The world's first
LGBTQ chamber of commerce

The world's first LGBTQ chamber of commerce

Building Businesses and Changing Lives since 1974

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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.

4 LGBTBE Certification virtual site visits in one week!

Dawn Ackerman, long-standing member of the GGBA, Legacy Award winner of the NGLCC, tireless advocate for the LGBT community (and new mommy!) knows the importance of being a certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE). In fact, her company, Outsmart Office, is one of the first companies to be certified by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) […]

Announcing Michael Gunther to be on the Diversity Panel for Power Lunch 2020

Michael Gunther, Founder and Managing Partner of Collaboration Business Consulting, leads a team of highly skilled business professionals dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering proactive business leaders to achieve breakthrough performance.  Guiding over 500 organizations in their growth, training thousands of leaders and managers, and assisting nearly 300 business get started ─ he understands what […]

Announcing Minna Tao to be on the Diversity Panel for Power Lunch 2020

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 […]

Announcing Proud Mary to be Opening for the Power Lunch!

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 […]

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