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Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Facts

Founded: 1981
Membership: 1,100+
Geographic reach: Washington State
Annual budget: $1.2 million
Tax status: 501 (C)(6)
  • GSBA is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied business chamber in North America.
  • GSBA is one of the oldest business chambers of its kind in the United States 
  • GSBA promotes equality and diversity in the workplace.
  • GSBA advocates on behalf of civil rights and small businesses locally, regionally and statewide.
  • GSBA promotes Seattle and our region as an LGBT tourist destination through Travel Gay Seattle.
  • The Seattle LGBT Visitors Center is a project of GSBA.
  • GSBA is committed to investing in the next generation of leaders by sponsoring an LGBT Scholarship Fund.
  • GSBA members are small-to-medium-size business owners, including sole proprietors, multinational corporations, nonprofits and current or retired professionals located in and around Seattle, the greater Puget Sound region, Washington state and beyond.
  • GSBA offers over 100 programs and events throughout the year.
  • GSBA's print Guide & Directory has a circulation of 15,000 reaching thousands of customers throughout the Puget Sound region. To date, it is the most widely used publication in the regional LGBT community.
  • GSBA produces a quarterly print magazine, The Perspective, with a circulation of 2,200. 
  • GSBA is a founding member of both the Western Business Alliance and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • GSBA works collaboratively with other business associations and nonprofit organizations locally, regionally and nationally.
 

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