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    GGBA Power Connect 2023

    “Celebrating Diverse Communities” was the theme of GGBA’s annual Power Connect held this year on Thursday, June 1, at Oasis and commemorating the organization’s 49 years of service to LGBTQ+ businesses and community.

    GGBA President Tony Archuleta-Perkins, wearing eye-catching hot pink heels and a dinner jacket, welcomed members, supporters and guests. San Francisco Bay Times columnist Liam Mayclem served as emcee, and DJ and producer Oleksandr Stepanov provided music.

    Speakers included State Senator Scott Wiener, former GGBA president Gina Grahame, board members Imani Brown and Aaron Lander, and Ryan A. H. Weyandt, CEO of LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance.

    Scott Gatz, founder of Q.Digital, received the Small Business of the Year Award. JP Morgan Chase was honored as Corporate Sponsor of the Year.

    Guests enjoyed cocktails prepared by Oasis bar staff and menu items served at an assortment of food stations: Azucar Lounge, Kokak Chocolates, Boichik Bagels, and Hugh Groman Catering. Rainbow-colored Pride cookies were among the items enjoyed by attendees.

    Display tables were presented by event sponsors, including The Body Gods and African Queens Travel.

    Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA)
    Published on June 22, 2023