Posts with the category “announcements”

2021 AAPI Heritage Month Events
by Asian Chamber on May 31st, 2021
View the various events happening in celebrating 2021 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month...  Read More
AAPI Amplified with Houston Fashion Designers
by Asian Chamber on May 6th, 2021
AAPI AmplifiedJoin Houston First as we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Houston fashion designers: Danny Nguyen Couture, Kimono Zulu, Mysterious by NPN, and Poshak Fashion & Style. Enjoy cultural performances, shop Asian-owned businesses at our pop-up market and discover a variety of Asian flavors with local food trucks.Event DetailsDate: Saturday, May 22ndTime: 5pm - ...  Read More
Governor’s Small Business Webinar: Starting a Business in Texas
by Asian Chamber on May 6th, 2021
When:May 13, 2021 1:00 pm – 2:00 pmWhere:OnlineAbout the Event:Texas remains the best state in the U.S. to start a business. Join the Governor's Small Business Team and a panel of subject-matter experts as they discuss the initial steps for starting and operating a business in the state. The webinar will highlight key sources of information for entrepreneurs and resources to help small businesses ...  Read More
A Tale of Two Leading Global Economic Cities: Hong Kong and Houston
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2021
As world economies start to emerge out of the pandemic, new marketing strategies and "thinking global" are part of the conversation.  Choosing countries and cities beyond local borders can open doors to innovative possibilities, but making informed decisions before you make the "leap" is a must.    Join the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Greater Houston Partnership and the Port of Houston fo...  Read More
5th National MBE Manufacturers Summit
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2021
May 11-13, 2021About this Event Join leading MBE manufacturers together with the most promising contemporary technology innovators at the 5th National MBE Manufacturers Summit. Acquire knowledge, analyze the global market trends, and identify breakthrough innovation and its impact on the manufacturing industry. Put your innovation front and center during the Poster “Walk,” and connect with potenti...  Read More
Newsletter - Events for May
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2021
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Live Webinar - Getting Ready For International Trade
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2021
DATESMay 6 | May 11 | May 13 | May 20 | May 27SERIES SESSIONS  Session 1: Readiness to ExportWhat does it take for a company to be ready to export? This session will look at what needs to be in place before exporting. Learn the most important actions you need to take to ensure you are successful.Session 2: Where To ExportA critical decision a company must make when planning to export is the select...  Read More
Applications Open - Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2021
Applications are now open for the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund - a new program created by a diverse group of community lenders aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits navigate and rebuild from the Covid-19 health and economic crisis. Small business owners and nonprofits, with fewer than 50 employees, across the South can apply for very low interest loans of up to $100,0...  Read More
Learn about Taiwan’s economic status from a global perspective
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2021
Learn about Taiwan’s economic status from a global perspective in addition to potential opportunities for trade and investment. As the United States' 9th-largest trading partner and the 8th-largest market for American agricultural products in the world, Taiwan has strong trade and economic ties with the United States. With the ongoing relocation of global supply chains, more Taiwanese companies ar...  Read More
A Discussion of Federal Resources on Addressing Anti-Asian Racism
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2021
WHIAAPI Regional Network - Region 6 Asian Pacific American Heritage EventAbout this EventThe federal agencies of the WHIAAPI South Central Regional Network invite you to join us during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month for a panel discussion on anti-Asian racism and xenophobia. Representatives from the US Department of Justice, US Department of Labor/Wage and Hour ...  Read More
#AAPIStrong Heritage Month Business Summit
by Asian Chamber on May 1st, 2021
The Asian/Pacific Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE) is proud to convene their annual #AAPIStrong Heritage Month Business Summit, bringing together allies, friends, and business leaders from throughout the nation. Please join us as we celebrate the resiliency of the Asian American and Pacific Islander business community!National ACE will convene two panels. The first panel will ...  Read More
2021 Virtual Day at the Capitol - Meet
by Asian Chamber on April 14th, 2021
Please join us in a virtual meet and greet with Texas lawmakers who serve on issues that affect the Asian community and Asian businesses. We will hear from each lawmaker about their work on the following important and timely issues that affect our families, businesses, and community: Impact of the Biden Plan for infrastructure and economic recovery COVID Safety Racial Equity Economic Development State and local issues  Read More
SBA New Pandemic Relief Package Resources
by Asian Chamber on March 31st, 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
Newsletter - Join The CONVERSATION for Three of our Events! View the Webinars!
by Asian Chamber on March 29th, 2021
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National AAPI COVID-19 Vaccine Learning and Listening Sessions - March 25
by Asian Chamber on March 25th, 2021
Date: Thursday, March 25, 7pm ET | 6pm CT | 5pm MT | 4pm PT | 1pm HT(90-minute)Overview:A learning session with national and regional AAPI community leaders from various disciplines sharing ways COVID-19 and the vaccine are impacting our communities today.Objectives:Sharing experiences surrounding views, concerns, and acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccines within the Asian American and Pacific Island...  Read More
Newsletter - A Generous Offer - Watch The SHORT Video To Find Out
by Asian Chamber on March 23rd, 2021
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Newsletter - Events for the rest of March - A lot of things happening
by Asian Chamber on March 18th, 2021
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Getting Ready For International E-Commerce
by Asian Chamber on March 17th, 2021
International e-commerce is here to stay and businesses that are fully engaged with this powerful sales medium are reaping the rewards.  In order to get in the game and stay competitive you have to make sure your website is ready for international business.  You’ll also find out how to determine if international e-commerce is for you and resources available to businesses entering the e-commerce ar...  Read More
The Governor's Small Business Resource Portal
by Asian Chamber on March 17th, 2021
The Office of Small Business Assistance is excited to announce the official launch of the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal! Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help you find success. This important tool offers a customized list of useful business resources to assist in start...  Read More
Metro's Meet the Buyer
by Asian Chamber on March 17th, 2021
METRO's Meet The Buyers is the ultimate opportunity for Primes & Subcontractors to introduce their businesses and interact directly with METRO's buyers. This year's event will be virtual. Firms will still have an opportunity to meet METRO's Buyers virtually and ask them questions. After the workshop, each person who RSVP on their specific industry day, will receive a list of each buyers contact in...  Read More
by Asian Chamber on March 15th, 2021
Beginning on March 1 through March 14, eligible businesses in Houston, in addition to Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia, can apply for a $10,000 grant at A total of 100 grants in Houston, or 500 grants overall, will be awarded in May 2021. The Investment Fund is the latest extension of Comcast RISE, the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October 2020 tha...  Read More
FEMA - Start your recovery process
by Asian Chamber on March 9th, 2021
The Best Way to Send Disaster Documents to FEMAUploading your documents online is the fastest and easiest way to send them to us.After you apply for FEMA assistance, you can create an online account and upload documentation.Your online account will have a record of what documents were sent and when they were sent.Download the FEMA app or access the site directly by visiting  Read More
Newsletter - FREE Virtual Networking this Wednesday (3/10) at 6pm CST
by Asian Chamber on March 8th, 2021
View Newsletter Join the Asian Chamber of Commerce Houston in partnership with the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce Texas in a fun, interactive opportunity to socially connect with like-minded business owners through our virtual speed networking event! They are 5-minute rounds to meet new people.Find out more about The Asian Chamber athttps://asianchamber-hou.orgFind out more about Philippi...  Read More
FedEx Small Business $50,000 Grant Contest
by Asian Chamber on March 3rd, 2021
The story of your small business is one worth tellingYou’ve grown stronger and wiser over the last year. And the valuable new lessons you’ve learned have helped you become more focused than ever before. Now you have a chance to win $50,000 to help you continue growing your business. Enter the 9th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest today....  Read More
US Census - Houston ACS 2015-2019 Profile
by Asian Chamber on March 3rd, 2021
The 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) for the greater Houston Area Narrative Profile. Read the overview from the US Census.  Read More
Request for Bilingual Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccination site at NRG Park
by Asian Chamber on March 2nd, 2021
As you’ve read in the news, FEMA has set up a large COVID-19 Vaccination site at NRG Park, serving 6,000 people per day. Because of the large number of our community coming through, there’s a need for bilingual volunteers to help those whose first language may not be English.There’s an urgent need for Vietnamese and Mandarin-speaking volunteers. Below are some of the highlights of the request:The ...  Read More
FOCUS on Fleet Safety Webinar
by Asian Chamber on March 2nd, 2021
Take our off-ramp to Fleet SafetySafety webinar: TUESDAY, March 16, 2021@ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmTSR, the City of Houston, and the Houston Vision Zero ProgramInvite you to become a participant in a FREE Fleet Safety workforce developmentprogram for small & mid-size companies. The program helps you improve safety byadjusting your safety lenses in three key areas:LeadershipWe’ll help you build a safety ...  Read More
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
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 - 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