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.
MINNA TAO joined Recology in August 2011. Ms. Tao was recently promoted to VP & Director of Community & Business Initiatives for Recology. Previously, Ms. Tao served as General Manager for Recology Golden Gate and Recology Oakland and Business Process Improvement Manager at the corporate office. Prior to joining Recology she served as Assistant Controller […]
Proud Mary is the world’s queerest tribute to the much-loved ‘60s-‘70s rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band performs CCR’s many hits, including “Fortunate Son,” “I Heard It through the Grapevine,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Down on the Corner,” and, of course, “Proud Mary.” Plus many more! Proud Mary is a new project brought to you […]
Hello Everyone, As you know, the GGBA is updating a number of systems and processes, including a changeover in the back-end database that is the heart of member listings, event management, and billing. The new system will be cleaner, more intuitive, more user-friendly, while also being less costly to the Chamber. Our projected launch date […]
Charles Orgbon III, Consultant Deloitte & Touche LLP Charles Orgbon III is a Consultant within Deloitte’s Risk ＆ Financial Advisory Services, where he specializes in sustainability risk services and environmental liability. Charles develops enterprise solutions for his Fortune 500 and public-sector clients that improve business processes, maximize revenue, manage costs, and address risks, while also […]
Join us as we highlight member business Ladle & Leaf. Owner Jen Sarver has been helping deliver her unique creations to downtown San Francisco for over 20 years. The menu draws from mediterrnean, paleo, keto, Whole 30 and seasonal inspired soups and salads. Come hear her story of building 11 locations and make some business […]
GGBA Message from Leadership: Power Lunch 2020 Is Right Around the Corner! By Dr. Krystal Drwencke, DC The Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) has always attracted fiercely authentic people looking to make connections in new ways. And in 2015, the Power Lunch was created to celebrate LGBTQ owned businesses and to bring together all facets of the LGBTQ […]
The Power Lunch is GGBA’s signature annual event, bringing together members, Partners, LGBT BE’s, supplier diversity leaders, public officials, and LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs from across the Bay Area and beyond. DIVERSITY: Power Lunch 2020’s theme of ‘Diversity’ showcases the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community including age, thought, gender, and experience to reaffirm what we all know: diverse teams […]
With the aid of rapid HIV tests, gay bars in New Orleans have become a crucial point of contact between the community and public health services. But what happens if the bars go out of business? By RHODES MURPHY NEW ORLEANS—On any given night in New Orleans, a diverse swath of LGBTQ patrons gathers at […]