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    GGBA Message from Leadership: Pandemic Recovery on the Menu

    By Terry Beswick– Recently, I found myself sitting at one of a few dozen tables in a crowded banquet room in Florida. Taking place between COVID variant surges, it was…

    GGBA – Penny Baldado’s Café Gabriela: A Neighborhood Café ‘With a Big Heart’

    GGBA – Penny Baldado’s Café Gabriela: A Neighborhood Café ‘With a Big Heart’

    New GGBA member business Café Gabriela was opened in 2010 in Downtown Oakland by Penny Baldado, a formerly undocumented, trans-masculine, and queer immigrant from the Philippines. Before the pandemic, Penny…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Three Moments that Turned Me into an LGBTQ Ally

    By Pamela Schmitz– As a straight woman, I may not be the most obvious choice to become the newest member of the Golden Gate Business Association board. However, if you…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Jorge Colunga of Self-Help Federal Credit Union

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Jorge Colunga of Self-Help Federal Credit Union

    Credit unions are not-for-profit organizations that exist to serve their members. Like banks, credit unions accept deposits, make loans, and provide a wide array of other financial services, but as…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: It’s About Time!

    By Michael Gunther– Can you imagine running your business entirely with volunteers instead of employees? I would venture to say your business might have a challenging time building a long-term…

    GGBA Member Spotlight – Lisa Orrell, CPC – ‘The Chief of Change’

    Lisa Orrell of The Orrell Group and The Launch U Lab is an expert on leadership development and personal branding, and how the two work together to develop a next-level leadership…

    The GGBA 2021 Annual Meeting Recap

    By Michael Gunther and Dr. Krystal Drwencke– The 2021 GGBA Annual Meeting was our first ever Hybrid event with attendees gathering in person and online. We are so proud of…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Suzette Lin, J.D., of Substantia Law Group

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Suzette Lin, J.D., of Substantia Law Group

    For those seeking legal help concerning mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private placements, ventures, contracts of all varieties, and more, Substantia Law Group has you covered. Managing Principal Suzette Lin, J.D., has…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Protecting My Gay Son’s Future While Helping Others

    By Stacey Blanda– Why did I, as a straight woman, become a board member of an LGBTQ chamber? I’ll tell you. As a mother of a young, gay man, I watched…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Jonathan Yeo of The Potential Space

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Jonathan Yeo of The Potential Space

    After a decade of working at Apple, Jonathan Yeo desired to help smaller organizations and individuals discover and unleash their potentials. To do this he created The Potential Space, which…

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