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.

Learn About Upcoming BART Measure RR Opportunities for Small Businesses

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  |  2:00 – 4:00 pm SF LGBT Center, Rm. 201, 1800 Market St. SF, CA 94102   Come Learn About Upcoming BART Measure RR Opportunities for Small Businesses and How to get Certified!  Available contracting opportunities: Hi-voltage electrical and other electrical Concrete and paving Wayfinding Fencing Site prep and cleanup Manufacturers […]

Cocktail Reception Honoring BART’s Small Business Program

Thursday, October 5, 2017  |  5:30pm to 7:30pm The Lake Chalet on Lake Merritt  |  1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612 Walking distance from BART’s 19th Avenue/Oakland Station Valet Parking is available (not hosted) You are invited to a very special cocktail reception celebrating BART’s Small Business Program and the historic inclusion of LGBT Business Enterprises […]

Will San Francisco’s transit authority give preference to LGBT contractors?

By Jeff Taylor  |  LGBTQ Nation  |  Tuesday, September 5, 2017   The San Francisco Bay Area Transit Authority (BART) could give preference to LGBTQ contractors in an update to the agency’s Small Business Program, launched in 2011. “BART’s full board is likely to vote at its September 14th meeting to add LGBT contractors to the program that provides bid preferences […]

BART Gets a Little Queerer – SF Weekly

The train system’s Board wants to hire more LGBT contractors. Nuala Sawyer  SF Weekly |  Wed Aug 30th, 2017 In fiscal 2018, BART will work with a whopping (but very easily spent) budget of $1.92 billion. The funds are earmarked for new trains, track maintenance, station canopies, security, and earthquake retrofits — among other things. […]

Townsquared – A Free, Private Network for Small Businesses

We are excited to announce that the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) has teamed up with Townsquared, a private online network where GGBA members and partners can connect with each other. We only have Make Contacts once a month but we want you to connect all the time! Townsquared lets our members engage with one […]

GGBA APPLAUDS BART FOR TAKING HISTORIC “NEXT STEPS” TOWARD INCLUSION OF LGBT BUSINESSES IN ITS PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS

Nation’s First LGBT Chamber of Commerce Praises BART Board Director/LGBT Community Champion Bevan Dufty and BART General Manager Grace Crunican San Francisco, CA (September 1, 2017) – The Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) is proud to announce that the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Agency has taken two bold steps toward the historic inclusion of […]

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. Stay tuned for more details in 2018!

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