Portland Area Business Association in 2016

By Paul Finlay

Portland Area Business Association (PABA) began supporting the business development needs of the LGBTQ community in 1992. PABA celebrates its place in the community as the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce with approximately 200 members representing businesses owned or …

Money Talks

By Suzanne Deakins, PQ Monthly

Money talks is a very old saying that applies to our community. In 2007 the national business organization for GLBTQ business told us, as a group, we were in the top 30% earners in the USA.

Entrepreneurs …

PABA Wins Spirit of Portland Award

By George T. Nicola, GLAPN


The Spirit of Portland Awards “recognize local individuals and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to positive change in our community. Award winners are those who have not only worked to improve the community but who …

PABA Launches LGBTQ-Friendly Career Shadow Program

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

The Portland Area Business Association (an LGBTQ chamber of commerce) is launching a career shadowing program to provide LGBTQ students with experiential learning opportunities and is currently seeking additional business participants.

The program is a partnership among …