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.

Many Thanks for a successful inaugural Coffee With The President

A big ‘thank-you’ to GGBA Member, Elizabeth Bachman, Board Member, Tony Archuleta-Perkins, and potential member, Gisela Beckermann for making our inaugural Coffee with the President a rousing success!  The dialogue was free-flowing, thought-provoking, and exactly what we were hoping for. We’ll take the feedback into our upcoming Member Roundtables, and future ‘coffee conversations’, and look […]

GGBA Member Spotlight: TwentyFirstCenturyBrand

Jonathan Mildenhall of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand By Magdalena Rodriguez The GGBA Member Spotlight for this issue focuses on Jonathan Mildenhall and TwentyFirstCenturyBrand (21CB). Mildenhall, former CMO of Airbnb, co-founded the company, which helps businesses to use marketing to drive their financial, consumer, cultural and employee growth and value. As Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder says, “The 21CB team […]

GGBA Member Roundtable Make Contact

The GGBA is shifting the July Make Contact a bit, asking members to engage in a roundtable discussion regarding the chamber’s member programming. The board wants to hear from members; what programs you want the chamber to continue producing and what other programming would you find meaningful and engaging, in pursuit of your business goals. […]

WRMSDC Multi-Industry Diversity EXPO

Friday, August 23, 2019 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM 9:30am – 3:10pm (Expo): Chevron Corporation 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, Building A, San Ramon, CA 94583 3:30pm – 6:00pm (Offsite Reception): World Wide Technology 2700 Camino Ramon, Suite 100 San Ramon, CA 94583 The Expo will create jobs, use local and minority businesses, bring in contracts, […]

PG&E Small Business Consultation and Feedback Forum

SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:00am to 3:00pm 77 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Tentative Agenda Topics: Topics are still being discussed and will include an update on current PG&E priorities and the Community Wildfire Safety Program.  Purpose of the Small Business Consultation: To promote dialogue and mutual understanding between the small […]

Wealth Management for Same-Sex Couples: A Complimentary Seminar

Join us for “Wealth Management for Same-Sex Couples” — a Complimentary Seminar Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 5pm Fireside Chat at 6pm 555 California Street, 44th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 Due to building limitations, no admittance after 6:30pm As a same-sex couple, many of your financial goals are just like everyone else’s — though […]

MyUmbrella – Create your business profile on the new social networking app for the LGBTQ+ community

MyUmbrella is a social networking platform for the #LGBTQ community. MyUmbrella acts as a place for people to not only connect with each other but allows users to locate local LGBTQ businesses. This is an invitation to our members to create your own profiles free of charge. You’ll be able to highlight your business to new potential customers […]


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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