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.

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.

GGBA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: The Hugh Groman Group

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 […]

NBC News selects Helen Russell, CEO of Equator Coffees & Teas, as ‘Top 30’ LGBTQ people making a difference in the world!

Throughout LGBTQ Pride Month NBC News, out of New York City, is celebrating LGBTQ people who are making a difference around the globe.  Each day in June they will be highlighting a new dynamic community advocate, professional, artist, educator, military service member,First Responder or entrepreneur! The GGBA is proud to announce that our very own […]

GGBA extremely concerned by removal of LGBT Business Resource Information by US SBA

In January 2017 the United States Small Business Administration (timed with the inauguration of President Donald Trump) took down business resource information for LGBT-owned businesses from its website.  While this could have been ‘explained away’ as standard operating procedure during a time of transition we are now 17 months past that point and information supporting […]

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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