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Established in 1981, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in North America. We represent over 1,100 small business, corporate and nonprofit members who share GSBA’s values of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.

GSBA is widely known through the Puget Sound region for its effectiveness in marketing and providing business development for small businesses; connecting community through business, advocating for civil rights and business; promoting LGBT tourism through Travel Gay Seattle; and investing in the next generation of leaders through the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

What We Do

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  • Market to the LGBT and small business community
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Advocate for small business
  • Sponsor a Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ and allied students
  • Provide leadership development for students and young entrepreneurs
  • LGBT Business Enterprise Certification

Why We Matter

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  • Your business will be championed by the largest LGBT chamber
  • Represent the small business voice before elected officials
  • Promote progressive business policies
  • Advance equality and civil rights through business
  • Connect small business, large corporations, nonprofits and government
  • Increase the pipeline of a skilled workforce by investing in higher education

 

Why You Should Join Us

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  • Provide access to the LGBT consumer
  • Connect to a large and growing network of small businesses
  • Position your business as supporting equality
  • Engage your employees through volunteer opportunities
  • List your business in the GSBA Guide, online directory and mobile app
  • Access to exclusive advertising opportunities
  • Connect LGBT suppliers with corporations

 

Programs & Monthly Events

Connect, engage and grow through over 100 programs and events

 

  • Business Luncheons & Breakfasts
  • After Hours Mixers
  • Young Professionals with Pride
  • Women on Top
  • OUTLeads referral groups
  • Affinity Groups
  • Ambassador Program

 

Annual Events


TASTE of GSBA
Our signature event, this gala dinner and auction spotlights member restaurants, bars and caterers coming together to raise money for the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

Business and Humanitarian Awards Dinner
These awards recognize excellence, leadership and philanthropy in the GSBA business and nonprofit communities.

GSBA Scholars Dinner
GSBA celebrates the best and brightest LGBTQ and allied students by awarding educational scholarships at this inspirational and unforgettable dinner.

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Quick Facts

Established in 1981, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in North America, with over 1,100 members. GSBA is widely known throughout the Puget Sound region for its work on business development, connecting community through business, advocacy for both civil rights and business interests and promoting LGBT tourism through its Travel Gay Seattle initiative. GSBA invests in the next generation of leaders by sponsoring a Scholarship Fund, which has given out over $1.8 million in scholarships.

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Mission

To combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and those who support equality for all.


Vision

A vibrant global economy strengthened through the full participation of diverse local communities

Values

  • Exchange Ideas
  • Increase Visibility
  • Work Collaboratively
  • Celebrate Diversity
  • Promote Inclusiveness
  • Invest in Future Leaders

GSBA is a 501(c)(6) organization.
Tax ID 91-1171171.

The GSBA Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3).
Tax ID 94-3138514.

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