Greater San Diego Business Association
BUILDING BUSINESS PROSPERITY & EQUALITY
The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA)
is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization dedicated to advocating mainstream acceptance
of diversity within our society by providing opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and community supportive businesses and business owners to succeed region wide. The association offers networking groups, business promotional opportunities, educational, social activities and advocacy relating to business.
The Greater San Diego Business Association was founded in 1979 and is one of the largest specialty chambers in San Diego County. Currently, GSDBA membership consists of close to 800 businesses and professionals, making it the second largest gay, lesbian and community supportive specialty chamber of commerce in the United States. In 2006, GSDBA was named National LGBT Chamber of the Year.
The diversity within the association is its strength. Membership in the GSDBA is a powerful choice. We encourage and welcome membership for citizens seeking the opportunities GSDBA can provide in business support, networking, professional growth, visibility, and
The GSDBA offers various social activities and networking mixers throughout the year, including an Annual Business Awards Luncheon and a Holiday Cruise on San Diego Bay. In addition, the GSDBA facilitates several Business Networking Groups (BNG) which meet weekly to offer support for members who wish to market their businesses and services and Professional Development Groups to provide a forum for like minded businesses to meet to discuss issues and solutions in their particular field.
GSDBA produces a bi-monthly print news magazine, Community Connection, as well as regular e-blasts to provide important information for members.
The GSDBA signature publication, the Business Resource Directory, which has a print run of 25,000, offers exceptional advertising opportunities. It is distributed at no charge throughout the year through local businesses, trade shows, street and community fairs, and conventions and listing are available 24/7 online. So join us! We look forward to doing business.