Who We Are
Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) is Spokane’s LGBTA Chamber of Commerce with members in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. INBA was established in 1994 with a charter group of 25 members as a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization to network and socialize in a safe environment.
Today INBA has grown to nearly 200 business members representing about 300 people, all of whom are LGBT or ally business owners, professionals and corporations that believe in our mission.
INBA members agree to abide by our Business Standards of Ethics and Conduct. Membership is open to all businesses, professionals and individuals who subscribe to the purposes of the alliance.
Each Member will not discriminate based upon actual or perceived: sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, nursing mother status, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by federal, state and/or local laws.
Each Member will conduct business with honesty, integrity and fairness with respect to customers, clients and employees alike.
Each Member will be accessible and accountable to customers or clients and make every reasonable effort to act for the customer’s or client’s best interests and benefit.
Each Member will be responsible at all times for truthful and non-deceptive advertising and promotion regarding their business and its products or services.
Each Member will not use or condone advertising which is untrue, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent, falsely disparaging of competitors, or which contains insincere offers to sell; nor advertising which may be misleading or result in misrepresentation by direct statement, inference or omission.
Each Member will conduct business with strict adherence to the laws of the state where located and to business or professional codes existent for the particular business or profession and in accordance with generally accepted business practices.
Each Member will support the ideals and goals of this organization, as well as support the lesbian/gay community in general, in a constructive and positive manner.
Be appropriate. Keep the conversation polite, tactful and free of any profanity, threats, and negativity. Know that you are engaging in conversation with an LGBTA business community, so please respect the members of this community.
Be professional. Avoid soapboxes, spam, and unwelcome solicitations. This is a professional business chamber that expects the dialogue in its online communities to reflect a high standard.
Be relevant. It’s easy to wander off topic. Keep the conversation in line with the purpose of the organization: business-oriented, professional, and community-minded. Please use the “INBA Marketplace” Facebook group for your business announcements, offers, specials, events and other relevant information. The INBA Facebook page is for the purpose of sharing information between the chamber and its members and creating conversations around those topics.
Be authentic. We appreciate honesty and integrity. Do not misrepresent who you are or speak on the behalf of others unless you are authorized to do so. Avoid speculation.
Be open-minded. Our community is diverse, and so are our opinions and beliefs. Please respect the individuality of others in the community, our members, volunteers, board and staff. Allowing for the free exchange of ideas and discourse helps advance our society.
Posts, comments and user moderation. INBA reserves the right to moderate comments or ban users that violate any of the above criteria.