MetLife Sponsors New LGBT Visitor Center In Miami Beach

Top Quote HGTV's David Bromstad and other Special Guests Attend Grand Opening Celebration. End Quote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) November 17, 2010 - The Miami - Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., and MetLife are pleased to announce the grand opening of the new LGBT Visitor Center at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. This new venue is the only LGBT Visitor Center in America sponsored by MetLife. The Center provides a one-stop-shop for visitors and residents to learn about LGBT and allied businesses where they can stay, shop and dine on Miami Beach.

    "MetLife is so excited to sponsor Miami Beach's LGBT Visitor Center. The company has long-supported the LGBT community by providing financial services and solutions to help individuals and couples plan for their unique financial concerns. This sponsorship is another example of MetLife's commitment to diversity and equality," said Gregory Stott, AAMS, financial representative, New England Financial Miami, a MetLife company.

    "As a leader in the financial services industry, MetLife is proud to take part in this momentous initiative. Our agency has served the South Florida market since 1957, and we welcome the opportunity to reach the LBGT community through the new Visitor Center," said Carlos F. Suarez, CFP®, managing partner, New England Financial Miami.

    The LGBT Visitor Center grand opening celebration took place on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Among the special guests in attendance were HGTV's David Bromstad; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Bill Talbert; Director of MetLife's Diverse Markets, US Business Marketing, Robert Constantine; and MetLife's brand ambassador, Snoopy.

    Steve Adkins, president of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., said, "This is a perfect fit for the Foundation and a spectacular way to show the community how much Miami Beach welcomes its LGBT residents and visitors. We look forward to partnering with MetLife on this groundbreaking initiative."

    For more information about the LGBT Visitor Center, please call 305-673-4440 or email mdglcc ( @ ) bellsouth dot net dot

    About MDGLCC Foundation Inc.

    The MDGLCC Foundation Inc. exists to operate the LGBT Visitor Center on Miami Beach and, to support the education efforts of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation will provide educational programs, seminars, and fundraising opportunities. There will be diversity outreach and educational training for entrepreneurs.

    About MetLife

    MetLife, Inc. is a leading provider of individual insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, visit

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