The Independence Business Alliance provides opportunities, access and resources to LGBTQ+ professionals and allies in the Greater Philadelphia area. We promote economic development, growth, diversity and leadership in our region.

The Independence Business Alliance is a membership-based business advocacy organization dedicated to making the Philadelphia region an influential and diverse LGBTQ+ business community with an impact on economic development, equal rights and policy issues. The IBA is an official affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).


Thursday, May 23, 2024

IBA Supplier Diversity Workshop

IBA Supplier Diversity Workshop

Join the IBA and Independence Blue Cross at our Supplier Diversity Workshop! During this workshop, small business owners will…

-Learn how to write Capability Statements
-Learn how to Network (and do so with other small business owners!)
-Learn how to Connect to Corporations
-Learn about LGBTBE Certification

This event is free for all. Please register ahead of time so we can have an accurate registration list to give to the security desk.

May 23, 2024
Independence Blue Cross
1901 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

IBA Nonprofit Leaders Forum: Navigating Advocacy within Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Leaders Forum: Navigating Advocacy within Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Leaders Forum Series is kicked off this February and is back for Part 2: Navigating Advocacy within Nonprofits. This panel discussion will feature leaders, each with a business sensibility, a deep understanding of the role and power of nonprofit organizations, and a sensitivity to the marketplace of people and ideas.

The program series is sponsored by RPM Consulting Group.

5:00pm: Welcome and Networking
5:30-6:00pm: Panel Discussion
6:00-7:00pm: Q & A and Networking

Mazzoni Center
1348 Bainbridge St, First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Happy Hour Networking: IBA and Beacon Networking For Life

Join us for a networking happy hour at Thirsty Dice! Connect with fellow Beacon professionals and members of the Independence Business Alliance, unwind, and build valuable connections over delicious bites and engaging conversations. This event is open to all.

Member & Non-Member Ticket: $25
Event Sponsor Ticket: $100

Tickets include a selection of appetizers, there will be a cash bar available.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Thirsty Dice
1642 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

IBA's Business Leaders Luncheon 2024

Join us to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ+ business community, including the awarding of the PNC Bank LGBTQ+ Business Award. We’ll be combining the event with our Annual Meeting to give you a State of the Organization and a preview of the coming year.

The event provides an outstanding opportunity to place your business in front of decision makers and support the work of Greater Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce.

Please join us on 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 11:30am-1:30pm
at The Lucy by Cescaphe
231 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Now available! To secure sponsorship or ask any questions, please reach out to

Early bird tickets ON SALE NOW! Early Bird tickets will be on sale from May 1st-May 10th for $99. This event WILL sell out! Get your tickets NOW!

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