The Pride Directory

The Compass Pride Directory is the most comprehensive listing of LGBTQ owned and friendly businesses in Palm Beach County. To see the Pride Directory, or to include your business in the Pride Directory, see below. 

Business Socials

The Compass Pride Business Alliance meets a Wednesday each month (generally the last) at a venue hosted by a Pride Business Alliance member. Monthly Socials provide an opportunity for the LGBTQ community and its allies to network, socialize, and promote business. Bring business cards; light refreshments are provided. Generally 85-120 people attend in person.

The fee is $25 for those who are not yet members of the Pride Business Alliance or active donors to Compass Community Center. For those who are members, the cost is $10.

Host a Social

Host venues are all members of Compass’ Pride Business Alliance. If you are a member who’d like to host a monthly business networking social, please contact Compass’ development team at (561) 533-9699 or email us at events@compassglcc.com

Future Dates


September 2021 Social

 

Wednesday, September 29 from 6-8 pm
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Register at pba-sept.eventbrite.com

Tickets prices are $10 for Pride Business members/donors to Compass Community Center or $25 for future members/donors

 

October 2021 Social

 

Wednesday, October 27 from 6-8 pm 
Camelot
114 S Narcissus Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Register at pba-oct.eventbrite.com

Tickets prices are $10 for Pride Business members/donors to Compass Community Center or $25 for future members/donors


November 17 - J&G Beauty Loft, WPB   Register pba-nov.eventbrite.com
December 15 - Compass Community Center (Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on display)   Register pba-dec.eventbrite.com
January 26 - Gentle Pet Crossing, LWB (Mini tented pet-themed festival in parking lot)
February 23 - TBD
March 23 - Cultural Council for Palm Beach Council, LWB
April 27 - TBD
May 25 - TBD
June 22 - South Florida Science Center, WPB

The Business Response to AIDS

Compass works in collaboration with the State of Florida, Department of Health’s Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA) program in a public/private partnership that promotes the involvement of businesses in HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, education, and mobilization.

STOP AIDS: It’s everyone’s business 

It is recognized that community business leaders have tremendous influence within their communities. BRTA/LRTA allows health departments to utilize these relationships in their HIV prevention efforts. HIV/AIDS affects us all, but many people are uninformed or misinformed about the nature of HIV/AIDS and how to prevent the spread of the disease. Stigma and silence about the disease helps to fuel the epidemic.

The key to stopping the spread of HIV is to break the silence around the disease. We must begin talking about HIV/AIDS where we live, work, play, and worship. Having conversations about HIV/AIDS allows for opportunities for raising awareness and educating communities on how they can protect themselves from HIV.

As a business leader in your community, you can help start the conversations where people work and play. You have the opportunity to impact the lives of members of your community by simply supporting HIV prevention efforts.

How Does It Work

Merchants located in neighborhoods with high HIV/AIDS prevalence are asked to:

  • Display and distribute free HIV/AIDS point-of-purchase materials to their customers. Materials include grocery bags, dry cleaner bags, posters, postcards, beverage sleeves, and window decals.
  • Discuss HIV/AIDS awareness with their employees, customers, and peers.
  • Encourage other neighborhood businesses to share HIV prevention information with their employees, customers, and peers.

The Business Alliance

The Business Alliance, formed in 2005, was founded with the initial goal of providing the community with a safe directory of resources of caring businesses and individuals.

The mission of the Business Alliance is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Palm Beach County.

Our goals are to provide the community with a directory of gay owned and gay friendly businesses and resources, promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business community, promote Palm Beach County as a year-round gay and gay-friendly destination, provide resources for our members, and to provide outreach from our community to other organizations.

The Business Alliance meets monthly, typically the last Wednesday, at a member’s business to promote social networking opportunities for existing and new Alliance members. If you would like to know more about the Business Alliance or host a monthly social networking mixer, please contact Compass’ Business Alliance Coordinators at  (561) 533-9699 or email us at events@compassglcc.com.

Business happens at our mixers! A wonderful architect and commercial realtor who regularly attends the Business Alliance mixers had a recent health scare. His doctor instructed him to cancel travel plans for the rest of this year, this gentleman decided to contact a cruise specialist travel agent he met through the mixers to start planning trips for 2017. He sent her his “bucket list” of places he wants to see around the world and is anticipating wonderful trips in the future.

A lovely B&B in the Grandview Heights Historic District found a valued new employee during a mixer. Another regular attendee met a realtor he wanted to use to help sell his parents’ house, and brought his brother to a mixer in order to meet him.