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.

PRIME TIME: MBE2MBE Connections & Prime Supplier Connections

Did you know most companies have a list of requirements to do business with suppliers? Does your company meet these requirements? What expectations and requirements does your company have if a supplier wants to do business with your organization? Join us to learn about these requirements to do business with companies you are selling your […]

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 […]

San Francisco Business Times Book of Lists Party

Join the San Francisco Business Times at a gala reception honoring the top Bay Area business leaders who appear in the 2019 Book of Lists. Enjoy great food, drinks and celebrate at the ULTIMATE networking event of the year! Partnering Associations: GGBA San Francisco Chamber of Commerce REGISTER ONLINE For more information, please contact […]

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 […]

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 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. […]


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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