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.

Gay Beach Beer Release Party

Meet Gay Beach, the first-ever collaboration beer between DoTheGay and the inimitable masterminds of Local Brewing Company. We put our queer heads together and made a special beer just in time for Pride, and we’re rolling it out in style at a free happy hour release party on Tuesday, June 19!  And because we can’t do anything without throwing a party […]

San Francisco Seawall Program Community Meeting

LOVE SAN FRANCISCO’S WATERFRONT? GET TO KNOW THE EMBARCADERO SEAWALL! Join the Port of San Francisco at the first in a series of Seawall Community Meetings to learn more about the Embarcadero Seawall and provide input to strengthen our waterfront. We will provide an update on the Seawall Program and then dive deeper into subjects […]

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 […]

PG&E’s OUT for LGBT BUSINESS Pride Month WEBINAR SERIES

In celebration of Pride Month PG&E will host a webinar for LGBT Suppliers every Friday from June 8th to June 29th from 9am to 10am.

 JOIN ONE OR ALL FOUR!

 Webinar Topics:

 June 8, 2018
 6 Tips for Doing Business with PG&E 
 Delivered by: Kristen Hickey, PG&E June 15, 2018
 Marketing Your Business Delivered by: (TBD) […]

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 […]

Pride Panel and Luncheon at The Microsoft Store in Corte Madera

Come celebrate inclusion and diversity with The Microsoft Store at The Village at Corte Madera. Hear from our esteemed guest speakers about their LGBTQ+ owned businesses and their efforts to lift up their community. Questions? Josh Demers at josh.demers@microsoft.com Free parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.

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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