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    Who's Behind the Studio Door? 
    Ten years ago Patric Stillman decided to make a serious commitment to his art and to other artists. He took his experience as a successful businessman added his talent as an artist and created what he calls an arts incubator.
     
    The Studio Door focuses on assisting artists with art-to-market knowledge, price, brand, marketing and patron development, as well as creating opportunities that will help artists grow by providing working studio space, an online presence and curating exhibits.
    Professional Artist magazine named Patric the 2015 Mentor of the Year for his work at The Studio Door. "Patric is the go-to guy when you are having questions concerning your artwork, whether it be conceptual or nuts-and-bolts marketing."

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    BILLING Pay invoices and print previous transactions

    HOT DEALS Post Member-to-Member or Member-to-Consumer deals and specials

    JOBS Need help? Add an opening to our Job Board

    NEWS (Blog-style posts) Share what's happening with your business.

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Business-to-Business

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    • Change your password
    • Add a Photo Headshot (75 x 75 px square)
    • Link your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.
    • Choose what information about you is visible to the public and to members



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    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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    1243 University Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    BNG MEMBERS
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  • BNG Fees

    $40 per Trimester or a Full Year (Three Consecutive Trimesters) is $110 (a $10 savings)

    You must be a GSDBA Member to participate in a BNG. Current members may pay BNG dues by logging into your member profile here.

    View the complete GSDBA BNG policies

  • More About Enhanced Listings

    Having an informative and attractive print, web and mobile presence is a vital part of succeeding in today’s business environment. GSDBA’s online and mobile directories target the increasing number of people relying on the internet and mobile apps for purchasing decisions. Upgrade to an Enhanced Listing in GSDBA’s print directory and we'll automatically upgrade your online and mobile business listings.
     

    Enhanced Web Listings come with an expanded 1,600 character description, options to use photos and videos, maps, bullet points and more. Offer GSDBA “Deals” and “Specials”. Help potential customers easily connect with you via links to your website and social media pages. Enhancing your online and mobile listing is easy and affordable.


    To purchase this upgrade, at checkout you will need to login to your GSDBA Member Profile.(Need assistance accessing your profile? Contact us Mon-Fri at (619) 296-4543.

  • Mission, Vision & Values Mission, Vision & Values

    Mission Statement
    The Greater San Diego Business Association promotes LGBT influence through business ownership and supportive consumerism, creating prosperity through equality, diversity and inclusion.


    Vision Statement
    To lead LGBT economic equality, development and empowerment.

    Values

    • Economic Empowerment: Provide innovative resources that support prosperity for our members.

    • Stewardship: Advance professional excellence and demonstrates fiscal responsibility.

    • Advocacy: Support an inclusive, diverse business community based on equality, integrity and respect.

    • Inclusion: Nurture diversity within and across communities.

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  • Coming Soon!
    A full gallery from the GSDBA 2016 Business Awards and Scholarship Dinner June 16, 2016 at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa

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  • Photos from the 2016 GSDBA Business Awards and Scholarship Dinner June 16, 2016 at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa

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  • Bob Lehman, Executive Director, San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

    For nearly 20 years, Bob Lehman has been an advocate for San Diego’s LGBT community. Following his service as a combat Marine sergeant, Lehman became a nationally recognized leader in the fight to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” founding San Diego’s chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, leading the first-ever contingent of gay veterans to march in San Diego’s Veteran’s Day Parade and serving as the first openly gay appointee to the County Veteran’s Advisory Board. Working with local veterans, Lehman co-founded the highly respected Stonewall Citizen’s Patrol in reaction to the brutal attacks against gay men outside the Pride Festival.

    Lehman was also a leader in the fight for marriage equality including providing major funding and campaign offices against both antigay measures, Prop 22 and Prop 8. In 2008, Lehman and his husband Tom Felkner made history as the first two men to legally marry in California.

    Today, Lehman serves as Executive Director and President Emeritus of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. Under his leadership, the Chorus has doubled in size and dramatically increased its community outreach role. Just months ago, Mayor Faulconer honored Lehman and the Chorus with its own “SDGMC Day.”

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      Applications must be received by May 24, 2016.

    The GSDBA has partnered with The Greater San Diego Charitable Foundation (GSDBACF) to provide educational scholarships that are available to aspiring entrepreneurs & students. Educational scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded to the most qualified candidates.

    The scholarships will be granted to self-identified LGBT students and persons who have shown support and knowledge of the LGBT community.

     

     

    ELIGIBILITY
    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the GSDBA Scholarship:

    • Permanent resident of San Diego County.
    • Have clear and purposeful educational goals.
    • Have demonstrated sensitivity to and acceptance of the dignity and human rights of all individuals.
    • LGBT or supportive member of the community.
    • Have demonstrated financial needs.
    • Not a family member or relative of an existing GSDBA or GSDBACF Board Member or staff.

    The GSDBACF established the Community Scholarship fund to further its mission of empowering and promoting LGBT businesses, professionals and supportive members of the community.

    APPLY HERE

    GSDBA Charitiable Foundation PO Box 33848, San Diego, CA 92163

    GSDBA Charitable Foundation A 501 (c)(3) Non-profit organization Tax ID 33-0804131

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  • Patric Stillman, owner of The Studio Door
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  • Membership Levels and Packages

    General Member
    Dues are $250 annually. General membership is for one person in a company. General Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA including Voting Rights for Association Business.


    Associate Member
    Dues are $150 annually. An Associate Member must be sponsored by an existing General Member within the same company.  Associate Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except for Voting Rights for Association Business.


    Non-Profit Member
    Dues are $150 annually. Non-Profit Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA including Voting Rights for Association Business.

    Friend of GSDBA Member
    Dues are $100 annually. Friend of GSDBA members are those who do not fit into any other available category of membership, but who want to participate and support GSDBA.  Friend of GSDBA Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except Voting Rights for Association Business.

    Complete Your Membership Application

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  • For Additional Information Contact: Susan Jester, Media/PR Relations
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral | 2728 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA92103
    Jesters@stpaulcathedral.org (619) 298-7261 or Mobile (201) 213-9115

    Disclaimer: Candidate line up subject to change without notice. This is a non-partisan event, and the views expressed by the Candidates, Panel Members, and Moderator, does not necessarily reflect the views of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, GSDBA or our Media Sponsors.

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  • Associate Member
    Dues are $150 annually. An Associate Member must be sponsored by an existing General Member within the same company.  Associate Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except for Voting Rights for Association Business.


  • WHY JOIN GSDBA


    Visibility: The GSDBA Consumer Guide & Business Directory is the go-to resource for the highly sought after LGBT supportive consumer. Be there when your potential consumers are searching for your specific service or product through the business directory or the GSDBA mobile app.

    Connections: Create strategic alliances and build lasting business relationships through networking, social media and events.

    Knowledge: Take advantage of professional development programming and educational seminars offered exclusively to members.

    Growth: Gain new customers and grow sales through the newly updated GSDBA business to business and business to consumer website.

    Savings: Receive exclusive member-to-member discounts.

    Good Citizenship: Be known as a home-grown business that is there for those who want to buy local and keep their dollars spent in the LGBT community.

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  • Benefits of GSDBA Membership

    • One Business Listing (includes business name, member name, address, phone and email) in the GSDBA online Directory.

    • Member-only discounts to Business Development and Networking Programs.

    • Member-to-member discount programs.

    • Promotions through GSDBA social media channels.

    • Exclusive access to GSDBA advertising.

    • All GSDBA members are automatically members of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) with access to financial support, business advocacy and contract opportunities.  

    • GSDBA is a Community Partner with the Small Business Administration; membership includes special access to SBA programs and to SCORE.

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  • Benefits of GSDBA Membership

    • One Business Listing (includes business name, member name, address, phone and email) in the GSDBA online directory.

    • Member-only discounts to Business Development and Networking Programs.

    • Member-to-member discount programs.

    • Promotions through GSDBA social media channels.

    • Exclusive access to GSDBA advertising.

    • All GSDBA members are automatically members of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) with access to financial support, business advocacy and contract opportunities.  

    • GSDBA is a Community Partner with the Small Business Administration; membership includes special access to SBA programs and to SCORE.

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  • Professional Affinity Groups

  • Opening Date: October 26, 2016

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - CONSUMER GUIDE/BUSINESS DIRECTORY PRINTING
    All Proposals to be returned for consideration no later than November 15, 2016

    The GSDBA requests bids for the printing of the 2017 LGBT Consumer Guide & Business Directory. See below for printing specifications and the scope of services. Send bids to ericcarroll@gsdba.org by November 15. Click here for PDF version. Example of last year's Directory in digital format can be found here.

    Description:

    PRODUCT TYPE: Digest Booklet
    PAGE COUNT:  112 + 4 or 128 + 4  Revised Count: 144/4
    FINISHED PAGE SIZE:  5.25” x 8.25”
    IMAGE SIZE: 4.75” x 7.75”
    PAPER:  100# Matte Cover / AQ Coating on cover only; 1 side
    INK: Process 4/4, Inside cover approx. 70% coverage 4 sides bleed
    Flood Aqueous Coating to outside cover
    PAPER:  Interior 50# Matte Book (Bright)
    INK: Process 4/4: No AQ
    Approx. 20-40% coverage 4 sides no bleed
    ARTWORK: Via PDF supplied to printer’s specifications
    BINDING:  Perfect Bound (8.375 edge)
    SPECIAL FINISHING:  Scoring on spine
    PACKAGING: Carton. No shrink wrap inside boxes. On pallets.
    SHIPPING:  Skids, our warehouse. Price to include delivery to central San Diego zip code.
    PROOFS:  Hi Res Flat Proofs/Lo Res Imposition or Digital Proofs

  • PRINTING SPECIFICATIONS /SCOPE OF SERVICES

    A.  General Services Provided

    Bids shall be based on providing a finished Directory which shall be substantially similar to the 2016 "Directory" with respect to general design & layout, size, format and page count.  Bids shall include a per signature rate (with your signature size identified, e.g. 16 or 32) for any work required beyond 128 144 pages.  The quantity required shall be 5,000 or 7,500. 2500, 5000, 7500

    B.  Quality Control Responsibilities

    The printer selected will be expected to work closely with the graphic artist. Bidders are encouraged to contact the GSDBA Office for any information they believe might be pertinent in preparing their bids.

    PROOF: Low res content & contract digital color proofs shall be forwarded to GSDBA upon completion, together with all materials previously submitted to Printer, e.g. artwork, computer disks, etc.  Printer shall provide a prepaid overnight envelope with this transmittal so that GSDBA can return the corrected/approved proofs to Printer.

    REPRINT: Reprints of disapproved work shall be done at the sole expense of Printer.  Final acceptance of completed project must be in written form and may be made only by an authorized GSDBA representative. 

    HALFTONES: It is the responsibility of Printer to give the GSDBA halftone scanning direction.  Prior to sending proofs, the Printer will point out any halftones that need replacing.  If halftones need to be replaced at the proof stage due to poor quality, it will be the responsibility of the GSDBA. Client corrections/changes are chargeable to GSDBA.

    C.  Layout/Design

    Timeline: It is expected that all materials shall be provided to the Printer on or about the first few weeks of 2017 to accommodate an anticipated delivery date by the middle of January. 

    D.  Reports to GSDBA

    Periodic reports are to be provided to the authorized GSDBA representative and shall address any quality and control issues, specifications, proofs, press checks, and any other issues or concerns Printer may feel have been omitted from the above specifications. An extended contract will be required when bid is accepted.

    Compensation Schedule 2016/2017

    Basic Product

    1. Cost for complete printing services described in Scope of Services for an initial run of 5,000 to 10,000 “Directories” of approximately 128 pages each plus front and back covers.  Include all incidental costs, e.g. shipping, delivery and transportation. $________   

    Increases in Size of Basic Product

    2(a).Cost for complete printing services for the addition of one (1) signature of 16 pages added to the Directory as described in #1 above. $________ 

    2(b). Cost for complete printing services for the addition of one (1) signature of 32 pages added to the directory as described in #1 above $________

    2(c).Should the final product have fewer than 128 pages, the cost will be reduced based on the numbers in 2(a) or 2(b).

    Overages

    GSDBA will not be responsible to pay for any overages (Directories in excess of the 5,000 to 7,500). To preclude the possibility of overages, GSDBA will accept the possibility of receiving fewer than the full quantity of 5,000 or 7,500.

    Payment Schedule

    3. What is your payment schedule?