A Message from GSBA's President and Chief Executive Officer

I love shopping. I love eating out. I love shopping local and I love supporting my LGBT and Allied community. When I use this online GSBA Guide & Directory, I am doing all that and more. How refreshing to find a business directory filled with wonderful local businesses and community resources, each with a commitment to provide quality services and products while giving back to community.

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), your LGBT Business Chamber, has been supporting local businesses and advocating for equality since 1981. The Guide, what some of us affectionately call the GSBA business directory, has been published for 30 years and is stronger than ever. One thousand business and nonprofits, working against serious economic odds, like we all are facing, continue to be an integral part of the economic engine of the Puget Sound region.

This Guide is not a phonebook but a community of talented lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight allied businesses that understand the importance of supporting local business. Included in the Guide is also a listing of community resources and nonprofits for you to turn to when you need information or support.

It is a powerful tool, this GSBA Guide. We welcome you to use it, share it and send the link to colleagues and friends. We also invite you to join GSBA. If you are looking for a vibrant, growing business chamber which supports community, advocates for small businesses and equality and invests in the next generation of leaders through a Scholarship Fund, GSBA is it.

Membership in GSBA is open to all businesses, nonprofits and individuals which share our commitment to support the LGBT community and equality for all. Please take a moment to go online at thegsba.org and find more about us, our activities and how to get involved.

For equality and success in business,


Louise Chernin,
President and CEO


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