Become a Sponsor


Why Support Small Business Pride?
Open to all with Pride!
More than 4% of the nearly 32 million small businesses in the United States identify as LGBTQ+. LGBT-owned business owners are undercounted, understudied, and underrepresented in almost every facet of the nation’s economy. An economically empowered LGBTQ+ entrepreneur is inspired by heroes and role models of their own community, confident enough to chart their own course based on the knowledge that a community who cares and has their back. This is the important rationale behind the Small Business Pride Program.

The LGBTQ+ community is always disproportionately affected in institutions, structures, and crises because they require a different set of needs. There are real issues that LGBTQ+ business owners, families, and workers must deal with that other entrepreneurs do not such as disclosing their sexuality to investors, employers, co-workers or lenders, and being victims of harassment and discrimination based upon who they are. This leaves millions of LGBT-owned businesses with the need for support from private and public entities. Bringing visibility and supporting the needs of LGBTQ+ people is an economic imperative across the Western Pennsylvania region, and we ask you to join us in our drive for diversity, equity, and inclusion for all and become a sponsor of Small Business Pride. .

$500 Sponsor

  • 2 tickets to Small Business Pride Kick Off June 2 at Shorty Pins and Pints on the North Shore
  • Signage at the event
  • Membership to 3RBA Chamber of Commerce
  • Proceeds go into a fund to support LGBTQ+ owned entrepreneurs.
  • Small Business Pride Tool kit

$1000 Sponsor

  • 4 tickets to Small Business Pride Kick Off event June 2 at Shorty Pins and Pints
  • 2 Small Business Pride t Shirts
  • Signage at the event
  • Logo on Website
  • Opportunity to access Small Business Pride Database
  • Membership to 3RBA Chamber of Commerce
  • Discounts to all 3RBA events
  • First opportunity to receive the Small Business Pride Asset Mapping research results to inform DEI and marketing decisions.
  • Opportunity for first rights on major Small Business Pride sponsorship next year.
  • Opportunity to do a webinar or lunch and learn for 3RBA members.
  • Small Business Pride Took Kit

$1000 +  contact 3RBA for major sponsor opportunities


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