The Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion & Growth.


  • December 11, 2018 9:00 AM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance proudly announces its support of the Renaissance City Choir as it kicked off its 2018-2019 concert season. Renaissance City Choir affirms and celebrates LGBTQIA+ identity through the unifying power of music.

    "3RBA is delighted to support Renaissance City Choir,” said Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP and President of 3RBA. “The RCC’s mission of promoting diversity and a positive image of the LGBTQ+ community in the tri-state area aligns with 3RBA’s own mission of advancing diversity, inclusion and growth. We applaud the RCC for its leadership, and we look forward to a successful and enlightening 2018-2019 Concert Season.” 

    To learn more about the Renaissance City Choir and its concert schedule, visit

  • October 30, 2018 11:41 AM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    We are profoundly saddened by the horrific attack on members of the Jewish community gathered for worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  The attack represents a purely evil act which has no place in our society.  To the entire Jewish community of Pittsburgh, and all of our Jewish friends and members, Three Rivers Business Alliance stands with you in solidarity against this hatred, and we join our fellow Pittsburghers in mourning those murdered and injured through this senseless act.

    As an organization dedicated to making the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region an influential and diverse business community, 3RBA strives to build a society in which all persons live and work in harmony.  We will continue to build a bridge of tolerance, understanding, and love for all, and we will work to bring equality and opportunity to all regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual identity, religion, political association, ethnic origin, or any other individual or group characteristic unrelated to ability, performance, and qualification.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has established a fund to help those affected by the attack. Please consider standing in solidarity with our Jewish Community by making a contribution. Every bit helps.

    We are #StrongerThanHate.

  • September 12, 2018 11:15 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)
    Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA) is proud to be an official affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce  (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community. Among the many benefits of joining our chamber locally is access to NGLCC’s exclusive certification for LGBT Business Enterprises® (LGBTBE®). 

    Become a member of 3RBA today to not only leverage local membership benefits but also to take advantage of complementary national certification. NGLCC waives the $400 certification fee for businesses that choose to join their local affiliate chamber.

    NGLCC Certified LGBTBEs are able to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors. 

    Certified LGBTBEs are routinely sought after by NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBT business community through our internal, proprietary database. In turn, LGBTBEs have access to over 250 contacts with corporate representatives and supplier diversity professionals to begin building strategic relationships and making preparations to meet face-to-face with them at NGLCC matchmaking and networking events, which are held across the country throughout the year. Certified LGBTBEs are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools following one year.

    Learn more and begin the process today online at  For questions, contact us.
  • September 11, 2018 7:09 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Bronze Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

    GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.

    In order to get the 2018 Bronze Seal, 3RBA shared important information with the public using our profile on Now, our community members and potential donors can find out more about our mission and programs.

    Check out 3RBA's GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think. 

  • August 29, 2018 7:17 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance receives its first chamber development grant from NGLCC, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo.  To learn more about this grant, click here.

  • August 27, 2018 7:05 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance has joined the Open to All coalition which aims to bring together inclusive businesses that reject discrimination and pledge to be #OpenToAll.  To learn more what you can do as a business and take the pledge, visit or download this term sheet.

  • August 27, 2018 6:26 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion has joined Three Rivers Business Alliance as a corporate partner for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.  To learn more about this new partnership, click here.

  • August 13, 2018 7:27 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    On July 23, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service determined Three Rivers Business Alliance was exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(6).  To review the letter, click here.

    As a registered 501(c)(6) organization, membership dues and other contributions or gifts to Three Rivers Business Alliance are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.  However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • July 04, 2018 11:34 AM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    A frequent question asked by LGBT+ business owners is why should they become certified as an NGLCC LGBT Business Enterprise.  For Pennsylvania LGBT+ business owners, one answer is that the certification provides you access to the state's Small Diverse Businesses program.  To learn more about this program and its benefits, click here.  For assistance with the NGLCC certification process, contact 3RBA at

  • May 25, 2018 5:55 PM | Stephen Donaldson

    The 3RBA recently took a unanimous stance on the proposed Beverage Tax legislations pending in committee. 

    See our letter to the House Commerce Committee leadership. 

    HB 2241_Beverage Tax.pdf

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