Events and Information from our Partners

This is a unique networking opportunity for local businesses to build positive relationships with our members and the Asian community. Businesses are encouraged to participate and support the educational programs offered through the Asian Chamber Foundation.
Since 2021, the CHEF program has provided over $630K in savings incentives on new commercial kitchen equipment. We’ve helped to reduce energy bills and promote a sustainable, clean energy future for the foodservice industry.
From February 26, 2024, through April 8, 2024, small businesses in the Greater Houston area will have the opportunity to unlock the application for this round of the grant funding. Please see below the grant application steps:
America's Seed Fund Road Tour is a national outreach effort to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to non-dilutive, technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as "America's Seed Fund".
Join us for an exclusive Small Business Success Meetup, presented in collaboration with the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity. This event is designed to provide vital information about a special program aimed at supporting small businesses that were affected by COVID-19. Don't miss out on this chance to access valuable resources and information that can help your business thrive in challenging times.
Director Turner and the entire Houston MBDA Team thank you for your support of our 2024 Salute Inaugural Gala Celebration. Although this will be our 9th Annual Salute event, it will also be our first-ever Salute Gala Celebration and we couldn’t be more honored to have you with us. This Gala Celebration will take place on Friday, June 21, 2024 and will honor minority owned Construction firms and the Corporations and Community Partners who support them.
The Us Space is hosting a virtual event for Women's History Month, featuring a fireside chat with representatives from SBA Houston and City of Houston. The discussion will focus on the benefits of woman-owned business certifications and provide tips, resources, and a Q&A session to empower business growth.
MBU - Prime Contractors: “Understanding Small Business Compliance Requirements" MBU - Prime Contractors: “Understanding Small Business Compliance Requirements" Wednesday - February 28, 2024 10:00am - 11:30am
Join our Monthly Meetup to learn about ACC Membership. This is a step-by-step guide to maximize your chamber membership and help use it to grow your business. Learn about the Chamber's mission, values, structure and our programs and events in 2024. This is free and open to members and non-members.
With Asia being the number one trade region to and from the City of Houston, the Asian Chamber will be hosting our annual Trade Forum where companies and individuals can learn about import/export trade and the opportunities/risks involved in moving to a global market, especially in Asia.
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: Apply for SBA PPP Loan Direct Forgiveness for Loans Under $150,000 Before March 3, 2024 PLEASE NOTE: If your lender is not participating in direct forgiveness through SBA, you must contact your lender directly and follow the lender's forgiveness process
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! The Sam's Club - Texas Open Call for a chance to pitch your products and potentially have them sold in Sam's Club stores. We encourage Texas-based small business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for the Sam’s Club Texas Open Call event. This is the perfect platform to showcase products that are made, grown, or assembled in Texas, with the possibility of being featured on Sam’s Club shelves.
Score at ACC we offer free and low-cost business workshops to help small business owners and entrepreneurs gain the skills they need to help their businesses thrive. The workshops are offered online and in person.
On behalf of Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD), Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP), you are invited to FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Bonding & Insurance Focus Group at 2:00 PM, February 28, 2024 Virtual Zoom Meeting. This event will concentrate on Bonding & Insurance criteria for all vendors interested in doing business with Fort Bend ISD.
Please Join Us Tuesday, February 20, 2024 For the Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum (GHBPF) Breakfast Meeting scheduled from 8:00 am to 11:00 am The United Way is located at 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007. Parking is available in the Parking Lot attached to the Building.
Interested in Government Contracting? There are various resources and events to attend to learn about how to do business with the Government. Register for one of these SBA events.
For the last ten years, H-E-B has set out on a quest to find the best in Texas – the best local products made by Texans! From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, from West Texas to Beaumont, the H-E-B “Quest for Texas Best” is an open call for locally owned, small food, beverage, and general merchandise suppliers to have their items considered for placement on H-E-B shelves and $25,000 in their pocket!
• Air Alliance Houston in collaboration with Rise AAPI invites you to attend their very first AAPI Climate Justice Town Hall. The event will take place on February 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Chinese Community Center.
Join us for the 5th annual Houston Business Matchmaker event on Friday, March 1, 2024. This virtual event will provide small business owners from all industries a great opportunity to connect with prime contractors, large businesses, and local, state, and federal agencies.
This Lunar New Year 2024, which falls on Feb. 10th, is the Year of the Dragon. The Asian Chamber has curated list of Lunar New Year Celebrations around Houston. Links will take to the organizers’ information page and sorted by date.
We are excited to invite you to Houston Airport System's Industry Day, where we will be hosting two informative events on February 12, 2024.
Join our Monthly Meetup to learn about ACC Membership. This is a step-by-step guide to maximize your chamber membership and help use it to grow your business. Learn about the Chamber's mission, values, structure and our programs and events in 2024. This is free and open to members and non-members.
On February 1, join us for an inspirational panel of AAPI women entrepreneurs who will empower you through their business journeys and perspectives on leadership. The panel will be hosted at Chloe Dao’s boutique storefront at MKT Heights, including light refreshments. Attendees will get 15% off of their purchase.
The Capital Readiness Program is an 8-week course that will help entrepreneurs and small business owners get connected to funding opportunities through our network of capital advocates. It starts Jan 23 and runs for 60 minutes from 2-3pm ET every Tuesday for 8 weeks.
Join to learn about the resources available that can help YOUR small business start, grow, and succeed! Come prepared to increase your knowledge and get your questions answered by small business organizations, government agencies, financial institutions, and many more. The fair will feature interactive booths and networking opportunities.
On March 20, 2024, H-E-B Supplier Diversity Team proudly presents our FREE virtual Table Talks focused on haircare and business expansion. With a theme centered on The Moguls of Haircare: Community, Impact, and Business Expansion, this webinar will highlight business marketing and growth strategies, as well as the experience of being a supplier with H-E-B.
We are excited to announce a special virtual event that aims to shed light on the details of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process at the Houston Airport System. Whether you have been actively involved in the procurement field or are simply curious about the steps involved in the RFP process, this event is tailored for you.
Are you looking to start a business in the Trucking/Transportation, Food/Restaurant or Online/E-Commerce Industries? Join us to celebrate National Mentoring Month with this exclusive Mentor Monday panel discussion. The panel will be moderated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Houston District Office and will include SCORE Houston mentors that have expertise in these industries.
The Business Equity team here at Port Houston is excited to introduce you to our OpPORTunity U Cohort V. In the spirit of growth and collaboration, we invite you to apply. This unique opportunity is designed to empower small businesses like yours, fostering success in the coming year. Cohort V is unique in that we are focusing on the upcoming Construction Projects scheduled for Port Houston, and your firm was identified as a potential respondent.
Please attend the Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum (GHBPF) 2024 Inaugural Breakfast Meeting scheduled from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. We are pleased to Announce our Inaugural Forum for 2024 as we host: "Houston 2024 - An Economic Forecast"
Read the latest newsletter related to the Asian Chamber of Commerce with events and resources for our business community around the City of Houston.
CFP National Championship weekend has something for everyone, including a pair of amazing experiences that are FREE and fun for the whole family! Each night of CFP National Championship weekend, enjoy FREE concerts at Shell Energy Stadium as part of AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!
On behalf of Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD), Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP), you are invited to FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Workshop at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at James Reese Career & Technical Center
The U.S. Census Bureau is virtually hosting the annual Census Open Innovation Summit, a conference showcasing technology built with open data and highlighting government innovations, cross-sector collaboration and federal-community partnership.
Starting a new business? Join us to learn about how the SBA can help! This session will include an overview of the 4 main areas of service that the SBA provides to small businesses, SBA Houston resource partner contact information, and a brief overview of the SBA Houston website. Session will include Q&A.
Join us on ZOOM to mix and mingle; and celebrate the launch of 2024 HCC Business Plan Competition (BPC) season! Come be inspired, meet BPC Master Trainers, competition advisors and those reviewing applications! Also, meet and talk with past contestants and see how the competition helped them start or grow their businesses.
he City of Houston (City) is conducting a comprehensive Disparity Study (Study), led by MGT Consulting Group (MGT). The overall purpose of the Disparity Study is to understand the effects of race, ethnicity, and gender on businesses’ ability to do business in the city’s marketplace – both public and private sectors, acquire capital, and win contracts or subcontracts in the markets in which the City of Houston does business.
Join the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Houston on Thursdays, January 18, 2024, at the Norris Conference Center in Houston, Texas, for a day filled with inspiration, empowerment, and transformation. Reserve your spot now and be a part of this exciting journey!
Celebrate the holidays at our Asian Chamber Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon. This is our last event of the year and introducing and voting in our new 2024-25 Board of Directors.
he Governor's Small Business Summit — Houston aims to help women-owned small businesses and aspiring female entrepreneurs reach new heights in their business journey. This event offers a variety of sessions bringing together local, state and federal resource partners to provide key insights on critical business topics and connect women business owners with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen and grow their business. It's also an opportunity to network with other business owners.
Meet the Buyer is the ultimate opportunity for small businesses to learn about upcoming contract opportunities and how to do business with the City of Houston and other government agencies, as well as connect and network with procurement agents, prime contractors, and business support service agencies.
Learn about the 2023-2024 Asian Chamber Membership Benefits. A Step-by-Step guide to maximize your chamber membership and help use it to grow your business. We have exciting events and program planned for the year!

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