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.

Russian Facebook Ads: Anna Colibri, GGBA Board Member, Speaks Out on KPIX 5

On November 1, 2017, GGBA board member Anna Colibri appeared on KPIX 5, the San Francisco Bay Area CBS affiliate. Colibri’s company, Colibri Digital Marketing, was selected to share a digital marketer’s perspective on the Russian Facebook advertising scandal because a reporter found her company via organic search. Organic search, also knows as search engine […]

Outword California: November Issue – California Wine Country – Open for Business

The recent wildfires that tore through Northern California were devastating to say the least. The damage estimates include at least 42 people dead, over 8000 structures destroyed and over $1 billion dollars will be needed to repair the devastation. However, not all was lost, and now the best that we, as Californians, can do is […]

‘Out at Work’ – Transgender policies, best practices, and success stories

PG&E Auditorium, 77 Beale Street (at Mission), San Francisco, CA 94105 Join us for an evening of education and networking, with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. ‘Out at Work’ is for all who work with and want to support trans employees, senior management, HR/D&I, recruiters, team leaders and allies. Representatives from 50+ companies will be in […]

6th Annual Insurance Diversity Summit

Summit: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Check-in: 7:30 AM Join GGBA on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Sacramento for this highly interactive day-long event that includes: Resource Expo Diversity Presentation Workshops B2B Networking Awards Luncheon Thanks go to California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, for his leadership in spearheading the Insurance Diversity Initiative to include LGBT-certified firms. […]

Report grades CA utilities on LGBT contracts

October 5, 2017 by Matthew S. Bajko  |  The Bay Area Reporter  |  m.bajko@ebar.com California’s major utility, telecommunications, and water companies spent $41 million with LGBT-owned firms in 2016, according to an annual report that grades the diversity of each company’s supply chain. Yet the figure is a pittance of the total $32.24 billion the companies […]

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 […]

NORTH BAY FIRES

The GGBA is participating with a number of key San Francisco and Bay Area-based business organizations in order to provide a coordinated approach to the devastating fires in the North Bay.

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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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