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.

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 […]

EDGE Master Class for High-Performing Businesses: Networking and Building Business Relationships

Join GGBA Members and Guests for a 3 hour deep dive session into: Networking and Building Business Relationships  OUR FACILITATOR: CMG Alliance has clients within the security, Information Technology, construction, Accounting services and product manufacturing fields, and have developed training and small business programs for PTAC (Riverside Ca.), PTAC (Los Angeles Ca.), Southern California Edison […]

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 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 […]

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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