About the Greater Seattle Business Association

Welcome to the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and Allied business and professional chamber of commerce, proudly serving our community since 1981.

GSBA is the largest business chamber of its kind in the United States, and the second largest business chamber in Washington State. More than a chamber, GSBA is a vibrant community organization with a broad and diverse membership base.

GSBA is widely known throughout the Puget Sound Region for its annual Guide & Directory, which is distributed to 20,000 businesses, nonprofits and individuals each year. In addition, the organization offers numerous networking opportunities throughout the year.

Our mission is to combine business development, social action and leadership to expand economic opportunities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and those who support equality for all.

Your Business Success is Our Business
GSBA works to strengthen our community by strengthening your business:

Marketing and Networking Opportunities
  • Monthly Business Luncheons
    • Topics and Speakers with a business or community focus
    • Network Opportunities with Your Colleagues
    • Promote Your Company by distributing marketing materials
  • Monthly After Hours Prime Times
    • Showcases member businesses
    • Network with members and guests
    • Socialize with members and colleagues
  • Annual Guide/Directory
    • Directory of member businesses
    • Free Listing included in your membership
    • Display advertising available to members only
    • Community Resource Guide
    • Distribution to over 20,000 members, businesses and organizations
  • Monthly Newsletter
    • Calendar of events
    • Marketing Opportunities for your business
    • Articles of Interest
    • Distribution of over 1400 individuals and businesses
  • Website
    • Free listing by category included with your membership
    • Link to your business website
    • Calendar of Events
  • Mailing List
    • Available for purchase to members-only
  • Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
    • Customized benefits for Corporate Sponsors
  • Pride Week Activities
    • Debut of new Guide
    • Parade, rally and booth participant
  • Annual TASTE of GSBA Event
    • Showcase member caterers and restaurants
    • Gala and auction to benefit GSBA Scholarship Fund
  • Annual Business and Humanitarian Awards Banquet
    • Honor the best, brightest and most giving in our community
  • Annual Scholarship Dinner
    • Present annual Scholarship Grants
  • Community Business Fairs

Community Outreach, Mentoring and Advocacy Opportunities
  • Scholarship Fund
    • Support one of the largest LGBT Scholarship Funds in the nation
  • Volunteer Mentoring and Internship Programs
  • Co-Sponsorship of Community Events
  • Collaboration with like-minded organizations
  • Candidate Forums
  • Legislative Monitoring

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Program Committee — plan, organize and coordinate monthly business lunches and Prime Times
  • TASTE Committee — coordinate annual TASTE
  • Awards Banquet Committee
  • Pride Week Activities Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
    • Responsible for program from application and interview process through distribution of grants
    • Coordinate annual Scholarship Dinner program
  • Membership
    • Coordinate Membership Drives
    • Design member benefits program
    • Increase Volunteerism
  • Marketing Committee
    • Develop Marketing Plan
  • Newsletter Committee
    • Oversee Newsletter
  • Website Committee
  • Guide Committee
    • Coordinate publication of annual Business Guide/Directory

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