GLBT Business Guild Announces New Web Site Features

December 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - IT Director J. Michael Marantz announced the launch of the newly re-designed guild web site for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered community. While based in the Orlando area, the guild is actually a global network.

“I am excited about the many new features that the site now offers,” Marantz said in a statement. “We launched with the initial site concept in June and now have done a complete turnaround. We have kept the web staff extremely busy over the past several months and feel comfortable with the enhanced services we now provide.” He added, “and most everything we now offer are free to consumers and business alike.”

The GLBT Business Guild Directory provides businesses the opportunity to list their business in up to five separate categories. The listing includes basic contact information about the business and a generous allowance for a complete description of the company, its products and services. Enhanced listings can include images and graphics. The listings are maintained by the advertiser and can be managed at any time by simply logging-in. One of the key features of the directory is that is completely searchable. Additionally, registered users are allowed to rate and leave feedback about the company.

The GLBT Business Guild has also made provisions for companies to submit news and press releases that will be posted to the site. “It’s equally important to get this information to our visitors as it is for the business to distribute this information,” noted Marantz. To compliment the feature, the guild has also initiated an interactive calendar where pride and community events can be posted. “Our goal is to become the one-stop shop for GLBT information,” said Marantz.

Founder John M. Augello remarked, “We are now bringing GLBT news from all over the globe through the use of RSS. This information is coming in as soon as it hits the wires.”

The GLBT Business Guild encourages all businesses that want to target the GLBT community to get listed in the directory. “It doesn’t matter if you are GLBT owned or not,” said Augello. He added, “If you place your house on the market and it’s sold, you really doesn’t matter to you who bought it. The fact is that you sold it. As in many transactions, buyers and sellers may never actually meet. If you have a product or service, we have an audience that’s interested because you are selling to our community.” Augello added, “the community supports those who support us.”

The GLBT Business Guild is providing a free listing in the directory through the end of December. Interested entities can visit the site at for more information and to get listed.

The GLBT Business Guild is a professionally managed association of GLBT and GLBT-friendly businesses providing unique business opportunities targeting the GLBT marketplace.