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 2019 Annual Member 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! BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTIONS: For all current GGBA business members: Don’t forget to VOTE! All business […]

LGBTQ AND BUSINESS: Gina Grahame on The Michelle Meow Show

The Commonwealth Club of California 110 The Embarcadero Max Thelen Boardroom, San Francisco, 94105 Thu, Aug 22, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT GGBA President-Elect Gina Grahame sits down with Michelle Meow –  Host of “The Michelle Meow Show” (Radio and KBCW TV); Twitter @msmichellemeow: We’re talking about LGBTQ representation in business this week, with our […]

Meet GGBA’s New President-Elect: Gina Grahame

San Francisco Bay Times By Magdalena Rodriguez GGBA Board Member Co-Founder and Director, GPSGAY Inc.  Gina Grahame, the Founder and CEO of the Grahame Institute of Strategic Communication, was recently elected President of the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA). When Grahame takes office next month, she will become the association’s first out transsexual president—a milestone […]

A New Era of Transition, Transformation and Energy for the GGBA

San Francisco Bay Times By John Henning GGBA Board Member CMO and Head of Professional Services, Granite Solutions Groupe Since joining the board of the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) three years ago, I have never been more excited about the direction and leadership of the chamber. As I am now reaching the end of […]

Richmond’s Laner Electric Supply Co. named a California Small Business of the Year

The Richmond Standard Funded by Chevron August 11, 2018 Sandra Escalante’s rise as a prominent small business owner in Richmond doesn’t appear to have a peak. This summer, her company, Laner Electric Supply Co. at 1310 51st St., was honored in Sacramento as the 2018 Small Business of the Year for Sen. Nancy Skinner’s district (D-9). Escalante’s […]


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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