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The world's first
LGBTQ chamber of commerce

The world's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce

Building Businesses and Changing Lives since 1974

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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.

Recap of July ‘Make Contact’, featuring five members specializing in PPE products and services (slides attached)

Last night’s Make Contact was a truly informative mixer event as we spotlighted five member companies, all LGBTBE or Minority Certified companies specializing in PPE – Personal Protection Equipment and services. Featured panelists: Outsmart Office – Dawn Ackerman Sparks – Bill Smith CG Moving Company – Olga Garcia Ellaprint – Fran Herman & Audry Delucia Otis […]

We hold these truths to be self-evident .. (Happy PRIDE!)

HAPPY PRIDE! We hold these truths to be self-evident.. “I’ve talked with our Legal Department and they’ve instructed me to inform you that this is an at-will state, meaning you can be fired at any time, for any reason, and there’s nothing you can do about it. You can’t even sue.”   That was the first […]

GGBA Watch Party Celebrating Harvey Milk’s 90th Birthday

We invite you and the entire GGBA Community to join us throughout the night’s festivities in our GGBA Zoom Watch Party. Benefitting SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund and supporting our LGBTQ+ elders Get your snacks. Grab your drink. Get dressed up! We are uniting to celebrate the life of Harvey Milk and to provide our […]

Member Community Spotlight: Get to know CG Moving Company

Olga García (Moving Solutions Specialist, CG Moving Company) stopped by a chat to talk about what makes CG Moving Company so unique. Learn how CG Moving’s many certifications and licenses makes them an ideal choice for organizations (and residentials!) with a need for their move to be handled with the utmost professionalism and care.   About CG […]

The NGLCC opens registration for April 03, 08, 15th installments of ‘Webinar Wednesday’s’

From Justin Nelson, Co-founder, President of the NGLCC As a part of NGLCC’s ongoing commitment to keep our LGBT and allied business community strong and connected to resources during this uncertain time, we are pleased to share the new NGLCC Webinar Wednesdays series, as well as additional online learning opportunities for you to share with your […]

4 LGBTBE Certification virtual site visits in one week!

Dawn Ackerman, long-standing member of the GGBA, Legacy Award winner of the NGLCC, tireless advocate for the LGBT community (and new mommy!) knows the importance of being a certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE). In fact, her company, Outsmart Office, is one of the first companies to be certified by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) […]

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