The world's first
LGBTQ chamber of commerce

The world's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce

Building Businesses and Changing Lives since 1974



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.


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.


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 Power Lunch V – Bridges

The GGBA’s Power Lunch series launched in 2015 to showcase extraordinary LGBT entrepreneurs, high performing LGBT businesses and key stakeholders who are transforming the world.  Since its inception the Power Lunch has achieved national recognition for its ability to tell compelling stories of triumph over adversity, community empowerment and the commitment to economic prosperity. ​Power […]

GGBA San Francisco Holiday Make Contact

You are cordially invited to the Golden Gate Business Association’s Annual Holiday Make Contact honoring the national insurance companies championing the inclusion of LGBT Business Enterprises as part of the California Insurance Commissioner’s Diversity Initiative. The Historic Philippine Consulate Building, 447 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108 Conveniently located NEAR Union Square, accessible by public transportation […]

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 […]

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 […]


The Hugh Groman Group provides catering and event planning services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and is comprised of three companies: Hugh Groman Catering, Greenleaf Platters and Phil’s Sliders.  Providing food and service of the highest quality, the HGG has been a Certified Green Business for 10 years now. We interviewed Hugh Groman, founder […]


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 for more details.

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