Our Mission Statement
Join for the Business. Stay for the Community.
The Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Mission and Vision is to have a positive impact on the LGBT business and professional community and its allies. Our mission is to increase our visibility as a powerful economic force within our LGBT community and the Greater Long Beach Area. The Chamber was founded as the Long Beach Community Business Network in 1992 by a group of gay and lesbian business owners to serve as a networking and support organization for gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses within the greater Long Beach area. Since then we have grown to include businesses from surrounding areas as well. Goals for the organization include the marketing and promotion of member businesses to the community as well as helping new businesses establish themselves in the area. In partnership with other gay and lesbian nonprofit organizations in Long Beach, LBGLCC contributes to the energy and quality of life within the city and surrounding communities.