, Law Office of Carlene Jadusingh - Landlord-Tenant/Immigration/Employment Law

Michael Krochak, NYC Smile Spa - Dentistry: General, Cosmetic and Implant

David Landgraf, Make It Happen Management LLC - Event Planner

Cindy E. Levitz, Cindy E. Levitz, L.Ac., PLLC - Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Amy Mayes, Amy Mayes Photography - Photographer

Dylan T. McKeon, EA, Singer, Weisberger & Assoc., Inc. - Tax Accountant (Membership Chair) -

Chirag Mody, Freedom Mortgage - Mortgage Banker

Robert G. Pirson III, M&T Bank - Business Banker

Stephen Redford, AG2 Digital - Branding and Website Design

Surbhi Sahni, Saar Catering - Caterer

Thomas Sciacca, Law Office of Thomas Sciacca - Trusts & Estates Attorney

Ari Warshawsky, GS New York - Concierge Services (Chauffeur/Car and Personal Assisstants)

Jillian Weiss, Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss - LGBTQ+ Discrimination Attorney

Christine Wong, Christine Wong Law - Real Estate Attorney

Chad Young, Law Office of Chad Young - Personal Injury Attorney