About the Chamber

Why Join?

Membership in the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber of Commerce is one of the most professional and consistent method to show potential customers, clients, employees and suppliers that a business, company, or organization is LGBT inclusive. 

Since 1983, the Chamber has been premier voice of the Greater Tampa Bay Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender business community, representing over 250+ businesses, community groups and individuals in seven counties, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota, Polk or Hernando. Representing its members, the Chamber serves as the business advocate and the link between business and government in the effort to promote equality for all. 

Our Mission

The Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber of Commerce mission is to advance common business interests, economic growth, and equality in the workplace and society for its LGBT and allied businesses, corporations and professional members by providing educational, networking, and community engagement.

What We Do

Regularly throughout the year we provide networking opportunities for our current and prospective members: 

  • B2B - Business 2 Business Evening Networking Mixer
  • Speed B2B - Business 2 Business Speed Networking 
  • Roundtables - Connect Like Minded Business Groups
  • Breakfast N' Learn Series - Professional Development
  • Collaborations with Community Organizations
  • Partnership with Small Business Administration
  • Website Directory to drive business to members

Some of the topics discussed or taught at our events and educational workshops include:

  • Business and Personal Financial Management
  • ERG Leverage
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Growing your Small Business
  • Inclusive Workplaces
  • Leadership Skills
  • Sales and Marketing Strategies
  • Supplier Diversity

How We Do It


  • Our membership dues help fund the needed programming to further the mission of the Chamber. We have experienced a continued increase in membership, which only strengthens our commitment to expanding our services and benefits to our members.


  • The Annual Diamonds in Diversity is a celebratory awards gala.  The event honors accomplishments of businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders who demonstrate excellence and success in their business or profession.
  • The Annual Luncheon is our memberships Annual Meeting, celebrating our growth and success as a community. 


  • Breakfast N' Learn Series 
  • Community RoundTables 
  • Supplier Diversity Initiative
  • Pride in Business


    • The LGBT demographic, on average, is loyal, influential, and has more discretionary spending per capita.  LGBT Chamber events give sponsors the opportunity to target the LGBT market and appeal to a broader audience at the same time for one price.  


    We would never be able to have the LGBT Chamber growth continue without the endless dedication of our volunteers. They give of their time and knowledge to help build the foundation of this organization. We welcome everyone's' expertise and experience. If you would like to become involved in any capacity, please contact us at admin@diversitytampabay.org

    3251 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg FL 33713
    (727) 755-8390  |  admin@diversitytampabay.org
    BLGBTC is a 501(c)6 non-for-profit business membership organization.


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