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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."

  • Thursday Morning University Heights
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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.

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    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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    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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  • Brewery Cellar Technician

    Posted: 08/29/2021

    Do you love craft beer, working hard and find yourself intrigued by the whole process of making and fermenting quality, craft beer? If so, you may just be a great fit for our cellar team! Cellar Technicians are responsible for all aspects of cellar work, from yeast management to final conditioning, and have a significant impact on every single batch of Saint Archer's award-winning beer. What you'll be doing: Yeast harvesting, storage and propagation Independently run CIP (clean-in-place) and SIP (sanitize-in-place) cycles on fermentation vessels and bright tanks Promote a safety-first culture by following all SOP's, working collaboratively with colleagues and maintaining clean and orderly brewery workspaces Monitor and adjust carbonation and clarity of bright beer to Saint Archer quality standards Ensure that all Saint Archer beer meets required quality control points at every stage in the brewing process after hot side and troubleshoot and resolve any issues promptly Perform and monitor daily tank maintenance: reading gravity and pH, adjusting and crashing tanks using temperature control software, and cropping yeast and hops Make adjustments to equipment to compensate for variations in materials Participate and provide feedback in sensory and taste panel work Contribute to a positive, collaborative work environment through open and constructive dialog and suggest process improvements Contribute and be receptive to continual innovation and improvements Take initiative and communicate any brewery issues regarding: mechanical operations, wort/beer quality, and safety What you need for this role: You have a passion for craft beer! You have 1 year of brewery experience or equivalent level of brewery education You have a High School Diploma or GED; brewing education preferred You are at least 21 years of age You have advanced knowledge of fermentation and cellar principles; knowledge of brewing and packaging processes, a plus You have an understanding of cleaning and sanitation procedures, CIP and SIP systems You have an exceptional work ethic and self-starter mentality You have excellent record-keeping skills, attention to detail and basic arithmetic and communication skills You have a mechanical mindset and ability to conduct routine maintenance on process equipment You work collaboratively and effectively in a respectful team environment You have a positive attitude in a demanding repetitive production environment You have a sense of humor, a must! You have an unwavering commitment to quality control and safety You have experience operating a forklift and scissorlift, preferred, and ability to pass Saint Archer forklift certification You are able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities while focusing on detail and managing time effectively You can work varying hours depending upon production schedule; shifts are scheduled as 4x10 hours with occasional overtime required; must have dependable transportation You have the ability to pass a background check and drug screening Physical Demands: Operate forklift, scissor lift and manual and powered pallet jack Frequently required to spend 10 hours working on your feet Regularly required to talk or hear Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, manipulate, turn or feel; and reach, push, and pull with hands and arms Frequently required to sit; step over equipment and climb into tanks and balance; and climb ladders; and stoop, kneel, crouch, duck or crawl Frequently lift and/or move up to 44 pounds; and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus Occasionally required to use taste and smell senses Frequently required to use brewery production equipment, including tanks, hoses, cleaning equipment and occasionally required to drive a forklift Frequently required to safely handle and use hazardous chemicals Frequently required to work around wet, slippery areas The Perks: Inclusive company culture that values and develops our people and encourages health, wellness, and flexibility Competitive nonexempt hourly wage 4-day work week: x4 10-hour shifts Medical, dental, and vision coverage Generous vacation, holiday and sick time (and we encourage you to use it for optimal work/life balance!) Paid parental leave and flexible return-to-work scheduling for new moms and dads (birth or adoption) 401k with up to 4% match Personal and career development opportunities Access to a network of free therapists through our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family 50% off Saint Archer swag We play our part to make a difference in our communities - from social and charitable partners to championing causes to caring for the environment; at Saint Archer you're part of something bigger And of course, free beer! Vaccine Requirement: At Saint Archer, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment in the U.S. where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement. ------------------------ At Saint Archer, we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in the differences that bring us together. The Saint Archer journey was founded on love and commitment. A love of craft beer and a commitment to creativity and following the road less traveled. From the beginning, we have always believed the craft beer experience happens where art and science meet. With that understanding, our company was founded on a unique strain of creative talent. World-class brewers. Artists and musicians. Professional surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders… All coming together with passion and dedication to express our one true love: great, crafted beer. Learn more about our culture and brand at: saintarcherbrewery.com/careers instagram.com/saintarcherbrew linkedin.com/company/saint-archer-brewing-company Saint Archer is honored to be voted as a top 2021 Best Place to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal, as voted on by our employees! APPLY TODAY AT: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=14695&clientkey=E3A470D33592DCCA6BE3864E354E317B