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Small Business Saturday Welcome Station Generates $5478+ In Sales For Our Membership

By growthzone | November 29, 2021

Small Business Saturday Welcome Station Generates $5478+ In Sales For Equality Business Alliance Member Businesses! Shoppers Were Encouraged To Support Small Businesses All Year Long For the 5th straight year the Equality Business Alliance served as our LGBTQ+ San Diego Shop Small American Express Neighborhood Champion generating $5478 in sales, and capturing free television and…

Pride Business Mixer 2021 On 8 News Morning Extra!

By growthzone | July 13, 2021

Pride Business Mixer 2021 On 8 News Morning Extra! The Equality Business Alliance regularly makes appearances on local morning news shows. This week we appeared on The CW San Diego, to promote our Pride Business Mixer! Check out the video of our appearance and be sure to sign up for out “Creating Your TV Kit”…

Cheers to the Return of San Diego’s Civic Organist

By growthzone | July 11, 2021

by Frank Sabatini Jr. San Diego is one of only a handful of cities in the world that employs a full-time organist. His name is Raul Pietro Ramirez, a native of Spain who has belted out more than 200 concerts on the imposing 5,100-pipe Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park. The park’s Organ Pavilion went dormant…

Clucking for Crispy Chicken in the Gayborhood

By growthzone | July 6, 2021

by Frank Sabatini Jr. | July 6, 2021 It’s been an ever-growing food trend over the past few years. Yet it seems like in just a blink of an eye, crispy fried chicken has taken Hillcrest by storm. And nobody’s complaining. If you’re traversing the neighborhood with a nagging appetite for breaded poultry sporting that…

Meet Your Mayor with D3 Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn

By growthzone | June 20, 2021

Join us during Mayor Todd Gloria’s “Meet Your Mayor Virtual Town Hall” with Council President Pro Tempore Stephen Whitburn as they give a Citywide and Council specific update and take questions from the community. Eddie Reynoso, Equality Business Alliance Executive Director, will join colleagues and other community leaders as panelists to discuss the most pressing…

LGBTQ+ Businesses Mourn Loss Of Officers

By growthzone | June 9, 2021

The Equality Business Alliance expresses our deepest condolences for the tragic deaths of husband & wife San Diego Police Detectives- Ryan Park and Jamie Huntley-Park, who were struck and killed by a wrong way driver this past week. Park and Huntley-Park met at the police academy, married each-other in 2016 and were both promoted to…

Small Business Pandemic Assistance: SBA Outlines Key Programs and Strategies

By growthzone | May 20, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) outlines key strategies and pandemic assistance programs in a live webinar on June 22. Join SBA experts to find out about SBA disaster assistance programs, SBA loans, and more. Guest speakers include:Peter KontakosDeputy District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration Diane DarlingMarketing & Outreach Specialist, MA Small Business AdministrationRegister for the…

Equality Business Alliance Donates 135 Easter Baskets To Disadvantaged Youth

By growthzone | April 5, 2021

One-hundred-thirty-five disadvantaged youth benefited by a donation of Easter baskets from the Equality Business Alliance. The baskets were a donation to the Imperial Court de San Diego’s 19th Annual Community Easter Celebration. Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2021 Easter Egg Hunt “hopped” to a new location at Golden Hill Park as a Safe…

EBA Business Institute: CA State Labor Law & Payroll Tax Seminar

By growthzone | December 2, 2020

Join the Equality Business Alliance for an interactive video seminar presented online by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) in conjunction with the Employment Development Department (EDD). You will receive information from DLSE and EDD on: -Record keeping-Reporting requirements-Employer obligations-Wage payment requirements-Common wage and hour violations-Employer and employee rights and responsibilities-Paid Sick Leave &…

EBA Business Institute: Pitch Perfect with Joseph Fenity

By growthzone | June 5, 2020

Join us as we host Joseph Fenity for Pitch Perfect- Proven methods to Per•fect your next pitch! This month’s EBA Business Institute invites members ofThe Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ Los Angeles Chapter to discuss the perfect media pitch. We will be reviewing best practices for building a media contact list, writing a press release, and…


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