After 28 Amazing Years, President & CEO Louise Chernin is Retiring

After 28 Amazing Years, President & CEO Louise Chernin is Retiring

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Louise Chernin A decision may be both right and difficult at the same time, which is true of my decision to retire as President & CEO of GSBA, a position I have held for nearly 19 years. It is not an overstatement to say that serving in a …

Statement on hateful speech at protests from Louise Chernin, GSBA President & CEO

Statement on hateful speech at protests from Louise Chernin, GSBA President & CEO

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailTo our members and community: During this time of great racial unrest, emotions are high, anger is rightfully at the surface and understandably spilling out. Given the urgency of the times, it feels like there is no time for politeness, not when people’s lives and their humanity are at …

GSBA – US Supreme Court rules civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers

GSBA – US Supreme Court rules civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Matt Landers GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Relations SEATTLE – This morning, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of protecting LGBTQ workers under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The National Center for Transgender Equality describes the cases as follows: “All three cases decided today by …

GSBA & CHBA respond to police violence

GSBA & CHBA respond to police violence

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – To Mayor Durkan, members of the Seattle City Council, City Attorney Holmes, and Chief Best, As the small business voice of Capitol Hill and the LGBTQ community, we write in solidarity with other community voices to express our deep concern that the events of the last weeks …

GSBA announces cancellation of 30th Anniversary Scholars Dinner

GSBA announces cancellation of 30th Anniversary Scholars Dinner

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailAn open letter to the community: I hope that this message finds you and those you love well and safe. I think I can safely say that none of us have lived through a time such as this. In times of great disaster, we have always been able to …

GSBA honors business and community leaders

GSBA honors business and community leaders

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE¬† – The GSBA, Washington state’s LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce and the largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce in North America, honored outstanding businesses, business, and nonprofit leaders on February 13 at its annual Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner. The award recipients, each one demonstrating proven …

GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs Matt Landers appointed to Washington State LGBTQ Commission

GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs Matt Landers appointed to Washington State LGBTQ Commission

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – The GSBA, Washington state’s LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce and the largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce in North America, is proud to announce that GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs Matt Landers has been appointed by Gov. Inslee to the inaugural Washington …

GSBA recognizes excellence in workplace diversity & inclusion

GSBA recognizes excellence in workplace diversity & inclusion

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE (January 16, 2019) – GSBA has announced the recipients and finalists of its annual business and humanitarian awards. Each year, GSBA honors small businesses, corporations, and business and community leaders who exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership, visibly …

Queer the Census

Queer the Census

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Matt Landers – Director of Public Policy & Government Relations GSBA With so much discussion of the thankfully now-abandoned “citizenship question” in the news last year, it should be no surprise that the 2020 Census is fast approaching. The decennial Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution to …

An open letter to GSBA members and the community

An open letter to GSBA members and the community

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailAs we are getting ready to celebrate the start of a new decade, I want to thank you for all you do to make our community stronger and our world more just. As small business owners, I know you work long hours under very challenging circumstances, but it is …