Events and Information from our Partners

READY TO CONTRACT? The government spends billions every year on products and services. Join us and learn how to get into this marketplace with steps on getting started and certification programs.
In honor of the federal holiday Juneteenth, Commissioner Ellis, in partnership with the Emancipation Park Conservancy, would like to invite you and your membership to Juneteenth Community Commerce: Uplifting Opportunities for M/WBEs forum and networking event to ensure that all members of our community can access procurement opportunities.
Read the latest newsletter related to the Asian Chamber of Commerce with events and resources for our business community around the City of Houston.
Come enjoy a hearty & hot breakfast and get to know Southwest District board members, Public Officials, and Community & Business leaders.
National ACE's Capital Readiness Program Business Coach Allen Wu will explain this new initiative funded by the federal government to provide healthcare benefits to employees at no cost to the employer.
The Asian Chamber Foundation Rising 10 Awards highlight the Top 10 fastest growing Asian-owned companies in the greater Houston area. This spotlights successful companies with 3+ years in operation. The Asian Chamber Foundation will recognize the Rising 10 recipients at our luncheon on Thursday, August 22nd along with our annual Asian Chamber Business Expo 2024.
Join us for an afternoon of matchmaking where City of Houston Certified diverse firms are invited to meet the primes. Please follow the QR to be entered in the United Airlines system.
We're bringing in our small business funding expert Scott RogaIski to help you unlock funding for your business by activating your state's Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
Looking to Grow YOUR Business? In breakout sessions, learn about various no-cost business development programs throughout Houston that are available to small businesses.
Join us for an informative Lunch & Learn session where experts from City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity will cover requirements for business certification.
The Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum Presents "Emergency Preparedness — Planning and Preparing for a Disaster" Join Us!
Join Harris Health System for our "Coffee & Conversations" as we host the Small Business Administration.
Commissioner Adrian Garcia invites Harris County business owners to attend an exclusive event to learn and explore contracting opportunities in Precinct 2.

Date and Time
Wednesday Jun 12, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

Location
Leonel Castillo Community Center
2101 South St.
Houston, TX 77009

Contact Information
Victoria Lara, victoria.lara@pct2.hctx.net
The Association of Professional Women in Construction’s Transportation Procurement Forum will feature key representatives from United Airlines, Metro, the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity.

June 12th, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Located at 2203 Preston St, Houston, TX. Parking is available with a credit card adjacent to the venue for $5.00
Understanding your financials, numbers, and reports is a game changer as a CEO and entrepreneur.  There isn't a "typical day" in the life of a leader, but the most successful ones rely on routines, methods, and knowledge to consistently perform at an ultra-high level.  This series covers financial essentials from managing cash flow to making data informed decisions and navigating business finance. Participants will be empowered with tools, checklists, and examples and most of all financial literacy and confidence.
For over 30 years the City of Houston has partnered with Turner Construction Company to offer Turner School of Construction Management. Participants accepted into the program who complete at least seven of the first eight classes will receive a certificate of completion. This training program is FREE of charge.
Register for an advance screening of Netflix’s new film ULTRAMAN: RISING on Tuesday, June 11 at 7PM at Asia Society Texas, (1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004)
Read the latest newsletter related to the Asian Chamber of Commerce with events and resources for our business community around the City of Houston.
We're back! Ever wonder what it takes to get your product in front of a Walmart customer or Sam’s Club member? Walmart is looking for small businesses and U.S. manufacturers that have new and innovative shelf-ready items at the great value that meet the needs of our customers and members.
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!
Please join representatives from the Office of Congressman Dan Crenshaw for an informative workshop on Navigating the Federal Contracting Process with the Small Business Administration (SBA). At the event, you will learn how to get started with federal contracting, helpful marketing tips, certification programs and much more. After the program is over, there will be time to visit with SBA partners to discover the resources they can provide to your business.
Liberty Fest is a patriotic celebration of our Nation's founding. The event is hosted by the Southwest Management District in close co-operation with several generous sponsors.
Learn about the information about the Capital Improvement Program contracts soon to be released by HAS. Take advantage of this time to network and collaborate with industry professionals, project stakeholders, and key decision-makers within Houston Airports. The presentation will highlight the objectives and timelines of each contract followed by Q&A to address any questions.
Read the latest newsletter related to the Asian Chamber of Commerce with events and resources for our business community around the City of Houston.
Texans who need help applying for FEMA assistance can meet with Disaster Survivor Assistance crews at multiple locations in Houston beginning today, May 21. These crews can assist anyone affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding to kickstart their recovery. Impacted residents of Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties can visit to get help applying for FEMA assistance, ask questions and learn about available resources. No appointment is needed.
SBA Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience (ODRR) is currently: Coordinating with FEMA on potential for opening several Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Coordinating with State, local, and resource partners on potential of opening Business Recovery Centers (BRCs). DRCs and BRCs are great resources to get help with Federal assistance applications for Businesses of all sizes, Homeowners, Renters, & Private nonprofit organizations. Note: FEMA oversees the DRCs; SBA ODRR oversees the BRCs. SBA ODRR often co-locates with FEMA at the DRCs when possible.
Read the latest newsletter related to the Asian Chamber of Commerce with events and resources for our business community around the City of Houston.
UH System Hub - Gather with us virtually to obtain detailed information about universities, state agencies, school districts, and government entities' procurement practices as well as current bid opportunities. Register in advance for the https://tinyurl.com/bdeckwwr
Are you a Small, Minority and/or Woman-Owned Business? Port Houston is hosting this event to learn more about your business and provide you with valuable information on how you can apply for procurement opportunities. Registration to attend as space is limited, we look forward to seeing you on June 20th, 2024
Fort Bend ISD's Small Business Enterprise Program hosts trade specific focus groups to enhance general contractors and subcontractor relationships and architect/engineer subconsultant relationships to ensure quality performance on FBISD projects.  Contractors, sub-contractors, architect/engineers, sub-consultant and other interested businesses are invited to RSVP via sbep@fortbendisd.com. Attendees will learn more about the Small Business Enterprise Program, which was adopted by the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees.
Please Join Us on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, for the Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum (GHBPF) Breakfast Meeting scheduled from 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Join the celebration as we honor our heroes at this weekend. There will be Music, Food, Car Show, Kroger Chef Jr. and more. First 100 Military and First Responders in attendance will receive a free Gift.
Read the latest newsletter related to the Asian Chamber of Commerce with events and resources for our business community around the City of Houston.
Amazon Business will be awarding over $250,000 in grants and prizes, including $25,000 in grants to the grand prize winner, $20,000 to four finalists and $15,000 to 10 semifinalists. Applications close May 24.
CelebrASIAN is the country’s largest B2B procurement conference convened by pan Asian American businesses to connect with small, medium and large enterprises. Every year, this event gathers together a veritable "who's who" in the business community across the country – representing diverse industries, top-notch speakers, industry leaders and visionaries, and high-performance business owners.
The Governor's Small Business Summit — Galveston/Gulf Coast aims to help Texas small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs reach new heights by connecting them with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen and grow a business. This event offers a variety of sessions bringing together local, state and federal resource partners to provide key insights on critical business topics. It's also an opportunity to network with other business owners and meet experts who will share timely, relevant and actionable advice on a multitude of small business subjects. 
Defining Courage is a journey into the legacy of the Nisei Soldier, Americans of Japanese ancestry who served in the segregated military units of the 100th IB, 442nd RCT, MIS, and 522nd FAB. Considered the greatest fighting units in American military history, most have never heard their extraordinary stories. Join Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Jeff MacIntyre and ABC7-Los Angeles News Anchor David Ono, as they immerse you into the tragic, yet uplifting world of these heroes who fought prejudice at home and the enemy abroad
Lending institutions that lend in the Houston District including traditional lenders, credit unions, microlenders, and certified minority development institutions will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding for small businesses.
The 24th annual Diversity Summit will take place on May 10, 2024 at Marriott Sugar Land.  Since 2001, the annual Diversity Summit brings together attendees from both public and private sectors to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace ​and use ​as a strategic tool to improve business performance. 
VBI GLOBAL Conference & Expo 2024 is organized by VBI GLOBAL with connections and media support from the Chamber of Commerce and Foreign Affairs under the Mayor's Office of Trade and International Affairs. Participating businesses will receive an invitation letter to make it easier to apply for a visa. VBI GLOBAL's member units are ready to advise and support businesses in making visa applications.
In celebration of AAPI Heritage month, join the Asian Chamber of Commerce Houston in supporting Asian restaurants in the Greater Houston area. Sign up for the free Asian Restaurant Month digital pass. The pass is a directory of participating restaurants and allows guests to explore restaurants by categories, cuisines and locations. The more restaurants passholders visit during May, AAPI Heritage Month, the more prizes they can unlock.
Read the latest newsletter related to the Asian Chamber of Commerce with events and resources for our business community around the City of Houston.
Up to $5,000 in grants! Applications for Comcast RISE are now open! 100 Greater Houston small businesses will be awarded business support grants including cash plus technology make-overs, marketing support, consulting and education support. Today through May 31st!
The AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund, made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund, is designed to benefit Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander-owned restaurants across the country. With the industry facing ongoing economic challenges, the AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund is available to help under-resourced restaurants respond to supply chain disruptions, increased inventory costs, workforce development, and safety for their employees.
Read the latest newsletter related to the Asian Chamber of Commerce with events and resources for our business community around the City of Houston.
Please join the White House and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) on Monday, May 13, 2024, for a historic, community-wide celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.
Are you looking to expand your business horizons and explore new growth opportunities? Join us on May 7, 2024, for an exclusive informational session on how to successfully do business with TSU and navigate the procurement services landscape. This in-person event, hosted in collaboration with TSU's Procurement Services Department, is a not-to-miss opportunity for entrepreneurs eager to leverage their current business models and understand the benefits of business certifications.
Meet, Greet, Network & Learn about: Who can sell to the Federal Agencies, How do vendors sell to the Government, What Products and Services are Sold, What is the Process
The FBI will be providing a fraud awareness briefing which covers numerous fraud schemes affecting the Houston area. The FBI will provide background on the fraud and show ways to identify and prevent the fraud.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month by hosting the 2024 National AANHPI Business Summit on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm ET in Washington D.C. This business summit will commemorate the contributions and achievements of the AANHPI business community. The summit will feature elected officials, dignitaries, and corporate representatives who will discuss access to capital, opportunities in artificial intelligence (AI), and navigating the contracting process.

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