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VIDEO: Show your pride as a GSDBA member

SAN DIEGO -- With San Diego’s Pride Parade and Festival right around the corner, the Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) is offering many opportunities to promote your business and show your pride.

GSDBA members may be a part of the parade’s Briefcase Brigade contingent, volunteer at the GSDBA booth during the festival or network and celebrate at one of the official Pride events – the GSDBA Pride Mixer.

The Briefcase Brigade

Do you love a good parade? Then the GSDBA Briefcase Brigade Pride Parade contingent is for you.

To march with the Briefcase Brigade on July 17, all you need is a white button down shirt and khaki pants or shorts. GSDBA provides a colorful necktie and a briefcase. Pride officials expect more than 160,000 people along the parade route.

For more information on joining the Briefcase Brigade call (619) 296-4543 or e-mail info@gsdba.org.


Featured in video below, see what the Great Seattle Business Association's Briefcase Brigade did in their Pride 2008 parade


The Pride Festival GSDBA booth and Pride Mixer

Spots are still available for the GSDBA booth at the San Diego Pride Festival, July 17 and July 18. Work a two-hour shift handing out your own promotional materials and GSDBA Directories, which promote both your and other members' businesses.

In addition to the marketing opportunity, volunteers receive a free ticket to the Festival as well. For volunteering related questions please contact Jonathan Olow at JonathanOlow@Gmail.com.

You can also celebrate with a popular and official Pride sanctioned event - the GSDBA Pride Mixer. The event takes place on Thursday July 15, at Bourbon Street. For additional information visit the SDGLN Events Calendar. There will be live entertainment, prize give-aways and great networking opportunities.

About the GSDBA

Founded in 1979 GSDBA continues to support small businesses in San Diego while advocating for mainstream acceptance of diversity.

In 2006 the Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) was named “Chamber of the Year” by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). The award recognizes GSDBA’s stature as a leader in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business movement in the United States.

GSDBA is one of the largest specialty chambers in San Diego County and the second largest gay, lesbian and supportive chamber in the nation. GSDBA prides itself on outreach to other business chambers and to society at large.

In 2000 GSDBA was the first LGBT chamber in the nation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the US Small Business Administration, recognizing GSDBA’s status as a minority business association.

To learn more about the GSDBA and their networking opportunities visit their official website.