Posts with the category “announcements”

AAPI Heritage Month Events Around Houston
by Taylor Nguyen on June 1st, 2023
The Asian Chamber of Commerce has posted events around Houston celebrating the AAPI Heritage Month. Explore the various events going on around town in 2023!  Read More
Wells Fargo Open for Business Grants
by Asian Chamber on May 31st, 2023
Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity is excited to lead such a transformative opportunity for our various communities. The application portal for Round 2, Open For Business Grant will open May 15, 2023 at 5a.m. CST. The new $8M availability of the grant funds marks the second phase of the three-year, $20M Open for Business program.The grant application portal will officially close M...  Read More
Paving the Way for Small Business AANHPI Matchmaking Event
by Asian Chamber on May 23rd, 2023
In observance of Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and President Biden's Executive Order 14031 to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, USDOT Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will be hosting a Small Business and Matchmaking event. This virtual event will be held on Wednes...  Read More
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
by Asian Chamber on May 23rd, 2023
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment in a condensed program to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to practical business education, access to capital, and a supportive network of Advisors and Peers. The program in partnership operates at Houston Community College Alief Hayes Campus.UNLEASH THE BIG POWER OF SMALL BUSINESS.Goldman Sac...  Read More
Live Nation Supplier Diversity
by Asian Chamber on May 22nd, 2023
Hey Houston! Live Nation produces more concerts, sells more tickets, and connects more brands to music than anyone else in the world. Bringing 40,000 shows and 100+ festivals to life and selling 500 million tickets per year is a massive undertaking, made possible by our 44,000 employees worldwide and vast network of suppliers. Come find out more about Live Nation and our corporate & venue opportun...  Read More
by Taylor Nguyen on May 16th, 2023
Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP) will host its next virtual Landscaping, Fencing, Netting, Concrete, Painting, Drywall, Flooring focus group on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m., This focus group will be held virtual (zoom) and is open to all businesses interested in doing business with the district. To learn more about the SBEP online...  Read More
Houston - China International Import Expo
by Asian Chamber on May 10th, 2023
The Greater Houston Partnership and the Asian Chamber of Commerce inviteyou to participate in our upcoming visit to China as part of the 6th annual ChinaInternational Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China’s largest commercial andfinancial center, from November 5 to November 8, 2023, in collaboration withYuRise Foundation and Southern Jiangsu Association USA.The visit will also include stops in Suz...  Read More
Newsletter - Amplifying Our Voices - May 10th
by Asian Chamber on May 10th, 2023
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Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Camp at HCC this Summer!
by Taylor Nguyen on May 10th, 2023
Houston Community College is excited to bring back the Verizon Innovative Learning Summer STEM Camp. This program is open to all Middle School students. We will have two camp sites this year at our West Houston Institute (Alief Campus) in June and our Southeast Campus in July. Details are below, space is limited, breakfast and lunch are provided daily and a parent orientation is set for Thursday, ...  Read More
Small Business Grants from Amazon Business - $25,000
by Asian Chamber on May 8th, 2023
How many ways could a $25,000 grant help your business? Apply for a Small Business Grant from Amazon Business. One Grand Prize recipient will receive a $25,000 cash grant and additional prizes.Tell us your story in the application:What is your business' mission or vision?How does your business innovate or add value for your customers?How would receiving the grant help expand your business?How does...  Read More
Newsletter - A Month To Celebrate
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2023
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Smart Strategies for Managing Debts
by Taylor Nguyen on May 3rd, 2023
Hear directly from industry leaders at our panel discussion. The event will begin with a 30-minute networking session to give you an opportunity to meet several supporting organizations such as the U.S Small Business Administration, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston, the Asian Chamber of Commerce, and the American Turkic Business Council. The panel will being promptly at 6:00PM...  Read More
SBA National Small Business Week
by Taylor Nguyen on May 3rd, 2023
View the Various events happening around the SBA National Small business week!  Read More
Exploring Business in The Southern Cone
by Taylor Nguyen on May 3rd, 2023
Exploring Business in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, UruguayWould you like to grow your business through exports of goods and services to South America?  Join us for an interactive workshop with visiting trade experts to learn about market opportunities, finding buyers and business partners abroad, and local resources to facilitate your exports to global markets....  Read More
Women Wine
by Taylor Nguyen on May 3rd, 2023
Event AgendaMeet & Greet: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pmWorkshop & Instructor Intro: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pmWorkshop: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm[INTRO] 15 min.Introduction of coding concepts and fundamentals using Codepen.[PLANNING] 30 min.Planning Your Page: create a structure for your ‘Coming Soon’ restaurant page Before you build, it’s important to know what you want to build and how your elements relate. We’ll work toget...  Read More
How to do business with the city of Houston
by Taylor Nguyen on May 3rd, 2023
Learn how to do business with the City of Houston.  Read More
AAPI Amplified (Free Event)
by Asian Chamber on May 2nd, 2023
Celebrate Houston’s vibrant Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities during AAPI Heritage Month at Avenida Houston on the first three Saturdays of May from 7–9:30 p.m. Houston First Corporation proudly presents this free cultural celebration and invites everyone to join in as AAPI voices are amplified through traditional and contemporary dance, musical performances, and art.Allow Malia’s...  Read More
HLSR - Crawfish Cook-Off - May 6th
by Asian Chamber on April 28th, 2023
Type your new text here. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™Houston Metro Go Texan CommitteeAlief/Southwest SubcommitteeCRAWFISH COOK-OFFSaturday, May 6, 202312 p.m. - 4 p.m.Location: Ashford Pub13308 Westheimer RdAll you can eat!First 20 teams acceptedAwards given to 1st-3rd place teams and people's choice!Silent auction and all ages welcome!For more information contact Tristan Zwerneman at 979.451...  Read More
Witness Tree Exhibit - May 13
by Asian Chamber on April 28th, 2023
Exploring East Asian and South Asian Histories and Connections to Nature and ArtJoin the Chinese Community Center to introduce a cultural lens to nature and art. Calligraphy offers an important channel for the appreciation of traditional culture and for arts education.  Artist Brent Chiang will be at the event to write different styles of calligraphy while guests enjoy a calligraphy display. Addit...  Read More
Rice To Meet You: Networking Social for AAPI Professionals
by Taylor Nguyen on April 26th, 2023
ACE NextGen, Asian Chamber of Commerce, OCA - Greater Houston, AREAA, have come together to throw a collaborative social mixer for all like-minds! Come meet, mingle, and reconnect with other AAPI leaders in your community. Learn about how you can get involved with any of the organizations. Members and non-members welcome!Date and TimeThursday, May 4th, 20235:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m CDTLocationPour Behav...  Read More
CelebrASIAN Business Procurement Conference 2023
by Asian Chamber on April 21st, 2023
CelebrASIAN 2023 is just around the corner, which will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn from industry experts, network with other spokes, and gain valuable insights to grow. Hence, we encourage you to REGISTER NOW to take advantage of the early bird pricing.The last day to apply for early bird pricing is April 21, so don't miss out on the opportunity to secure your spot and to learn, g...  Read More
Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum | Where Business Takes Place
by Taylor Nguyen on April 20th, 2023
For the Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum (GHBPF) Breakfast Meeting scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We do ask all that attend observe social distancing and masking requirements of THE ION and be sensitive to the health and safety concerns of our Strategic and Community Partners, Participants and other Attendees.THE ION is located at 4201 Main Street at Wheeler Ave., Houston, TX 770...  Read More
The Business Resiliency Summit
by Taylor Nguyen on April 20th, 2023
The MBDA Pandemic Recovery Center, an initiative operated through Houston Community College’s Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives and funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce through the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to host a small business resource summit to assist entrepreneurs and businesses impacted by the COVID-...  Read More
Interagency Mentor Protégé Program 2023
by Taylor Nguyen on April 20th, 2023
The City of Houston, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston Independent School District, Port of Houston, and Houston Community College have teamed up to create the Interagency Mentor Protégé Program (IMPP). IMPP exists to strengthen effective working relationships and fosters long term stability between established companies and local agencies with emerging and historically unde...  Read More
Membership Only - Port of Houston Tour
by Asian Chamber on April 18th, 2023
MEMBERS ONLY: PORT OF HOUSTON TOUR | May 5th Join us as we visit the Port of Houston on a private boat tour to learn how Houston support trade.This is a FREE members only event and included with your membership.RSVP to Barbara Gallo at  Read More
2023 MBDA National AANHPI Business Summit
by Taylor Nguyen on April 13th, 2023
The Minority Business Development Agency is hosting a National Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Business Summit at the U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The summit will feature elected officials and dignitaries, corporate representatives, community leaders, and small business owners to discuss access to capital, access to technology, and opp...  Read More
Getting Your Product On Store Shelves | Houston Center SBDC
by Taylor Nguyen on April 13th, 2023
Attend this session and hear from an award-winning entrepreneur her best strategies for getting product on store shelves. She will share her experience and insight including how and where to start, how retail pricing really works, what it’s like to be a vendor for a major retailer, plus much more.Highlights:Tips for getting and preparing for a buyer meetingIssues affecting pricing such as minimum ...  Read More
MBDA Salute to Minorities in Construction
by Taylor Nguyen on April 12th, 2023
The Houston MBDA Business Center, operated by Houston Community College, is proud to present the 8th Annual Salute to Minorities in Construction, which will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at the Junior League of Houston.This event will honor minority-owned construction firms and the advocates and organizations that support them. Awards also will be given during the event. All proceeds will go t...  Read More
Business Beyond Borders Summit 2023
by Taylor Nguyen on April 12th, 2023
Business Beyond Borders Summit 2023Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 8:30 AM to 12:30 PMLocation: TBABusiness Beyond Borders Summit is a half-day international business conference for small businesses designed to provide insight and connections on how to effectively engage in global business. A combination of panels and B2B workshops, participants will leave with practical knowledge and steps to do busines...  Read More
Texas A&M Fort Worth Law and Education Building
by Taylor Nguyen on April 12th, 2023
Come learn about the anchor (+other projects) for the new innovation district in downtown Fort Worth that will break ground this summer.Burnett Plaza: 801 Cherry Street Fort Worth, TX 761022nd Floor3-5pmParking: $3/hour Maximum $12/day...  Read More
Third Annual UT Systemwide HUB Procurement Opportunity Webinar
by Taylor Nguyen on April 12th, 2023
Learn about upcoming contracting opportunities at all 13 UT System Institutions and Administration. In fiscal year 2022 UT Systemwide spent nearly $650 million with HUB firms.Apr 18, 2023 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)...  Read More
by Taylor Nguyen on April 7th, 2023
Join us May 2 – May 3, 2023, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE.Attend this free, virtual summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts!  This 2-day, action-packed event will include educational sessions, online business resources, and expert speakers....  Read More
SBA Growth Training for Small Businesses
by Taylor Nguyen on April 6th, 2023
SBA Houston is seeking 50 top-quality small business CEOs for our dynamic CEO training program T.H.R.I.V.E.!  This intensive program combines in-person and virtual training, features contemporary training materials, can be customized for the needs of specific businesses, is totally focused on GROWTH, and is FREE!  APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2023Eligibility Requirements:·    Have been in busin...  Read More
FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Vendor Workshop
by Asian Chamber on April 6th, 2023
Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP) will host its next vendor in-person workshop on Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the FBISD James Reese Career & Technical Center (12300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479). This workshop will be held in person and is open to all businesses interested in doing business with the district.Tim Jeffcoat, Director for the U.S. Sma...  Read More
Asian Chamber Amplifier (Apr 5) - Welcome To the All New ACC Amplifier
by Asian Chamber on April 5th, 2023
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Beef Night Market - April 8
by Asian Chamber on April 4th, 2023
Netflix and Have a Nice Day have partnered to host a special Night Market to mark the release of their latest series, BEEF, starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun.This gastronomical celebration, curated by Have a Nice Day, pays homage to the diverse roots of Asian American culture seen throughout the series by amplifying the work that local AAPI owned restaurants and businesses in Houston are doing to ...  Read More
Shred Sensitive Documents, Hunger at Comerica’s Mangum Banking Center on April 15
by Asian Chamber on April 4th, 2023
Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain Incorporated will securely shred sensitive paper documents for free from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at Comerica’s Mangum Banking Center (2201 Mangum Road, Houston 77092).This event also will help shred hunger. The Houston Food Bank will be on-site to collect cash and credit card donations, as well as nonperishable food items.All paper from Shred Day Hous...  Read More
AMEX - Backing Small Business Grant
by Asian Chamber on March 27th, 2023
Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2023  National ACE is excited to partner with American Express and Main Street America to support the Backing Small Businesses grant program.To support economic vitality and foster thriving business communities, 350 $5,000 grants will be awarded to economically vulnerable small business owners, including members of the AANHPI community.We’re not stopping at $5,000 thoug...  Read More
City of Houston - Tax Abatements
by Asian Chamber on March 27th, 2023
The City of Houston offers a robust incentive program to promote economic growth and diversification in industries that are consistent with the goals of the Administration. Two unique tax abatements we offer are intended to encourage better, more resilient building & design practices. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)Sliding-scale abatement based on the level of LEED certification...  Read More
Newsletter - Helps Raise Scholarships at the Annual Asian Chamber Foundation Golf Tournament
by Asian Chamber on March 27th, 2023
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