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New report shows total amount of money invested in local businesses during year's Gay Games
The Gay Games invested over $1 million dollars in local businesses
by WKSU's LAUREN BLUE


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Michelle Tomallo says they want people to think about how they spend their money
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There’s a new report out on the economic impact of last year’s Gay Games. The report done by Plexus, a local LGBT business advocacy group, found the total amount the event spent at Northeast Ohio businesses was a little over one million dollars. About a quarter of that was spent at businesses owned by women or members of the LGBT community. Michelle Tomallo is the board president of Plexus. She says the goal of the games was to bring revenue to and raise awareness of local LGBT and minority-businesses.

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“We all make decisions about how we spend our dollars and our goal in producing and distributing this report is to get people thinking how they are making decisions about how [their] dollars are spent," Tomallo says. 

Tomallo says the Gay Games was made possible by local community support and was just as much about the cultural events that took place as the sporting events. 


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