Posts with the category “announcements”

SBA New Pandemic Relief Package Resources
by Asian Chamber on February 28th, 2021
PPP New Pandemic Relief Package - The Asian Chamber is providing resources for PPP and EIDL Loan opportunities for the Asian Business Community.  Read More
SBA FACT SHEET - DISASTER LOANS - TEXAS Declaration
by Asian Chamber on February 24th, 2021
The SBA has published a fact sheet with more information on loan eligibility, specifics regarding interest rates and other loan details. This historic winter storm, unlike anything experienced to date, has brought new challenges to our residents and small businesses. We would like to make you aware of new federal disaster assistance available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If your business was impacted by the recent severe winter storms and is located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for a low-interest federal disaster loan through the SBA.  Read More
SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program
by Asian Chamber on February 24th, 2021
Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses.The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to...  Read More
Targeted EIDL Advance and MAP
by Asian Chamber on February 24th, 2021
COVID-19 Targeted EIDL Advance was signed into law on December 27, 2020, as part of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act. The Targeted EIDL Advance provides businesses located in low-income communities with additional funds to ensure small business continuity, adaptation, and resiliency. Advance funds of up to $10,000 will be available to applicants located in low-income communities who previously received an EIDL Advance for less than $10,000, or those who applied but received no funds due to lack of available program funding.  Read More
The Harvey Small Business Grant Program Is Now Accepting Applications
by Asian Chamber on February 24th, 2021
Hurricane Harvey generated long-term impact and challenges for Houston’s small business sector. The Harvey Economic Development Program (HEDP) provides support to impacted small businesses and communities through small business loans and grants. The program prioritizes microenterprises, which are defined as small businesses consisting of 5 employees or fewer, including the owner. This program will complement existing projects that focus on providing jobs and housing assistance to communities that are most vulnerable to the long-term impact of Hurricane Harvey.  Read More
3rd ANNUAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FORUM
by Asian Chamber on February 23rd, 2021
Whether you're interested in starting your own business or you're curious about transitioning your family business from one generation to the next, this event will offer a wealth of knowledge for you! Connect with other seasoned entrepreneurs and learn about the resources you can get from Asian Business Association   Read More
United Way of Greater Houston - WINTER STORM RECOVERY HELP
by Asian Chamber on February 22nd, 2021
Hurricanes…tornados…earthquakes…tropical storms…floods…winter freezes...when the forces of nature are unleashed, the results are often devastating. There is little anyone can do to prevent or reduce the power of natural disasters. United Way has put together resources to serve as a guide on the path to recovery. ...  Read More
The Future of Chinatowns
by Asian Chamber on February 22nd, 2021
One of the areas hardest hit by COVID-19 are the Chinatowns across the United States. From New York to San Francisco, Miami to Seattle, Chinatowns across the country have been struggling from a lack of tourism, fear of the virus and outright racism directed toward Chinese Americans. Learn what's next for our iconic Chinatowns and how to support their recovery.Please join us for a webinar on The Fu...  Read More
SBA Stands Ready to Assist Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Winter Storms
by Asian Chamber on February 22nd, 2021
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.  Read More
US Chamber - Small Business Disaster Recovery
by Asian Chamber on February 19th, 2021
When a disaster occurs, businesses must take care of their employees’ needs, communicate the impact, address financial matters (e.g., insurance, disaster assistance), restore operations, and organize recovery. Here are resources to help reopen your business and make progress through long-term recovery.Taken from Small Business Recovery Expanded Guide...  Read More
Newsletter - Resources from Public Utility Commission of Texas
by Asian Chamber on February 19th, 2021
The Public Utility Commission of Texas has resources as you are dealing with Electricity Bills, Telecommunication (including Do Not Call List) and Water. Those who are looking for alternatives in their Power Provider should visit the site under "Power to Choose" in lowering your electric bill.Consumer Information - https://www.puc.texas.gov/consumer/Default.aspxBusiness Resources can be found at: ...  Read More
After a Disaster Guide Book - Texas A and M
by Asian Chamber on February 18th, 2021
After a Disaster Guide BookThis disaster recovery guide provides simple information on how individuals, families and businesses can recover from a disaster such as a wildfire, hurricane, severe weather and more.View the guide book...  Read More
Texas Public Utility Commission - Consumer Information
by Asian Chamber on February 18th, 2021
Resources provided by the Public Utility Commission of Texas including knowing your rights, power to choose for electricity and registering your phone number in the DO NOT CALL list....  Read More
ABC13 - Community Resources for the Winter Storm and Power Outages
by Asian Chamber on February 17th, 2021
Houston's News Leader keeping you informed and safe during the winter storm and power outages.Resources from our partners at ABC13 during this winter storm....  Read More
USDA - Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency
by Asian Chamber on February 17th, 2021
Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This fact sheet will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emerge...  Read More
Access to HCC Procurement Expo
by Asian Chamber on February 15th, 2021
Access to HCC Procurement Expo - Learn about HCC's Procurement OpportunitiesKeynote: Mario ElieMarch 9 from 10am-11:30am...  Read More
US Chamber - COVID-19 Digital Resource for Businesses
by Asian Chamber on February 12th, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic prompted an unprecedented response from the nation’s business community. Now that safe and effective vaccines are available, the public- and private-sectors must rally around a common goal: Vaccinate America.This Digital Resource Center includes information, tools, and templates that businesses of all sizes need during this critical phase of the pandemic response...  Read More
SBA Calls - Week of Feb 8
by Asian Chamber on February 8th, 2021
SBA Calls Week of Feb 8View Events here...  Read More
US Chamber - China Business Conference (Winter Edition)
by Asian Chamber on February 8th, 2021
The China Business Conference is the premier forum in the United States for exchanging ideas on U.S.-China economic and commercial relations, and for helping to shape the bilateral policy agenda. Nearly 300 high-level corporate, government, and academic influencers attend the conference each year. Past speakers have included current and former Administration officials, CEOs and business leaders, a...  Read More
Survey Briefing: Covid-19 Impact on AAPI Businesses - February 5
by Asian Chamber on February 3rd, 2021
Join National ACE and Public Private Strategies as we debrief on the largest survey to date of AAPI business owners in the United States. Our findings indicate how Covid-19 has changed the business landscape for small business owners, and what this means for our industries and sectors.Friday, February 5, 2021 from 11am-12pm CST....  Read More
2nd Annual Houston Business Matchmaker
by Asian Chamber on February 2nd, 2021
The Annual Houston Business MatchmakerFriday, March 5th - 9am-3pmAdmission Fee: $29This event is targeting qualified vendors looking to provide goods and services that will meet the purchasing needs of buyers of all business types (small to large businesses, government agencies, academic institutions and more). Suppliers will be matched to buyers based on supplier experience, industry experience/N...  Read More
HCC - Delivering Dynamite Presentations
by Asian Chamber on February 2nd, 2021
Delivering Dynamite PresentationsFebruary 25, 2021 @ 10am CSTBUSINESS DEVELOPMENTAre you interested in learning how to virtually present your product or service to an evaluationcommittee through the Request for Proposal method of procurement? Join us as we learnpresentation and delivery techniques!SpeakersJulie Irvin Hartman, CF APMP & Susan M. Repka...  Read More
Passage to India: An Exporting Webinar--February 17, 2021
by Asian Chamber on February 2nd, 2021
Passage to India: How to Export to one of the world's largest marketsWednesday February 17 @ 11:30am CST...  Read More
SBA Calls - Week of Feb 1
by Asian Chamber on January 30th, 2021
View the Current SBA Programs Week of Feb 1  Read More
FREE Screening - FAR EAST, DEEP SOUTH Virtual Screening - January 31st
by Asian Chamber on January 26th, 2021
About the Film:FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH is a new 76-minute feature documentary produced by Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu, a husband-wife music and filmmaking team based in Los Angeles, CA. The film is based on the award-winning short film, Finding Cleveland. The film presents a very personal and unique perspective on immigration, race, and American identity. The film was written and directed by Larissa ...  Read More
SBA Calls - Week of Jan 25
by Asian Chamber on January 24th, 2021
Prepare Now: The Shuttered Venue Operators GrantTuesday, January 26  |  3:00pm CST  |  JOIN LIVEFriday, January 29  |  9:00am CST  |  JOIN LIVEDo you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution, or are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, or venue promoter and have been impacted by COVID-19? This webinar provides introductory informatio...  Read More
Comcast RISE now accepting Applications
by Asian Chamber on January 24th, 2021
Representation. Investment. Strength. Empowerment.Recently, small businesses have been dealing with the ongoing impact of the pandemic, socialunrest, and environmental events. We have been working proactively to help all our smallbusiness customers.Independent small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and today, more than ever, small businesses owned by Black, Hispanic and Asian Americ...  Read More
GHBPF Monthly Webinar and Bid Opportunities
by Asian Chamber on January 21st, 2021
Please Join Us on Tuesday, January 26, 2021For the Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum (GHBPF) Webinar Series from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as we continue to observe social distancing requirements of our Strategic Partner and Host - Houston Community College, West Loop Campus and be sensitive to the health and safety concerns of our Strategic and Community Partners, Participants and Attende...  Read More
University of Houston HUB Opportunities
by Asian Chamber on January 21st, 2021
UH Colleges Priority Spending AreasThe HUB Operations team through meetings with College staff the following priority spendingareas:ChemicalsInformation Technology (Hardware/Software)Web DesignVideo ProductionDocument ScanningTranslation ServicesMedical Supplies & EquipmentPhotographyPromotional AwardsCatering Services (Box Lunches-Hot & Cold items)*Note: this list is subject to changePlease estab...  Read More
Census Data Question and Answer Webinar
by Asian Chamber on January 21st, 2021
Census Data Q&A WebinarWe know you have many questions about data.census.gov, the new data access platform of the U.S. Census Bureau. And we want to help answer them!Join us as Survey Statistician, Tyson Weister, answers frequently asked questions, and questions submitted through chat during the live event, about data.census.gov.Join UsDate: January 26Time: 2:00 p.m. ETDial In: 800-369-1984 OR 312...  Read More
Houston Business Recovery Seminar
by Asian Chamber on January 21st, 2021
Houston Business Recovery Seminar on Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM CST, conducted via Zoom. The event is the second of two seminars examining gaps, needs, and capabilities of the City of Houston’s disaster response systems. The program on January 28will focus on the leadership challenges of disaster recovery. The seminar will build upon Houston’s groundbreaking partnerships bet...  Read More
Newsletter - More Funding Opportunities and SBA Resources
by Asian Chamber on January 20th, 2021
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WHIAPPI - Federal Resources
by Asian Chamber on January 20th, 2021
On WHIAAPI’s new website, find federal resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, business tools and opportunities, and information on jobs, internships and fellowships in the federal government.Coronavirus (COVID-19) – translated resources Resources for Businesses Learn more about WHIAPPI on their website...  Read More
Understanding the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
by Asian Chamber on January 20th, 2021
How Music Venues Apply For SBA Pandemic AssistanceWhen: Thursday, January 21, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Central TimeWhere: Online Webinar About:The Governor's Office of Small Business Assistance is partnering with the Texas Music Office to connect Texas small businesses in the music industry with vital recovery resources. Attendees will learn about new and existing programs can help their business, suc...  Read More
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses - Summer 2021
by Asian Chamber on January 20th, 2021
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning toaction. Receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized plan for growth or pivoting your business to the next level.No cost to applicant if accepted!Accepting applications for the Summer 2021 until Jan. 25, 2021....  Read More
SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative
by Asian Chamber on January 20th, 2021
The Emerging Leaders Initiative is an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities.  Developed by SBA and drawing on the experiences of advisors and business leaders in urban communities across the country, this comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to catapult your company to the next level and help it ...  Read More
SBA Calls - Week of Jan 18, 2021
by Asian Chamber on January 20th, 2021
The New Relief Package: What You Need to KnowThe SBA Houston District office will provide a preview of what is coming down the pipeline in terms of COVID-19 recovery for small business owners (PPP, EIDL advance, debt relief, etc.).View the Events...  Read More
Houston Public Works Launches Smart Utility Check-up Program
by Asian Chamber on January 16th, 2021
HOUSTON - Houston Public Works is inviting commercial buildings to join its inaugural Smart Utility Check-Up Program. The free program is designed to improve water and utility efficiency within the commercial sector. Businesses who participate will receive monthly water, electricity and gas utility assessments. Imperial Utilities & Sustainability, Inc. will provide data analysis on utility use wit...  Read More
Learn How METRO Procures its Small Purchases
by Asian Chamber on January 16th, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Join Us and Learn:  Procedures for Small Purchases ($50k and Under) Number of Quotes Needed ($50k and Under) The Informal ProcessVerbal I Written Quotes How P.O.'s Are Awarded GovQuote.Net (The website where you can find some of our request for quotes)...  Read More
FBISD Small Business Workshop - January 27, 2021
by Asian Chamber on January 16th, 2021
FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Workshop upcoming projects & small business opportunities. (Construction & Non-Construction)Contractors, sub-contractors and other interested businesses are invited to learn more about upcoming projects within FBISD. Attendees will learn more about the Small Business Enterprise Program, which was adopted by the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees....  Read More