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    • Founded 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.

      A 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.


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      The San Diego Equality Business Association promotes LGBTQ influence through business ownership, workforce equality and active consumerism, creating prosperity to support equality, diversity and inclusion.

    • Business Ownership

      We believe business ownership is a core goal. We provide resources to educate members how to move their business to the next level, or to grow from being an employee to an employer. SDEBA offers marketing and advertising opportunities, industry-specific focus groups, and social and networking events for members to help build their businesses. We foster a culture that encourages a highly engaged and active membership - focused on the “We”, not the Me.

      Workforce Equality

      As attaining marriage equality has been important in the struggle for social and political rights, LGBTQ workforce equality and economic power is the key to the future of the LGBTQ movement. There continue to be incidences of workplace inequality, and (sanctioned) discrimination in many states. SDEBA believes the growing economic strength and buying power of the LGBTQ population sends the message that we will settle for nothing less than full equality.

      Consumer Awareness

      LGBT people spent nearly 850 billion dollars in (2014). They are loyal to brands that support LGBT rights, community causes, and workplace diversity. LGBT people to do business with companies they trust, and who support their values. They choose to do business where employees have equal rights and benefits. Consumer awareness and patronage of LGBT-owned and supportive businesses is key to growing overall economic prosperity - and with that, the power that comes with full economic equality.

  • Founded 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.

    A 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.

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  • Tuesday Lunch Uptown/Hillcrest
    Aladdin Restaurant
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    1220 Cleveland Ave #101, 
    San Diego, CA 92103
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  • The San Diego Equality Business Association promotes LGBTQ influence through business ownership, workforce equality and active consumerism, creating prosperity to support equality, diversity and inclusion.

     
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    Who's Behind the Studio Door? 
    Ten years ago Patric Stillman decided to make a serious commitment to his art and to other artists. He took his experience as a successful businessman added his talent as an artist and created what he calls an arts incubator.
     
    The Studio Door focuses on assisting artists with art-to-market knowledge, price, brand, marketing and patron development, as well as creating opportunities that will help artists grow by providing working studio space, an online presence and curating exhibits.
    Professional Artist magazine named Patric the 2015 Mentor of the Year for his work at The Studio Door. "Patric is the go-to guy when you are having questions concerning your artwork, whether it be conceptual or nuts-and-bolts marketing."

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    San Diego, CA 92116 
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    JOBS Need help? Add an opening to our Job Board

    NEWS (Blog-style posts) Share what's happening with your business.

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  • BNG POLICIES

    Revised January 2018

    1) Every BNG member must also be a general or associate member in good standing within the GSDBA. A member in good standing is defined as: a) membership dues paid, b) business networking group dues paid, and c) maintain accurate and current contact information with the organization.

    2) Arrive to meetings on time. Arriving more than (15) minutes late is considered an absence.

    3) A GSDBA member may participate in only one BNG and may represent only one specific business category.

    4) A BNG Facilitator may lead a BNG so long as the facilitator has the support of the majority of the group. It is recommended that each BNG has a vote of confidence at the end of each quarter. If multiple group members are interested in assuming the role of Facilitator, then the group shall conduct a vote by secret ballot. The member who receives the highest number of votes will assume the role of Facilitator. In



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    1243 University Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
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  • BNG Fees

    $40 per Trimester or a Full Year (Three Consecutive Trimesters) is $110 (a $10 savings)

    You must be a GSDBA Member to participate in a BNG. Current members may pay BNG dues by logging into your member profile here.

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  • More About Enhanced Listings

    Having an informative and attractive print, web and mobile presence is a vital part of succeeding in today’s business environment. GSDBA’s online and mobile directories target the increasing number of people relying on the internet and mobile apps for purchasing decisions. Upgrade to an Enhanced Listing in GSDBA’s print directory and we'll automatically upgrade your online and mobile business listings.

    Enhanced Web Listings come with an expanded 1,600 character description, options to use photos and videos, maps, bullet points and more. Offer GSDBA “Deals” and “Specials”. Help potential customers easily connect with you via links to your website and social media pages. Enhancing your online and mobile listing is easy and affordable.

    To purchase this upgrade, at checkout you will need to login to your GSDBA Member Profile.(Need assistance accessing your profile? Contact us Mon-Fri at (619) 296-4543.

  • Mission, Vision & Values Mission, Vision & Values

    Mission Statement
    The Greater San Diego Business Association promotes LGBT influence through business ownership and supportive consumerism, creating prosperity through equality, diversity and inclusion.


    Vision Statement
    To lead LGBT economic equality, development and empowerment.

    Values

    • Economic Empowerment: Provide innovative resources that support prosperity for our members.

    • Stewardship: Advance professional excellence and demonstrates fiscal responsibility.

    • Advocacy: Support an inclusive, diverse business community based on equality, integrity and respect.

    • Inclusion: Nurture diversity within and across communities.

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    A full gallery from the GSDBA 2016 Business Awards and Scholarship Dinner June 16, 2016 at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa

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  • Bob Lehman, Executive Director, San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

    For nearly 20 years, Bob Lehman has been an advocate for San Diego’s LGBT community. Following his service as a combat Marine sergeant, Lehman became a nationally recognized leader in the fight to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” founding San Diego’s chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, leading the first-ever contingent of gay veterans to march in San Diego’s Veteran’s Day Parade and serving as the first openly gay appointee to the County Veteran’s Advisory Board. Working with local veterans, Lehman co-founded the highly respected Stonewall Citizen’s Patrol in reaction to the brutal attacks against gay men outside the Pride Festival.

    Lehman was also a leader in the fight for marriage equality including providing major funding and campaign offices against both antigay measures, Prop 22 and Prop 8. In 2008, Lehman and his husband Tom Felkner made history as the first two men to legally marry in California.

    Today, Lehman serves as Executive Director and President Emeritus of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. Under his leadership, the Chorus has doubled in size and dramatically increased its community outreach role. Just months ago, Mayor Faulconer honored Lehman and the Chorus with its own “SDGMC Day.”

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      Applications must be received by May 24, 2016.

    The GSDBA has partnered with The Greater San Diego Charitable Foundation (GSDBACF) to provide educational scholarships that are available to aspiring entrepreneurs & students. Educational scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded to the most qualified candidates.

    The scholarships will be granted to self-identified LGBT students and persons who have shown support and knowledge of the LGBT community.

     

     

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    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the GSDBA Scholarship:

    • Permanent resident of San Diego County.
    • Have clear and purposeful educational goals.
    • Have demonstrated sensitivity to and acceptance of the dignity and human rights of all individuals.
    • LGBT or supportive member of the community.
    • Have demonstrated financial needs.
    • Not a family member or relative of an existing GSDBA or GSDBACF Board Member or staff.

    The GSDBACF established the Community Scholarship fund to further its mission of empowering and promoting LGBT businesses, professionals and supportive members of the community.

    APPLY HERE

    GSDBA Charitiable Foundation PO Box 33848, San Diego, CA 92163

    GSDBA Charitable Foundation A 501 (c)(3) Non-profit organization Tax ID 33-0804131

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  • Membership Levels and Packages

    General Member
    Dues are $250 annually. General membership is for one person in a company. General Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA including Voting Rights for Association Business.


    Associate Member
    Dues are $150 annually. An Associate Member must be sponsored by an existing General Member within the same company.  Associate Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except for Voting Rights for Association Business.


    Non-Profit Member
    Dues are $150 annually. Non-Profit Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA including Voting Rights for Association Business.

    Friend of GSDBA Member
    Dues are $100 annually. Friend of GSDBA members are those who do not fit into any other available category of membership, but who want to participate and support GSDBA.  Friend of GSDBA Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except Voting Rights for Association Business.

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    St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral | 2728 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA92103
    Jesters@stpaulcathedral.org (619) 298-7261 or Mobile (201) 213-9115

    Disclaimer: Candidate line up subject to change without notice. This is a non-partisan event, and the views expressed by the Candidates, Panel Members, and Moderator, does not necessarily reflect the views of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, GSDBA or our Media Sponsors.

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  • Associate Member
    Dues are $150 annually. An Associate Member must be sponsored by an existing General Member within the same company.  Associate Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except for Voting Rights for Association Business.


  • WHY JOIN GSDBA


    Visibility: The GSDBA Consumer Guide & Business Directory is the go-to resource for the highly sought after LGBT supportive consumer. Be there when your potential consumers are searching for your specific service or product through the business directory or the GSDBA mobile app.

    Connections: Create strategic alliances and build lasting business relationships through networking, social media and events.

    Knowledge: Take advantage of professional development programming and educational seminars offered exclusively to members.

    Growth: Gain new customers and grow sales through the newly updated GSDBA business to business and business to consumer website.

    Savings: Receive exclusive member-to-member discounts.

    Good Citizenship: Be known as a home-grown business that is there for those who want to buy local and keep their dollars spent in the LGBT community.

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  • Benefits of GSDBA Membership

    • One Business Listing (includes business name, member name, address, phone and email) in the GSDBA online Directory.

    • Member-only discounts to Business Development and Networking Programs.

    • Member-to-member discount programs.

    • Promotions through GSDBA social media channels.

    • Exclusive access to GSDBA advertising.

    • All GSDBA members are automatically members of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) with access to financial support, business advocacy and contract opportunities.  

    • GSDBA is a Community Partner with the Small Business Administration; membership includes special access to SBA programs and to SCORE.

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  • Benefits of GSDBA Membership

    • One Business Listing (includes business name, member name, address, phone and email) in the GSDBA online directory.

    • Member-only discounts to Business Development and Networking Programs.

    • Member-to-member discount programs.

    • Promotions through GSDBA social media channels.

    • Exclusive access to GSDBA advertising.

    • All GSDBA members are automatically members of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) with access to financial support, business advocacy and contract opportunities.  

    • GSDBA is a Community Partner with the Small Business Administration; membership includes special access to SBA programs and to SCORE.

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  • Mass Communication: Contract Instructor-College Credit

    Posted: 11/20/2022

    Mass Communication: Contract Instructor-College Credit San Diego Community College District Closing Date: 12/12/2022 Position Number: 000202 Location: San Diego City College Position Type: Academic The Position: Applications are being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Radio, Television & Film (Radio/Podcast) at San Diego City College beginning the Spring of 2023. One of three credit colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus dedicated to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. City College provides academic and vocational offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The college is minutes away from the world-class San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and Chicano Park. While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. The assignment may include some combination of online, day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes. Major Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor, Radio, Television & Film (Podcast/Radio) position is a member of the Communications Department and reports to the Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, Communications, and Telecommunications. The Communications Department includes the disciplines of Communications, Digital Journalism, and Radio, Television & Film. Major responsibilities for the position of Assistant Professor, Radio, Television & Film (Podcast/Radio) include: • Teaching classes across a broad spectrum of the area of Podcasting and Radio to include, but not limited to: multi-platform Journalism writing, audio recording and editing, voice-over performance, and audio storytelling/Podcast production; • Provide leadership for program and curriculum development, and assist with outreach and recruitment efforts; • Oversee and supervise the Student Radio station, oversee the production of Student Podcasts and Radio shows featuring local music and Radio newscasts in collaboration with Student media partners; • Teach the theory, techniques and aesthetics of Podcast post-production, integrating new and updated technology into the classroom, lab, and studio settings, including mobile, remote and streaming; • Setup hardware/software workflows in editing labs to accommodate course objectives; • Working with the department chair, coordinate class schedules that promote Student progress within the course of study; • Working with the department chair and discipline colleagues, facilitate the program’s Industry Advisory Council to include recruitment of new industry board members; • Working with the department chair and discipline colleagues, participate in school and department meetings, as well as on various college committees to assist in shared governance; • Stay current with FCC regulations, as well as standards of media law and ethics and prioritizing accessibility, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; • Conduct Program Review and report annual outcomes for Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs); and • Fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with the San Diego Community College classification description. Qualifications: Master’s in radio, television, film, mass communication, or communication, journalism OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in drama/theater arts, communication, communication studies, business, telecommunications, or English OR the equivalent. Desired Qualifications: The following are desired qualifications for the position: • Academic preparation and experience in Podcasting, Journalism and/or Radio-related instruction; • Firsthand expertise and experience producing Podcasts, multimedia production and working with a Student Radio station; • Experience guiding Students through Radio/Podcast producing to include concept development, scheduling and interviewing guests, coordinating topics, managing workflow, scripting, field recording, editing, and mixing sound design; • Demonstrated experience in script writing and familiarity with writing for broadcast or Podcast; • Firsthand expertise and experience producing Podcasts, multimedia production and working with a Radio station or streaming service for a minimum of two years; • Demonstrated professional experience in post-production sound editing and mixing and be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Audition) and ENCO; • Familiarity and experience with streaming and web distribution platforms for Podcasts; • Firsthand experience producing audio content including, but not limited to, Podcasts, Radio content, promos and spots; • Ability and interest in teaching a variety of courses such as all levels of Podcasting/Radio; • Ability to teach effectively by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning styles and techniques and fairly and effectively evaluate Student performance; • Demonstrated ability to work closely and cooperatively with Students and colleagues, including Student media partners, in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic culture; • Relevant experience in administrative tasks including class scheduling, curriculum development, grant writing, collaborating with adjunct faculty, master planning using and serving as a liaison between an academic program and other college and community entities; • Experience in teaching lecture/laboratory courses in Radio/Podcasting, at the postsecondary or advanced secondary level; • Experience in the development and/or review of courses and curriculum; • Skill and ability in communicating in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing; • Continued professional growth in Podcasting/Radio and teaching pedagogy; • Experience and/or knowledge in working with diverse Students populations, including those with different levels of academic preparation, cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and varying physical and learning abilities; • Experience with social media promotion and networking with local institutions and businesses; • Strategic business background, including advertising sales and marketing; • Bilingual (English/Spanish) desired, but not required. Licenses: Pay Information: Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($6,032.90 – $8,128.98) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits. For a complete description & to apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3659382 Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. https://www.jobelephant.com/ jeid-23df71b3abcf1643b57a34ae6b1c36b5

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