Get to Know IBA, Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

The population of LGBTQ+-owned businesses and organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area continues to grow, and resources for businesses and organizations are needed more than ever. PIDC partner Independence Business Alliance (IBA) serves as Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ business resource hub, helping bring to life the dreams and aspirations of entrepreneurs in the LGBTQ+ community.  We asked

Shop PHL: LGBTQ-owned

Looking for ways to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community in Philadelphia? One of the best ways to do that is by shopping at LGBTQ-owned businesses. By choosing to support LGBTQ+-owned businesses, you are contributing to a more equitable and vibrant city.  PIDC is proud to highlight some of our clients offering products and services

Resources for LGBTQ+ Business Owners

Updated June 17, 2024 PIDC is committed to helping businesses and nonprofits in every corner of Philadelphia grow, including those that are LGBTQ+-owned or operated. In recognition of Pride Month, we compiled a list of resources designed to empower LGBTQ+ business owners and nonprofit leaders. These resources are tailored to help you navigate challenges and

PIDC Clients You Need to Know: Asian American and Pacific Islander Businesses

PIDC is proud to support diverse businesses in Philadelphia. To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, we are highlighting a few Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses and experiences working with PIDC. We encourage you to support these clients, and other businesses throughout Philadelphia, today and beyond. Laurentius Purnama Owner of

Independence Business Alliance

PIDC partner, Independence Business Alliance (IBA), provides opportunities, access, and resources to LGBTQ+ professionals and allies in the Greater Philadelphia area. Founded in 2007 and known as the region’s LGBTQ+ chamber, the mission of the Independence Business Alliance is to promote Greater Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ business and leadership communities to enhance financial opportunities, foster diversity, develop


Since 1996 YIKES, Inc. has built creative, proven web design and development solutions for businesses, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations. In 2010, PIDC helped YIKES purchase a larger office space and relocate to E. Girard Avenue in Fishtown. This collaborative, results-driven Philadelphia agency prides themselves on outstanding quality of work, professionalism and unsurpassed customer service.  Professionals


The Tactile Group is a 14-person team, located in Philadelphia’s Midtown Village.  Founded in 2004 by Marc Coleman, it initially focused on graphic design for print media, but has grown into a web development and creative services company specializing in website design, application development, and content management systems.  During the past 14 years, the company