About Us

Who We Are

 

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 known nationally 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 Out Seattle, and investing in the next generation of leaders through the GSBA Scholarship Fund.


What We Do

 

Business

  • Position your business as supporting equality, diversity and inclusion Connect LGBT Certified
  • Businesses to corporate and government contracting opportunities
  • Promote progressive business policies Provide business development programming

Community

  • Connect small businesses, large corporations, nonprofits and government entities
  • Engage your employees through networking and volunteer opportunities
  • Provide visibility for your business through print and digital media
  • Market your business to a loyal LGBT and allied community
  • Connect to LGBT nonprofits

Advocacy

  • Advocate for small business at the city, state and federal levels
  • Represent your business voice before elected officials
  • Convene forums to explore important business and civil rights issues
  • Advance equality and civil rights through business

Philanthropy

  • Provide access to higher education to LGBTQ and allied students
  • Award financial scholarships
  • Increase the pipeline of a skilled workforce by investing in higher education
  • Sponsor leadership development for students and young entrepreneurs

The GSBA Impact Report


Greater Seattle Business Association is a 501(c)(6) organization. Tax ID 91-1171171.
The GSBA Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3). Tax ID 94-3138514.


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

Contact Us

400 E Pine St
Ste 322
Seattle, WA 98122

206.363.9188
Office@theGSBA.org


Greater Seattle Business Association is a proud


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