Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Facts
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.