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    GGBA’s Volunteer President Tony Archuleta-Perkins Shines on National Stage: Presenting 50th Anniversary Gala at NGLCC Conference

    In a remarkable moment that stands as a testament to the dedication and vision of its members, the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) achieved an impressive milestone when its volunteer President, Tony Archuleta-Perkins, was given the prestigious opportunity to present the upcoming 50th Anniversary Gala to the Corporate Advisory Council at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) conference in Denver. The significance of this moment goes beyond celebration; it is a powerful recognition of the GGBA’s illustrious history and a pivotal steppingstone as it sets its sights on the next 50 years.

    Scheduled for June 7, 2024, at the awe-inspiring Rotunda at City Hall, the 50th Anniversary Gala promises to be a landmark event, uniting the Bay Area’s LGBTQ+ business community to honor the legacy of the GGBA and set the stage for an even more prosperous future. Archuleta-Perkins’ role in presenting this monumental event at the NGLCC conference underscores the strength of the association’s leadership and its dedication to promoting inclusivity, entrepreneurship, and collaboration within the LGBTQ+ business ecosystem.

    A Champion of Progress and Unity

    Archuleta-Perkins has been an unwavering advocate for the LGBTQ+ business community. His journey to the national stage is a testament to his dedication to advancing the cause of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the business world. With a strong commitment to fostering connections and nurturing entrepreneurship, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the GGBA’s direction and ensuring its continued relevance in an ever-evolving business landscape.

    NGLCC Conference: A Platform for Inspiration

    The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce conference is a prestigious event that brings together LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, business leaders, and advocates from around the nation. It serves as a dynamic platform for exchanging ideas, forging connections, and celebrating the achievements of LGBTQ+-owned businesses. The GGBA’s participation in this conference speaks volumes about its stature within the community and its commitment to leveraging its influence to inspire others.

    The Rotunda at City Hall: A Venue of Significance

    The choice of the Rotunda at City Hall as the venue for the 50th Anniversary Gala is deeply symbolic. This iconic location has witnessed countless historic moments and has served as a beacon of progress for the LGBTQ+ community. As the GGBA gathers at this remarkable site, it is not just celebrating its own accomplishments but also paying homage to the trailblazers who have paved the way for LGBTQ+ individuals to thrive in the world of business.

    Honoring the Past, Building the Future

    The 50th Anniversary Gala is not just a retrospective event but also a visionary one that sets the stage for the GGBA’s future endeavors. As the association commemorates its rich history, it is also reaffirming its commitment to the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs who will lead the way in the decades to come. The event serves as a bridge between the GGBA’s legacy and its aspirations, uniting generations of business leaders under a shared mission.

    Tony Archuleta-Perkins on stage at the NGLCC Conference

    A Call to Action: Embracing Collaboration and Diversity

    As the GGBA embarks on this momentous journey, it extends an invitation to all members of the LGBTQ+ business community to join in the celebration. The 50th Anniversary Gala is not just a single event but also a rallying point for collaboration, inspiration, and progress. It reminds us that our differences are our strength, and together, we can overcome challenges, create opportunities, and build a brighter future for LGBTQ+-owned businesses.

    The GGBA’s journey from its inception to its 50th Anniversary Gala is a story of resilience, innovation, and unity. Archuleta-Perkins’ presentation at the NGLCC conference marks a pivotal moment in this narrative, underscoring the association’s commitment to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and entrepreneurship within the LGBTQ+ business community. As June 7, 2024, approaches, the anticipation for the gala grows, and with it, the excitement of honoring the past while forging ahead into a future brimming with possibilities. The GGBA’s legacy is a testament to the remarkable progress achieved, and its future promises to be even brighter as it continues to champion the cause of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs across the Bay Area and beyond.

    GGBA Calendar

    Thursday, August 31
    Lunch & Learn: Retirement Protection Strategies
    12 pm–1 pm
    A free course with lunch provided for small business owners on protecting their business retirement value.
    The Academy SF – East Wing
    2164 Market Street
    A remote access option will also be made available.

    Tuesday, September 12
    Annual Member Meeting & Make Contact
    6 pm–8 pm
    Chase for Business
    560 Mission Street, SF
    A remote access option will also be made available.

    Wednesday, September 13
    LGBTQ+ Real Estate Investors Monthly Meetup
    6–7:30 pm
    Castro Community Meeting Room
    501 Castro Street, San Francisco

    Thursday, September 21
    Chase for Business LGBTQ+ Series: Managing Your Cash Flow
    In Person or Online
    9:30 am–12:30 pm
    Chase for Business Oakland Office
    3005 Broadway, Oakland

    GGBA Message to Leadership
    Published on August 24, 2023