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.

ELEVATE: A Procurement Symposium

ELEVATE takes a holistic approach to preparing diverse suppliers on how to compete for contracting opportunities with government agencies and corporate America. The program is designed to address the necessary attributes needed to take diverse suppliers to the next level. Schedule: 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Check-In & Registration 11:00AM – 12:00PM: Discussion panel #1 12:00PM – 1:00PM: […]


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 […]

EDGE Master Class for High-Performing LGBT Businesses: LEAN for Small Business Enterprises

Give your Business a Competitive EDGE Master Class for High-Performing LGBT Businesses: LEAN for Small Business Enterprises Join GGBA Members and our Expert Facilitator to learn cost effective strategies to increase revenue, Minimize costs & Reduce time wasting processes. SCHEDULE: 1:30pm – Registration 2:00pm to 5:00pm – Workshop 5:00pm to 6:00pm – Networking Reception Hosted […]

July SF Make Contact at Wallbeds “n” More

Join GGBA and our friends at Wallbeds “n” More for an evening of networking, bites and wine at their beautiful showroom at Showplace Square West. THE WALLBEDS “N” MORE SHOWROOM Showplace Square West’s history in San Francisco began over 100 years ago. Originally a part of the city’s industrial district, the building was completely renovated […]

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 […]


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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