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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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    JOBS Need help? Add an opening to our Job Board

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

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION

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    • Link your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.
    • Choose what information about you is visible to the public and to members

  • 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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  • 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.

    View the complete GSDBA BNG policies

  • 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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  • Coming Soon!
    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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  • Photos from the 2016 GSDBA 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.

     

     

    ELIGIBILITY
    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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  • For Additional Information Contact: Susan Jester, Media/PR Relations
    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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  • Military Instructor: Adjunct / Substitute Instructor POOL (college credit)

    SDEBA LGBTQ Community Job Board
    Job Description
    Closing Date: 07/31/2019 Open Until Filled: No Classification Title: Military Instructor: Adjunct / Substitute Instructor POOL (college credit) Working Title: Certified Personal Financial Counselor Location: District Wide Pay Information: $40,000- $55,000 depending on location. FLSA Status: No Response Position Type: Academic Bargaining Unit: AFT/College Faculty Range: (na) Department: District Wide The Position NOTE: The San Diego Community College District, Military Education Department accepts applications for Military Instructor positions in support of government contracts on a continuous basis. However, it does not necessarily imply there are immediate openings. If you meet the required minimum qualifications, your application will be included in the Military Instructor pool for possible assignments. Hiring departments utilize the pool when there is a need and will contact you directly should you possess the qualifications they are seeking. Applications are purged approximately one year from submittal, at which time you will receive an automated e-mail notice to re-apply if you wish to remain in the pool. SDCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applications are currently being accepted for an Certified Personal Financial Counselor, located at multiple locations listed below: Fort Wainwright, AK - USA Bakersfield, CA - NG Denver, CO - NOSC New Castle, DE - NG Waterloo, IA - NG Post Falls, ID - NG Springfield, IL - NG Terre Haute, IN - NG Grissom ARB, IN - USAFR Alexandria, LA - NG Quincy, MA - NOSC Edgewood, MD - NG Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - USA Duluth, MN - NG Saint Joseph, MO - NG Wilmington, NC - NG Grand Forks AFB, ND - USAF Minot, ND - USAF Cannon AFB, NM - USAF (SOCOM) #1 Santa Fe, NM - NG Holloman AFB, NM - USAF Reno, NV - NG Toledo, OH - NG Cincinnati, OH - USAR Oklahoma City, OK - NOSC Lawton, OK - NG Lewistown, PA - NG Pittsburgh, PA - USAFR Cambridge Springs, PA - USAR Ellsworth AFB, SD - USAF Chattanooga, TN - USAR Fort Eustis, VA - USAF Madison, WI - NOSC Camp Douglas, WI - NG Wausau, WI - NG Kingswood, WV - NG Martinsburg, WV - NG Casper, WY - NG Key USA = United States Army USAF =United States Air Force USMC = United States Marine Corps USAR = United States Army Reserve USAFR = United States Air Force Reserve NG = Army National Guard ANG = Air National Guard NOSC = Naval Operations Support Center The Personal Financial Counselor (PFC) program is seeking qualified individuals to work full-time with Service Members and their families on personal financial issues such as budget planning, credit management and debt reduction, as well as retirement and estate planning. These full-time positions are located on military installations throughout the continental Unites States and selected overseas locations. Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor. Major Responsibilities Principal Responsibilities: The majority of Service Members and their families will require financial counseling and education to assist with establishing a basic level of financial literacy, good financial behavior and habits, long term financial planning to include retirement planning. The PFCs will be responsible for: • Identifying immediate and long range measures to increase income, reduce household expenditures, and avoid additional financial burdens. • Personal budget/financial planning to reduce, eliminate, and avoid debt and to achieve solvency and stability. • Teaching Service members (and their families) money management techniques to encourage them to live within their means. • Understanding credit, finance charges, interest rates and the implications of only paying the minimum amount each month. • Educating military families on the importance of maintaining excellent credit histories and ratings. • Establishing, monitoring, and protecting their credit. • Teaching Service Members to make informed decisions and to be aware of associated costs such as insurance, maintenance, fuel costs, etc. • Educating and counseling Service Members - about their retirement systems and providing financial models to assist them in establishing a comprehensive retirement plan. • Assisting with tax planning. • Teaching Service Members and their families how to save for emergencies, unanticipated contingencies, and both short and long-term goals. • Leading workshops for Service Members and their families regarding broadly relevant financial topics, including: o Budgeting o Credit o Hidden Costs and Fees • Other duties as assigned. PFCs will traditionally provide support in one of three ways. Any combination of the three may be requested by the installation coordinator. • Face-to-Face financial counseling: PFCs support and educate individuals and families to help address specific needs, including provision of appropriate resource referrals. • Financial briefings: Facilitate briefings designed to promote awareness and educate Service Members and their families on various personal finance topics. PFCs facilitate requested briefings using a library of approved presentations and handouts on a variety of financial topics. • Resource table: PFCs perform outreach and engage event attendees in conversations about setting financial goals, guidance to appropriate resources, as well as discussions on all areas of personal finance. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 3+ years of experience in financial counseling or education. • A national certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) OR Certified Financial Planner (CFP) OR Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). • Counselors shall maintain a valid, unrestricted motor vehicle license. • Demonstrated experience in utilizing MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). • A criminal history background check that includes a credit check, education and employment verification as well as an FBI fingerprint check are required to work in this program. • Must show completion of applicable course work in Personal Finance, Financial Planning, Financial Counseling, Consumer Sciences, or equivalent curriculum from a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States during the past seven (7) years. Desired Qualifications • Previous military experience (including military spouses and/or as a service provider) • Ability to travel up to 10% including some weekends with advanced notice. • Ability to facilitate financial workshops and trainings to large groups and ability to tailor presentations to audiences as needed. • Knowledge, skills, and abilities such as: o Working knowledge of military, state, federal, and local resources. o Understanding, sensitivity, and empathy for Service members and their family members. o Ability to develop trusting helping relationships. o Ability to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. o Ability to use sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense. Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate financial needs of individuals and families. Other Skills and Abilities: All positions that require access to U.S. Government facilities and systems require U.S. Citizenship, and reliable transportation to travel to assigned locations and nearby facilities. Physical Demands: Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
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