Industry Resources

A number of San Francisco industry associations and other organizations provide resources to support the growth of San Francisco nightlife and entertainment businesses. A list of these organizations, with more information about their individual missions, is included below.

California Music and Culture Association

“The California Music And Culture Association (CMAC) is an alliance of venue owners, industry professionals, artists, and fans dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of music and culture in the State of California. CMAC aims to both preserve and foster safe and positive environments that support our state’s valued music, culture, and entertainment industries.”

PO Box 77406, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 863-1565

Golden Gate Restaurant Association

“The Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1936 to promote, extend and protect the interests of the broader restaurant industry, and to serve our members in the San Francisco Bay Area. Restaurants are a high-risk and generally low-profit-margin enterprise undertaken by people passionate about a wonderful cultural tradition: eating out. GGRA is a resource to help our members keep the doors open and tables set.”

100 Montgomery Street, Suite 1280, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 781-5348

Hotel Council of San Francisco

“The Hotel Council is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1987 to advocate on behalf of our members to ensure the economic and social vitality of the hospitality industry in San Francisco…The Hotel Council builds positive and effective relationships with local government and organizations to create an economically healthy and vibrant business community.”

323 Geary Street, Suite 405, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 391-5197

The Recording Academy – San Francisco Chapter

“Through its extensive programs, initiatives and member benefits, the Chapter creates music learning and career development opportunities for students and recording industry professionals alike…The Chapter strives to support music education and arts organizations, to foster an open dialogue between all members of our community, and to impart the value of music and develop the next generation of artists and community leaders.”

77 Van Ness Ave., Suite 101, Box #1214, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 749-0779

San Francisco Brewers Guild

“The San Francisco Brewers Guild formed in 2004 as a non-profit 501 (c)(6) during a renaissance in American craft brewing. Our mission is to restore and preserve San Francisco’s brewing heritage and unite those who make local beer with those who love it.”



“SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce.

Our vision is a more diverse and sustainable local economy, where companies who design and manufacture products locally thrive, in turn, creating quality jobs for people from all walks of life and contributing to the overall economic and social vibrancy of our City.”

926 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 408-5605

SF MusicTech

“The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.”

3701 Sacramento Street, #462, San Francisco, CA 94118

San Francisco Travel Association

“For more than 100 years the San Francisco Travel Association has worked on behalf of its partners to promote San Francisco as the destination of choice for conventions and leisure travel…

San Francisco Travel continues that mission today, aggressively marketing and selling San Francisco to attract visitors. San Francisco Travel is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)6 membership organization, headed by a Board of Directors made up of 45 business leaders from various companies, elected by the membership.”

201 Third Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 974-6900

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

“The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is San Francisco’s largest and most vibrant business network. The Chamber delivers a robust roster of events, programs and initiatives to boost business and economic success. The Chamber provides leadership on issues important to business and takes collective action to advance sustainable economic growth and a better San Francisco for all those who live, work and play in our city and region. The Chamber’s work is focused on three pillars of prosperity: advocacy; business development and economic development.”

235 Montgomery Street, Suite 760, San Francisco, CA 94104-2803
Phone: (415) 392-4520