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The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber of commerce serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business owners, professionals and allies in the seven-county Greater Sacramento region. Our mission is to encourage and support small businesses in the LGBT and allied communities, to foster economic prosperity in the Greater Sacramento region, and to promote diversity, and inclusion and equality for all.

What We Do

Like any chamber of commerce, Rainbow Chamber provides programming and services designed to help member businesses succeed and grow, including monthly networking mixers, educational and professional development workshops, government contracting opportunities, and partnerships with other community and business organizations. In addition, Rainbow Chamber works closely with government agencies and community-based organizations to help build a diverse, inclusive and prosperous business environment in Sacramento and California. The Chamber also works to build relationships with other diversity organizations and to support policies and laws that promote LGBT equality. The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is one of six LGBT chambers in California affiliated with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Business Networking
Free or low-cost monthly networking mixers, new member orientations and special events offer members the opportunity to meet new customers, develop beneficial business relationships and have fun.

Professional Development
Workshops and seminars presented by Rainbow Chamber members or community partners offer members the opportunity to gain new skills and access resources to help their businesses thrive and grow.

Business Certifications
In partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, we help member businesses that are at least 51% LGBT-owned become certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE). As a Rainbow Chamber member, the $400 cost of certification is waived for Rainbow Chamber members.

In partnership with our corporate partner SMUD, we provide free workshops to help member businesses get certified as a SMUD small business vendor.

Voice in Regional and National Affairs
Rainbow Chamber participates in local and regional business groups that support economic development and business-friendly public policies. Through its non-partisan political action committee, RainbowPAC, Rainbow Chamber members have a vote in endorsements and funding for pro-business and pro-equality candidates for office.

Affiliation with National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
As an affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Rainbow Chamber is part of the national and international LGBT chamber of commerce movement. NGLCC hosts chamber leadership training, monthly conference calls, annual conferences and special events, and opportunities for certified LGBT Business Enterprises to do business with scores of Fortune 500 companies.