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    GGBA Message from Leadership: Power Connect 2022 – The New World of Business

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Power Connect 2022 – The New World of Business

    By Krystal Drwencke, DC– Join us in person on June 17th for GGBA’s Annual Signature event, now known as Power Connect 2022!  The GGBA (Golden Gate Business Association) is now…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Suzanne Ford, Interim Executive Director of SF Pride

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Suzanne Ford, Interim Executive Director of SF Pride

    Since the end of February 2022, Suzanne Ford has served as the Interim Executive Director of San Francisco Pride. Her leadership, along with that of President Carolyn Wysinger, has made…

    GGBA’s ‘Make Contact’ Returns

    GGBA’s ‘Make Contact’ Returns

    The monthly Make Contact networking events, produced regularly for decades, are among the most popular ongoing services of the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA). On Tuesday, April 12, the first…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: The Future Will Be Streamed on the Metaverse

    GGBA Message from Leadership: The Future Will Be Streamed on the Metaverse

    By Terry Beswick– So many industries experienced disruptions in the late 20th and early 21st centuries through tech booms and economic busts, but nothing has upturned virtually every business and…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Ashleigh Wilson of AuditMate

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Ashleigh Wilson of AuditMate

    Most of us take elevators for granted, until they break down. The first electric elevator was invented in 1880, and they have been critical to building construction ever since. The…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Are You Certifiably LGBTQ?

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Are You Certifiably LGBTQ?

    By Terry Beswick– A few months ago, when I took on this new gig heading up the Bay Area’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, there was a lot of industry lingo…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Gavin Escolar of The Chaga Company

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Gavin Escolar of The Chaga Company

    Mushrooms are enjoyed worldwide both for their savory, umami-packed taste and medicinal qualities. A rising star among these fabulous fungi is chaga (Inonotus obliquus), which is considered to be one…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Kim Cosaro’s Legacy As a Publisher/Owner of an LGBTQ Paper

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Kim Cosaro’s Legacy As a Publisher/Owner of an LGBTQ Paper

    By Terry Beswick– Buy Lesbian! San Francisco Bay Times publisher Betty Sullivan called me last week with the news that her predecessor at the paper, Kim Corsaro, had died. I…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Maria Luisa Jimenez of Mama Mia

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Maria Luisa Jimenez of Mama Mia

    With over 20 years of experience building community and working toward equity, Maria Luisa Jimenez started the consulting company Mama Mia to continue the work of building bridges. From being…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Pandemic Recovery on the Menu

    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…

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