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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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    4496 Park Boulevard
    San Diego, CA 92116 
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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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    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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  • Domain Engineer - Cloud (Hybrid) (#22-66521)

    Posted: 01/22/2023

    Primary Purpose: The Domain Engineer – Cloud for Infrastructure as Code Team is responsible for any technological duties associated with Infrastructure as Code, Cloud computing, including design, planning, management, maintenance, and support. Continuously innovates, improves, and evolves company's Cloud environments through automation. Adheres to group standards and architecture while working across teams to recommend, develop, and deploy Cloud capabilities for future organizational needs. Duties and Responsibilities - Creates, tests, and implements software programs utilizing programming languages. Installs, configures, tests, maintains, monitors and troubleshoots software across Cloud platforms including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Writes documentation for implementations of services and applications. Supports product teams with operational oversight and engineering consulting, contributing to applications and systems development relevant to Cloud-based platforms and systems. - Performs analysis, diagnosis, and repair of infrastructure and application problems. Supports Cloud operations by performing triage and responding to incidents. Identifies opportunities for automation throughout application release cycle. Provides operational support and maintenance for technology and systems related to assigned service area. Supports Technology Lifecycle Roadmap through discovery, analysis, and assessment. - Participates in scrum ceremonies (i.e., the 5 ceremonies involved in Scrum methodology: daily stand up, sprint planning, backlog refinement, demos, and retrospectives), providing cloud domain specific information to inform sprint planning. Sprint planning is the initial planning event that begins a sprint and defines what can be delivered in a sprint. Actively supports product teams in writing user stories (i.e., Unit of work that is delivered within a sprint - typically captured with a specific format including "acceptance criteria" that act as requirements to note when the story can be accepted as done) and defining user story acceptance criteria where the cloud domain is applicable. A domain is an organized set of components based on technology, business, or organizational similarities typically with significant technology trends impacting its environment (e.g., Cloud, Cybersecurity). - Assists in selection of Cloud-based services to ensure performance needs are met for high availability, resiliency, and automation. Provides technical insight to make platform enhancements, documenting any critical impacts. Ensures adherence to company standards and security policies and guardrails while developing successful solutions that enable rapid adoption. Effectively partners with Cloud Architects to ensure alignment on design and best practices. - Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties). Qualifications Required Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, closely related field, or equivalent training and/or experience. - 3 years - related experience working in IT solution delivery and/or IT infrastructure, with experience in systems planning, building, and troubleshooting or working in software engineering developing applications and solutions. - 1 year - experience working with Cloud technology, with experience in planning, building, and troubleshooting Cloud-based platforms, technology systems, and/or applications. - IT Service Management - Ability to manage IT services lifecycle (service strategy, design, transition, operation, continuous service improvement) and use DevOps methodology and tools to analyze results. - Cloud Delivery - Familiarity with different cloud computing delivery models, knowledge of cloud-based solutions for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), and ability to deliver cloud-based technologies and systems. - Cloud Operations and Maintenance - Ability to maintain and administer a Cloud network, including acquiring, testing, installing, patch management, replacing or upgrading both hardware and software features. - Cloud Engineering - Ability to deliver highly scalable software in the cloud, design for resiliency and redundancy, and leverage expertise in relevant design, processes and techniques to develop and plan server architecture for cloud infrastructure including components such as cloud management, consumer resources, elasticity, metering, hybrid capabilities, and disaster recovery. - Development Languages - Knowledge and understanding of multiple IT programming languages and ability to write code and develop applications using those languages, e.g., Go, Shell, Python Infrastructure and Hosting - Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure concepts, e.g., firewalls, load balancers, storage, monitoring, security, etc. - Relevant Cloud Certifications: One or more Developer certifications from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or equivalent certification or training. - Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire. - We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays. Preferred Qualifications: - 3 years - programming experience, including experience with DevOps engineering, designing for high systems availability, driving system orchestration and automation, architectural standardization, and test automation. - DevSecOps Practices - Strong understanding of processes and concepts to drive the integration of development, operations, and security into enterprise software development to produce better outcomes. - Configuration Management - Knowledge of configuration management techniques, and ability to identify, control and change work production relationships and migration between environments. - Continuous Configuration Automation Tools - Knowledge of platforms and applications designed to assist or enable continuous configuration automation, e.g., Ansible, Terraform, etc. - Principles of Lightweight Architecture - Knowledge related to lightweight and cloud-based approaches to IT infrastructure and configuration management, including an ability to apply techniques such as containerization, micro services, and API gateways. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. Work Schedule HYBRID: Work a combination of onsite and remote days each week, typically 2-3 days per week. Salary Range $106,300.00 - $159,500.00 Total Rewards Philosophy Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education. SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.

    San Diego Gas & Electric