b'ABOUT THE SDEBAFounded in 1979, the San Diego Equality Business Association (formerly Greater San Diego Business Association GSDBA) continues to support small businesses in San Diego while advocating for mainstream acceptance of diversity.We are one of the largest specialty chambers in San Diego County and the second oldest LGBTQ and supportive chamber in the nation. SDEBA prides itself on outreach to other business chambers and to society at large. In 2000 it was the first LGBT chamber in the nation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the US Small Business Administration, recognizing our status as a minority business association.About the SDEBAA founding member of the NGLCC, SDEBA takes an active role in national level programs to meet the needs of small businesses. All members are automatically members of NGLCC, having access to financial, procurement and advocacy programs.Diversity is the ground of creativity and strengthens us as an association. Membership with us is a powerful choice. Join us in contributing to the growth and prosperity of the San Diego region. We encourage and welcome membership from anyone who supports equality for all people and seeks the opportunities we can provide in business support, networking, advertising, professional growth and business resources.6 20222023 LGBT CONSUMER GUIDE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY WWW. SDEBA .ORG'