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.

Ricardo Lara Brings the Power of the CA Insurance Commissioner’s Office to Power Lunch V!

POWER LUNCH V: Bridges – Guest Speaker Ricardo Lara: Ricardo Lara was elected as the California Insurance Commissioner on November 6, 2018 making him the first LGBTQ person in the history of California to be elected to statewide office. Lara leads the California Department of Insurance and regulates the California insurance market. How big is […]

VOLUNTEER for Power Lunch V: Bridges and earn a FREE TICKET!

Power Lunch V: Bridges (PLV) is upon us and we are seeking volunteers. There are a couple different aspects to the event and we very much need your help! To thank you for volunteering for Power Lunch V: Bridges, you will receive a free ticket to the VIP Reception if you volunteer on Thursday, and if […]

San Francisco Business Times Book of Lists Party

Join the San Francisco Business Times at a gala reception honoring the top Bay Area business leaders who appear in the 2019 Book of Lists. Enjoy great food, drinks and celebrate at the ULTIMATE networking event of the year! Partnering Associations: GGBA San Francisco Chamber of Commerce REGISTER ONLINE sanfranciscobusinesstimes.com/event/161555 For more information, please contact […]

Senate Bill (SB) 605 Small Business for the purpose of Public Works Certification

Small Business Eligibility Requirements New Certification! Coming Soon in January 2019! Small Business for the purpose of Public Works Certification Effective January 1, 2019, the Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS) will also administer the new Small Business for the purpose of Public Works (SB-PW) certification. The new certification type was created by Senate Bill […]

2019 WBA LGBT Economic Summit & Conference – Los Angeles

On March 14—16, 2019 LAGLCC will host the Western Business Alliance (WBA) LGBT Economic Summit & Conference. The WBA was founded in 1994 as an opportunity for LGBT chambers throughout the Western United States to advocate on behalf of the LGBT economic equality movement, share ‘best practices’ and serve as the collective voice of the LGBT business community […]

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 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. […]

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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