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.
BART invites you to a historic outreach event for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs). In September 2017 the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Board of Directors approved the inclusion of LGBT-certified businesses in its competitive bidding programs. In the next ten to fifteen years BART will spend over $3.5 Billion […]
Wednesday, May 30 1446 Market Street, San Francisco On May 30 at the 1446 Market, you’ll get the chance to #PitchSharkTank at the #SharkTank Casting of Comcast Business. Learn more: http://www.PitchSharkTank.com
In January 2017 the United States Small Business Administration (timed with the inauguration of President Donald Trump) took down business resource information for LGBT-owned businesses from its website. While this could have been ‘explained away’ as standard operating procedure during a time of transition we are now 17 months past that point and information supporting […]
Join us at our next East Bay Make Contact courtesy of our hosts at Wooden Table Cafe in Oakland. Come for some great networking and enjoy their empanadas, alfajores cookies and drinks as Wooden Table Baking Company celebrates the opening of their cafe.
Perform For Life: A Boutique Personal Training Studio in The Castro and Hayes Valley Perform for Life is a boutique personal training studio in San Francisco conveniently located in the Mission / Castro and recently opening in Hayes Valley. Perform for Life’s foundations were built upon principles of building trust and creating a community where clients feel appreciated […]
A message from the City and County of San Francisco In 2017, there were an average of 85 car break-ins per day in San Francisco. Car thieves only need seconds to break into your car. So Park Smart and take all valuables with you –from small items –cell phones and sunglasses– to bigger items –luggage […]
By Neighborland — Solutions for Public Engagement San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza, at the heart of the Castro District, is sacred ground for LGBT civil rights history. In 2017, the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza [FHMP] launched an international design competition for idea around a reimagined Harvey Milk Plaza. Previously on Neighborland, FHMP reached out […]
Looking to jump-start your business or build a stronger professional network? Interested in bringing more LGBT-owned businesses into your corporate supply chain? Aiming to strengthen your local LGBT chamber of commerce and network of B2B referrals? There is only one place to be: the 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, August 14-17 in Philadelphia! The […]
SAN FRANCISCO SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2018
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.