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Networking Events

Power Connect

A mix of virtual and in person networking events for LGBTQ+ and allied business and community leaders to make meaningful business and social connections.

CHBA Hill Talks

Quarterly in-person networking opportunities where Civic and Community engagement intertwine. The goal of these events is to bring the business owners and operators of the Capitol Hill neighborhood together to strengthen connections and collaboration. Two of our annual HillTalks include: a Civic Engagement reception in which primary election candidates come to meet with and hear from the business community and our Who’s Who on Capitol Hill which brings together the larger organizing entities (like the BIAs and Cal Anderson Park Alliance) to share their major initiatives with attendees.


WEgsba is GSBA’s initiative to bring together all women and gender-diverse business owners to discuss challenges, share resources, learn from presenters, advocate for and increase visibility of the community, and provide mentorship opportunities for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more info, email Laureli Shimayo at

Signature Events

The GSBA Impact Awards
March 2, 2023

The GSBA Impact Awards honors businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders who demonstrate excellence and success in their business or profession in a red carpet award show you won't want to miss!

The GSBA Scholars Celebration
May 13, 2023

Since 1991, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund has invested over $5 million in the best and brightest LGBTQ+ and allied students by awarding educational scholarships and leadership training. This inspirational event is your opportunity to meet and celebrate our future leaders.

Pride Lunch and Pop Up Market
June 13, 2023

Celebrate Pride in style at this luncheon at McCaw Hall, and get all of your pride gear at Pop Up Shops from some of our amazing vendors!

Holiday Pop Up Market and Annual Meeting Luncheon
December 13, 2023

Put on your most fabulous holiday attire and celebrate with us as we get our gift shopping done at our amazing pop up market, share a meal, and celebrate the successes of the previous year.

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