Membership - Benefits & Levels

 

Established in 1981, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in North America. We represent over 1,300 small business, corporate and nonprofit members who share GSBA’s values of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.

GSBA is widely respected throughout the region for its effectiveness in business development, representing the business voice, connecting community through business, advocating for civil rights and business, promoting LGBT tourism through Travel Gay Seattle, and investing in the next generation of leaders through the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

Small Business & Nonprofit Membership

 

Small Business Membership | $450

  • One Business Listing in each of the following:
    • GSBA Guide & Directory (print and online)
    • iPhone app
  • Discounted registration at over 50 networking events and programs per year
  • 30% on a 1-year print & digital subscription to the Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Receive the member rate on any trainings or classes through Archbright
  • First year in business owners receive a 50% membership discount

Small Business Plus | $895

  • Includes all benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
  • Registration for one in OUTLeads
  • Registration for one at all business networking programs
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listing
  • (2) lines of descriptive text, not to exceed 130 characters, in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)

Hospitality & Tourism Membership | $550 or $750*

  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
  • Listing on TravelGaySeattle.com
  • Inclusion in mobile app
  • Inclusion in the Out & About Guide 
  • Promotional materials placement in Seattle LGBT Visitors Center
*($550 0-50 employees | $750 51+ employees)

Nonprofit Membership | $345

  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
  • Access to promote your events in our Events Calendar
  • Member-only discounts are extended to your board members and staff
  • Discounted rates on mailing list

Community Membership | $150

  • A great way for individuals to show support for LGBT and allied businesses and to promote equality
  • Discounted rates to all events
  • Receive up-to-date information on all GSBA issues and events
  • Community Members may not advertise a business through any GSBA advertising platforms. This membership level replaces the Individual, Retiree, and Young Professional memberships.

Elected Officials & Government Services Membership | $150

  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership

Corporate Executive Membership | $5,000

  • (4) Business Listings in each of the following:
    • GSBA Guide & Directory (print and online)
    • iPhone app
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listings
  • (2) lines of descriptive text, not to exceed 130 characters, in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)
  • (6) seats at the GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • Registration for (6) at all business networking programs
  • An advertising package valued up to $1,600

Corporate Plus Membership | $2,950

  • (3) Business Listings in each of the following:
    • GSBA Guide & Directory (print and online)
    • iPhone app
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listings
  • (2) lines of descriptive text, not to exceed 130 characters, in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)
  • (3) seats at the GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • Registration for (3) at all business networking programs
  • An advertising package valued up to $1,000 (excluding guide ad)

Corporate Membership | $1,800

  • (2) Business Listings in each of the following:
    • GSBA Guide & Directory (print and online)
    • iPhone app
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listings
  • (2) lines of descriptive text, not to exceed 130 characters, in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)
  • Registration for (2) at all business networking programs
  • Discounted registration at over 50 networking events and programs per year
  • 30% discount on a 1-year subscription to the Puget Sound Business Journal (print & digital)
  • Receive the member rate on any training or classes through Archbright

GSBA began engaging in lobbying activities in 2017, and as such, we are reporting to all GSBA members the percentage of those lobbying activities (expenses) as they relate to total membership dues. Your dues payment as a business expense for the year 2017 will be limited by the percentage of dues that went towards supporting lobbying activities, and only the remaining portion of your dues can be claimed as an expense on your federal tax return.

For 2017, the percentage of non-deductible dues pertaining to your tax return is 4%.

Lobbying funds are primarily related to educating elected state officials and their staff on the issues on our legislative agenda. If you have any questions about the implications of this information, we recommend you discuss with your accountant(s). If you need further information from GSBA regarding this topic, please contact us via email or by phone 206.363.9188.




Membership dues and renewals are based on the calendar year from Jan 01 through Dec 31. Members who join between May 01 and August 14 will have their membership dues prorated through the end of the year. Members who join Aug 15 or later will pay a prorated amount for the remainder of the year plus the dues for the next calendar year.

2018 Membership levels, benefits, and rates will be published Aug 14, 2017.


"About 10% of my business comes from GSBA referrals. I appreciate that this group of people is already sold on supporting my business since we are part of a gay-friendly network. This kind of positive networking has taken Weezee’s Plumbing from a small business to the 'next level' in marketing."

-Louise Hansen, Owner, Weezee’s Plumbing


Listing Enhancements

Add additional listing enhancements to your online and/or print listings to get even more out of your visibility in the Guide & Directory.

  • Descriptive Text (65 char.) $50
  • Additional Category $100
  • Facebook $35
  • LinkedIn $35
  • Twitter $35
  • Blog $35
  • YouTube $35
  • Instagram $35