About the

Topaz GALA

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce (MDGLCC) will honor corporate and individual support­ers of the Miami-Dade LGBT community at The Topaz Gala; its 16th Annual Gala Awards Celebration on Satur­day, May 13th, 2017 at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.  This year's Gala is once again presented by Wells Fargo.

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Watch our highlights reel from last years 'The Amethyst GALA'


New Networking Component:Introducing SOCIO

Watch VideoSocio is your ultimate connection tool! It gets rid of the hassle of exchanging contact information by linking your email, phone number, and social media accounts to a single profile and allowing you to connect with others by shaking your phone or sharing your Socio profile.


Find the right people to network with before and during the event.


Shake your phone to exchange contact information with other attendees in seconds.

Follow Up

Take notes on and star your favorite connections to follow up seamlessly on any platform you like.

Download SOCIO Before The Topaz GALA

How to

Network Like a Pro at the Topaz GALA

Set Goals

Bring plenty of business cards and set goals of what you want to accomplish. This can be as simple as identify 4 new prospects or meet 12 new people.

Practice your Introduction

Practice your 30-second intro. to capture your audience’s attention, present who you are, what you do and the value of your product or services.

Engage your Audience

Target companies & individuals who have a need for your products or services, take the initiative to personally meet them or ask others to assist with introductions.


Organize your contacts using a spreadsheet or Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) sending an e-mail, making a phone call or connecting through social media.

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