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 MEGA Make Contact – Building Business Champions!

Join the GGBA – the World’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce – for our MEGA Make Contact, hosted by our friends at Hi-Tops – San Francisco’s first Gay Sports Bar! MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Granite Solutions Groupe Wells Fargo Gap, Inc. GGBA MEGA Make Contact is a San Francisco Small Business Week Event. The 15th Annual San Francisco […]

Business Success Series: Growing a Scalable, Profitable Business

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce presents: BUSINESS SUCCESS SERIES: Growing a Scalable, Profitable Business This session is geared towards leaders of organizations struggling with managing growth, inconsistent sales, and leadership that may be ‘killing’ their business. We will introduce the Scalable Growth Model™ to identify barriers to growth, leadership gaps, and management infrastructure requirements necessary […]

CPUC/Joint Utilities Pomona Small/Diverse Business Expo

California and its utility companies (such as Southern California Edison, Comcast, Sempra Utilities, AT&T, California Water Association, Frontier, PG&E, T-Mobile) want your business. Join the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), utilities, and others to learn of opportunities and how to get contracts! Take advantage of network opportunities with public agencies, utility companies, prime contractors, and […]

RFPs: When to Bid and How to Win! Workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a Request For Proposal (RFP) Intensive Workshop for women-owned businesses! Sponsored by California Water Service, Join WBE Pamela Isom, President and CEO ICE Safety Solutions and WBE for a workshop on the 6 key elements of your RFP. Come prepared with a RFP you bid on in the past and […]

Sonoma County Pride Parade and Vendor Online Registration is Now Open!

2019 SONOMA COUNTY THEME: YEAR OF LOVE LOVE (luhv) Verb: (1) to Hold Dear (2) Cherish, (3) to Have Compassion for (as in humanity) In 1967, reflecting generational change, thousands of young people from around the country descended on the bay area for the Summer of Love. Our world changed that summer. Today we live […]

San Francisco Business Times’ List of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area 2019

Do you own or know of a successful LGBTQ-owned business in the Bay Area? If so, we’d love to recognize the company. This List will be part of a special Business of Pride edition of the San Francisco Business Times publishing in June. The San Francisco Business Times is compiling its fifth annual List of […]

GGBA’s Statement on Caltrans’ Historic Inclusion of LGBT Businesses

A 23 Year ‘Overnight Success’ – LGBT Businesses Poised to ‘Move California Forward’ On April 28, 2017 California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) which was entitled the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. That established a $54 Billion fund over the next decade to improve and maintain California’s transportation infrastructure.  Many […]

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 […]


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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