About the GBBC
The Greater Boston Business Council
Welcome to the Greater Boston Business Council web site! We hope that you find your online experience with GBBC a pleasant one. This site is here as a resource to our Membership, providing information and services across the varied and diversified industries that make up this incredibly unique Boston-based organization.
Our purpose for being
The mission of the Greater Boston Business Council is to foster and promote the vitality and productivity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) business and professional community in the greater Boston area, thereby contributing to the economic welfare of the general commonwealth of which we are a part. We seek to promote a positive image of the diversity of GLBT citizens and to strengthen our position in society, by providing opportunities and an environment for the personal, professional and social growth of our members and by networking with other GLBT professional organizations, both locally and nationally.
Where it all began
In 1990, 12 business people met in a living room to formalize an idea that they had been talking about for a couple of years—the need for a gay and lesbian business and professional group. They envisioned this group as representing all industries and professions. They also believed it should offer an array of venues to make the members comfortable.
|Valerie B.Clark President
|Jason DeMello, Vice President
VP Business Development
Cambridge Trust Company
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Anne Marie Carr – Board of Directors
| Sean Driscoll - Board of Directors
Director of Business Relations
Work Without Limits
| Laura Gaito - Board of Directors
Private Client Relationship Manager
| Stephen Thornton - Board of Directors
Real Estate Broker-
Operations & Business Development Officer
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage & Swank Properties
|Elijah Smith – Board of Directors