Join for the Business. Stay for the Community. The Long Beach LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce's Mission and Vision is to have a positive impact on the LGBTQ+business and professional community and its allies. Our mission is to increase our visibility as a powerful economic force within our LGBTQ+ community and the Greater Long Beach Area. The Chamber was founded as the Long Beach Community Business Network in 1992 by a group of gay and lesbian business owners to serve as a networking and support organization for gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses within the greater Long Beach area.