Our mission is to champion opportunity, development, and advocacy for our LGBTQ+ & Allied business community.
We create opportunity for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth; programs that support development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars; and we advocate for positive economic, social, and political change.
- Opportunity for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth
- Development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars
- Advocate for positive economic, social, and political change
- The largest Portland Area LGBTQ+ business advocate organization
We envision an economically empowered Portland Area LGBTQ+ business community that inspires others.
We will empower our small business entrepreneurs and professionals, collaborate with nonprofit advocates, and engage with business and civic leaders to support policies that foster a more inclusive and welcoming business community.
Our values are inherent to our identity as an organization. They guide the way we work with our members, our community, and with each other. PABA key values are: SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, PASSION, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, and SUCCESS. Through these values, PABA looks to support a culture where ideas can blossom, individuals can thrive, and our entrepreneurial spirit can flourish.
As a Portland area LGBTQ+ business advocate, we work to serve our Members and Partners exceptionally:
- Plan exceptional service models
- Communicate and provide exceptional service
- Recover exceptional service
We are responsive leaders for our LGBTQ+ business community
- Demonstrate a commitment to integrity and ethics
- Collaborate to accomplish more than what could be achieved individually
- Listen to others for understanding to make informed decisions
- Assume positive intent
- Be accountable to and for one another’s actions and results
- Develop future leaders
We are passionate about our Chamber, our Members, and our Community
- Promote a contagiously positive, energizing, optimistic, and fun atmosphere
- Drive support for economic empowerment and equality
- Take pride in the work we do
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
We welcome a membership that is as diverse as the region in which we live
- Collaborate with diverse business communities and organizations
- Infuse an inclusive culture in everything we do
- Reflect the diversity of our membership in leadership opportunities
We love success!
- Recognize the hard work of Volunteers and Staff
- Support Members to reach their objectives and commend them when they succeed