• About Us

  • Established in 1979, the Desert Business Association is one of the oldest LGBTQ+ business associations in the country, and the second oldest in California. We are the only LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County comprised of over 300 LGBTQ+ and allied businesses and professionals. The DBA is focused on business promotion, economic development, educational, and humanitarian causes that support diversity, equity, and inclusion for all of our communities.  

    We assist members in the promotion and development of their businesses by providing networking opportunities, educational seminars, advertising opportunities, a member business directory, member promotions and discounts, events, and event participation.

    DBA relationships reach throughout Southern California, as well as all nine communities of the Coachella Valley. We encourage members to actively participate in our organization and leverage their existing DBA relationships which, in turn, will help them build new relationships needed to expand and flourish.

    In addition to our business-centric goals, the DBA works closely with many local 501(c)3 charitable organizations serving our communities. Charitable work in the Coachella Valley is important to our quality of life and critical to the LGBTQ+ community.

    We encourage members to get involved and make a difference. Participation on a committee or as a diplomat is a productive way for you to share your skills with the organization. We also value member feedback, and we want to hear what our members have to say and what they need.  

    If you want to join us, we have twice-monthly networking mixers at various member locations across the Coachella Valley. Getting involved in an organization that values equality and diversity is not only good business but is good for your business.  CLICK HERE to join today!

  • Mission

    The Desert Business Association promotes and supports LGBTQ+ and allied businesses and professionals who have joined together for business promotion, economic development, educational and humanitarian purposes.


    Connecting, Promoting, and Building Prosperity by embracing all members of our community to make a positive difference.



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