The world's first
LGBTQ chamber of commerce

The world's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce

Building Businesses and Changing Lives since 1974

OUR MISSION

OPPORTUNITY

We empower our small business entrepreneurs and professionals by creating opportunities for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth. We also collaborate with other non-profits and engage with business and civic leaders to support policies that foster a more inclusive and welcoming business community, thus creating greater opportunities for our member businesses.

EDUCATION

We create events, workshops, and seminars in partnership with our Corporate Partners and other non-profits which help our members develop their business skills and expertise. In addition, we partner with other organizations, championing LGBTQ issues, in order to foster communication, collaboration, and educational opportunities.

ADVOCACY

We advocate for positive economic, social, and political change for the Bay Area LGBTQ business community, as well as addressing key business issues concerning the LGBTQ community overall. We have an unwavering commitment to advocate for and create positive change towards LGBTQ economic equality.

GGBA October Make Contact at Perform For Life and Ascent Sports Chiropractic

Born to be Healthy – Find Your Balance Find your balance at our monthly Make Contact event. This month we are focusing on health! Our mission for the GGBA is opportunity, education, and advocacy, but that means we also have to take care of ourselves in the process! Join us and other Bay Area health professionals […]

GGBA Member Spotlight: BlueprintNYC

BlueprintNYC is a full-service events and communications company that specializes in audience engagement with unbridled creativity, relentless drive and years of experience. We interviewed the managing partners at the company: DJ Hanson and John Sideris. Please tell us about your business, its mission and values and what kind of problem you are helping your customers solve. […]

GGBA Congratulates VTA’s CEO, Nuria Fernandez

The GGBA is honored to share the news that Ms. Nuria Fernandez, General Manager and CEO of the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), has been chosen by her colleagues to serve as Vice-Chair of the American Public Transportation Association.  Ms. Fernandez lead the VTA to becoming the first public transportation agency in the world to codify […]

California Seeks Input on Small Business Certification

The State of California’s Department of General Services is seeking input regarding implementation of AB605 which increases the criteria for certification from $15 Million in Annual Revenues to $36 Million per year (average).  The following FAQ explains the process and how to submit feedback: Senate Bill (SB) 605 Frequently Asked Questions for Customers New: Small Business […]

8th Annual California Cable Diversity Expo

This one-on-one matchmaking event connects Minority, Women, LGBT, Service Disabled Veteran and Disability-Owned businesses with potential procurement opportunities with Charter Communications, Comcast, and Cox Communications. California Cable is a forum for diverse suppliers and host companies to collaborate to better understand the needs of the other; creating a valuable opportunity to foster business relationships. PROGRAM […]

GGBA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Collaboration Business Consulting

  Collaboration Business Consulting, an officially certified LGBT Business Enterprise, aims to inspire, educate and empower proactive leaders to achieve breakthrough performance. The company works with  CEO’s, company executives leaders and influencers in a variety of industries, including technology, specialty manufacturing, large scale construction & software development. We interviewed Michael Gunther, founder of Collaboration Business […]

GGBA September 2018 Annual Meeting

Join the world’s first LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce for an evening of acknowledging achievements of the past year and, more importantly, the exciting initiatives of the coming year to grow LGBTQ businesses throughout the Bay Area, California and beyond! HOSTED BY: GAP Headquarters 2 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Delicious Beverages/Bites will be served. […]

FOUNDATION

In 2018 the GGBA will launch the GGBA Foundation which will be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that will allow us to give back to the LGBTQ community of San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond in ways that our founders could have never imagined! The GGBA Foundation will be a separate entity from the GGBA which is a non-profit organization registered as a 501(c)(6) organization. Visit ggbafoundation.org for more details.

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