GSDBA History

Founded in 1979 GSDBA continues to support small businesses in San Diego while advocating for mainstream acceptance of diversity. In 2006 the Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) was named “Chamber of the Year” by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).  The award recognizes GSDBA’s stature as a leader in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business movement in the United States.

GSDBA is one of the largest specialty chambers in San Diego County and the second largest gay, lesbian and supportive chamber in the nation. GSDBA prides itself on outreach to other business chambers and to society at large. In 2000 GSDBA was the first LGBT chamber in the nation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the US Small Business Administration, recognizing GSDBA’s status as a minority business association.

A founding member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), GSDBA takes an active roll in national level programs to meet the needs of small businesses. All GSDBA members are automatically members of NGLCC, having access to financial, procurement and advocacy programs.  

Diversity is the ground of creativity and strengthens us as an association. Membership in GSDBA is a powerful choice.

Join us in contributing to the growth and prosperity of the San Diego region. We encourage and welcome membership from anyone who supports equality for all people and seeks the opportunities GSDBA can provide in business support, networking, advertising, professional growth and business resources.

Standard Practices

The GSDBA Directory contains fax numbers and e-mail addresses for some advertisers. The Association wishes to remind users of this Directory that sending unsolicited faxes for the purpose of advertising is a violation of Federal and State law.  Furthermore, sending unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) may also violate the law. We ask, then, that you not use the fax numbers and e-mail addresses in this Directory for unsolicited advertisements.

GSDBA has compiled the Business Directory as a source of information and as an advertising tool for GSDBA members.  Although GSDBA has compiled the Directory based on information supplied by those listed, among others, it has not reviewed, investigated, nor evaluated the authenticity, accuracy, or completeness of the information received.

The GSDBA makes no representation as to the qualifications nor competence of those listed, and the GSDBA is not liable nor responsible for the services of those listed.