Posts with the category “around-the-chamber”

ACC Annual Meeting and Holiday Speed Networking
by Asian Chamber on December 15th, 2020
ACC  ANNUAL MEETING & HOLIDAY SPEED NETWORKINGTUESDAY DEC 15, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CSTWith the success of our last speed networking event, we are including time to network with attendees at our annual ACC meeting in December. The event will be VIRTUAL!Join us for our annual meeting and holiday speed networking event to meet our ACC Board Members and network with other members and guest. This is...  Read More
Small Business Saturday
by Asian Chamber on November 25th, 2020
It's been a challenging year for America's nearly 32 million independent businesses. Now more than ever, it's important to shop small and support small businesses on Saturday, November 28 and throughout the holiday season. Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small bus...  Read More
Newsletter - We are truly thankful - INVITATION to our Annual Meeting and Holiday Speed Networking
by Asian Chamber on November 24th, 2020
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Houston Business Disaster Resilience Seminar
by Asian Chamber on November 24th, 2020
The goal of Industry Day is to introduce and connect minority and women owned businesses (MWBE) with our Transwestern team.  The virtual meeting and property walk (pre-bid walkthrough) will serve to establish lines of communication and set the foundation for working relationships. Pre-registration is required....  Read More
ACC Speed Networking Cocktail Party
by Asian Chamber on November 18th, 2020
ACC SPEED NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTYWEDNESDAY Nov 18, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CSTMix your own drink, connect and talk business! The ACC Virtual Cocktail Party is a speed networking format that enables everyone to connect with each other through multiple rounds of five-minute, one-on-one conversations. Meet new people and discuss business opportunities. LIMITED TO THE FIRST 60 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP. (As ...  Read More
Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series - Nov 19
by Asian Chamber on November 17th, 2020
Optimizing PPP Loan Forgiveness:With Opening Remarks from Governor Greg AbbottWhen: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Central TimeWhere: Online Webinar About:We are excited and honored to have Governor Greg Abbott join us for opening remarks as we close out the Governor's Small Business Webinar Series for 2020. Small businesses are the backbone of the state's economy, playing a vital rol...  Read More
Business Resiliency Series: Cybersecurity and the Resilient Organization
by Asian Chamber on November 11th, 2020
FREE WEBINAR:ACC Business Resiliency Series: Cybersecurity and the resilient organizationAside from cyber-crime, business leaders have plenty to worry about, from transforming how they serve customers during a pandemic to evaluating the impact that new technologies will have on their industry and the competitive landscape. Verizon’s research shows that because they face so many daily challenges, s...  Read More
Newsletter - HAPPENING TODAY! FREE Webinar Learn to protect your business in the digital world!
by Asian Chamber on November 11th, 2020
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Encore Entrepreneurs (SBA/OBO)
by Asian Chamber on November 10th, 2020
Entrepreneurship after retirementA growing number of workers age 50+ are turning interests, hobbies or skills into small businesses.  Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or intending to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. This webinar will help you at every stage of turning your entrepreneurial dream into a thriving business, wh...  Read More
8th Annual Liftoff Houston Pitch Day
by Asian Chamber on November 5th, 2020
Join us for the 2020 LiftOff Houston Pitch Day and watch the finalists pitch their businesses/ ideas for a chance to win $10,000.About this EventLiftoff Houston is the City of Houston's annual business plan competition. It is an entrepreneurial initiative that aims to empower Houstonians with business literacy education and mentorship to start their own businesses while contributing to the local g...  Read More
Meet the Buyer Purchasing Forum 2020
by Asian Chamber on November 5th, 2020
The City of Houston is hosting its 12th Annual “Meet the Buyer” Purchasing Forum virtually on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This year's event will feature informative workshops, networking opportunities, Q&A with procurement agents, and insights into upcoming projects.  You don't want to go into 2021 missing the largest, final small business event of the year!...  Read More
Build Up Houston
by Asian Chamber on November 5th, 2020
The City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity brings you the Build Up Houston program, powered by Interise's award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum. This hands-on program provides the knowledge and know-how business owners need to create (and manage) a customized, three-year strategic growth plan.National Program ResultsBased on 2018 Assessment Data, collected by Interise69% of alumni bus...  Read More
Apply to be a White House Fellow
by Asian Chamber on November 4th, 2020
The application for the 2021-2022 White House Fellowship is now open!The application is available beginning November 2, 2020, and will remain open until January 6, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Any applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSApplicants must be U.S. citizens.Employees of the Federal government are not eligible unless they are career military perso...  Read More
MBDA - The Future of Business
by Asian Chamber on November 4th, 2020
Throughout the month of October, WHIAAPI hosted 7 virtual events for the Future of Business series, which featured keynote speakers U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, PAC-AAPI Chairman Paul Hsu and many others!In case you missed any of the virtual sessions, the agendas, slide decks, and recordings are posted online here.Also, please keep an eye ...  Read More
MBDA - Salute to Minorities in Construction
by Asian Chamber on November 4th, 2020
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ACC Supports Asiatown
by Asian Chamber on November 3rd, 2020
ACC Proudly supports ABC-13 community series on Asiatown...  Read More
Homeowner Assistance Program for Harris County
by Asian Chamber on November 3rd, 2020
 DO YOU LIVE IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON OR HARRIS COUNTY AND STILL NEED HELP REPAIRING YOUR HOME FROM HURRICANE HARVEY DAMAGE? HELP IS HERE!The GLO is currently accepting new applications for the Homeowner Assistance Program for the City of Houston and Harris County. The Homeowner Assistance Program helps homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuild their homes. The program provides assi...  Read More
SBA Houston Virtual Training Events! November 2-6
by Asian Chamber on November 3rd, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Upcoming SBA Virtual Events!...  Read More
35th Trade Expo Indonesia Virtual Exhibition (TEI-VE)
by Asian Chamber on November 3rd, 2020
The Indonesia Trade Promotion Center Los Angeles in collaboration with Debindo and Consulates General of Indonesia in Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles kindly invites you to a Virtual Workshop: Road to the 35th Trade Expo Indonesia Virtual Exhibition (TEI-VE) on November 5, 2020 at 11 am PDT. This road-to workshop will highlight a few of prominent speakers, namely the Consul General of Indone...  Read More
Metro Online Certification Workshop
by Asian Chamber on November 3rd, 2020
"METRO's Online Certification Workshop" Thursday, November 12,2020 10:00am -11:30am Join us in this webinar and learn the following. The Importance of Certification! METRO's Certification Requirements METRO's 3 Types of Certifications ExpeditedNew Certification...  Read More
Metro Office of Small Business
by Asian Chamber on November 3rd, 2020
Metro's Office of Small Business Presents: "METRONext, Now What?"Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Come hear from Roberto Trevino, P.E. (METRO's Executive Vice President of Planning, Engineering & Construction) Now is the time to prepare for what we believe to be the largest transformation of the transportation system, in the Houston metropolitan area, over the next 20 years! ...  Read More
SBA Events September
by Asian Chamber on September 21st, 2020
Join us September 24-25th for a virtual conference and celebration honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program. This FREE online event is open to small businesses in the construction, supply and service sectors, along with members of the surety bond industry. The conference will cover topics ranging from the future of the surety bond industry to the SBA's role in the industry and tips for small businesses seeking surety bonds. Guest Speakers include: William "Kedar" Massenburg, former president of Motown Records; Marcus Lemonis, self-made millionaire, entrepreneur and host of the TV show The Profit; and William "Bill" Manger, Chief of Staff, U.S. Small Business Administration  Read More
SBA - Small Business Week
by Asian Chamber on September 21st, 2020
As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and cosponsors will host all virtual events September 22-24, 2020. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover, contributing to a stronger economy. T...  Read More
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses - Spring 2021
by Asian Chamber on September 21st, 2020
The Program Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a national program that links learning to action. Discover the advantages of resources, applicable business education and professional support services in an unmatched learning environment. This format is linked to the development of your strategic growth plan.As you navigate new ways to Grow or Pivot your business, our highly interactive curric...  Read More
SBA WEBINAR on Business Resilience Planning
by Asian Chamber on September 21st, 2020
Disaster Preparedness WebinarBuilding resilience is one of the most important skills Houston business owners can cultivate. In this webinar, we will equip business owners with tools to prepare for disasters, and tips on how to bounce back after a disaster strikes. Disasters happen—is your business ready?...  Read More
6th Annual Salute to Minorities in Construction
by Asian Chamber on September 21st, 2020
The Houston MBDA Business Center, operated by Houston Community College, is proud to present the 6th Annual Virtual Salute to Minorities in Construction, which will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.This gala 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 toward the suppo...  Read More
Doing Business with our Educational Institutions in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Asian Chamber on September 21st, 2020
For 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 Attendees. We are pleased to Announce our Webinar for September 2020 entitled: "Doing Business With Our Educational Institutions in the Midst of of the COVID-19 Pandemic"  Read More
2020 Regional AAPI Health Summit
by Asian Chamber on September 10th, 2020
REGION VI ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER (AAPI) HEALTH SUMMIT is RESCHEDULED for OCTOBER 29-30, 2020, 12-4 PM CT AND is going VIRTUAL with NO REGISTRATION FEE! However, all participants must register at “Policies, Programs and Promising Practices for AAPI Health in the Age of COVID 19”  Read More
Mulan and Courageous Women, Brave Families
by Asian Chamber on September 10th, 2020
Please join us this Friday, Sept. 11, for "Courageous Women, Brave Families," a very special conversation with five dynamic AAPI women leaders and members of their families. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. CST. Everyone is welcome to join us! This family-friendly event will focus on the importance of having strong women leaders, role models, mentors, and allies in all aspects of our lives. We'll also talk about the live-action movie, Mulan, that debuted on Disney+ on Sept. 4.  Read More
2020 National MED Week
by Asian Chamber on September 10th, 2020
MBDA has hosted the National MED Week observance honoring the outstanding achievements and leadership of minority-owned firms, organizations and advocates from across the Nation. This year, MBDA has transformed its traditional programming to fit the dynamic virtual conference environment. The virtual conference experience will host more than twenty unique forums featuring inspirational stories, industry insights, and networking connections. 2020 National MED Week is virtually unmissable!  Read More
ACC Chairman's Letter - ACC Business Conference and Expo 2020
by Asian Chamber on September 9th, 2020
Announcing our annual Business Conference and Expo, which this year will take place virtually over two weeks in October. Last year, the event was held at the Greater Houston Partnership for a sold out one-day event. This year, we have expanded the Business Conference to four days in October as we include engaging, interactive sessions to offer more resources in helping your business pivot into the new normal.  Read More
Small Business Economic Relief Program
by Asian Chamber on September 4th, 2020
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council approved $15 million for the City of Houston Small Business Economic Relief Program that will provide immediate and short-term grant assistance to small businesses impacted economically in Houston’s communities due to COVID-19. Funded through the Federal CARES ACT, the grant program is designed to help the most vulnerable small businesses with access...  Read More
by Asian Chamber on August 24th, 2020
Women of color are increasingly reaching executive level positions, but work still needs to be done to bring more to the table. Discover how companies and institutions are prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusivity and reaping the benefits.  Read More
FEMA - Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit
by Asian Chamber on August 21st, 2020
WHY SHOULD ORGANIZATIONS CARE ABOUT HURRICANE RISK?Significant portions of the United States are at risk for the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes. It is important that organizations throughout the country, including associations, businesses, and community groups, understand the risks and potential impacts and prepare accordingly. The Ready Business Program for Hurricane and the Preparedne...  Read More
Minority Women Who Mean Business series
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
U.S. MBDA Enterprising Women of Color and Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship invite you to join the virtual conversation to celebrate women of color at the Minority Women Who Mean Business series. 'Register now at for the August 21st session featuring White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Executive Director, Tina W...  Read More
Lift Fund - Serving Hope
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
The food services industry has been severely impacted this year, and foodpreneurs are pivoting to cope with the impact of the pandemic.Join us on Wednesday, August 26th at 11:00 AM for a live cooking demo and candid conversation with 2017 James Beard Foundation Award winner Chef Hugo Ortega and LiftFund client Chef Yolonda "Yo" Henry. You'll hear about the strategies these Chefs are implementing t...  Read More
GHBPF invites you to Doing Business With Harris County
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
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MBDA: Export Your Way to a Brighter Future - Online Export Academy
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
Exporting your way to a Brighter FutureAn Online Academy for Entrepreneurs. The academy is an opportunity for existing companies to develop practical, hands-on training in exporting.Fee to charge per course** = $20/course or $100.00 for all 7 courses!For more information, contact ...  Read More
Metro Online Certification Workshop
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
Join Metro's Online Certification Workshop to learn about the Importance of Certification! Completing Online Applications and Supporting Documentations.  Read More
Liu Distinguished Visitor Series - Announcing our next distinguished visitor, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee
by Asian Chamber on August 18th, 2020
Dr. Kai-fu Lee, world-renowned expert on Artificial Intelligence, will be the featured speaker for the first Frank and Cindy Liu Distinguished Visitor's Series for the Fall of 2020. He will speak via Zoom on Sep. 1, at 7:30 pm CST. Dr. Lee is currently Chairman and CEO of Sinvation Ventures, formerly President of Google China, and the author of the New York Times bestseller, “AI Superpowers....  Read More